Brogan C

Coventry

14Good deeds

39runs

105cheers

Brogan C went on a group run
Group run
Coventry

Get cape, wear cape, run

Tue 28 Jan
Report written by Liz Pharoah

18 GoodGym Coventry runners ran 8km to get to Coventry Social Supermarket to do good. This is a regular task venue for us and we have been helping create the Social Supermarket ready for it's launch.
Tonight was also the first deed after Allan and Laura achieved their 50 Good deeds over the weekend- well done both x They celebrated this run, by donning capes to run the streets of Coventry and Lil baked some awesome flapjacks, thanks Lil.

We knew that the distance would take us a while so whilst we regrouped at various points on the route, the runners took part in several activities to improve running strength, hill reps, squats and lunges as well as some press ups and tricep dips to strengthen our upper bodies.

At the task a chain was made to move crockery and cutlery from a store cupboard to the kitchen where they were then cleaned and put away. Some painting was also completed. It is great to see all the strange and lovely tasks we get to do at the Social Supermarket, thanks Ellie.

Sadly tonight was Brogan's last run before her adventures so on returning to the start location, we stretched, wished her well and had a quick drink. Thanks Deb for a trademark GoodGym stone.

Next week, we will be meeting at the Alison Gingell building see map

Have a lovely week, Liz x Someone left a hat tonight, was it yours Jack?

Read more
Brogan C signed up to a group run
Group run
Coventry

Organising, sorting and painting at Feeding Coventry's Social Supermarket

Tue 28 Jan 18:15 pm
Coventry Council House, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5RR
Enable the Social Supermarket to open

GoodGym is the best way to get fit and be social in Coventry. Each week we run from Draper's Bar and Kitchen to do something amazing for a local community organisation or charity. We'll run, do a good deed, and run back - all within 90 minutes. We meet at 6.15pm and leave by 6.30 pm. As it is now dark in the evening, it is crucial for safety that you are wearing some element of high vis clothing and whilst completing the task a head torch or other way to light the area we are working in. This week we will be supporting the Feeding Coventry with the organising, moving and painting required to help them launch their Social Supermarket. You may get dirty, pleased be prepared for this. Following our task we will complete a fitness session before returning to Drapers. If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we make everyone feel very welcome. We welcome runners of all abilities and never leave anyone behind. If you have any questions please email me on liz@goodgym,org. There is a space to change and leave bags at Drapers.

Read more
Brogan C went on a group run
Group run
Coventry

Martyrs to the cause! Spreading the word about the Cyrenians.

Tue 21 Jan
Report written by Liz Pharoah

19 GoodGym Coventry runners relocated to the Council House and ran 5km to support the work of the Cyrenians in Coventry.

This evening started off a little differently at the Council House, where it was great to meet Jack, Karen and Pacharo who had come with us for the first time.

We set off to find our start location on The Martyr's close (Historical information here ), some runners opting for a slightly more scenic route , teams were given roads and quickly set off to deliver their bags. And we finished up a big hill, where at the top Meera tried to make friends with a local cat.

In no time at all, 400 bags were delivered on a route that took in a few hills. As this was not enough hills for our intrepid runners we set off to find some more hills on Puma Way (with all the sights and sounds of locals and the wildlife) to support our efforts.

We returned to the Council House, stretched and made plans for the next week. Next week, shoudl see some 50 run celebrations as well as post-run drinks to say farewell to Brogan as she sets off on her travels. Will be great to see you then. Liz x

Read more
Brogan C signed up to a group run
Group run
Coventry

Delivering bags for Coventry Cyrenians

Tue 21 Jan 18:15 pm
The Council House, Earl Street , Coventry, CV1 5RT
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN START LOCATION

THE GROUP ARE MEETING AT A NEW LOCATION TONIGHT AS DRAPERS BAR IS CLOSED

Please meet at:

The Council House Earl street CV1 5RT

This is just up the road from Drapers Bar.

GoodGym is the best way to get fit and be social in Coventry. Each week we run from Draper's Bar and Kitchen to do something amazing for a local community organisation or charity. We'll run, do a good deed, and run back - all within 90 minutes. We meet at 6.15pm and leave by 6.30 pm.

As it is now dark in the evening, it is crucial for safety that you are wearing some element of high vis clothing and whilst completing the task a head torch or other way to light the area we are working in.

This week we will be supporting the Cyrenians who provide individualised support to promote and enhance the life chances of people in Coventry and Warwickshire who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and empower them to live as independently as possible. The Cyrenians help people to rebuild their lives. We will be delivering bags for donations ready for them to be collected later in the week You will need a head torch due to it being a dark task.

Following our task we will complete a fitness session before returning to Drapers.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we make everyone feel very welcome. We welcome runners of all abilities and never leave anyone behind. If you have any questions please email me on liz@goodgym,org.

There is a space to change and leave bags at Drapers.

Read more
Brogan C went on a group run
Group run
Coventry

Raising the bar as we tickled the ivories and raided the cupboards

Tue 14 Jan
Report written by Liz Pharoah

Storm Brendan may have been making his way across the UK but undeterred, 16 GoodGym runners welcomed Matt and set off to run 8km to support Feeding Coventry and the Coventry Social Supermarket.

On our way, through howling winds, we completed some hill reps, powering up the hills and enjoying our recovery back down again. After regrouping, we set off to the Social Supermarket where we were met by Ellie.

Our tasks involved: tidying up old offices, painting bathrooms and moving items of furniture. Teams were formed and tasks were completed. The office team found swag bags, typewriters and football shields, the bathroom teams started coating the randomly coloured walls and the furniture team moved cupboards, a piano and a bar!

Once we had tidied away the paint and posed for photos, we headed back through more rain to Drapers.

Well done all, have a great week and maybe see you Saturday, Liz x

Read more
Brogan C signed up to a group run
Group run
Coventry

Organising with Feeding Coventry @ Foleshill Social Supermarket

Tue 14 Jan 18:15 pm
Drapers Bar and Kitchen, Earl Street, Coventry , CV1 5RU
Supporting the Feeding Coventry initiative

GoodGym is the best way to get fit and be social in Coventry. Each week we run from Draper's Bar and Kitchen to do something amazing for a local community organisation or charity. We'll run, do a good deed, and run back - all within 90 minutes. We meet at 6.15pm and leave by 6.30 pm.

As it is now dark in the evening, it is crucial for safety that you are wearing some element of high vis clothing and whilst completing the task a head torch or other way to light the area we are working in.

This week we will be supporting Feeding Coventry in moving furniture and shelving to organise the supermarket ready for launch. There may be some painting too so wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

Following our task we will complete a fitness session before returning to Drapers.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we make everyone feel very welcome. We welcome runners of all abilities and never leave anyone behind. If you have any questions please email me on liz@goodgym,org.

There is a space to change and leave bags at Drapers.

Read more
Brogan C went on a group run
Group run
Coventry

Gotta pick a packet or can (you gotta dodge a rat and some poo)!

Tue 7 Jan
Report written by Liz Pharoah

Well, Happy New Year! It was great tonight to welcome 4 new runners to GoodGym Coventry, it was great to meet Becka, Amy,Anika and Jonathan. Tonight 15 members of GoodGym Coventry ran 5km to clear the paths of the canal.

First, we headed to bridge 4 , once there, groups were made ensuring enough lights, bins and grabbers. Over the Christmas period, lots of rubbish had gathered including some KS2 revision notes, a bag, many cans and lots of poo bags and we spotted the odd bit of wildlife . Working together, the canal paths were soon litter free and the area around bridge 3 was given a spruce up too. We did thta good a job, a local resident stopped and came to thank us for teh hard work we were doing :) We also took group photos so we could see Allan's new camera in action.

Running back to the canal, we chatted and caught up on exciting news from the festive period. Outside Drapers, we completed some strength work to help build our leg muscles ready for the year ahead. As it was James's last run with us before he returns to near Hull so we stayed behind to catch up and bid him a fond farewell.

Read more
Brogan C has logged a 10 mile run. Tue 7 Jan 2020

10 miles is a long way, and Brogan knows 'cos they've run it. We are seriously impressed and hope you are too

Brogan C has run a 10k for the first time. Tue 7 Jan 2020

Brogan has just run their first 10k. 10,000 metres would take you most of the way across London. It's far. Brogan now knows a bit of what it might be like to be Mo Farah.

Brogan C has run their first 5k. Tue 7 Jan 2020

Brogan has just logged their first 5k with GoodGym. Brogan has joined the ranks of Athletes like Tirunesh Dibaba - running gracefully over 5000 metres. Show Brogan some love.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more