Emma is extraordinary; they've received 1000 cheers. That's some serious noise and some serious support. Emma is an apostle.
Aimee, Emma, Fiona and Michael joined a team of volunteers at the Nash Road water station for Newport's Marathon.
An early start and rainy weather didn't put off the runners or volunteers. The team's task was to provide water for runners at miles 3 and 21 but with added cheer and encouragement.
A great atmosphere and amazing determination by all runners today made the long day fly by.
A massive shout out to all who ran including Goodgym runners at both the Marathon and Newport 10km.
We will be hitting Superbowl at the Principality Stadium, we will need to know in advance how many people are coming so that we can make the booking.
Michael will sort this out, it's £7.80 for one game or £12.50 for two games, but this can be sorted out once we know how many people are coming.
As we will be in town for this, we will more than likely go out for a few drinks afterwards - the train station is nice and close so you can leave your cars at home and have yourselves a good ol' party.
3 groups for this task:
Continuing the Painting .... the 252 shop and reception. Ceiling tiles to paint blue and bay window to paint yellow
Gardening ...to remove lilac plants from stone walls and weed between paving slabs round the back
Shed ...to empty and tidy
We will be helping to support runners by providing water and cheering during the Newport Marathon and 10km races. The meeting point will change closer to the day of the race once we know where our water station is. Please also sign up using the following link so Run4Wales knows who is volunteering from GoodGym: https://run4wales.rosterfy.eu/invite/GoodGymNewport
Emma has just reached another level: 100 good deeds with GoodGym. That's at least 100 times when they could have easily done something easier. But they didn't, Emma has kept going and going. Helping a lot of other people and getting a bit fitter at the same time. Congratulations Emma.
Due to reasons beyond our control tonight's task had to cancel at the last minute, not to be stopped we decided to put on a plog of the park.
Nathan cycled down to provide us with plenty of litter picking bags, even though he wasn't joining us for the session (what a STAR) and whilst waiting we welcomed back Peter after a whole YEAR and to the FIRST ever session we welcomed Siki.
All gloved and bagged up we split into two group, one for the walkers and one for the runners and off we went. First, we made our way to the fields of Junior parkrun to see if they needed a tidy up, along the way hitting the rugby club car park and trying to figure out how you can lose your socks?
After 20 minutes it was spotless and time to move on, so we got together and ran ourselves over to the start of the Blackweir parkrun (I'm sensing a theme here). We found a dog or three along the way who seemed as though they wanted to join as our mascots, chatted to some locals about goodgym and what we do whilst also obviously cleaning the well-used pathways.
As we got close to the beginning there was just enough time to quickly hit the balance trail and test our skills, from rope bridges to springboards it was certainly a test and great fun.
A quick photo for the end and our evening was complete, thanks to everyone for helping to keep the park the beautiful place that we all need it to be.
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We will be volunteering in the shop on Clifton Street, it's been a very long time since we were here last. There may be some painting involved but we will confirm this soon.
It was time for our longer run this month, not to be put off 12 goodgymers got together at our meeting point at Sport Wales National Centre. We split into our two groups with the 5 walk / joggers heading out first to tackle the 3.5 km to Oasis whilst the 7 runners took a slightly different route through the park.
It was a hot day for this run, but we chatted all the way and made it in good time to meet up with our regular goodgymer Karolina, who today donned her Oasis hat.
We kept hydrated with some water and had a look around.
It had changed since the last time we had helped here with some new planters, trellis, and even more planting. Today there was some painting of the new planters and old sign, watering, general tidying up.
Oh, wait here come the walk / joggers to join in. Everyone got stuck in with their chosen tasks and we even had opportunities to chat to Karolina about some of the plants that were around the gardens.
The 30 minutes flew by so fast that we were nearly late leaving, just enough time for a quick group photo before heading back and popping out for some food and a bit of a social.
Always great times with this team.