Hannah is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Hannah has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.
Our Second group task of the year and a return to Samye Foundation. Today 15 of the goodgym Cardiff Crew got together for the task at hand. We split into our two groups, the walkers making their way straight to the task, whilst Michael led the runners a longer way around to make up their KMs.
We soon made our way to Samye and were welcomed by the lovely Lorraine, with water ready to quench our thirsts. Tonight we were;
- Cleaning under the gazebo and weeding so that it would be spruced up ready for the locals to be able to sit under there.
- Weeding the back yard space, again to allow the locals to use the enjoy the space and get it Spring ready.
- Finally after all the green finger work it was more green finger work - panting the shed a nice green.
Speaking of green fingers.......Who has ever seen this wonderfully weird character...........Green Claws
But I digress, the lights were put out so that each team could see their task at hand. Those at the front swept, weeded and made it all look as good as new. All the leaves swept were put into the planters to keep the bulbs that were sprouting nice and warm. Out back we were going feral on all fours as any weed between paving slabs were removed and bagged up, whilst the painters got to work turning the shed from Red to Green.
Tools down - it's time for some soup to warm us up and get us fuelled up to head back.
The Shed will need some additional work - I feel a repeat task coming UP...
Looking for something to do this Weekend? Why not join in and help us with the goodgym January Challenge.
Sunday 09:00 We will be helping out at Junior parkrun
Get clicking and sign yourself up to a task or two.
NEXT TUESDAY - sees us returning to Church of Saint Edward to help finish pruning the buddleia and weed the raised beds ready to be used by the 'Forget Me Not' Cafe regulars come Spring. Sign Up HERE
It's Sunday, which means one thing - yes it's the return of junior parkrun in Cardiff.
And as it's the first of the New Year so why not have a visit in the Mari Lwyd tradition.
We all got briefed as usual and went to our positions for the morning, and before we knew what was happening the Children had set off fast as ever. In what felt like no time the first runner was nearly back as the tokens were just about ready.
A lovely event as always, and we will be returning NEXT WEEK so get signed up before it closes on Thursday.
Don't forget to sign up to Tuesday's return to SAMYE
If you have never registered with parkrun you can do so via this link and then you will receive a barcode. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
If you you miss the sign up opportunity you can pop onto their facebook page and check if they still need volunteers.
It was that sort of day, where we said our farewells to last years goodgym and welcomed in a new one for 2022. No better way than to clean the streets and reset the City for a new brighter goodgym future.
Eight plucky goodgymers got out and did good, plenty of chatting after two weeks off and a very different city as the Winter brightness had already reduced, Winter Wonderland had gone and the tree outside the Castle did not have long left in it!
*Andrew – Pun Generator Extraordinaire
Don't forget to get signed up for the weekends, (I will need to let junior parkrun know how many are coming on Sunday by Thursday).
We have our first line in #BINGO - congratulations to Emma.
Dust off those Winter Blues and get signed up to NEXT Tuesday - as we head to our first of the year to Samye
It's a New Year so a New City Clean Up - yes that's correct, it's PLOG time. If we have people who don't want to run we can also put on a litter pick option, but please leave a comment so I know how many litter pickers to bring with me.
The CF64 Winter Race is a 6.4 mile/10.2 km (approx.) mixed-terrain race set off-road entirely within Cosmeston Lakes Country Park in Penarth.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is one of the finest country parks in South Wales and is a designated local nature reserve. It offers some scenic running, with views of the lakes, open countryside, marshy areas and shaded wooded sections.
In establishing ‘CF64’ in 2018, the aim was to put on a low cost, ‘no frills’, mid-winter off-road race for the local running community. The course will challenge experienced runners, particularly those looking to sharpen their mid-season cross-country speed, but is also suited to newer runners looking to try out an off-road mixed-terrain race. There’s trails, mud, woodlands, more mud, possibly water, hills, fast tarmac sections and some great scenery to enjoy on the twisting course around the park. Plus the usual excellent level of support from Penarth and Dinas Runners and friends.
The race sold out in 2019 and 2020 - so don't delay registering here if you want a place in 2022!
Tonight was the last run for the year to help out the 'Forget Me Not Cafe' at St. Edwards Church, the wonderful group that provide a friendly and welcoming environment, suitable for people with memory problems and their carers also people recovering from a stroke or people who feel isolated and vulnerable.
A simple task tonight, to put back the chairs and a quick vacuum after the final meeting for the 'Forget Me Not' group.
The group ran a good 2.5 km to the task, then masked up we got straight to work. We made short work of it, and as soon as it was back to the usual, we were spoiled with Ferraro Rochette chocolates (other chocolates are available).
As we were finished, and we had been treated to chocolate, it seemed only fair that we take a detour adding some kms to our return trip. A lovely run around a park, and a slightly longer run back and we were done - with an impressive 7.25 km tonight.
Just the ONE group task remaining this year - and just the ONE space remaining.
Still additional community missions on the weekends though, Stargarallot, Junior Parkrun & flyering
Get signed up - https://www.goodgym.org/my/happenings
Hannah completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Hannah was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Hannah has helped keep other people motivated, Hannah has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Hannah.