James McKeon

Cardiff

1Good deeds

1runs

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James McKeon has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 3 Mar 2020

James is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

James McKeon went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

So Sally (up) can wait, she knows it's too late as we're leafleting by

Tue 3 Mar
Report written by Benjamin Annear

Can you spot all of the Oasis song titles? - There are quite a few!

It was wonderwall to see so many runners at GoodGym this evening. There were 22 in fact!

We gradually did our warm up this evening. progressively making the warm ups more active, little by little some might say. We played a game of 'Captain's coming', A fantastic game that gets hearts racing and ready for exercise.

We said a humongous welcome to Lexi who joined us this week for her FIRST EVER GoodGym run! Lexi is from America and was introduced to GoodGym by Skye. This means Skye has earned herself a red lace #LifesGoals #FashionAccessory

Ben also mentioned some important information relating to the coronavirus and the current outbreak that is causing concern All Around The World as it is no longer half the world away. Click here to read about the GoodGym information concerning coronavirus.

Achievements this week

  • A huge well done to Lucy who ran a half marathon in Paris despite the Paris Half marathon event being canceled due to the Coronavirus concerns. #RunNoMatterWhat
  • A MASSIVE well done to Mikey who was presented with his 250 good deed t-shirt (Check out the photos - It looks good!) #250Legend
  • Lowri has no reached 100 good deeds!!! Llongyfarchiadau. Lowri has earned her wings and this evening ran with the multicoloured wings #WhatAStar
  • Imy made the most scrumptious Welsh Cakes for St. David's day for us all to try - There was vegan and non-vegan... Nom Nom Nom!

Let's get our run on

Ellen led the walk runners and Ben led those who wanted more of a continuous running pace.

Let's get good deeding!

Share Bower, our task organiser this week, unfortunately wasn't able to be at the centre to do the Talk Tonight (explain about the charity itself), however Ben explained on her behalf. Ben also explained that Share Bower actually gave us a reason to run when we helped out Cardiff Foodbank in early 2019.

Anyway, this week's task was to help advertise one of Oasis Cardiff's upcoming events by handing out leaflets to the local community. Oasis Cardiff is an non profit charity that aims to help Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Cardiff. The aim of Oasis main aim and vision is to help Refugees and Asylum Seekers integrate within their local community. Not only do they encourage integration within our own community and culture but they are also keen to learn and be inspired by the cultures and traditions of the individuals who use the facilities at Oasis.

Inspired by the Oasis initiative we couldn't wait to get stuck in. We split into 2 separate groups and then quickly got stuck into the task. It was Darren's team vs. Ellen and Ben's team. The question was... who could post all the leaflets the quickest?

Darren's team got back first! Wow, speedy work... Supersonic work, even! Well done guys. Ellen and Ben's team got distracted by a husky... It was worth the distraction though, Ben said, who is a BIG lover of huskies.

Fitness exercise

After handing out leaflets promoting Oasis runners were then invited to decide individually whether they wanted to do the normal, but still challenging fitness activity, or up the ante and do the more difficult one. After runners decided which group they wanted to be in the task was then announced. It was the Bring Sally up, Bring Sally down challenge. Normal = Squats; Increased Difficulty = Press ups. Doing this activity felt like 10 minutes and certainly not 3 minutes 24 seconds. It was painful but we stopped crying our hearts out.

Time to go home!

Now it was time to head back. Running up and down many streets in Splott before reaching Newport road and continuing on into town.

After the run we headed to the Glassworks, as is the tradition, for post run drinks and a chat.

Anyway, don't go away! Join GoodGym again next week when we will be helping out Sustrans.


2020 Tweet Off

Marie is back in the lead, for now! That won't sit well with Megan, though, who will up her game next week. Good luck for next week everyone. Let's see if someone else can get on the leaderboard.

  • MOH - 5
  • MJ - 4
  • Razzle Dazzle - 1

RunPunStiltskin award

This week Lowri came up with the Pun! A HUGE well done to you. Da Iawn!

  • LD
  • BA - 4
  • MO- 1
  • IH - 1
  • EW - 2
  • AS - 3
  • MG - 1
  • GD -1
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James McKeon signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Leafleting to let the local Cardiff community know about Oasis Charity

Tue 3 Mar 18:15 pm
Big Moose Coffee Co, 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff, CF10 2DB
Let the locals know about Oasis!

Welcome to GoodGym Cardiff! We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects in our area.

The Task:

We will run to Oasis where we will collect lots of flyers. From there we will run around the streets dropping leaflets into letterboxes so that the local community knows about Oasis Charity.

Oasis Cardiff is an non profit charity that aims to help Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Cardiff.

The aim and vision of Oasis is to help Refugees and Asylum Seekers integrate within their local community. Not only do they encourage integration within the Cardiff community and culture, but they are also keen to learn and be inspired by the cultures and traditions that they are exposed to daily by the wonderful clients at Oasis.

They have roughly 100 – 150 visitors daily, this includes people from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Mali and Congo among many other countries. Some have just arrived in Cardiff where as other have been here for a few years and visit Oasis to socialise with the many friends they have made here.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

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James McKeon signed up to a document check
doc check
Cardiff

Get your docs checked

Tue 5 Nov 20:00 pm
Big Moose Coffee Co, 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff, CF10 2DB
Meet Benjamin at Big Moose Coffee Co

Document checks are required to run to help older people.

This doc check:

  • will take you less than 15 mins.
  • is a chance to meet your local trainer.
  • is a good time to get some training and fitness advice if you're new to running.
    • is after a group run, the trainer might be slightly late

You can find out more information here

Any questions, please get in touch with dbs@goodgym.org

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James McKeon went on a document check
doc check
Cardiff

Get your docs checked

Tue 5 Nov

Document checks are required to run to help older people.

This doc check:

  • will take you less than 15 mins.
  • is a chance to meet your local trainer.
  • is a good time to get some training and fitness advice if you're new to running.
    • is after a group run, the trainer might be slightly late

You can find out more information here

Any questions, please get in touch with dbs@goodgym.org

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James McKeon signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Running to Gladstone Primary School to paint a fence & library and undertake some garden maintenance

Tue 5 Nov 18:15 pm
Big Moose Coffee Co, 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff, CF10 2DB
School children will benefit from better resources

GoodGym Cardiff is the best way to get fit in Cardiff.

We meet every week at 6.15pm, in the Big Moose Coffee co. on Frederick Street. There will be a short intro before the run and we aim to leave by 6.30pm to head to our task for the evening.

We are a fun and sociable group which does good and gets fit together. We keep together as a group and no-one is left behind! :) Come along and join us!


Our Mission this week is to help out Gladstone Primary School

  • We will be Painting the front fence of school on Whitchurch road after rubbing it down with wire brushes to clear any old paint.
  • Some of you will be painting the school library which needs to be brightened.
  • The garden area also needs clearing of rubble and some of the trees need to be trimmed back in order for children to start to use it; it's been out of commission for quite a while so this task is going to be really meaningful for the school and children.
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James McKeon signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Running to help out Sustrans Cymru with the maintenance of a public footpath!

Tue 29 Oct 18:15 pm
Big Moose Coffee Co, 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff, CF10 2DB
Cutting back the overgrowth will make using the path much easier! More hands will make light work of this :)

GoodGym Cardiff is the best way to get fit in Cardiff.

We meet every week at 6.15pm, in the Big Moose Coffee co. on Frederick St. There will be a short intro before the run and we aim to leave by 6.30pm to head to our task for the evening.

We are a fun and sociable group which does good and gets fit together. We keep together as a group and no-one is left behind! :) Come along and join us!


Our Mission this week!

Sustrans Cymru needs some help with cutting back vegetation that is encroaching onto a public path. There will also be an opportunity to do some litter picking too - Plogging (undertaking a running litter pick) will be an option!

Come along to this exciting GoodGym run and join in the getting fit and doing good movement that is sweeping across the country!

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James McKeon signed up to a training session
Training session
Cardiff

Pen y Fan - pre Christmas Party Hike

Sat 14 Dec 11:00 am
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A good workout before the Christmas party

Everyone loves a tradition - particularly a Christmas tradition

With fond memories of hiking up Pen y Fan for the first time ever in 2017, Nathan is arranging a little hike on the morning/afternoon of the Christmas party.

Come along. Burn some calories. Share some Christmas cheer. Then head to the Christmas party ready to eat and drink away all the benefits!

Once we have an idea of numbers, we'll sort out who's driving

** note this Training session will be subject to weather checks. No-one wants to catch a cold in the rain the morning of the Christmas party. If the weather is awful, we may need to just head to the pub early instead **

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