Katie Thomas

Bristol

28Good deeds

29runs

24cheers

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Bristol

Group Run - 16 Aug - SouthVILLE sweeps

Tue 16 Aug 18:15 pm
Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH
The Centre’s garden will be MUCH tidier for the nursery and other users

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30 - insect repellent may be a good idea!

We’re spreading GoodGym loveliness at BS3 Community’s Southville Centre - last chance to cross on Gaol Ferry bridge for a while!

Changing facilities, lockers and loos are available at Workout Harbourside - bring your own padlock or inventive personal prized possession to swap for one of theirs if you want to lock your, er, locker. Otherwise it’s just an er. Make sure you’re back out in Queen Square for 6.20!

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Bristol

Group Run - 2 Aug - Battling at Brunswick

Tue 2 Aug

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30 - insect repellent may be a good idea!

We’re spreading GoodGym loveliness back in Brunswick Cemetery, where the weeds are trying to take over. We may visit St Matthias Park again soon, too!

Changing facilities, lockers and loos are available at Workout Harbourside - bring your own padlock or inventive personal prized possession to swap for one of theirs if you want to lock your, er, locker. Otherwise it’s just an er. Make sure you’re back out in Queen Square for 6.20!

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Katie Thomas signed up to a group run
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Bristol

Group Run - 2 Aug - Battling at Brunswick

Tue 2 Aug 18:15 pm
Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH
We’re helping keep the weeds in check for everyone to enjoy the green space.

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30 - insect repellent may be a good idea!

We’re spreading GoodGym loveliness back in Brunswick Cemetery, where the weeds are trying to take over. We may visit St Matthias Park again soon, too!

Changing facilities, lockers and loos are available at Workout Harbourside - bring your own padlock or inventive personal prized possession to swap for one of theirs if you want to lock your, er, locker. Otherwise it’s just an er. Make sure you’re back out in Queen Square for 6.20!

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Bristol

Slippery when wet

Tue 26 Jul
Report written by Melanie Young
she/her

Gorgeous blue skies, temperature below 25, these are the summer evening we love at GoodGym Bristol.

It was back to Hugh at the Southville Centre to get the garden spick and span before his well-deserved holidays.

Brooms and paintbrushes were wielded like pros, leaves disappeared before our very eyes as Hugh and Nicoleta seemed to fit a forest's worth into a small bin. The Wendy house was emptied and summer-cleaned, the pergola was swept, the sand was swept (with tiny brooms) off the new artificial grass. The brown bench started its journey into blackness with very thin black wood paint and because wed all been very well-behaved, we played with the water chute system whilst Hugh wasn't looking.

Back to Queen Square the long way round and after a stretch and gossip, into Club Haus at workout for the brilliant semi-final of England and Sweden at the Women's Euros 2022 - roll on Sunday for the final!

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Bristol

Group Run - 26 Jul - SouthVILLE sweeps and strokes

Tue 26 Jul 18:15 pm
Workout Bristol, Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SB
Maybe a bit more painting and renovation - who knows? Hugh knows.

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30 for our run at the speed of chat (with possible walking and cycling options).

After last week’s excessive heat forced a postponement, we’re heading back to see Hugh at the SouthVILLE Centre. Will the bridge be open, Sarah?

Then back to workout for the semifinal of Euro22 to see England breeze through to the final…

Changing facilities, lockers and loos are available at Workout Harbourside - bring your own padlock or inventive personal prized possession to swap for one of theirs if you want to lock your, er, locker. Otherwise it’s just an er. Make sure you’re back out in Queen Square for 6.20!

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Katie Thomas went on a group run
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Bristol

Socks of the same ilk

Tue 21 Jun
Report written by Melanie Young
she/her

I'm not sure we've ever arrived at a task to find the beneficiary ready with mini ice creams and lollies but I'm sure it could catch on! We had to explain to first timer Lucy that this was a bit special!

Having confirmed the bridge was still open even though Sarah K wasn't there to update us, gallivanting on holiday somewhere, we took the short route to the Southville Centre as it was hot and sticky enough for running.

Hugh reappeared with sweeping and painting brushes plus the weird weeding trowel and we were set to work tidying and painting blue paint that he assured us was really black but we were pretty convinced dried clear. Meticulous cutting in was demonstrated by Andrea on her second group run to leave the Wendy/Wendo/Tarquin house with white window frames.

Loads of brushing progress made, a second round of mini ice lollies was offered before the downhill walk (with lolly still on sticks) then run (when lollies finished) back to Queen Square and on to workout for a drink after stretching in the daylight.

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Katie Thomas has completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 14 Jun 2022

Katie has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.

Katie Thomas went on a group run
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Bristol

One Glove (for the city streets)

Tue 14 Jun
Report written by Melanie Young
she/her

It was Plan B for the GoodGymmers old and new in Queen Square on a balmy (barmy?) Tuesday night as the runners set off for a run up a big hill with the promise of farm animals and drinking water at the top.

Chris was ready to welcome the team with the sprinkler already on the go for anyone needing a cool down - de-bindweeding the fruit cage (eating as many ripe berries as possible), de-grassing the maize field and turning the compost heap until there was actual compost accessible - all warm work on a hot evening so breaks to see the goats, chickens and pigs were encouraged.

It was great to welcome some new faces and recognise returners from pre-pandemic days. We (over) filled three wheelbarrows with naughty weeds which were moved to the bonfire before tidying away the tools and enjoying the run back down the big grassy hill.

We finished off with stretching and congratulating Richard on his 50th parkrun before heading for well-earned drinks on the back terrace at Workout - perfect!

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Katie Thomas signed up to a group run
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Bristol

Group Run - Bramble Farm bimbling - 14 Jun

Tue 14 Jun 18:15 pm
Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH
It'll be lifting/shifting/weeding things that need doing!

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30

*🚨change of task alert 🚨 * We’re going to head to Emmaus in two weeks time so tonight we’re going to help out at Bramble Hill - sorry to any walkers as it’s not walkable. I may be driving up if people want a lift (wearing a face covering , please) one way and walk back down the hill afterwards. Insect repellent and sun screen recommended!

This is indoors, but in a very well ventilated huge warehouse - the enormous roller shutter doors will be open so there will be a gale blowing through the warehouse. Please bring your mask as well as your gloves :-)

Changing facilities, lockers and loos are available at Workout Harbourside- bring your own padlock or inventive personal prized possession to swap for one of theirs if you want to lock your, er, locker. Otherwise it’s just an er. Make sure you’re back out in Queen Square for 6.20! We pop into Workout for a drink after we've stretched in Queen Square - they make a lovely mug of tea/hot chocolate or pint of something - whatever's your tipple of choice.

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