Lauren Gillis

Bristol

4Good deeds

4runs

2cheers

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Group run
Bristol

Emmaus-ing maneouvres in the dark - 7 Dec

Tue 7 Dec 18:20 pm
Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH
Somewhere will be tidier/cleaner/better publicised/painted

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

Whoop! We're back to see our very good friend Xanne at Emmaus's magic Tardis warehouse to do whatever needs doing - constructing, destructing, puzzling, cleaning and mainly wearing anything possible as a hat.

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!

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Lauren Gillis went on a group run
Group run
Bristol

Trowelling down

Tue 30 Nov
Report written by Melanie Young

A small but perfectly formed group of GoodGymmers left Queens Square for Brunswick Cemetery on a damp Tuesday night. One run leader and six back markers - the ultimate mix?!

We soon arrived and started kitting up with lights, trowels and bags to set out on our intrepid search for The Path. Crunchie noises are good (and Crunchies taste lovely) and soggy noises are bad (and no-one likes a soggy bottom, though we all had soggy knees).

The spiral is definitely growing and with people each taking on their own section of path, there were moments reminiscent of the Channel Tunnel breakthrough as gloved hands met under the turf thats been hiding the path.

Having re-used the grass on an area thats missing its own, we were soon packing up and trying to take a photo of progress - much easier the next morning!

After the run back to Queen Square and a proper wash of muddy hands, we carried on the chatting with talk of Christmas presents including the fizzy water making machine...

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Lauren Gillis signed up to a group run
Group run
Bristol

Group Run - Pathfinders - 30 Nov

Tue 30 Nov 18:15 pm
Workout Bristol, Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SB
More of the mystery spiral will be visible

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30 - It's dark so bring a head torch as well as your gloves!

We’re back at the cemetery tonight so bring your gloves, head torches and trowels/other digging implements if you have them!

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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Lauren Gillis went on a group run
Group run
Bristol

Magical history tour

Tue 9 Nov
Report written by Melanie Young

Hooray! People arrived who'd signed up, they ran to the planned task (and shrieked at Shree but she was wearing headphones) and the task owner was there! GoodGym luxury!

Stef had bulbs galore and we split into planters and choppers to gather lavender for Stef to take back with her. No trainers got chopped on the process but it was quite close at one point...

Vaguely Northern Darren found a shiny bug that looks really dull in the photo.

Stef's going to send photos of the bulbs in flower unless we're already back there to weed!

Lovely to get to chat to everyone and learn some historical "facts" about a pet shop, a tram line, lead shot and the source of the spring. Lightening does strike twice, apparently.

See you all next week!

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Lauren Gillis signed up to a group run
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Bristol

Group Run - We’ll be Way Out West (again) - 9 Nov

Tue 9 Nov 18:15 pm
Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH
Bulbalicious springtime loveliness

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30 - It's dark so bring a head torch s well as your gloves!

It’s Take Two for planting bulbs, cutting back lavender and generally tidying up a bit of Bedminster.

Remember your gloves and head torch - it’s likely to be pretty chilly and will definitely be dark!

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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Lauren Gillis went on a group run
Group run
Bristol

Conker-ing Way Out West

Tue 2 Nov
Report written by Melanie Young

Everything was totally under control all evening, except for the two lovely people who wanted to know more about GoodGym whilst we were welcoming the session and newbie Peter, the task not happening, the litter pickers not being there and Maria arriving as the walkers were leaving.

For all that, we had a lovely time with Vaguely Northern Darren leading the runners to West Street, the group then making our way to South Street Park, exploring and tidying the playground, Bark Park, bug hotel and finding the Conker Animals. A mini fitness session later, we were on our way back to Queen Square to celebrate Caz's 100th good deed with our totally normal centurion outfit, unicorn lance and shield to trot around the circle and high five everyone else who were eating her lovely flapjack.

Off to Bambalan for GoodGym Eats with new friends and lots of fabulous chat - turned out nice again!

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Lauren Gillis signed up to a group run
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Bristol

Group Run - We'll be Way out West - 2 Nov

Tue 2 Nov 18:15 pm
Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH
Bedminster will be looking lovely, and even lovelier in Spring!

It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30. It's dark so bring a head torch as well as your gloves!

We're going to be tidying up a busy park street plus planting some bulbs and cutting back lavender plants so the space will look totally amazing in Spring!

It's the first Tuesday of the month which means there's even more fun to be had with GoodGym Eats after the Group Run, this month at Bambalan

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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Lauren Gillis has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 26 Oct 2021

Lauren 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.

Lauren Gillis went on a group run
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Bristol

Heads, folders, trees and pose

Tue 26 Oct
Report written by Melanie Young

It was a Tuesday evening and it was barely raining at all!

In a variation of going around the circle and saying your own name and number, Melanie almost remembered everyone's name - much to everyone's surprise.

The runners and walkers set off for the jaunt across Bristol to one of our favourites, Emmaus's warehouse for whatever Xanne had found us to do.

Sorting sleeping bags and tents, filing clogs and forks, checking puzzles and games (and the launch of the GoodGym Puzzle Club for Christmas and maybe before, to complete the puzzles in the comfort of your own home), inflating mattresses and testing for leaks, and recreating Christmas Trees and chucking out the duff baubles.

It was Lauren's first ever GoodGym session who took to Christmas Tree checking like a GoodGymmer to cake.

We made sure we had everyone before Xanne waved us off - in fact we had an extra GoodGymmer, our new mascot "Where's you to, Wally?". Can you see him? Watch this space...

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