On Jun 30th 2019 Marissa Milton set themselves the goal to feel amazing.
Marissa just hit their target to to improve their wellbeing.
During this period Marissa logged 3 runs a week.
21 runners turned up to GoodGym Cardiff this evening and got to join in with the fun at one of the BEST running clubs in the world. Continue reading to find out what happened on this evening's run,,,
Victoria joined us for her first ever GoodGym run this evening. A HUGE welcome to you :) It was so nice to have you run with us this evening and we hope you run with us many many more times!
Our warm up this evening was short because we had to get to the task by 6.55pm. Welsh Dave led the speedy runners on out and backs and took a slightly longer route to get to the task to add distance. Ben led the sexy runners to the task.
Arriving at Cardiff Central Youth Club
Jen, the task organiser for the evening, gave us a warm welcome. She told us about how the centre is used, and after finding out more about the centre we really couldn't wait to get stuck in. Before we could get stuck in Jen told us exactly what they needed us to do. Tasks included chopping down a huge bush, cutting down bushes, picking up litter and chopping down more bushes.
- Meg was amazed with the sizes of the branches on the hedges that were cut down. "These are huge" she said, holding the branch that towered over her!
- There is an action shot of Alice walking with a branch about to throw it into the pile that is quite epic.
After helping out for 30 minutes it was time to call an end to the task. All the volunteers got together for a group photo. We all then smiled for a photo with the standard 'hands in the air' pose.
It's now time to run off
Before running off we had some squash to make sure we stayed hydrated and some cake, why you ask? Because we like cake!
Time for a little game... There was time to stop on the way back to play a little game called evolution. We pretended to be elephants, whales and dogs, and by bringing out our inner child, we had so much fun.
After playing evolution Welsh Dave led runners back towards town. Ben was playing music from a bluetooth speaker as he ran. Songs that were played included A-Ha - Take on me and Vangelis - Chariots of Fire.
The Tweet Off Leaderboard
Well done Lucy - You're now into double figures on the tweet off leaderboard. Here are the current standings on the tweet off leaderboard. Can anyone catch up with her and stop her winning streak?
- LM 10
- MG 3
- DRN 3
- EW 3
- NS 2
- MJ 2
- BA 1
- NI 1
- AG 1
- WD 1
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!
We will be running to Cardiff Central Youth Club (CCYC) on Ocean Way. CCYC (est. 1919) is a not-for-profit club that offers a wide range of gymnastics and sporting facilities for local children with the aim of providing equal opportunities for children from all backgrounds.
Although there is a small army of willing volunteers within the club, the jobs needing doing often seem too big a task to manage on their own. They would ideally like some help in tidying up the outside area of the gym, including cutting back overgrown shrubs, removing any litter etc.
Can you be the positive difference and help this wonderful club? If so, sign up now!
Marissa 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.
What a jolly good run. This evening, 24 runners turned up in force to get fit and help the Samye Foundation - Great job!
An INCREDIBLE 5 new runners turned up to this evening's run! A HUGE welcome to GoodGym Marissa, Lynsey, Rachel, Sara and Jamie! Rachel was brought along to GoodGym by Amy... that means Amy Wildgoose has ticked an item off her bucket list by bringing a friend to GoodGym and earning herself 1 red shoe lace! Alice, a runner from Tower Hamlets brought two of her friends, Jamie and Sara, to GoodGym for their first ever run with us - A GOODGYM CARDIFF FIRST - Alice earned herself a pair of shoe laces #LifesGoals. Alice, for your benefit, the shoe laces actually make you run faster... try them on, go for a run, and let us know how much faster you go!
We also congratulated:
- Darren, Pete, Ellen and Martin for participating in the Swansea Half Marathon
- Aimee and Emma for doing a mission run on the weekend
It was hard to believe, but nobody who turned up to the GoodGym run took part in parkrun over the weekend ... Come on team! Parkrun every saturday morning at 9am... YOU'VE GOT THIS!
Get into your group!
Welsh Dave led the speedy group this evening and Ben led the sexy group.
Let's get our run on - Lorraine from the Samye Foundation is waiting for us!
With a click of the button that started the trackers on our running watches we were off! We ran down Queen Street, past Cardiff Castle and continued at speed down Cowbridge road.
Welcome GoodGym Cardiff, my favourite people in the whole wide world!
Lorraine greeted us like an old friend, with her arms outstretched and the warmest smile on her face. Lorraine told us the tasks she had ready for us this evening.
- To paint the inside and outside of the plantation bed
- Paint the eternal knots of the metal fence and gate gold
- Fill an empty plantation bed with soil
- Move 3 bags of sand to the fern garden at the back of the centre
- Weed like you've never weeded before
To make the tasks foolproof as Lorraine had to rush in to lead a mindfulness class, she had written all of the tasks on flipchart paper - Great idea!
Riddle for the run
During tonight's task Ben gave runners the following riddle. Can you solve it? The answer is at the bottom of the report.
I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?
Within 35 minutes the tasks we had been set were completed - Woah... that is good going. Lorraine came out of her class to thank us for our help and to wish us a safe run back to Cardiff city centre.
What an EPIC run
Firstly, well done to all of the GoodGym first timers - You ran awesomely! It was a warm and humid evening that made the running conditions challenging.
The Tweet Off!
After the run we headed to the Glassworks Pub and got ourselves ready for the tweet off. It's safe to say, the winners of the tweet off go down in history!
Well done Emma - You've proved that you are still a force to be reckoned with in the Tweet Off! Here are the current standings on the tweet off leaderboard -
- LM 8
- MG 3
- DRN 3
- EW 3
- NS 2
- MJ 2
- BA 1
- NI 1
- AG 1
- WD 1
Answer to the riddle