Nathan Swain



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Gwent League XC - Cardiff fixture

Sat 16 Oct 12:30 pm
Llandaff Fields, Cardiff, CF11 9HZ
Cross Country running

Gwent League XC is back. It will be great to get a Goodgym team competing in some if not all the fixtures this season.

First fixture is on our doorstep - Llandaff fields. You wont be able to miss it as it'll look like a festival has taken over. We hope to have a tent up with our flag so we'll be semi-easy to spot. Aiming to meet at around 12:30-12:45 so we can get set up and get the teams registered.

1:40pm - Females - 6.4k

2:50pm - Males - 9.6k

The cross country is a competitive race, but it's also highly enjoyable. If you don't want to race, come along and cheer and see what the XC is all about.

Here's some links to previous years reports:

Any questions, i'll keep an eye on the comments in this listing

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Nathan Swain completed a training run • Evening Run
Tue 12 Oct
Nathan Swain went on a group run
Group run

Bulb Fiction

Tue 12 Oct
Report written by Michael

Our biggest group since the lockdown ended, and what a wonderful group they were!

Ashley & Flo

Welcome to goodgym Cardiff

Jamie, Hayley and Rosie

Welcome Back for your second group

Tonight, we welcomed the return of Marie, who surprised us all at the virtual marathon at the end to cheer us to the finish. It is good to have you back in Cardiff. Two teams splitting up, the regular runners led by Michael taking a slightly longer route to make up the km and the super chatty walk / joggers led by Ellen who would make their way straight to the task.

19:00 and we had arrived at the task, once again Lorraine (the task organiser) had put up whiteboards with our tasks for the evening. If only all task started with a list of tasks like this

So many tasks tonight, it was a very satisfying evening.

  • Remove the remaining Crocosmia from the raised beds at the front of the yard.
  • Cut off the bulbs from any Crocosmia removed and add to the 'bucket of bulbs'.
  • Remove the old plants from the hanging baskets and then make up new ones.
  • Move a slab table into a new position.
  • Sweep up any leaves from the yards.
  • Touch up the paint in the tearoom.
  • Touch up the paint in the kitchen.
  • Plant daffodils and tulip bulbs in the newly emptied raised beds.

A lot of tasks, but we are GOODGYM let’s DO THIS. We split into our groups and got to work, it was a remarkable sight as plants vanished and new ones popped up, bulbs removed and new ones planted, the tearoom started to glow with the bright refreshed paint and a heavy table moved to create a more accessible path to the garden space.

Plenty of chatting tonight as new people were welcomed into the group, and before we knew it the time had gone, and snacks had appeared from Lorraine. Time for a quick social, only a small journey home tonight so we could afford the extra time to get to know each other.

5-minute countdown

Food down, smiles on, let’s get our group photo before heading back. A quick journey to our end location and a stretch for those that were not continuing their runs home.

Join us next week as we go back to school.

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Nathan Swain completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 9 Oct
Nathan Swain signed up to a group run
Group run

Helping at Samye Foundation

Tue 12 Oct 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
the building and garden is used by the local communities

3 groups for this task:

Continuing the Painting .... the 252 shop and reception. Ceiling tiles to paint blue and bay window to paint yellow

Gardening remove lilac plants from stone walls and weed between paving slabs round the back

Shed empty and tidy

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Nathan Swain completed a training run • Cardiff Half Virtual with Anish
Sun 3 Oct
Nathan Swain completed a ride • Evening Ride
Fri 1 Oct
Nathan Swain completed a ride • Afternoon Ride
Fri 1 Oct
Nathan Swain completed a training run • Night Run
Wed 29 Sep
Nathan Swain completed a training run • Parkrun +
Sat 25 Sep
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