Nicholas Webster

Cardiff

24Good deeds

24runs

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Cutting back the buddleia and tidying the garden at St. Edward Church

Tue 28 Sep 18:15 pm
Blackweir Tavern, 35 North Road, Cardiff , CF10 3DX
Keep the garden clear for the 'Forget me Not' cafe

Forget me not cafe are finally meeting again at St. Edward Community Hall and so we are also returning to help them tidy up the gardens with the larger tasks they have been unable to complete.

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plog days are over.....(for now)

Tue 31 Aug
Report written by Michael

It has been a while but this week we return to the wonderful World of plogging.

Plogging – The environmental and health movement from Sweden that cleans up the world!

14 goodgymers met outside Sport Wales National Centre eager to get out and do some good. Tonight we were joined by Victoria who was filming some footage for a piece for Buzz magazine.

Plogging has some great benefits, health and exercise helps boost mental and physical well-being, it helps to keep plastic out of the sea, saves wildlife and their habitat and makes local areas generally nicer places to live.

We split into two teams, three were going to head off on a walking plog as they were overcoming injuries. They were going to concentrate on the park whilst the rest of us run along the river Taff to help keep that plastic out of the waterways before heading into town and back to the start location.

It was great to see the gang as they ran off in all directions, all gloved up and picking up rubbish, the bag holders had there work to do running to the ploggers too. It was really nice to hear thanks from passers by, the odd person shouting 'GOODGYM' and meeting the owner of a new ethical, sustainable restaurant who not only thanked us but ran through the park to do so. They will also be going out with staff for a litter pick once opened, maybe some new goodgym members there too?

We had gone only 2.5 km and already we were running out of bags, so Michael ran off to the shop to but some more whilst the group (now led by Nathan) continued on the agreed route. It wasn't too long before the new bags arrived, and all kitted out again we made our way into the city and through the streets, splitting into two group either side of the road to make the most of our numbers.

We made our way to the final location, just outside the Castle on the public seating area whilst flying the goodgym colours. We waited for Victoria for some final shots in the City Centre (can't wait to see the final edited footage) before running back to meet the walkers for a group photo.

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Get ya PLOG on

Tue 31 Aug 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
Keep the city and river clear of plastic

We are going to have a plog around the city, there will be a choice of distances available plus an option to litter pick if you are unable to run.

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goodgym is goodyears ahead (other tyres are available)

Tue 24 Aug
Report written by Michael

Tonight a good 15 gymers got together to help out at a NEW project

Our newest start location was Chapter Arts Centre, making our total run a 7km distance today. Welcome back Adam, it's been so long but feels like you never left.

Michael made the promise of not throwing in extra workouts due to the distance, so we began our warm up over in a car park with the usual high knees, butt kicks etc.

The walk / jog group set off first then the speedy runners 5 minutes later, it was a nice simple straight route for the group session. We arrived just in the nick of time to see the organiser setting up everything that we would need, the tasks were to paint the front of the building to spruce it up, paint some tyres out in the back area to be used as planters once dry, to tidy up the grounds around the side of the building from weeding, hoeing to pruning back the larger vegetation and finally helping to pack up chairs and trestle tables ready for a local charity to borrow in the morning.

We split into teams and got to work, the painters getting busy throwing around the paint to help brighten the Church a bit and the tyres a lot.

Martin and Adam headed inside and began moving trestle tables and then folding chairs and putting them onto the trolley, it didn't take long to complete the work inside so they could then get out and join everyone in the sunshine.

The rest of the crew got busy in the grounds surrounding the building, it didn't take long before the green bin was full and it was all looking much more tidy and clean. We gathered the troop for our group photo, everyone was very chatty tonight but we finally managed a photo.

We made our way back to the start location for some food and a nice social. Next week we will be plogging so get signed up.

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Painting at St. Timothy's Church

Tue 24 Aug 18:15 pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton,, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
Getting ready to open back upto the community

This will be the second run here, but our first as a group. We can get the painting completed as a group so let's make this happen.

This will be a longer run so I promise no fitness thrown in 😎

18:15 Meet at CHAPTER
18:30 Head off - active travel 19:00 Task @ St. Timothy's Church 19:30 Head off - active travel 20:00 Social @ Chapter

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Border Town

Tue 17 Aug
Report written by Michael

Tonight, a WHOPPING 16 goodgymers met up, did good and got fit.

We went through some dynamic warm up moves in the park before heading off, it was a total 5km tonight. We had some sidestep / shuffles followed by toy soldiers before finishing with the classic butt kicks, all warmed up and raring to go we split into our two groups.

The walk-jog group were led by Emma who went one way whilst the runners led by Michael sped off eager to get to the task, chatting along the way about what races we were most looking forward too (running or volunteering) now that we had them back over the next three months.

After some traffic light squats, our running and walking was over as we arrived at tonights task at StarGarAllot community gardens. We were met by Camilla who leads at the plot, we have been lucky enough to have had plenty of volunteer opportunities here before with community missions throughout the pandemic. It has been great to see the changes and keep the plots going when the usual volunteers have been unable to get there as much.

Tonight, was a chance for our regular group members to see the space, there were a few that had not seen it yet and they were impressed. Task 1, digging up and emptying some current plots and then edge them with some wood ready for the Winter plants in the greenhouse to get planted. Task 2, unwind the bindweed from the cherry trees so that they can breath again and actually be seen.

40 minutes soon went by, and we had just enough time to rehydrate, eat some biscuits and cake to refuel the run back. We said farewell to Camilla and made our way back for a cool down and chat about the rest of the tasks on this week.

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Tidy up @ StarGarAllot

Tue 17 Aug 18:15 pm
Penylan Library and Community Centre, 70C Pen-Y-Lan Rd, Cardiff, CF23 5HW
Keep the community allotments tidy for the older volunteers

Camilla needs a hand to tidy up the growing areas at the community garden, this is a great opportunity to come along and see one of our regular community mission areas if you haven't already been.

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Nicholas Webster has completed 15 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 27 Jul 2021

Nicholas has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym

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Night-shift

Tue 27 Jul
Report written by Michael

After a few hours of rain, the evening was slightly fresher than last week, and yet still quite warm. 9 goodgymers met again at Sport Wales National Centre, eager to get out there and do some good.

Tonight, we had our usual two groups, after bidding farewell to the walk / joggers first, Michael then led the runners off on an extra 500m run with some exercise sets thrown in.
We did wall squats sets followed by planks into side plank sets all with music playing to keep the mind focused. It was great to get back into, and we even have our next challenge from Michelle to see if we can beat a 3:30 min plank?

We were very happy to finally get into the building with Samye Foundation and help to get them back into order as they hope to open fully to the public again in August. Always prepared, Lorraine had a list ready to go upon our arrival and gave Michael a quick walk through and reminder of the rooms.

Today's tasks

  • Move 07 chairs out of the back room up to the first floor room
  • Move 07 chairs out of the back room into the mindfulness room
  • Move a semi circle table up to the first floor
  • Move a fold out bed / chair from downstairs up to the Peacock room
  • Move a (very large) plant and shelving unit over to a new corner in the Peacock room
  • Vacuum the hallway (quickly) as Lorraine had an online class to lead (but we had made a slight mess moving)
  • Plant up three pots with some new plants
  • Weed the back space


The word of the day seemed to be 'shifting' as this was the majority of tonight's task, it was a great workout to return to. As always there was a selection of snacks at the end of our task, and some water for the weary runners, so we stayed a little while chatting and refuelling as the run back wasn't too far.

It was a quick trip back, where we cooled down and stretched before talking about the community missions on the rest of the week and then headed over for a social for a few hours.

See you all Next Week

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SamyAY - our SECOND GROUP run

Tue 27 Jul 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
We finally get to help out inside the building so they can continue the great work they do with mindfulness

More information to come soon, but we will have a selection of tasks to help our with on this one as we were unable to go inside last time to help out due to restrictions not changing.

Please bring a face mask with you though incase you are in a smaller room.

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