Joining GoodGym Bristol did wonders for my running ability and helped me settle into a new city when I didn't know anyone. I have since moved to Plymouth to study and would like to help bring the GoodGym vibe to Plymouth.
This week we've got a great run lined up for you to a mystery location... OK, mystery over, we're heading off to the East Bristol Food Bank!
This is a great run, short but lots to do at the food bank, and lots of opportunities for exercise on the way back to Vivo gym. A really great run for new runners.
As always, bring a padlock if you want to leave your belongings at Vivo and remember to tell whomever lurks at the reception desk that you're there to run with GoodGym!
*Change of run alert!*
Sadly the task I've had lined up for MONTHS has been cancelled due to lack of funding. Boo and hiss as it looked really good fun.
We're going back to the riverside to pick up more litter with Surfers Against Sewage! I've upped the run distance to show this but remember that if you're worried about the distance, it's broken in to 2 halves and also you're allowed to take it at your own pace. We'll be setting a back marker so you don't get left behind.
Also remember to bring a padlock if you plan to leave any personal belongings (or even impersonal ones!) at Vivo, and tell the receptionist that you're with GoodGym to get entry to the locker rooms.
Rosie 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.
This week we are heading up to Golden Hill Allotments to help spread the word about their autumn fair (or fayre if you're feeling rustic) - it's a longer run with a lot of uphill but the payoff is a very fast downhill run back to HQ! Remember that we'll never leave anyone behind, so if you want to come but the distance or hill is off putting, come anyway and walk up the hill if needs be! Everyone is welcome.
Bring a padlock if you plan to leave any kit at Vivo and some cash as we often have drinks and a chat after our runs!
Rosie has visited an isolated older person during their run 10 times now. It sounds like they've made friends. This is likely to have made a huge difference to the life of the older person. Isolation and loneliness are crippling for many; a friendly face visiting regularly can change someone's whole outlook on life.