Sian Dobson Hughes

Area Activator for Stockport. A born and bred Manc and a lover of all things running. From marathons to trails, triathlons to tracks.


Area Activator

40Good deeds



Sian Dobson Hughes completed a training run • Morning Run
Sun 16 Jan
Sian Dobson Hughes went on a community mission
Community mission

Walk the plant

Sat 15 Jan
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

Bramhall Parkrun and planting Community Mission

With Bramhall parkrun called off at the last minute due to the ground frost, we took the opportunity to warm up to our planting mission with a brisk walk of the park instead.

And what a walk it was, the perfect combination of frosty sunshine and blues skies!

The Friends of Bramhall Park had a hefty planting session ahead, thanks to kind bulb donations from Notcutts Garden Centre. 17 boxes of beautiful bulbs were donated and needed planting asap as they had already begun sprouting. and so GoodGym Stockport were on hand to get stuck in with such a mamouth task.

After we worked up a sweat for a few hours, we finished off our task with a warming drink at the Stables Kitchen.

We can't wait to see the splashes of spectacular colour that will bloom come Spring

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Sian Dobson Hughes completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Fri 14 Jan
Sian Dobson Hughes completed a training run
Sian Dobson Hughes went on a group run
Group run

A bench in need is a bench indeed

Tue 11 Jan
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

Stockport Rotary Lamp Lighters are looking for a number of volunteers to identify public benches in the Stockport Borough where they could affix a Buddy Bench sign.

A Buddy Bench is a designated bench within a green space where people can sit and encourage communication and conversation with others. It's a great initiative to reduce the effects of loneliness and encourage community cohesion.

On our group run, we set off on foot, (illuminated by headtorches and hi vis gear) to scour and scout the local green spaces in search of benches that could be the perfect locations for people to mingle and chat.

Our aim was to hit (or HIIT) 3 parks near to the centre of Stockport, take photos of any suitable locations and then return to base. The 3 parks: Hollywood (bright lights and city views, just in Stockport not LA) ; Alexandra and Cale Green were our destinations.

We found, we photographed and we conquered the task, all in a respectable 7km.

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Sian Dobson Hughes completed a ride • Morning Ride
Tue 11 Jan
Sian Dobson Hughes signed up to a group run
Group run

Stockport Libraries - Brinnington Leaflet drop

Tue 25 Jan 18:30 pm
Brinnington Park, Northumberland Road, , Brinnington, , Stockport, , SK5 8LS
Engage local residents with the services on offer within their community

About GoodGym

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across the Stockport region.

The Task Leaflets have been created, by Stockport Library Service, to be distributed to specific streets in Brinnington. The leaflets promote the local library and the services that can be accessed through joining Stockport Libraries. This task is to try and engage with local residents and promote the benefits of using their local library. Our group run task is to deliver, on foot or wheels, the leaflets to the local residents.

The Run/Walk/Cycle

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

Our run will begin at 6:30pm on Tuesday 25th January from Life Leisure Brinnington and we will run a leisurely route to deliver the leaflets.

*Toilet and parking facilities available at Life Leisure Grand Central. Bring a mask for indoor areas. Headtorches and visible running attire advised. Dress appropriately for outdoor conditions. Bring a running rucksack if possible.

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Sian Dobson Hughes signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Bramhall Parkrun and planting

Sat 15 Jan 09:00 am
Bramhall Park, Bramhall Park Road, Stockport, SK7 3NX
Planting some beautiful bulbs for all to see and getting fit and healthy

The Friends of Bramhall Park have seventeen large and heavy boxes all crammed with bulbs that have kindly been donated and need planting in the park, ready to spring up in Spring.

Since Saturday is also Parkrun day at the park, why not get a swift 5km run in before the mission starts?

Some of the boxes have clearly been out in the rain and lots of bulbs have started growing, so we need to act pretty quickly to get them into the soil. There are a beautiful array of tulips and daffs plus some others, so we have an opportunity to do some mass planting and make a real impact in the Park.

Our mission is to help the Friends to make lighter work of a spectacular task and get a GoodGym Parkrun in too!

There will be complimentary refreshments provided by The Friends after the planting session and The Stables Cafe.

*bring gloves and dress for the weather.

Feel free to join for all or part of the mission. Parkrun begins at 9am and the planting task begins at 10am - meeting Harry and the Friends outside the tutor house.

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Sian Dobson Hughes completed a training run • Morning Run
Sun 9 Jan
Sian Dobson Hughes completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Sat 8 Jan
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