Siki

Cardiff

4Good deeds

4runs

25cheers

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Party
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Hit the lanes - Bowling Night

Fri 29 Oct 19:00 pm
Cardiff Superbowl, Stadium Plaza, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1LA
Let's get together for some bowling fun

We will be hitting Superbowl at the Principality Stadium, we will need to know in advance how many people are coming so that we can make the booking.

Michael will sort this out, it's £7.80 for one game or £12.50 for two games, but this can be sorted out once we know how many people are coming.

As we will be in town for this, we will more than likely go out for a few drinks afterwards - the train station is nice and close so you can leave your cars at home and have yourselves a good ol' party.

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Siki went on a training session
Training session
Cardiff

Friday Social run 5K

Fri 15 Oct

The half-marathon is behind us, but this does not mean that our Friday runs are over. Quite the opposite.

We aim to get together to run in a Good Gym Style (that is chat while keeping up with your teammates). We will run around Roath Park because it is well lit, there are many runners nearby so it is a great location for evening runs.

Bring high visibility jackets or lights anyway.

We expect to run around the Lake and back. That's around 5k. Because it is a social run, we will run it in 30 to 40 mins. Faster runners are very much welcome to show off their pace.

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Siki signed up to a training session
Training session
Cardiff

Friday Social run 5K

Fri 15 Oct 17:30 pm
Penylan Library and Community Centre, 70C Pen-Y-Lan Rd, Cardiff, CF23 5HW
Motivate you to stay active

The half-marathon is behind us, but this does not mean that our Friday runs are over. Quite the opposite.

We aim to get together to run in a Good Gym Style (that is chat while keeping up with your teammates). We will run around Roath Park because it is well lit, there are many runners nearby so it is a great location for evening runs.

Bring high visibility jackets or lights anyway.

We expect to run around the Lake and back. That's around 5k. Because it is a social run, we will run it in 30 to 40 mins. Faster runners are very much welcome to show off their pace.

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Siki went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

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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Siki signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

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

Shed ...to empty and tidy

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Siki has cheered 10 times. Fri 1 Oct 2021

Siki has helped keep other people motivated, Siki has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Siki.

Siki went on a training session
Training session
Cardiff
Siki went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Hey Buuuuu-dy..............leia

Tue 28 Sep
Report written by Michael

The rain was a test today, but not to be stopped 8 goodgymers got together ready to hit the wet streets.

Already wet from meeting at the start location, we welcomed our newest runner to goodgym Cardiff and the Vale.

Croeso Rosie, welcome to the team

A short 2.5 km to the task, we took the less busy back streets but gave up on trying to miss the puddles and decided to just enjoy it in our childish way. Plenty of stomping and splashing followed by giggling and full-blown laughter.

As soon as we arrived at the Church of St. Edward our organiser Kathie pulled up in her car, quite amazed that we had still come out in the rain. The crew helped to get the tools and bags out of the boot whilst I set up the lights ready for dark evening that was just around the corner.

Usually, we tackle the buddleia every year to keep it coming back strong and in a good shape, however, covid had meant we had not been available for this last time. You could certainly tell from the height of the shrub that it had been left to grow, we struggled to reach the top so started from the sides.

We worked as quickly as we could with some cutting back, and some just 'hulking' out and ripping the shrub to bits, whilst the rest took the large branches and cut them to better sizes to fit the bags provided for waste collection at another date. As we reached the end of the night, Llion and Michael quickly went to the pavement to cut some of the overhanging trees so that they would not block any of the public walking around.

A quick tidy up, moving the bags to the side of the Church and time for a group photo around what remained of the shrub (still some to do - we shall return to finish this task soon).

Another run back in the rain and a reminder to all, head or body lamps will be required from now onwards to keep us safe!

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Siki went on a training session
Training session
Cardiff
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