Sophie Hastings

Cardiff

TaskForce

93Good deeds

426runs

968cheers

TaskForce achievements

7

Community Missions
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Group Runs
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Walking Groups
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Run reports
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Sophie Hastings went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

It's time for Samye

Tue 16 Aug

Let's get out and help our friends again.

  • 18:15 - 18:30 Meet up and chat
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Active travel to task (Walk, Run, Cycle)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Volunteer Task funtimes
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Active travel back (Walk, Run, Cycle)
  • 20:00 - Optional Social

If you want to meet at the task please leave a note on the sign up page below, just so that I know and we aren't waiting for you at the start. All that we ask is that you don't drive!

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Sophie Hastings signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

It's time for Samye

Tue 16 Aug 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
hopefully painting the outside fencing

Let's get out and help our friends again.

  • 18:15 - 18:30 Meet up and chat
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Active travel to task (Walk, Run, Cycle)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Volunteer Task funtimes
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Active travel back (Walk, Run, Cycle)
  • 20:00 - Optional Social

If you want to meet at the task please leave a note on the sign up page below, just so that I know and we aren't waiting for you at the start. All that we ask is that you don't drive!

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Sophie Hastings went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Car Parkrun

Tue 9 Aug
Report written by Michael

Another scorcher of a day, but as usual goodgym will not be put off. A new group tonight to help, and hopefully the first of many a visit as we discovered that they have another couple of plots that we can help at.

The task to help remove the overgrown weeds and tidy up the plot at the back of the church, creating a space for parking for the members of the congregation with mobility issues so that they can be close to the back entrance.

Not a long run, but in this heat any run was more than enough! Spurred on with the promise of an ice lolly the group didn't stop, not until the after shot for photos was up to the Cardiff standard.

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Sophie Hastings signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

NEW GROUP - Clear the grounds for the community

Tue 9 Aug 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
lift the spirit of those using the area

We will be introducing the goodgym group to our newest group - St. Dyfrig & St. Samson Church, soon to become great friends I'm sure.

They need the grounds weeding, sweeping and generally tidying up. I'm sure that this will be the first of many visits to help, but as always lets get our group together and smiling to showcase goodgym.

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Sophie Hastings went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

How mushroom can we paint?

Tue 26 Jul
Report written by Michael

Another stunning evening, and we took to the roads but a little longer than usual to on a Samye task. We added some km for our journey to the mission, and the entire group made great time.

Upon arrival we made our way straight to the water to rehydrate before getting into our volunteer groups.

Tonight's tasks

  1. Paint the back room
  2. Weed the front area

We got ourselves into groups, three stayed outside to get some more weeding done and help to keep it looking tidy. Whilst, the rest of the group made their way to the painting task. The colour of choice - Mushroom, but three walls were going to be a little lighter and so we added some white paint for just that reason.

Tape was put up around the room, painting began high and low, floor wipers followed to keep the new laminate flooring looking good. The time soon flew by and it was time to pack our things away have one last tidy up.

A few snacks and a chat before we made out way (the quicker route) back to the meeting location. Another lovely Tuesday.

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Sophie Hastings signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

It's the SamYE time - Let's get mindful

Tue 26 Jul 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
Painting the back flat

Let's get out and help our friends again.

  • 18:15 - 18:30 Meet up and chat
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Active travel to task (Walk, Run, Cycle)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Volunteer Task funtimes
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Active travel back (Walk, Run, Cycle)
  • 20:00 - Optional Social

If you want to meet at the task please leave a note on the sign up page below, just so that I know and we aren't waiting for you at the start. All that we ask is that you don't drive!

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Sophie Hastings went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

goodgym FIVE is alive

Tue 24 May
Report written by Michael

What a time it's been, the past FIVE years have flown by in a haze of volunteering, fun and great NEW friends. By taking part in goodgym we are given the opportunity to get active, do good, meet new people and see the good side of our community through the groups that we engage with.

We started our week of celebrations with a party in the park on Saturday, games, food and of course goodgym FUN. Now, for the actual group activity which we always have on a Tuesday here in Cardiff.

Tonight, we were helping out again with our friends at Cwtch Together to clear their outside area ready to be used for the Jubilee Garden Party. We had slabs to move, a BBQ to move, weeds and rubbish to bag up ready to go, and a Mud Kitchen to build - what a workout we can have in store.

18 of the crew turned up tonight, including some of the originals WELCOME BACK.

It was going to be a good 5km round trip, and the weather was on our side as the skies cleared and the sun beamed down upon us.

It was a nice route, some park, some streets and then another park - scenery, friends and chatting always help on a run / walk. Once there, we split into groups and got straight to work, plenty of weight lifting with the slab crew, a nice quieter task for the weed brigade and the rubbish rebels simply hit everything. Whilst outside was a hub of activity, the Mud gang made their way inside to make a start on the build.

But wait.........who's this?

A surprise guest arrived to have a look at the great things that goodgym are doing here in Cardiff, and what a pleasure it was. Can you spot them in the photos?

Nearly out of time so a quick..

Tools down, a quick tidy up and just time for a photo or 20, we may have got overly excited with the cutout.

A huge thanks to all the members, past, present and future - you are the reason for our survival and continuation with the support and time that you give.

Diolch yn fawr

Keep an eye out for us on the streets and maybe join us sometime soon.

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Sophie Hastings signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Cwtch Together - OUR 5th BIRTHDAY RUN

Tue 24 May 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
Allow the children to continue to enjoy the Cwtch space

The children are loving their time down cwtch but as spring has come so quickly we have the dreaded garden area to sort out and make safe for the children to play without stingy nettles and spiky weeds

So, come one and all goodgymers for some weeding, general gardening cutting grass etc.

  • 18:15 - 18:30 Meet up and chat
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Active travel to task (Walk, Run, Cycle)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Volunteer Task funtimes
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Active travel back (Walk, Run, Cycle)

  • 20:00 - Optional Social

If you want to meet at the task please leave a note on the sign up page below, just so that I know and we aren't waiting for you at the start. All that we ask is that you don't drive!

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Sophie Hastings signed up to a race
Race
Cardiff

Cardiff Half Marathon

Sun 27 Mar 10:00 am
Big Moose Coffee Co, 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff, CF10 2DB
If you're running, let us know!

This is the Cardiff Half from 2020 - or is it 2021? Who knows?! But if you're signed up and planning to run, let us know so we can spot you and cheer you on. There may a group photo at the start and also a meal afterwards if people want.

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Sophie Hastings went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

It take all sorts

Tue 15 Mar
Report written by Michael

Our task tonight was a return trip to the YMCA shop on Colchester Avenue, a lovely place with some great finds. In fact, my favourite chair in the house is from here!

As it was a longer run, we split into two meet points, the runners got together as usual and started the run to the second meeting point where we picked up the second group. Another nice jog and we were soon at our task for the evening.

When we arrived, there was some juice ready to quench our thirst after the exercise so far. We took a couple of minutes to rehydrate, and some even started to browse the shop floor.

Let's get busy

Michael rounded up the crew, and went through the tasks to choose from....

  • Sorting of clothes donations
  • Placing YMCA stickers on books
  • Vacuum the floor with our good friend HENRY

We split into to groups and got to our volunteering. Hannah & Llion were on book duty, trying not to get distracted by the titles - a great deal to be had though with 6 books for £1. Su took up Henry and started her cleaning mission,

The rest of us made our way to the sorting tables, gloves on and bins ready, those bags were ripped open in a frenzy. Children's wear, shoes and accessories, Men's wear, Women's wear , coats all sorted ready for resale. Anything not good enough was put into textile recycling bags to be sent off later, we lost count of the bags that were gone through but it was a fair few.

Time to stop, we may have gotten carried away so time for a quick group photo and head off back to the City.

Join us next week for more fun!

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