GoodGym is launching in Swindon this August
We're launching in our 45th area with support from Swindon Borough Council
July 05, 2018
It will be the 45th GoodGym area in the UK. Our first ever group run session will be on Tuesday 7th August.
GoodGym Slough will be led by local trainer Emma Sperring. Each week she’ll be leading a group of runners on a short run before stopping off to support a community organisation with a physical task like planting trees, shifting earth, or clearing derelict land.
For our first run, we’re running to Temple Wood to help out local charity the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust. We'll be clearing rubbish and brambles to make space for a new walking trail and bridge in the pocket park which they are developing so that the community has access to a green, natural space in an urban area.
In addition to the weekly group run organised by Emma, GoodGym runners can also choose to be paired with an isolated older person and commit to a weekly social visit, or to help with one-off household tasks. The GoodGym befriending scheme has been proven to reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing.
GoodGym Swindon has been made possible thanks to our partnership with Swindon Borough Council.
Find out more about GoodGym Swindon
- GoodGym Swindon launches on Tuesday 7th August. Sign-up here to run with us at the launch event. Everyone is welcome.
- The launch event will begin at 6.00pm. The start location is: Oasis Leisure Centre Swindon, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1EP
- GoodGym Swindon will meet every Tuesday at 6:00pm at Oasis Leisure Centre Swindon.
- Find out more here about how you can run to visit an isolated older person in Swindon.