Mon 21st Mar 2022 at 6:30pm
We welcomed new runner Tom to the GG fold before heading off in the direction of old friends Heeley Peoples Park to meet with Rob the Parky to get our brief for the evening.
This week we were helping to prep the top field for an open air screening of Romeo & Juliet which will be powered by pedal power. Some of us will be up there on the night helping to keep the lights on!
The task was twofold:
1: Edgy characters Caroline and Chris were cutting in the edges to make it look prim, proper and stop the grass encroaching onto the path.
2: The rest of us lined up CSI style with forks in hand to 'fork and wriggle' in order to help air out the grass and soil and prep it for sanding once the rain comes to improve the grounds condition.
Fortunately no body parts were found. We downed tools and said our goodbyes to Rob before heading back to base for stretching off and heading in to The Showroom for food and drink. Lovely stuff.
Until next time, happy running :)
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Caroline Thomas completed their first run in a new area.
Curious? Caroline has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Caroline is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy
Mon 2nd Sep 2019 at 6:30pm
26 runners joined us this week for another session with Sustrans to help clear some of the city's cycle paths.
We had three four runners join us for the first time, Callum, Kate, David and Linda, we hope to see you all again soon!
Everything seemed a little bit the wrong way round on our way to the task, back markers at the front, intervals in the opposite direction to where we were going etc, but the group stuck together nicely and we all arrived together, with some of the more speedy members of the pack having covered and extra bit of ground.
Sustrans Simon was on hand to show us what needed our attention, the Virgin Cycle path, the Round Sheffield Run link section and the Road to Nowhere, we split into three teams and began work. The overgrown vegetation and litter were no match for the teams and the full width of several sections of the path soon became evident.
Once we were finished Simon said thanks, and mentioned that the local business owner had popped by to say thank you too. There were several cyclist and runners using the paths who also expressed their appreciation.
We headed back to base, picking up a couple of Strava segments on the way and stopped off just by the Showroom for a combined fitness and stretch session led by Sarah, a great way to finish off the run and make sure we're ready for the next one...
Saturday 18th June 2016
Caroline Thomas has done their first good deed with GoodGym.
Caroline is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Sat 18th Jun 2016 at 9:00am
This was a special saturday ride instead of a run. And it was glorious.
We met at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning, well 9am but it felt pretty early to me. After a quick bike check and intro we saddled up and mosied on out.
We followed route 3 via Victoria Park, the Whitchurch Way and then out through the lanes to Chew Magna. A beautiful ride through the avon countryside. Thanks to Matt for back marking and making double trips up the hills.
At the farm we split into 2 groups, 1 clearing the new packing shed and 1 planting a whole field of leeks. Midway through the day we stopped for some delicious soup and salad, plus brownies thanks to Nicole. Fully fueled we got stuck back into the task, completing the leeks and finding enough time to plant hundreds of lettuce. The packing shed team had a great time assembling shelves.
After the days farming was done we got back on our bikes and headed back. Despite one minor wrong turn up a massive hill and couple of mechanicals on the way we cruised back into Bristol in one piece. Hundreds of leeks but no punctures! All in all, an awesome day out. We'll be back!