11 Month Streak
Sat 2nd Dec at 1:45pm
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Mon 27th Nov at 6:30pm
GoodGym Bath made another trip to St John's court to help put up their Chrimbo deckies.
This has become an annual outing for us over the past few years, and once again we decked out 3 rooms to help brighten the place for the festive period.
In total we erected 3 Christmas trees, loads of dangly thingies, and about a million* lights. Lovely.
* actual figure may vary
Mon 27th Nov at 6:30pm
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Sat 14th Oct at 10:30am
I managed to pack in most of my favourite things about GoodGym on this lovely autumnal morning at Bath City Farm.
First up, for the group run part of the mission I met up with Sallyann, who's a stalwart of GoodGym Liverpool, but is visiting Bath for the weekend. Not least to run in tomorrow's Bath Half, but also taking the time to do the Goodgym tourism thing.
If you've never tried it I can highly recommend seeking out GoodGyms in other areas when you're passing through. You'll start to build a network of lovely friends all over the country.
Another thing I love is when you get to know a place and get to see the results of your previous efforts later on down the line. Such as the pigs enjoying their new habitat .
And the orchard continuing to do its thing.
But of course the best thing about Bath City Farm is getting to hang out with their livestock. Which hot-off-the-press, now includes a trio of alpacas - Machu, Picchu and Paddington 😍
Sat 14th Oct at 3:36pm
Thanks for the welcome
Sat 14th Oct at 3:38pm
It was a lovely task what a great location I was concerned that me being clumsy barrowing manure down the steep slopes could have ended up a bit of a mess but fortunately I didn't disgrace myself. Thanks for having me.
Sat 14th Oct at 3:43pm
Come back any time 😀
Sat 14th Oct at 3:52pm
You may regret that :)
Mon 16th Oct at 9:00pm
Sallyann, we would have paid to see that!!
Tue 17th Oct at 8:08am
Lovely to meet you Sallyann, I had the same fears on that slope!
Wed 18th Oct at 2:40pm
Lovely to meet youTanya you kept your cool on that slope
Thu 19th Oct at 7:18pm
Such a good PUN, I'm gonna have to set up a visit to Bath soon from the Cardiff side.
Sun 3rd Sep at 8:25am
Fluorescent vest, check. Whistle (in case of disaster), check. Laminated instructions, check. Giant foam hand, check. Bubbles, optional. Enthusiasm, bucketloads.
Yes, GoodGym was back at the Odd Down Cycle Circuit helping out at the weekly junior parkrun for children aged four to 14.
The six of us had a special task of leading the warm-up for those taking part and their parents. And no matter how high the team jumped, kicked or bent in strange directions, the audience followed with gusto.
The sun also did its bit at warming us up, which was a welcome change.
Then, armed with our foam hands, we took our positions on the course, ready to hi-five the pint-sized athletes as they aimed to run the 2km the fastest possible.
"Great job", "Fabulous", "Brilliant", "Fantastic!", "You're amazing!", "Yayyyy!". Just some of the encouragement we gave to the parkrunners (and occasional parent) as they passed by. We meant every word. It's fantastic to see these young people show up on a Sunday morning and give their all.
You can see their sense of achievement on their faces.
69 children completed the course - that was a lot of GoodGym hi-fives.
The fastest did it in 8.05 minutes - though it is clear that everyone is a winner in the fun and friendly atmosphere.
Hi-fives also to the GoodGym team who ran to and from the sports ground - quite a challenge in itself.