The Shed, The Compost Bin and the plethora of brushes

12 Goodgymers helped their local community in Bristol
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Tuesday 24th October 2023

Report written by Melanie Young (she/her)

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It was a warmer but not quite dry evening that greeted GoodGym Bristol on an evening when the walkers outnumbered the runners, who ran around the top of the harbour as Vauxhall Bridge is the latest to close for repairs with Sarah setting the pace. The walkers stuck with the short route over the re-opened Gaol Ferry Bridge and managed a lot of chat on the way, including finding out facts about Arron on his first group run and catching up with Katie who was back for her first group run on a while. Welcome!

Hugh has moved on from BS3 Community but the playground/outdoor space still needs looking after so we were met by Kay on reception duties and shown The Shed, The Compost Bin and the plethora of brushes for the task. A lack of hand tools was more than overcome with the discovery of a huge pick axe with a tiny pointy bit to get into the edges that needed weeding.

David Head was most chivalrous in lighting Sarah's way up to the compost bin with his Head torch (get it?), marginally less so on her way down. Having emptied the last bin of leaves and pick-axed weeds from the playground edges, there was a bit of time for football skills and a quick ride for those GoodGymmers with less-long legs - go Alexis!

Well done everyone - Kay was really impressed (although it was dark...) and Frances may have found a removal company for her imminent house move.

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BS3 Community - Southville Centre
Providing a community space for the BS3 Community
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Katie Thomas
Richard Breakspear
Ed Newman
Jason Thorne
Alexis Wiseman
Melanie Young
David Head
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Bristol runner

Wed 25th Oct 2023 at 9:10pm

Head torch!

Alexis Wiseman

Wed 25th Oct 2023 at 10:22pm

Great report, I had signed up to write this report, so thanks for doing it, you have done a much better job than I would have done :)

Jason Thorne

Wed 25th Oct 2023 at 10:31pm

Lexi, how long did it take you to cycle home?!

David Head

Thu 26th Oct 2023 at 7:00am

🤣 fun evening thank you

Alexis Wiseman

Sat 28th Oct 2023 at 5:26pm

Jason, I am still going....

Jason Thorne

Sat 28th Oct 2023 at 9:21pm

Ha ha!