Good Gym: good deeds on the run

The Good Gym group on their weekly run Credit: ITV News Central

Good Gym runnershave a social conscience, and want to do something positive, while putting in the hours pounding the pavements.

The group meet once a week, and coaches lead members on a run to a pre-determined location to carry out charitable work, before running back to where they started - with a bit of interval training thrown in for good measure.

One week they might be doing some decorating for an elderly person who can't manage it, the next week they might tidy up the section of the canal towpath which they've adopted.

When ITV News joined them, they spent half an hour at a community garden - as at least 20 people were there, that equates to ten hours work.

They have branches across the country and many more in the pipeline. And runners are also encouraged to take on their own solo volunteering, like dropping in on the elderly to help them with household jobs.

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