Group run

A 'Rubbish' Night Out, Because We 'Can'

5 runners ran 2.8km to help the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in Barnsley.

  • James Smith
  • Mairead Feeney
  • Sarah
  • Barnsley runner
  • Clair Greenland
Wednesday, 20th of November 2019
Led by Rachael Honeyman

5 runners met up with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust again to take part in a community litter pick.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a local charity working for a county rich in wildlife for everyone. The charity was established in 1946 and is part of The Wildlife Trusts movement. Click here to find out more about their work.

On this group run it was safe to say that the cold weather is definitely starting to be noticed. One of our runners was wearing 2 pairs of leggings, and Lucy from the Trust was wearing a total of 5 coats. It didn't stop regular runner James from turning up in shorts, however.

The group were armed with litter pickers, bin bags, and high vis vests, and set about down the trail at The Fleets Dam. Lucy told us about the different tasks that the Trust have been involved with down there lately, including wading into the pond to cut back reeds (yes, in all weather and temperatures). We also asked her what sort of wildlife is seen in this part of the trail going into the colder time of year, and we learned that there are a lot of bats in the area - the Trust even have a bat detector, which uses special sonography to pick up on the bats' use of echolocation to navigate. Very impressive! 🦇

We chatted about what's been good on telly at the moment, about gyms (and gym car parks), and about member Clair's recent trip to A&E after an incident eating an apple. An apple a day apparently doesn't keep the doctor away! 🍏

With plenty of bags full of rubbish, we finished our loop around the trail and thanked Lucy for meeting up with us again. Another good deed in the bag.

Our next Group Run will be back indoors to finish off a painting task for Age UK Barnsley. Click here to sign up.

Report written by Rachael Honeyman

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Rachael Honeyman

Rachael Honeyman
Trainer for GoodGym Barnsley. Also training as a veterinary nurse. Just trying to balance the miles with the microscopes.

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • James Smith

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