Brushing Up On Our Picking Up Skills
19 runners ran 4.1km to help the Sustrans Rangers Sheffield in Sheffield.
- Monday, 7th of February 2022
- Led by Tom Mutton
First off big props have to go to Kat for this reports incredible Run Report title! Great work Kat!
This week saw the welcome return of Tom of Tom & Annie fame who after a move and a marriage came back and we welcomed him with open arms.
We also saw first time GG runner Keira introduced to the group via Rachel. A big welcome to Keira and we hope we see you again soon!
This week we were back off to the good ol Durham Ox to meet with SUSTRANS volunteer and all round great guy Craig Malkin who does a huge amount for cycling in the city including his volunteering with Sustrans. Craig was super organized with all tools laid out perfectly for us to see and gave a really good, to the point brief so we could get straight to it. Most of us stayed near the Ox and got to litter picking, sweeping the path clear, collecting up leaves and looping back overgrowth.
A secondary, small team of us headed to the underpass near by to do a quick clear of the drains to ensure the cycle path doesn't ice over in the winter from the draining water nearby. We also did a quick litter pick, glass clear and some lopping and chopping, hip hopping and body dropping.
After a good session polishing the ox we popped tools down and headed for home via the Ponds Forge steps for a quick 1-2-squat for a couple of rounds. Next up came the Beatles lunge across the Zebra crossings at the bus station (poor bus driver) and finally we got a hill sprint in up Howard street which is a known Strava segment that is always too busy to have a crack at in the day.
After stretching off we headed inside for some drinks and cheeky child's portions of veg chili (you know who you are).
Until next week, happy running! :)
Report written by Tom Mutton
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Led by Tom Mutton
Sheffield Area Activator. PT, England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness & Tutor.
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