Chip Chip Hurray!
18 runners ran 5km to help the Heeley Development Trust in Sheffield.
- Monday, 16th of August 2021
- Led by Tom Mutton
It was great to see such a big crowd out for GG tonight with our biggest number since the lockdown re-start!
Fantastic to see some old faces that haven't been seen in a while as well as some new faces that are becoming more regular, as well as completely new faces such as Lan who joined us on her first GG run and seemed to have a really good time.
We took off in the August sunshine with some loop backs and chats on route to Heeley People's Park where we met fantastic Parky Rob and another 4 GG crew who had already filled the color coded trugs with woodchip in prep for this eve's task.
Rob gave us a good brief and we got straight to it filling trugs to the brim with wonderful woodchip, whilst others grabbed one, sometime two if they were feeling strong trugs and took them up the super steep Sheffield hill to a park path that was in real need of some woodchip loving. Can anyone beat The Trugonator James in the woodchip carry Olympics? I think not. The chips were lovingly spread to ensure full coverage of the path for all to enjoy and mulch down step by step.
Once we were out of time Rob told us more about how our involvement with the park had lead to successful funding bids that have purchased new playground equipment for the park users. FANTASTIC!
Feeling good, we said our goodbyes and headed toward home, before taking a pit stop at the U-Mix park for a quick 4 rounds of APPLES & ORANGES where we split into 2 teams with each having 4 exercises of 30s on the following:
- Straight arm hangs or pull ups
- Step ups or box jumps
- Knee lifts or leg lifts
- Press ups of. varying intensity
After this we headed back to the Showroom to stretch our muscles and stretch our bellies for some with some sizable Showroom portions! More chips please!
Report written by Tom Mutton
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Led by Tom Mutton
Sheffield Trainer. PT, England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness & Tutor.
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