Group run

Cutting our node off to spite our face!

14 runners ran 5.8km to help the Heeley Development Trust in Sheffield.

  • Tim Gait
  • Tom Mutton
  • Sheffield runner
  • Ash Simmons
  • Rachel Ripley
  • James Smith
  • Sergiu Radu
  • Chris
  • Andrew Waters
  • Eugene Chang
  • Cat
  • Max
  • Natalie G
  • Chris C
Monday, 27th of September 2021
Led by Tom Mutton

The nights sure are drawing in and despite lovely sunny eve's when we meet the light is short lived and it's getting to the stage when it is nearing dark when we arrive at our tasks. I actually really like this time of year, when you look back and you can see a long line of head torches dancing up and down and you get that feeling of 'bonus points' when your out running and helping the community in the dark when others are sat at home.

Anyways.... Good thing we've got the GG flood lights on hand to light up the areas we are working on. Thanks to all that have dusted them off from the backs of cupboards etc or even brought their own down, it really does make the eve tasks so much easier and safer, thanks again!

This week we were back to our old friend Parky Rob at Heeley People's Park (HPP) where they have had some comments about overgrowth on some of the pavements of Well Road...

Well, well, well, we can't have that can we. Enter GOOD GYM!

We got tooled up with loopers, saws, seceteurs and ton bags and got to it, cutting back as much as we could to make the pavements of Well Road look spic and span!

Talk within the group varied from the high brow pun generation (credit for the run title) and large stick sawing from James to the cultural impact of the Spice Girls on future generations from Cat, to the degredation of the stadardisation of the size of Twiglets from Ash. We are nothing but varied in our chats at GG!

We filled 3 of the massive ton bags and composted the cuttings before downing tools and heading back to the U-Mix center for some fun fitness, with a split set of upper and lower body exercises using the big steps to vary intensity and effort.

On return to The Showroom, we stretched off and made our orders which included some very impressive orders where Racheal 'risked it for the brisket' and shared some lovely fruity cake!

Report written by Tom Mutton

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Rachel Ripley
Rachel Ripley
Tuesday September 28th, 2021 15:04

One of the residents who lived opposite came out to say thank you and donated £10 to the park too ☺️

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Tom Mutton
Led by Tom Mutton

Sheffield Trainer. PT, England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness & Tutor.

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    • Rachel Ripley

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