Group run

Picking & Flicking down by the Riverside

13 runners ran 5.1km to help the Litter Pick Chatham Street S3 8FG in Sheffield.

  • Sarah
  • Tom Mutton
  • Rachel
  • Cat
  • Darren Wake
  • Rose D
  • Yvonne R
  • James Nottingham
  • Max
  • Daisy
  • Chris C
  • Catherine Schofield
  • Lan
Monday, 24th of January 2022
Led by Tom Mutton

On a cold and crisp Sheffield eve 13 brave runners headed out to help litter pick on and around Chatham St down by the Riverside pub (good pub).

Even before arriving we could see in the distance, up the hill a waving litter bag which was held by MARVELOUS MARTIN and COURTEOUS KAREN, who welcomed us and gave us our instructions for the eve which was to litter pick around a triangular area and then head up ROCK St to clear as much as we could up there.

We grabbed pickers and bags and got to rocking and rolling, moving and shaking, picking and flicking!

Amongst the usual items, we also found some choice items, including:

  • An unopened can of Irn Bru
  • A rusty saw
  • A kitchen knife
  • A broken bike lock
  • Various items of clothes (enough to make an art piece out of)
  • A water pistol
  • Parts of a car

Once we had done what we could in the time we had, we headed back to where we started to leave a number of brimming bags, ready for the council to collect. We said our goodbyes to the team and headed in the direction of home.

On route back we stopped by some lovely lit blocks for a bit of a fitness Bloc Party! We got paired up and whilst one person sprinted around the outside of the blocks, their partner completed a block based exercise and then we switched. This week we focused on:

  • Step Ups/Box Jumps
  • Squat Jumps
  • Press Ups

Once back we got stretched off and headed into The Showroom for some refreshments.

Until next time, happy running :)

Report written by Tom Mutton

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Tom Mutton
Led by Tom Mutton

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

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