Group run

We Couldn't See The Mud For The Trees

2 GoodGymers made their way 5.6km to help the Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project in Barnsley.

  • James Smith
  • Kirsty Harding
Wednesday, 29th of March 2023
Led by James Smith

We set off from Glasshouse to meet Tall Peter at Hope House in town, the new base of operations for BCDP. The sun was out for us this evening, running in daylight once again is so nice! No need for head torches and floodlights now, woop woop!

Once at Hope House we found Peter inside getting things ready for us. Our task for the evening was to take 2 bags of 'snap' and hot drinks to an encampment in the woods behind a retail park. The last time we visited here it was dark and it took a concerted effort by the three of us to find the tents; this time it was much easier to locate them. It was still very muddy and slippery up the bank to get to the camp site though. The residents of the wood have even installed a system to be able to safely ascend and descend the slippery slope, there is a length of haulage strapping tied to a tree near the top and draped down the hill to hold on to. Upon reaching the camp we shouted to any occupants that may have been inside, but there was no response. We were going to leave the hot drink and food inside the tent (as Peter would pick up the flask tomorrow) but heard a shout from the top of the hill "are you from Peter?". We confirmed that there were indeed 2 people staying at the camp and so left the 2 bags of food, the flask and cups with the guy to share with his friend. After a little chat, we slid back down the hill and did a lap of the car park to try and locate the other man. It didn't take long, we found him sitting outside a shop and informed him that there was a bag of food and some hot drink waiting for him at his camp.

Our supplies distributed, we headed back to base. On arriving back at Hope House we found Peter, Jack and another gearing up in their fluorescent pink vests to hit the streets. We informed them about who and what we had found, dropped off borrowed gear and picked up our bits we had left there, then went on our merry way to a short fitness session, bidding them adieu for another month.

For the fitness session we needed benches so we traveled to the nearby pocket park behind the sixth form college. Here we did 10 box jumps, 10 tricep dips and 10 press-ups using the fixed seating, and repeated this set again for good measure. Upon completion of the fitness, we then headed down the road to stretch off at Glasshouse.

Report written by James Smith

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James Smith
Led by James Smith

Previously AA of Barnsley GG. I was torn between Barnsley and Sheffield :)

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