Ahindra is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
This week as if with myself being one Yorkshireman wasn't enough, we had another, yes it was fantastic to meet Michael from GG York enjoy the Brum canals with us.
Tonight's task was to firstly spot the Sustrans National Cycle network signs and secondly clean them. We headed off along the canal all the way to Spaghetti junction, meeting our walking group of Amy, Melanie and Nadia at Aston Lock. They walked North to clean some signs and we ran further to clean the signs up towards Spaghetti. This week's pun came from Jamila, we did have one from Matt, but on running back i've forgot what it was! Anyway i'm sure it's a popular pun for Ace of Base fans!
Once reaching Spaghetti we saw the most amazing sunset, I just had to take a picture! Then the group headed back with Balal, literally running into the sunset! That was a good 10km covered in total, so well done team :)
We will be running along the canal beyond Aston Lock towards Spaghetti junction where we will be locating and cleaning the Sustran blue bike signs.
Please bring a cloth if possible and if anybody has a cleaning spray we can use that’ll be great.
Please bring a head torch as it may get a little dark on the way back.
If you would like to just join us for the task please meet us underneath Aston Railway station at 7pm :)
Well tonight was certainly a rather warm evening for GoodGym Brum, so it was great to have a gardening task!
It was lovely to meet Yvette for her first GG group run, I don't think you could have picked a better evening, that's for sure!
We met Josie, from the JQ Trust and headed to the cemetry. Our job was to chop down some buddleia which apparently is loved by butterfly's, but not very good for them! Hence why we became butterfly Personal Trainers for the night. In small groups the buddleia was chopped down, then dragged to a pile (see picture with the group in front of a pile of it). Once done the walking group headed back with Josie and the runners got running!
Liam led the group on a 4k run taking in the Soho Loop, continuing to Brindley Place, then back to 1000 Trades. Done for another week and everyone certainly deserved a cold drink of some description.
We will be meeting Josie from the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust at 6pm, before walking around 300m to the cemmetry were we will be doing some gardening, finishing around 6.45pm, after this we will be going for a run of around 5k.
The run is optional without us having to run too and from the task therfore if you don't want to do the run please feel free to come along :)
Tonight it was great to welcome Molly to GG Brum for the first time.
Ben did the back marker job, walking to the task with Nadia and Mel also met us on the Soho Loop.
Yep tonight we went to a different part of the canal, the Soho Loop, hence the pun. On reaching our destination, first we managed to save an exhausted bee, from being squashed on the path! Yep he happily got on my yellow litter pick and got put back amongst the flowers, do good number 1 of the evening :)
We then headed onto the loop, meeting Mel. We found a particularly problematic spot which will filled our bags with.
Once done we did some hill training, yep 4 tough minutes, followed by a 1 minute rest, then another 3 minutes! Pretty tough, the bridges being fantastic for this, run up hard, across the top hard, then easy back down. Everyone put a top shift in.
Once done it was a steady run or walk back to 1000 Trades on what was a fabulous, sunny evening.
We will be back on our adopted canal towpath were we will be picking some litter from a particularly troublesome spot.
After we will be doing some interval training.
Please bring a bin bag and gloves.
Remember nobody is left behind, and you can also walk to this task.
We helped out Josie at the Jewellery Quarter Cemetery. The task being to litter pick and then fill a bag with wet leaves scooped up with our plastic 'jazz hands'. It was great to have Ahindra join us for his second mission.
More missions in the JQ, will be coming soon, watch this space.
We will be meeting Josie, from the JQDT outside 1000 Trades, were we will spend an hour around the local cemetery, litter picking and gardening.
Ahindra completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Ahindra was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.