Alex has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.
On another beautiful sunny Sheffield afternoon we met outside The Showroom Cinema and got ready for the off. Our new friend Mohammed jumped in for the group photo before we headed off toward Ship Shape with James as our trusty back marker.
On arrival, unfortunately there wasn't anyone around to greet us and provide us with tools so we had to think on our feet. We did what we could with what we had and got litter picking and weeding what we were certain were weeds! Despite trying Regather down the road to see if there was anything we could do for them quickly it wasn't a goer so we did what we could at Ship Shape, had some excellent photos at the front door and then headed to the U-Mix center for an extended fitness session.
This weeks fitness session involved some paired work with one partner on the the planters doing step up's, step up's squat downs or box jumps, whilst the others did a lap of the area.
Next up we headed down to the climbing frame and again did a couple of paired rounds of dead arm hangs, knee lifts or leg lifts whilst partners did their choice of press ups, using the concrete steps to increase/decrease intensity.
Following a fantastic fitness session we headed home for stretching and refreshments at the Showroom. Hopefully we will be back at Ship Shape again in the future.
We will be helping this fantastic community centre with litter picking at the front of the centre, and with tidying the 2 garden beds at the front of the centre as well.
Please bring gloves with you. Thanks
So great to start to see some of the old GG faces coming back to group runs and numbers becoming more consistent, long may it continue. We gathered outside The Showroom and headed out to meet MARVELLOUS MARIA at Common Lane Community Garden.
On arrival Maria gave us a marvellous brief on the tasks that needing doing on the Community Garden site and around the Community Centre which included:
- Weeding all around the centre and some of the beds
- Repairing the compost heap with new (old) pallets
- Litter picking around the site
We got straight to it, quickly splitting into groups and getting straight on task.
Becky & Lan got down to earth, weeding a corner bed.
Ash kept a level headed repairing the compost heap with Racheal and Abi.
Once time was upon us and we’d downed tools, we went from pallets to planks with a good three rounds of ‘plank and go’ where we paired up heel to heel in the plank position and took turns in our pairs to do sprint laps around the 9 ladies style stone circle before swapping with our partner.
We had a steady jog back with a small STARVA sprint section at the end for those that fancied a challenge and then stretched off before heading inside for some refreshments from The Showroom.
We will be taking on gardening and site maintenance tasks around the Common Ground site:
Machon bank Netheredge Sheffield S7 1GR
This includes emptying compost bins and redistributing the lovely compost to the raised beds, weeding and litter picking to keep the site looking great.
If you have your own gloves and litter pickers, please do bring with you on the night.
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!
We will be meeting our good mate Rob the Parky to help him prep the park for the upcoming Handlebards performances that have not been able to be held in the park for over 2 years!
We will be helping to prep for the play with general tidying, gardening, woodchipping etc.
Please do bring your own gardening gloves.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
On the 17th Aug Heeley People's Park will be hosting 'The Scottish Play'.
The performance is a Pay What You Can performance, un-ticketed with admission on a first-come first-served basis. Donations will be accepted on the evening of the show.
Join The HandleBards all-female troupe at Heeley People’s Park for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Forget the tears and tragedy – this is a frantic, delirious, full-of-beans show like you’ve never seen before. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather! Notes on Performance Doors open at 6pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome. In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.
This week we headed uphill into the rain to meet Iren of the Gleadless Valley Litter Pickers.
Irene met us with pickers, gloves and bags in hand and even a dustpan and brush and walked us to a particularly littered alleyway.
We got straight to work filling bags, sweeping up shards and grabbing fly tipped items.
We came across paint, cans, cigarette buts, the usual suspects. There was plenty to go out.
After collecting the bags together we left them ready for collection and said our goodbyes to Irene.
We'll be meeting the lovely Iren of Gleadless Valley Litter Pickers to pick the area around Gleadless Road near the medical centre.
If you have gloves, bags and pickers. Please bring them with you.
Huge congrats to @Tim on his 100th run! Check the photos for Tims honorary GG bear photo, courtesy of @Rachael.
Tonight we headed up to help @Craig with the upkeep of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.
We got a great brief from @Craig who told us the tasks for the eve:
- Litter picking
- Chopping back overgrowth
- Sweeping back glass
After all the work was done we did some Olympic themed clean and jerks with gardening equipment for our fitness session before heading home.