We'll be meeting with Rob at the Playground to get briefed and tooled up before tackling the overgrown hazel and other foliage on Well Rd.
Please bring your own gloves and head torch and if you have a GG floodlight, please charge and bring with you, thanks!
The GG Army assembled at our home of The Showroom Cinema and headed up to our local branch of The Salvation Army on Duke Street to help give the rear of the building a fresh lick of paint to make it more presentable to the local community and users of the center.
We met with the lovely Abigail on site who told us a bit more about the charity and the evenings task.
There were some interesting words on the rear of the building which needed painting over and we were happy to oblige.
It was a two tone job with a lovely red for the brickwork and a beautiful beige for the pebble dash areas.
We got the majority of the rear of the building complete and brought the equipment back in for Abigail before getting cleaned up and saying our goodbyes to Abigail.
We headed downhill to the nearby lit Park Hill for some fitness fun with a fitness inspired game of 'duck, duck, goose' before heading back to the Showroom for stretches and drinks.
Until next time, happy running! :)
We will be painting the external walls of the building, so please don't wear your GUUCCI gear, expect some splatters of paint and remember a GG T-Shirt isn't real until it has paint splatters on it!
Please bring your own gloves.
13 runners ran 2km to clear the cycle path for Sustrans
A bundle of GoodGym runners gathered at the Showroom Cinema last night to enjoy the last of the summer sun and do some good for our friends at Sustrans.
An easy 1km down to the Old Durham Ox pub where we met Craig who was ready and waiting with tools galore. The task? To litter pick and clear the cycle path in that area to make it safer and easier to use. Sustrans is a charity GoodGym Sheffield works with a lot, with the mission to make it easier for people to walk and cycle all over the country. More movement and less cars is better for the planet and better for our health so it's a win win!
Three groups set to work litter picking, lopping and digging back. We ended up with 9 bags of rubbish cleared and Craig was delighted with the difference. According to Craig, last time that area was cleared a lot of needles were found but this time there were none. Hopefully, this means that they're now being properly disposed of either by a cleaning crew or by users, so that's progress!
40 minutes later, with the path looking much more inviting, we gathered for a photo and after many attempts trying to use the 'wide selfie' function on my new phone (massive fail) we thanked Craig and headed off to the Park Hill flats...
... for some hill sprints! Team GoodGym had six minutes to complete as many hill sprints as possible, with squat jumps and balancing thrown in for good measure. We headed back under pink skies for a cool down and stretch at the Showroom.
Keen for more GoodGym? There's a group session happening at Parkwood Forest Garden on Saturday morning 09.55 - 12.30. There are only four places left so sign up to see and work in this beautiful space.
Thanks for a great run! Hope to see you soon :)
Keep running happy,
We will be heading to The Durham Ox pub (closed unfortunately) to help SUSTRANS SIMON with the vegetation management and general sprucing up of the network around this area.
Please bring gloves with you. Thanks
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.
On a brisk and bright summer morning, 3 GoodGymers and some other friends gathered near Crookes Valley Park at Beanies to do a Crookes Valley pick!
After a good session of picking around many roads in the Crookesmoor vicinity, we headed to the lake at CVP, picking on the way. When we arrived we emptied our bags into the bins. Swim maestro Andrew gave James a succinct masterclass on the nuances of the frontcrawl stroke (and some cake) before trying it out in the nearby lake (not pond!). It's been about 24 years, so James was a little rusty.
Join the Crookesmoor Community Forum's monthly litterpick.
Meet in Beanies car park at 10.30 am. Picks and bags provided.
The locations proximity to a lake lends itself to post activity cooling off too!