Annie Anthony Mays
62 years old British Asian female who is friendly and outgoing person who loves runnng, gardening, painting, eating out and dancing
FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER
Mike has very generously offered to host the Christmas party at his home this year (in S7 - address will be given on a non-public link).
We’ll be firing up a couple of pizza ovens and providing you with pizzas to cook yourself. Choose your own toppings (also provided) - ranging from traditional to festive (sorry, no pineapple allowed #Italianpizzarulesapply)
There is no cost. All you need to do is bring yourself, something to drink, and perhaps a cake / pud.
There may be shed dancing and table bouldering ….
Please sign up so we know numbers for catering.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Task Force member and all round legend James who was on his 300th good deed! Please give him a massive load of cheers!
After the now customary cloaking ceremony and photo we headed through the warmth of Sheffield train station and up the Steel city steps on route to meet Helen from Norfolk Park Walled Gardens at the top of the park where she gave us a brief of the project, it's links to Heeley City Farm and the task for the eve.
The nights task involved us bagging up as many tonne bags of dried leaves as possible which are going to be stored long term to compost down into material for high quality peat free organic compost to be used in the garden in the future.
We got straight to it, grabbing bags, leaves and rakes and before we knew it we had bagged up 10 big bags of the lovely rustlers!
Once we had brought all the bags back into the walled garden and said our thanks and goodbyes to Helen we headed back down the Steel City Steps and used the Ampitheatre as our fitness playground to get three good rounds of step ups in with three difficulty options:
- Regular step up on your choice of step height
- Regular step up plus a squat down
- Box Jumps on the steps
After three rounds the legs were feeling it and we headed back through the station and back to the Showroom for some food and drinks to finish the evening off.
Until next time, happy running! :)
We will be collecting leaves on site to make leafmould. Fallen leaves in the vicinity of the walled garden need to be raked up and collected into bags then taken to the garden (very close by) & stacked onto an overgrown area ready to be stored for 1 to 3 years to make leafmould which is used to make a seed sowing or potting mix for seedlings & plants.
The impact of our leaf collection will be the provision of a valuable resource for Heeley City Farm's food growing activities. Leaf mould as a growing medium replaces bought in growing media which are costly & not always good quality. The impact will be a saving of funds but also better quality plants which leads to better quality produce for people eat. Furthermore plenty of learning will come from the process of making leafmould into growing media. The bags of leaves are to be stacked over an overgrown area so will also help to suppress weeds which will then allow the area to be turned into a more productive space in 1 to 3 years time.
Please bring your own gloves and headtorch and if you have a GG floodlight, please charge and bring with you. Thanks.
Happy Birthday to us! We turned 5 years old!
This week it was Max's 50th deed so he got the honor of the now customary GG red bow tie (bit easier to run in than the 100 cape!). Congrats Max!
It was great to welcome Ivo (GG's founder) and also Levi Ashton from Sheffield City Council who came to see us in action and think about how we might be able to work together more in the future.
This week we were off to Lynwood Gardens to help Sustrans Simons to clear a connecting path of the National Cycle Network (NCN) that is a key link, helping cyclists to avoid the traffic on Glossop Road.
There was plenty to go at from slippy mud build up to overgrown trees and weeds, sweeping slippery leaves off the path and more. Within our alloted time, the path looked unrecognizable at the end becoming safer, wider and much more usable. Top work team!
On the way back we took in some strategic stairs where we took on the QUAD KILLER, which involved the following:
- x2 sets of 1-2 stair squats
- x2 sets of high knees
- x2 sets of wall sits
After a fantastic effort from all we headed back to base to stretch off and get ready for the birthday celebrations!
We headed to Chakra Lounge for some delicious food where we were all filled to the brim!
BIG THANKS to Celine for fantastic organization and Rachel for making the fantastic GG cake!
Here's to another 5 years!
Lynwood Gardens is a community woodland area at the rear of the Francis Newton pub.
National Cycle Network route 6 (NCN6) passes through and the route is in need of some TLC
We'll be repairing the stone borders, clearing back vegetation and picking up any litter.
Please bring your own gloves and charged head torch and if you have a big GG floodlight, please do charge and bring with you, thanks!
Post Group Run food and drinks to celebrate our birthday! Come along just for the party if you can't make the run.
Chakra Lounge, 5 Fitzalan Square. Indian Fusion menu. 20 guest limit. One small plate and one big plate for £12. BYOB
Menu available at : https://www.thechakralounge.co.uk/ Place your orders by Friday 29th at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14JJfByJCnh2O7sw2HFqMvCpz8S8s4_ociU5Ql4HAxw0/edit?usp=sharing
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.
Annie became a walk leader. Annie led the way for others to get fit by doing good.