With all this lovely weather we have been having it has meant that green growth has been shooting up everywhere! It's fantastic to see but from time to time the hedges around Heeley People's Park need a quick trim to keep things looking prim and proper and providing good open paths for pedestrians passing by. Peter pepper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
14 of us rocked up to help Parky Rob with the task this week. After a brief brief we got straight to it, grabbing loppers and cutting back the overgrowth to fill the provided tonne bags with the cuttings which were then placed in the park for composting. We also had a good sweep of the pavement and the gutter after to clean up after ourselves and leave the paths wider and nice and clear for all users.
After a good lot of cutting, tree and berry identification we popped tools back into the barrows, emptied the final tonne bags and said our farewells to Rob until the next time.
Before people went their separate ways we got some fitness in on the steps with a couple of short 30s bursts of:
- Press Ups (3 options)
- Box jumps or stair sets
Once complete we headed off into the hot summers eve back to the Showroom for some stretching and cooling down.
Until next week, happy running :)
We welcomed some traveling GG members from Leicester in the form of Zachary who was one his first run and Elena. You are both welcome back anytime and hope you enjoyed it!
This week we were back to help out our good pal PARKY ROB who is always so appreciative of the work we do. Unfortunately he had some bad news for us, letting us know that some of the trees in the park were to be chopped down due to Ash die back. Sad times, but necessary to keep the park users safe.
Out task for this week was to cut back three beds that were getting a bit keen with the better weather and encroaching onto the pavement and park a bit too much, so we got straight to it giving them a good haircut.
James proved too strong for the secateurs which were fortunately the only casualty on the night.
Well I avoided the cape as long as I could but MARVELOUS MAX wouldn't let me get away with it. With the 200 milestone reminder it was time to done the silky marvel and embrace the magic. We said our goodbyes to Rob and some of the other runners and headed to the U-Mix center for some DOUBLE TROUBLE, working in pairs and each taking on 4 exercises in total, including:
- Box Jumps
- Step Ups
- Leg Lifts
- Chin Ups
Back at base we stretched off and headed in to sample the extensive new menu The Showroom had to offer.
Until next week, happy running :)
We welcomed 2 new runners along this week. A big GG welcome to:
This week was a new task to help sort clothes at Sanctuary, a charity helping asylum seekers and refugees.
We met Anna who told us about the charity and the task for the eve and we got stuck straight in sorting a load of bags into keep and not keep piles and then categorising even further.
The best find has to go to Rachel and her 'Sequined Fez Helmet'
After the task we took in some of the Sheffield beauty spots with some playground inspired games before heading home to stretch off and take one random mans advice to go for a pint!
Until next week, happy running!
City of Sanctuary Sheffield is an independent charity working in solidarity with people seeking sanctuary in Sheffield.
In 2007, with the support of the City Council, Sheffield became the UK’s first City of Sanctuary for asylum-seekers and refugees—a city that takes pride in the welcome it offers to people in need of safety.
City of Sanctuary Sheffield are building a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
We will be helping to sort through clothes donations to fill clothes bank helping people in crisis.
The clothes store is located in our basement, so this task is suitable for those able to go up and down stairs (two short flights of stairs)
The Sanctuary 37–39 Chapel Walk Sheffield S1 2PD
It was milestone time for Linda who has surpassed 50 good deeds and Ash who has surpassed 200 last night! Huge congrats to you both and thanks for all of your help and contributions to the group!
This week was a new location for us, we headed to meet Sustrans Simon and Yvonne on the 5 Weirs walk, a really beautiful part of the Trans Pennine Trial (TPT) that unfortunately with recent weather has become flooded and loats of debris in the form of sand, wood and litter has left the route in a state of sorry affairs.
We got straight to work, grabbing brushes, snow ploughs, spades and litter pickers to clear the path and make it safe and useable once again. The main part of the task was at a section under a road bridge which was deep in sand. By the time we were done a channel had been created so this was once again useable for all users.
On route back we went back via a beautifully lit section of the 5 Weirs Walk and took in the Spiders bridge for some 'Spider squating' action for tonights fitness session.
Until next week, happy running :)
We will be helping out our good friend Simon Geller; Volunteer Co-ordinator for Sustrans in Sheffield. Simon does a fantastic job co-ordinating volunteers to help upkeep the National Cycle Network (NCN) in and around the city.
We will be help helping out with the huge task of making sure the network is safe to use for all who want to use it for active travel. Expect the following tasks:
- Leaf cleaning
- Litter picking
- Cutting back
Please, please, please in the darker evening bring your own head torch and if you have one, a floodlight as it makes the tasks so much more efficient. In addition, please bring your own gloves so we can get straight to work in an efficient and safe way. Thanks!
Huge congrats to the SENSATIONAL SERGE for his 100th run tonight!
As is now customary Serge donned the 100 GG SHF cape for the eve in celebration of his achievements.
Serge truly is a Power Serge, always supper smiley and putting in a huge energetic effort on all tasks! Thanks and congrats Serge! Here's to the next 100!
It was also the first run for Amanda, who we welcomed to the GG SHF family. Please do click through to support Amanda and we hope you join us again next Amanda.
We were back to our old friend Parky Rob this week at Heeley Peoples Park who had arranged for an incredibly timed load of woodchip to be dumped at the entrance to the park which we got straight to, bucketing, carrying and spreading all over the children's playground to ensure they have fresh, soft chip to play and land on. With all the rain of late the old chip was not looking so chipper and needed freshening up with some fresh hot chip. We were well up for it, needing no motivating to get rotivating, acting as our of Mr/Mrs rotivators!
Once the task was complete we downed tools, said so long to Rob and headed to the U-Mix centre for some fitness which this week involved some paired work with dead arm hangs and/or knee lifts and step ups/box jumps.
Once back we headed into the Showroom for drinks, food and chats.
Until next time, happy running :)