Group Fitness Activities
The British Heart Foundation Hillsborough requested a leafletting in the area near their shop (precise area could be provided later). Welcome if you only want to leaflet, or if you want to do more, we are planning to volunteer in Hillsborough junior parkrun prior and have lunch in a café after the leafleting.
Clearing work on the Chapeltown Greenway. Some litterpicking but mostly vegetation management.
We'll be arranging a run and a cycle ride to get there depending on who signs up, nearer the time. Details below. It'll follow the Five Weirs Way. Just under 10km.
We'll be encouraging active travel but there are buses, trains and trams to Meadowhall to avoid driving if possible (car share ok).
Meet Sheffield train station at 9.45am to run there. Train back.
Meet Sheffield train station at 10.15am to cycle there. Train back with bikes or cycle back.
10.45am. Takes 5 minutes. And regular trains after that if you're a bit later.
Or make own way and meet at 11am.
There is a GG mission at Graves Park Run that morning so just about possible with the correct selection of role at Graves :)
An extra parkrun volunteering session for January!
If you fancy helping out at Graves on the 22nd sign up here and drop an email to Graves parkrun including your name , barcode number, preferred role and mention it's for the 22nd Jan!
See you there
Take the chance to get out for half an hour at lunchtime (if you can) and do a spot of plogging. I've chosen this location in direct response to a request for help on Sheffield Litter Pickers. Apparently the trees behind the garages/WMC is a party zone and there is quite the collection of vodka bottles!
Bring a picker and/or gloves. I'll bring the bin bags!
NB I'm actually quite flexible with days/times Tues/Weds/Thurs, so can reschedule if more people will be free
This week we will be helping Rob the Parky make Midhill and Myrtle border nice and tidy!
Rob will be on site to meet us at S2 3HF
Back again for a Group Run! This task will be at Locke Park: Helping the Friends of Locke Park to maintain a lovely green space. Weeding, sweeping, planting, trimming - you name it, we do it. Task will be decided on the day but will be suitable for all abilities 🌳 🌻 🌱 🌷 🌿
Meet outside Glasshouse to run up to the park together. There will be an incline and the run will be about 15 minutes.
Please bring your own gloves. Click here to familiarise yourself with the latest GoodGym guidance.
6 intrepid Goodgymmers turned out on this cold and wintry morning to join a healthy number of Friends of Parkwood Springs (Charly and Rachel having braved the ice at Hillsborough Parkrun beforehand). As well as lots of friendly faces, we were greeted by atmospheric fog, frost and the sound of bell-ringing from the cathedral across the valley.
Today's task was simple. We headed to a lowland area of Heather, which is rare in such an urban environment. We were to remove anything that wasn't heather (I'm happy with anything that doesn't need me to be an expert at plant identification!). The main culprit was birch, which had grown prolifically and 1-2m high in only a year or so. We also stripped gorse, broom and brambles until the area looked a lot more open and the heather now has a chance to thrive.