Icey Icey Baby! After a beautiful morning the temps took a dive up north, so we were keen to get going tonight! After a quick count up and group photo we got on our way past the closed footpaths and over obstacles. We even took in some 'suicide sprints' and some extended loops in order to keep us all together on the way there.
Once at the park we met with our mate Parky Rob who gave us the brief for the nights task which was to cut back the hedges on the triangular section of parkland on Midhill Road.
We birfurcated into 3 teams to manage the areas most effectively and got straight to it, cutting back, filling and unloading tonne bags all with happy faces!
Once time was up, we downed tools and headed to the U-Mix centre for a little look at technique.
We took to the sprint track and focused on lifting our heels up into the underneath of our bums to mimic good technique and get some nice kinesthetic feedback to refer us back to in our own future runs. We also got three sets of squat jumps in to get some conditioning and took a little look at good squat technique also.
Once home we stretched off and headed inside for drinks and to find out more about the councils consultation and plans for active leisure - Find out more below:
As the sun rose over Sharrow, 3 sleepy GoodGymers tackled the litter along Washington road and Langdon community garden. (Although Yvonne wasn't so sleepy after a great night's sleep, thanks to accidentally buying an excellent quality pillow!)
Amongst the general waste picked up, were pizza boxes, bread (the pigeons weren't too happy that we discarded their breakfast) and Nitrogen oxygen canisters (Sharrow is party central).
As people went to work and school, it felt like a great way to start the day.
Thank you for helping to shine up Sharrow!
We'll be moving loads of boxes, crates and general stuff from the Regather main building to a storage unit a short distance away. It will be 'crate' fun!!
Risks Task will involve lifting, carrying and putting down objects of various shape, size and weight. Lots of manual handling involved, so make sure your lifting and carrying techniques are good please! If not, let us know and we'll find a none lifting task.
This is a new referrer in a new part of the city, so it would be great to get a good turnout!
We'll be doing garden work in the care home to make it more pleasant for the residents. Tasks may include: staining garden furniture , clearing leaves, weeding, planting - GoodGym staples.
It's a little further out than many of our missions, so if you're not feeling running/cycling all the way:
Bus - 73 leaves Sheffield interchange 10:33, then 0.4 miles run
Train - Train from Sheffield leaves 10:38 to Darnall Station, then 1.2 miles run
Car: I can offer a lift from South Sheffield, but I'll probably take the opportunity to go to Rother Valley Parkrun beforehand!
The next time you see Cat, they might be wearing black instead of red. They've completed 50 good deeds with GoodGym and have earnt their black t-shirt. Give them a nod when you next see them.
What a turn out!
Great to see so many people out at the start of the year.
Big welcome to Rose who came along to her first group run, hope you enjoyed it and will be back for more soon Rose!
Also, big congrats to Curly Cat for reaching her 50th good deed, she had the honor of donning the now customary bow tie that she wore with poise and prestiege.
This weeks task took us through some more urban environments and even past a car crash as we were running (we do like to turn heads). Nice one to Steve and Eugen for being witnesses/peace keepers!
We met with Sustrans Simon at his lock up where the tools we get to use on the regular are stored ready for our and other Sustrans volunteer activities take place. Simon thought it would be a great idea to thank the local community for hosting the tools their by clearing up a bit of the surrounding area. So we got to it, collecting much rubbish and some gems such as a £20 note which will be donated by Simon to Sustrans and also some questionable looking dools - see photos...
We also helped assemble a new bicycle trailer for other Sustrans volunteers to use to help upkeep the network and made a start assembling some storage shelves for the lock up.
After downing tools and thanking Simon we took in Church/Lecture theater to do some paired activity where one person would run around the church whilst the partner got 10 squats in. 2 rounds of this each and we headed home for stretches and drinks at the Showroom.
Until next week, happy running! :)
Steel City Striders are working to working to put on a 10k trail run around once a month. At the moment, they are still trialling new routes. The last one was good, muddy fun. Join us for the next one at Bradway. All miles will contribute to the January challenge, but if you don't feel up to running, you could also sign up to marshal. Stay tuned for sign up details!
GoodGymer Cat has suggested a litter pick starting on the green space on the corner of Washington Road and MacKenzie Street which is near the crossroads with the Nuffield Health Gym in Sharrow.
Come along for a quick pick around that area and up Washington Road and beyond depending on numbers and enthusiasm.
Please bring gloves and bags if you have them.
We welcomed a new GoodGymer Derek along to our early morning litter pick at Mount Pleasant mansion so obviously a good time of day for some of us.
Sunrise was at 8.20am this morning so we met before dawn and had a good pick in the ground of the mansion. The locals were met with various quotes from us including the surprise of finding fish in the long grass (of course they were not alive even though it seemed necessary to mention they were dead at the time).
It was good to clear a popular cut through and it looked much better after 30 minutes.
A few of us then did a lap of the park to warm up and enjoy the crisp morning sunshine. Some of us are doing RED January too so good to have a short run.
Tomorrow sunrise is... 8.19am!! And sunset is one minute later too so lighter days ahead.
Thanks for everyone for coming.