Catherine Schofield

Sheffield

12Good deeds

12runs

21cheers

Catherine Schofield went on a group run
Group run
Sheffield

Picking & Flicking down by the Riverside

Mon 24 Jan
Report written by Tom Mutton

On a cold and crisp Sheffield eve 13 brave runners headed out to help litter pick on and around Chatham St down by the Riverside pub (good pub).

Even before arriving we could see in the distance, up the hill a waving litter bag which was held by MARVELOUS MARTIN and COURTEOUS KAREN, who welcomed us and gave us our instructions for the eve which was to litter pick around a triangular area and then head up ROCK St to clear as much as we could up there.

We grabbed pickers and bags and got to rocking and rolling, moving and shaking, picking and flicking!

Amongst the usual items, we also found some choice items, including:

  • An unopened can of Irn Bru
  • A rusty saw
  • A kitchen knife
  • A broken bike lock
  • Various items of clothes (enough to make an art piece out of)
  • A water pistol
  • Parts of a car

Once we had done what we could in the time we had, we headed back to where we started to leave a number of brimming bags, ready for the council to collect. We said our goodbyes to the team and headed in the direction of home.

On route back we stopped by some lovely lit blocks for a bit of a fitness Bloc Party! We got paired up and whilst one person sprinted around the outside of the blocks, their partner completed a block based exercise and then we switched. This week we focused on:

  • Step Ups/Box Jumps
  • Squat Jumps
  • Press Ups

Once back we got stretched off and headed into The Showroom for some refreshments.

Until next time, happy running :)

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Catherine Schofield signed up to a group run
Group run
Sheffield

Litter Pick of Chatham Street and Pitsmoor Road

Mon 24 Jan 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Encourages socialising, positive attitudes and lifts people's spirits.
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Catherine Schofield went on a group run
Group run
Sheffield

Branching Out to Heeley

Mon 17 Jan
Report written by Tom Mutton

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:

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place/sport-leisure-strategy-consultation

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Catherine Schofield signed up to a group run
Group run
Sheffield

Heeley People's Park: Midhill Management

Mon 17 Jan 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Will help keep the paths clear for pedestrians and the park looking tidy

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

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Catherine Schofield has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 10 Jan 2022

Catherine has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Catherine Schofield went on a group run
Group run
Sheffield

Lock Up, Lock Down, Round & Round

Mon 10 Jan
Report written by Tom Mutton

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! :)

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Catherine Schofield signed up to a group run
Group run
Sheffield

Clearing the Brambles on Bramwell

Mon 10 Jan 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Creating a better environment for Active Travel

Bramwell St is where the lockup is where SUSTRANS keep their tools. As a thanks to the local community for hosting them there and to the council for providing the lockup, we will be doing a clean-up around the area to ensure relationships are kept well and SUSTRANS still have a good place to store all of their tools that we use regularly in the city. Thanks!

We will be running to:

Unit 108 Bramwell St S3 7PA

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Catherine Schofield went on a group run
Group run
Sheffield

Chipping in to spread the good word

Mon 22 Nov
Report written by Tom Mutton

Brrrrrrrrrrilliant to see a new face coming along to tonights run.

Please welcome, cheer and support James who has moved up to the Steel city from Brent.

On a rather chilly eve we headed up to help our good friend Rob the parky from Heeley People's Park to help him with the final layers of wood chip spreading and turning on the children's playground. This task does need doing regularly to keep the playground at it's best and safe for the users of the equipment. It's a huge job for Rob to do on his tod so we chipped and helped with the efforts.

Rob brilliantly laid out the GG red buckets for us and got us straight onto task with some filling barrows and buckets whilst others carried the chip up the hill to the playground where others were spreading and turning. It was a well oiled machine by the end of the task with all components working well together with regular changes to keep people warm and occupied.

After a good session we made a huge dent in the wood chip pile and Rob was very appreciative, as were we of his fantastic Movember mustache (keep it Rob, keep it!).

Once we had left tools tidy for Rob we said ta-ra and headed over to the U-Mix center for some fun fitness. This week we had x4 30s rounds of:

Hanging knee or leg lifts Step up'd or box jumps

Once back we stretched off to relieve our achy muscles whilst others nearby relieved themselves in other ways. Once cooled downed we headed into the Showroom for chats, drinks, food and discovered each others nicknames. Always a dangerous but interesting one...

Until next time, happy running! :)

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Catherine Schofield signed up to a group run
Group run
Sheffield

Heeley People's Park - Wood chipping the playground safety surface

Mon 22 Nov 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Brings the new playground safety surface back to it best

We will be adding woodchip to the playground safety service to bring it back to it's best and make the park safe and useable for all visitors.

Please bring your own gloves and head torch to the run and if you have a GG portable outdoor light, please could you charge and bring with you. Thanks.

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Catherine Schofield went on a party
Party
Sheffield

Happy 5th Birthday GG Sheffield!

Mon 1 Nov
Report written by Rachel

5 years, 7012 good deeds, 154 missions, 540 group runs, 997 coach visits. Worth a celebration!

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