Claudia Walters

Sheffield

4Good deeds

4runs

5cheers

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Heeley People's Park

Mon 9 Sep 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Helping the largest community owned park in the country!

Heeley Peoples Park is the largest community owned park in the country!

It has roughly 3.5 hectares of meadowland, birch, fruit trees, play space and bike tracks.

It is a lot of space to maintain which means having volunteers is crucial to the upkeep of our beautiful park.

HPP need our help!!!

We will be weeding, lifting, digging, raking, pruning, mulching and helping spread the word.

Tools and any other equipment needed for the task will be provided, however if you have some gardening gloves it would be great if you could bring them along.

Whether it’s running wheel barrows around the park, weeding flower beds or pruning bushes on the path you will always be busy.

If the task is likely to be a dark one, please bring a head torch. Thanks.

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Highly Functioning Cyclepaths

Mon 2 Sep
Report written by Stephen Gilmer

26 runners joined us this week for another session with Sustrans to help clear some of the city's cycle paths.

We had three four runners join us for the first time, Callum, Kate, David and Linda, we hope to see you all again soon!

Everything seemed a little bit the wrong way round on our way to the task, back markers at the front, intervals in the opposite direction to where we were going etc, but the group stuck together nicely and we all arrived together, with some of the more speedy members of the pack having covered and extra bit of ground.

Sustrans Simon was on hand to show us what needed our attention, the Virgin Cycle path, the Round Sheffield Run link section and the Road to Nowhere, we split into three teams and began work. The overgrown vegetation and litter were no match for the teams and the full width of several sections of the path soon became evident.

Once we were finished Simon said thanks, and mentioned that the local business owner had popped by to say thank you too. There were several cyclist and runners using the paths who also expressed their appreciation.

We headed back to base, picking up a couple of Strava segments on the way and stopped off just by the Showroom for a combined fitness and stretch session led by Sarah, a great way to finish off the run and make sure we're ready for the next one...

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Delivering leaflets in a Roundabout sort of way

Mon 26 Aug
Report written by Tom Mutton

With a bit more of a streamlined team this week due to the sunshine and the Bank Hol weekend we were down on numbers but not on enthusiasm and energy!

We welcomed new runner Rebecca Croft along who came on her first run, give her a CHEER!

This weeks task was with a new charity called Roundabout. Roundabout is Sheffield’s local youth housing charity providing shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

We met with Emily from the charity who told us more about the great work that Roundabout were doing and shared with us the evenings plan to deliver as many leaflets as possible around the city to promote the charities Sleep Out event on Friday 8th November 2019 at 92 Burton Road, Kelham Island which gives people the opportunity to support the charity, raise funds and experience first hand what it's like to sleep on the streets on a cold night! You can register here.

We split into 3 teams and headed to a few different areas including Meersbrook and Eccy Road. After a good hour of running and leaflet distribution we returned to base to stretch off and give leftover leaflets to Emily.

Until next time, happy running!

:)

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‘I Am Team GB x GoodGym’ - Delivering Leaflets for Roundabout

Mon 26 Aug 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Helping Sheffield Youth Homelessness Charity

This month, GoodGym is partnering with I Am Team GB to encourage more people to get involved in community sport

Tonight's GoodGym session is brought to you in partnership with I am Team GB, an annual campaign, created by Team GB to get more people physically active.

This week we will be helping Roundabout; Sheffield's Youth Homlessnes charity raise awareness of their Sleep Out event.

Whilst Roundabout are Sheffield's largest Sleep Out event, they have very limited resources, volunteers and few staff members, this task will help Roundabout so much to reach out to the community of Sheffield inviting them to the Sleep Out event and in turn helping Roundabout to raise over £20,000 to help support young homeless people.

We will be delivering leaflets and posters to be put out across Sheffield (specifically we look to cover West Street, Division Street, The Moor, Fargate and Ecclesall Road - locations TBC. If there isn't a community board or place for leaflets, we are asking in the bank/shop/cafe/gym/other places will be happy to put a leafet/poster up in their staff room.

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Back to the (Sheffield) Future...

Mon 29 Jul
Report written by Tom Mutton

A big GG welcome to new runners to Julia Cobham and Sarah McPherson for attending their first run! Hope you enjoyed it and will be back for more soon!

Hannah was also on her 100th good deed and therefore donned the now customary wings and helmet for the honor.

*Give em a cheer! *

This week's run was longer than usual and true to Sheff town's wonderful form it was hilly, 20% in some places!

Everyone did a sterling job with regular regroups at the tops of climbs to admire the cities beautiful sights as the sun crested the cities skyline.

This week's task was for Sheffield futures, a fantastic organisation supporting young people. We were helping out this week at Woodthorpe Youth Centre. This week's tasks included:

1- Painting : Primer to window grills x4 people 2 - Painting : Primer to handrail x3 people ( inc wire brushing ) 3 - Painting : Primer to selected areas of sculptures ( inc clear overgrown grass from underneath with shears and wire brushing ) x 2 people 4 - Painting : Primer to goal posts ( inc wire brushing and shears to cut overgrown grass at base of posts ) 2 people 5- Cutting (with shears ) overgrown grass areas on path , around trees and perimeter fencing 1 - 6 people 6 - Clear detritus from car park area 2 people 7 - Clear Astro turf area of debris 1-2 people 8 - Paving weeding - 2 people 9 - Cutting back overgrown bush area at side of football pitch 1-2 people

Everyone got reyt stuck in to the tasks and as the task was a further run we unfortunately had less time than usual on the tasks. We did what we could however which with 30 people on the jobs was still a decent amount!

On route back we threw in some fitness with some step ups and 'Beatles Lunges across the zebra crossing (the cars loved it honest...).

Back at base we stretched off and heard the latest GG happenings past and future.

Until next time, happy running!

:)

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Sheffield Futures

Mon 29 Jul 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Giving Sheffield Futures a brighter future

Sheffield Futures (SF) are currently undertaking work with young people and the wider community to improve internal areas of Woodthorpe Youth Club and create a safe, engaging and welcoming environment for young people.

From the outside, the building and grounds look and feel austere - the work we will do will improve the club aesthetically , having a positive influence on the perception in the wider community of the youth club and encourage local parents and young people to engage with the youth club.

To see a video on the project, please click the link below;

https://www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk/blog/2019/02/15/woodthorpe-youth-club-social-action-project/

Location : Woodthorpe Youth Club : 63 Chadwick Road, Woodthorpe, S13 8DG

It's a bit of a longer run than usual with 4.5km each way.

TASKS:

(1) Paint x6 galvanised metal sculptures in grounds. (2) Wire brush and paint football goal posts plus cut grass at base of posts. (3) Trim hedges/bushes at side of football pitch (4) Paint shutters on building. (5) Paint rusted vent grills around building (6) Litter pick and sweep of debris around building.
(7) Paint 'games' such as hop scotch on fore court.

As there will be painting etc please don't wear your best gear!

See you there!

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Claudia Walters has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 9 Jul 2019

Claudia is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

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We had a snail of a time ...

Mon 8 Jul
Report written by Chris Dyer

Once again it was time for our regular outing to Heeley Peoples' Park. Thirty-one Good Gym runners were joined by nineteen student visitors from Hong Kong and their chaperones, Serg and Afza, from Sheffield Hallam University. Once we were all gathered at the Showroom there was time for a quick briefing and a group photo before heading south towards Heeley. The group demonstrated a range of paces, but between Harris’s greyhound tendencies at the front and James’s stalwart backmarking, with help from Capable Kat and Long-Distance Dan in between, we reached the Birds’ Nest without losing anyone along the way. Rob, Bev and Frank, our friendly parkies, were waiting with dump bags, gloves, shovels and rakes and implements of destruction. After some health and safety guidance, swift binary fission saw Bev lead one half of the group head off to the Chinese Garden to deal with the dandelions, while Rob led his team into action dealing with sticky willy and other assorted weeds under the Smoke Bushes. With upwards of fifty people in action it took hardly any time to clear the undergrowth, dump bags were filled and taken to the compost heap, the rain held off and soon it was time to make our way back to the city centre for. A small, and probably rather confused, snail was briefly adopted by our guests, who had to be persuaded that ‘No, they couldn’t take it home’. A leisurely trot followed by a stretching session saw the end of possibly our biggest group run to date. Thank you all for coming and welcome to Claudia, Dana and Jacob who were with us for their first time.

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Claudia Walters signed up to a group run
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Heeley People's Park

Mon 8 Jul 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Helping the largest community owned park in the country!

Heeley Peoples Park is the largest community owned park in the country!

It has roughly 3.5 hectares of meadowland, birch, fruit trees, play space and bike tracks.

It is a lot of space to maintain which means having volunteers is crucial to the upkeep of our beautiful park.

HPP need our help!!!

We will be weeding, lifting, digging, raking, pruning, mulching and helping spread the word.

Tools and any other equipment needed for the task will be provided, however if you have some gardening gloves it would be great if you could bring them along.

Whether it’s running wheel barrows around the park, weeding flower beds or pruning bushes on the path you will always be busy.

If the task is likely to be a dark one, please bring a head torch. Thanks.

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Claudia Walters signed up to a group run
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Sheffield

SUSTRANS - National Cycle Network (NCN)

Mon 1 Jul 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Improving local access to walking and cycling routes

Sustrans are the charity that's making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

The National Cycle Network (NCN) is a network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling and exploring outdoors, with SUSTRANS being the custodian of the Network. At 16,575 miles it spans the UK, connecting people and places and providing traffic-free spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Sheffield has approximately 17 miles of National Cycle Network and growing, much of which is also part of the Trans -Pennine Trail. The Network enters Sheffield from the north at Grenoside and leave the city to the East at Rother Valley Park and to the West at Ringinglow. No-one would claim that the Network is perfect in the Sheffield area and it's in much need of looking after and regular maintenance. It passes through some of the most deprived areas in the city and problems include general litter, broken glass, fly-tipping, vandalism, and overgrowth.

The Task:

Good Gym can help make the network usable and attractive to prospective users by helping with litter-picking and brushing back, vegetation management, cleaning signs and a general sprucing-up. LItter-pickers, brooms and shovels etc will be provided to give this area a bit of a clean. If you have your own gardening gloves, please bring them with you, thanks! If it's Likely to be dark on the run, please bring a head torch with you.

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