Curious? Hannah has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Hannah is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy
Ain’t no threat of rain putting off tonight’s do-gooders! (Though the lure of baked goods might have tempted some out…)
Tonight’s task was at the awesome (and slightly terrifying in such dark conditions - see ghostly pic) Brixton Windmill where we met Jean who gave us a few tasks to be cracking on with:
🌱 Raking up the mown grass for the compost heap
🔪 (closest relevant emoji?) Edging the path to make it look nice
✂️ Trimming back the hedges on the outside fence and putting the branches in a sack
Fake it till you rake it
Although the clumps of grass were a struggle to find and our lights didn’t quite light up the path as desired (according to Chris), in 30 minutes we were done. And we had 2 bags of grass and branches to show for it as well as a neatly edged pathway.
Great work gang! 💥
Cookies and crème de la crème
We then had a brisk run down the hill back to Papa’s. After a quick stretch, Jen brought out the goodies;
Chocolate chip cookies with a dash of salt. A phenomenal start to our Bake-Off Sweet-stakes!!
See you next week for sanding and painting benches at Hillside Gardens and (fingers-crossed) round 2 of bakes! 🍰
We're going back to the Windmill! And they have an event on the day after we're visiting so hopefully we can get the park looking nice for new visitors.
There may be some tasks in the Windmill to do but we'll mostly be outside, planting and weeding etc!
Please bring a mask & gardening gloves 🧤🤿🧤
It's a short run but we'll have a longer option if people fancy it!
New to GG Lambeth? We're a super friendly group who meet at Papa's Park near Brixton Station at 7pm on Tuesdays. We run to a local organisation, do a physical task for them and run back by 8:30. You can leave things in Papa's Cafe where there's a loo too! Email me if you've got any questions??
Hannah 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.
This week was cause for celebration with both ZOFIA & MIKE completing their 101st good deed with GG!
CONGRATS BOTH AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING SO INVOLVED!
We also welcomed a new runner into the fold, please welcome, support and cheer;
With the first group run of Feb being a brisk one with a lot of wind (weather, not flatulence), we set sail after a quick group photo celebrating Zof and Mike's achievements to meet with Sustrans Stalwart Simon who as ever (even with a cold) was committed enough to load up his van with all manner of tools and meet us to volunteer himself and meet with us and give a brief of tonights task...
The site of the Durham Ox is an area we go back to every few months to keep it in order and use for all the users and Simon highlighted this really has been noticed, noted and is appreciated by users and nearby residents alike.
We got straight to task with a mixture of;
- Litter picking
- Drain clearing
We got to three different sites around the Durham Ox site and collected 7 bags full of litter and made the paths much more presentable and attractive to use.
On route back we made a few stops for some fitness which this week included;
- Clock Lunges
- Star Jumps
- Knee Up's
- Group Piston Squats
- Stair Squats
- Stairs, lots of stairs...
After stretching off we headed inside for some delicious home made lemon cake kindly made by Mike and his youngsters, thanks Mike and family!
Until next week, happy running :)
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.
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.