James Smith

I'm torn between Barnsley and Sheffield :)

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Sheffield

Pitsmoor Pickers: Litter Pick Spital Street and Spital Lane

Mon 30 May 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Improve the surrounding area, encourage civic pride and improve mental health

We'll be meeting with Karen and Malcolm again, bagging up litter and flytipping from Spital Street and Spital Lane.

Please bring your own gloves.

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James Smith went on a group run
Group run
Barnsley

Spreading the Love

Wed 25 May
Report written by James Smith

Four great GoodGymers galloped a gigantic 450 meters to assist Peter and his team at the Barnsley Churches Drop-in Project. On arrival at the project there were already queues of people waiting to receive food and clothing at the door. There was no time to lose!

We found Peter and the usual crew of helpers inside and got our instructions... sandwich production-line party time again! Woop woop! Salubrious spreader Kat coated (buttered) the baps, Celine sliced the cheese, Kirsty compiled the creations, and James just bagged them up. We made several bags containing 10 sandwiches of ham and cheese to be "hamded" out at the door in a non ham fisted way! The excess were stored in the fridge for the next day.

After this, it was straight onto the next task... no rest for the.... wicked!?...wonderful!! Sorting clothes and bedding donations according to type, size and gender. Quick quality checking all the way.

All done, we headed off for a fun fitness session in the local park. First each person found a spot on a bench to do 10 tricep dips, when this was completed you run a lap of the pocket park. Next 10 squats, and another lap. Finally 10 pushups and we were done. Suitably sweated up it was time for stretching and slinking off.

Until next time...

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James Smith completed a training run
James Smith went on a group run
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Barnsley

It's a Lund Way Home

Wed 18 May
Report written by James Smith

We set off on a rather long run to Lundwood in order to help maintain a section of the National Cycle Network. There is a valley to run into and out of on the way there so the fitness session was definitely included in the run on this occasion! Especially as it was to be done on the way back too.

On arrival at our designated section of the trail on Route 67, there was no time to lose as much litter was lying around. Clearly, some revelers had had a good time outside one of the disused railway tunnels on the trail but had neglected to take their rubbish home with them! So a large amount of bottles, cans, paint tins!, cigarette butts and food wrappers were cleared up courtesy of GG! Whilst picking this rubbish it was only right to get some squats in too.

Cutting... back on track!

Further work on the trail was in the form of cutting back overhanging vegetation with a small saw to keep the trail safe and passable for all users.

After a solid session cutting back branches and filling 2 bin bags with litter and collecting a pushchair, it was time for the lengthy run back to base. Stretches were performed and a stock take of what was achieved taken including the 9km run!!

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James Smith completed a ride • To GG HPP
Mon 16 May
7.1km
40:21
05:42/km
James Smith went on a group run
Group run
Sheffield

A Cut Above the Rest

Mon 16 May
Report written by Tom Mutton

We welcomed some traveling GG members from Leicester in the form of Zachary who was one his first run and Elena. You are both welcome back anytime and hope you enjoyed it!

This week we were back to help out our good pal PARKY ROB who is always so appreciative of the work we do. Unfortunately he had some bad news for us, letting us know that some of the trees in the park were to be chopped down due to Ash die back. Sad times, but necessary to keep the park users safe.

Out task for this week was to cut back three beds that were getting a bit keen with the better weather and encroaching onto the pavement and park a bit too much, so we got straight to it giving them a good haircut.

James proved too strong for the secateurs which were fortunately the only casualty on the night.

Well I avoided the cape as long as I could but MARVELOUS MAX wouldn't let me get away with it. With the 200 milestone reminder it was time to done the silky marvel and embrace the magic. We said our goodbyes to Rob and some of the other runners and headed to the U-Mix center for some DOUBLE TROUBLE, working in pairs and each taking on 4 exercises in total, including:

  • Box Jumps
  • Step Ups
  • Leg Lifts
  • Chin Ups

Back at base we stretched off and headed in to sample the extensive new menu The Showroom had to offer.

Until next week, happy running :)

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James Smith signed up to a group run
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Sheffield

Heeley Peoples Park: Albert road tidy

Mon 16 May 18:30 pm
Showroom Cinema , 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Tidy up albert road site picking up fallen brash and cutting back borders

Clearing areas for park users and keeping pavements clear

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James Smith completed a training run • Night Run
Fri 13 May
0.2km
02:37
15:40/km
James Smith completed a training run • Night Run
Wed 11 May
2.8km
43:59
15:32/km
James Smith completed a training run • Evening Run
Tue 10 May
2.8km
37:24
13:14/km
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