Jenny completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Jenny was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
We helped make the gardens presentable again, loading up a bulk bag with green waste, weeding & moving leaf mulch. Leeds GG runners Tom and Rachael joined us and helped GG Sheffield and Alexandra Road neighbours cutting back the buddleia, transplanting the gooseberry bushes and weed beds where fruit trees will be planted later on . We even had a ray of sunshine joining us!
First Sunday of every month :)
Join GGrs and volunteers of Alexandra Road community garden help maintain this lovely green space.
Jenny has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.
A HUGE GGSHF welcome to new runner;
Click her name above to support and cheer her!
This week was the last group run of the Jan challenge and our fantastic runners came out in force for a new collaboration run with the brilliant Justin and Ben from LOVE OUR STREETS which is a program to try and clean up the streets of Sheffield and keep them that way by encouraging people to adopt a street to stay on top of the litter on that street.
We ran to just off Eccy Rd to meet with Justin and Ben to hear more about this fantastic initative and get a good competition in as well to see which team was the most rubbish!
With maps provided by Justin and Ben we split into 4 teams to cover 4 different areas and see how many bags of rubbish each of the four teams could collect in the time we had.
Team three were the victors with a solid 3 bags!
After we had said our goodbyes we headed home via a ramp for some hills sprints. We also got some good extension loops onto the run whilst on route back to keep the group together and challenge those that fancied it.
Until next time,
Happy Running :)
We will be joining Jus of Love Our Streets to hear more about this ambitious project to keep Sheffield Stainless and have a 'rubbish competition' to see which GG team is the most rubbish!
We will be meeting Jus at:
Eastwood Road Playground Eastwood Rd S11 8ZH
Directions here - https://goo.gl/maps/iyTL1H2aR4D489hB8
If you have a litter picker, gloves and a bag for life please do bring along as well as your head torch and GG flood light if you have one. Thanks
#DFYHT - Don't Forget Your Head Torch
With 40mph winds and sideways rain outside I was amazed at how many people turned up to run last night!
We also welcomed a new runner the group. Please put your hands together, support by clicking on his name and give him a cheer for;
Just before heading out we had a call from Bev at Heeley People's Park to say that with the rain the way it was we would have to cancel tonights task due to H&S as well as just how wet it was underfoot which meant we may have ended up doing more harm than good doing the planned woodchip spreading.
With this in mind and looking outside we thought on our feet and headed to a local multi storey car park that was sheltered from the wind and the rain and gave us some good space to look at a bit of running form and do some technique analysis and drills as well as some out and out fitness.
We paired up and started with some lunges to get those hips loosened up. We went again but this time looking at two technique points;
1: Keeping elbows in a straight line in between 2 imaginary planes of glass to encourage backward rather than sideways arm drive to propel us forward.
2: Keeping our eyes looking forward to ensure our balance and posture.
We did a bit of paired evaluation with each pair having the chance to observe their partner and feedback and what they saw before and after a bit of coaching advice.
After this we had a go at implementing the 'helium balloon' analogy to try and encourage good running posture with an upright posture to encourage an open hip angle and efficient stride as well as an open chest for efficient breathing.
Again we did some paired evaluation and hopefully everyone now has something to think about the next time they get out running.
Following the technique session we moved onto some more fitness based activities that involved:
- Sprint intervals (using the multi storey ramps)
- Knee/leg raises
- Paired 'row the boats'
- Paired knee raises
- Split lunges
- Hanging cross knee raises
On the way back we also gave 'The Moor' STRAVA segment a bash (always a bit longer than it seems), before heading back to the Showroom to stretch off and finish for the night.
Until next week, keep that helium balloon in place and Happy Running :)
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, bouldering wall and bike tracks!
It is a lot of space to maintain which means having volunteers is crucial to the upkeep of the 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 and if you are a GG Torch Bearer please could you bring yours with you fully charged. Thanks!