Ex-trainer for Southwark, defector to Sheffield. Marathon runner, ultra-experimenter, triathlete. www.runmindful.co.uk
13 runners ran 2km to clear the cycle path for Sustrans
A bundle of GoodGym runners gathered at the Showroom Cinema last night to enjoy the last of the summer sun and do some good for our friends at Sustrans.
An easy 1km down to the Old Durham Ox pub where we met Craig who was ready and waiting with tools galore. The task? To litter pick and clear the cycle path in that area to make it safer and easier to use. Sustrans is a charity GoodGym Sheffield works with a lot, with the mission to make it easier for people to walk and cycle all over the country. More movement and less cars is better for the planet and better for our health so it's a win win!
Three groups set to work litter picking, lopping and digging back. We ended up with 9 bags of rubbish cleared and Craig was delighted with the difference. According to Craig, last time that area was cleared a lot of needles were found but this time there were none. Hopefully, this means that they're now being properly disposed of either by a cleaning crew or by users, so that's progress!
40 minutes later, with the path looking much more inviting, we gathered for a photo and after many attempts trying to use the 'wide selfie' function on my new phone (massive fail) we thanked Craig and headed off to the Park Hill flats...
... for some hill sprints! Team GoodGym had six minutes to complete as many hill sprints as possible, with squat jumps and balancing thrown in for good measure. We headed back under pink skies for a cool down and stretch at the Showroom.
Keen for more GoodGym? There's a group session happening at Parkwood Forest Garden on Saturday morning 09.55 - 12.30. There are only four places left so sign up to see and work in this beautiful space.
Thanks for a great run! Hope to see you soon :)
Keep running happy,
We will be heading to The Durham Ox pub (closed unfortunately) to help SUSTRANS SIMON with the vegetation management and general sprucing up of the network around this area.
Please bring gloves with you. Thanks