Lucy has helped keep other people motivated, Lucy has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Lucy.
Yes, that was a Sheffield based Pulp pun..
On a beautiful Sheffield evening we were back off to meet MARVELOUS MARIA from Common Ground Community Garden to help with a bit of a spring clean. This time around we took on the below tasks:
- Litter picking
- Painting planters a beautiful sky blue
- Clearing out a basement
- Clearing out a store cupboard
- Filling a skip
Maria was very thankful for the help which will make the spaces a lot easier to use and make storage for other equipment to be used by the surrounding community. The beds looked ace!
On completion of our tasks we used this amazing area for some paired fitness where one person would take on an exercise whilst their partner did 2 laps of the 'Stonehenge Circle' before tagging their partner to swap over. This weeks exercises included:
- Planks (the exercise, not the people)
- Press Ups
- Squat Jumps
Until next time, happy running :)
It's time for a spring tidy at the Community Garden to help make the space really welcoming to local families all summer.
We'll be meeting MARVELOUS MARIA on site to talk us through the tasks.
We'll be helping with: - Litter picking - Painting raised beds - Weeding and garden maintenance
Please do bring your own gloves with you so we can get gloved up on arrival and get stuck straight in!
Address of task: Machon bank Netheredge Sheffield S7 1GR
Lucy is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
A ceilidh dance to blow away the cobwebs with the famous Well Dressed Band, back for their first ceilidh after two years, from 7.30 to 11.00 on Sunday 24th April, with shared food and a bar, at the Broomhall Centre. This Ceilidh is a fund raiser for Palfest Sheffield, a Festival of friendship with Palestine, taking place in Sheffield from the 13th June to 9th July. Get your tickets in advance as this event will be a sell out, and don't forget to bring some light food to share, if you can.
Tickets £8 from here
Event Details Doors Open at 7:30PM From 7:30PM to 11:00PM
On a longer and hillier route than usual we were glad to once again meet up with the all time legend that is Irene Wadsworth.
Once we hit the peak of the hill on Gleadless valley top the wind was also peaking, filling our bags with wind, ready for the litter that we would fill them with. And oh was there a lot to go at, from chip forks, to wrappers, cans and even somethings that resembled brains, we picked it and bagged it!
At the end of the task a significant amount of litter had been bagged, ready for the council to take it away in the near future.
On route back we took advantage of some freshly mown grass to play some kids games where we got into groups of certain numbers and then did a different exercise each time with the reps being the number that was called. Great stuff!
Once back and stretched off we headed into the Showroom for hand washing and delicious delights!
Until next time, happy running! :)
We will be meeting with the fantastic community champion Iren of Gleadless Valley litter pickers. We will be picking along pathways and lopping back overgrown foliage.
Irene will let the group know where waste should be left and will organise collection by the council.
It is possible that there may be hazardous waste (such as needles, broken glass) in the area. A risk assessment will be done beforehand and the Good Gym team will be alerted to any risks at the start of the task so they can be avoided.
It was wetter than an otters pocket tonight, but we didn't let that dampen our spirits!
Third time was the charm for Ship Shape. A quick knock on and we were in to the welcome warmth of the inside and the smiling face of Tanya from Ship Shape who showed us the way to the beam room which was to be painted.
We got straight to it, unwrapping fresh rollers and trays and popping fresh tins of paint for a fresh coat of paint! With the taller of us getting as high as we could and the shorter of us getting the lower levels it was no time at all until the room was looking like it had been subject to 60min makeover!
We said our thanks and goodbyes to a very appreciative Tanya and headed back out into the wet to meet with Lucy and Michelle who had done the sterling job of doing some litter picking in the rain as we'd run out of rollers!
On the way back we took refuge in a well lit underpass and took created the 'Wall Sit Centerpede' where we all lined up and wall squated whilst one at a time each of us lunged to the end of the line until we'd all had a go. There were some very stylish lunges seen.
Once back at. base we again headed for cover to stretch off, hear news and head in for refreshments.
Thanks to all that made it out in the wet eve and until next time, happy running :)
We'll be supporting SHIP SHAPE by painting their beam room and bathrooms.
We'll also do a general tidy up outside.
Please bring your own gloves, thanks.
What a turn out!
Great to see so many people out at the start of the year.
Big welcome to Rose who came along to her first group run, hope you enjoyed it and will be back for more soon Rose!
Also, big congrats to Curly Cat for reaching her 50th good deed, she had the honor of donning the now customary bow tie that she wore with poise and prestiege.
This weeks task took us through some more urban environments and even past a car crash as we were running (we do like to turn heads). Nice one to Steve and Eugen for being witnesses/peace keepers!
We met with Sustrans Simon at his lock up where the tools we get to use on the regular are stored ready for our and other Sustrans volunteer activities take place. Simon thought it would be a great idea to thank the local community for hosting the tools their by clearing up a bit of the surrounding area. So we got to it, collecting much rubbish and some gems such as a £20 note which will be donated by Simon to Sustrans and also some questionable looking dools - see photos...
We also helped assemble a new bicycle trailer for other Sustrans volunteers to use to help upkeep the network and made a start assembling some storage shelves for the lock up.
After downing tools and thanking Simon we took in Church/Lecture theater to do some paired activity where one person would run around the church whilst the partner got 10 squats in. 2 rounds of this each and we headed home for stretches and drinks at the Showroom.
Until next week, happy running! :)