This week as if with myself being one Yorkshireman wasn't enough, we had another, yes it was fantastic to meet Michael from GG York enjoy the Brum canals with us.
Tonight's task was to firstly spot the Sustrans National Cycle network signs and secondly clean them. We headed off along the canal all the way to Spaghetti junction, meeting our walking group of Amy, Melanie and Nadia at Aston Lock. They walked North to clean some signs and we ran further to clean the signs up towards Spaghetti. This week's pun came from Jamila, we did have one from Matt, but on running back i've forgot what it was! Anyway i'm sure it's a popular pun for Ace of Base fans!
Once reaching Spaghetti we saw the most amazing sunset, I just had to take a picture! Then the group headed back with Balal, literally running into the sunset! That was a good 10km covered in total, so well done team :)
We will be running along the canal beyond Aston Lock towards Spaghetti junction where we will be locating and cleaning the Sustran blue bike signs.
Please bring a cloth if possible and if anybody has a cleaning spray we can use that’ll be great.
Please bring a head torch as it may get a little dark on the way back.
If you would like to just join us for the task please meet us underneath Aston Railway station at 7pm :)
Morwenna has just reached another level: 100 good deeds with GoodGym. That's at least 100 times when they could have easily done something easier. But they didn't, Morwenna has kept going and going. Helping a lot of other people and getting a bit fitter at the same time. Congratulations Morwenna.
This evening we were back at the Oasis Foundry School to continue the great work we have been doing. We had two groups today - a group of walkers who set off early and a group of runners who set off later, so we all met at the school around the same time.
We met Meghan there who briefed us on the tasks we needed to do and split us into two groups again. One group went to the school to move some sticks and branches to the wildlife area whilst the other group picked litter in the park opposite the school, making it nice and tidy for the kids to use.
Once we were finished we all walked across the grassy field and got our feet wet (hence the pun) to have a look at the wildlife area and how its progressed. The great work we've been doing alongside Oasis Foundry School was evident and the area was thriving. The pond and bee bank is looking great and the wildlife area is being used to grow a variety of vegetables, including pumpkins which look like they'll be nice and ready for Halloween.
Once we were finished, we had a look at the community pantry which we will be painting on our next visit, before we ran and walked back to 1000 Trades.
Thanks everyone for coming and for your hard work - well done!
We will be running 5-7k to Oasis Foundry School to help out in their wildlife area. We will be meeting at the school at 6.50pm, so if you want to meet at the task the postcode is B18 4LP.