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 :)
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.
Nadia is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
Well tonight was certainly a rather warm evening for GoodGym Brum, so it was great to have a gardening task!
It was lovely to meet Yvette for her first GG group run, I don't think you could have picked a better evening, that's for sure!
We met Josie, from the JQ Trust and headed to the cemetry. Our job was to chop down some buddleia which apparently is loved by butterfly's, but not very good for them! Hence why we became butterfly Personal Trainers for the night. In small groups the buddleia was chopped down, then dragged to a pile (see picture with the group in front of a pile of it). Once done the walking group headed back with Josie and the runners got running!
Liam led the group on a 4k run taking in the Soho Loop, continuing to Brindley Place, then back to 1000 Trades. Done for another week and everyone certainly deserved a cold drink of some description.
Nadia Demurtas is going to lose weight.
Their target is to get to 50.0 kg by Mar 30th 2022.
To achieve this Nadia will log 1 sessions a week.
On Aug 31st 2021, Nadia decided to make this happen.
Tonight's task was cancelled so we were back on the canal loaded with bags, gloves, litter picks and of course hoops, hence this week's Britney inspired pun!
Melanie, Amy and Nadia walked to the task, so the runners gave them a head start before joining forces on the canal. We picked a fair bit of litter, 4 bags in total before heading together to Aston Lock to leave them for the Canal and River Trust.
The walking group headed back while the runners took on 4 x 1 minute interval efforts with 30 secs recovery. Everyone pushing hard was great to see especially with those pesky hills in it! Who said canals were flat!
Once done it was back to 1000 Trades. Thanks to Miriam for taking the photos and everyone coming along, you all did a fantastic job :)
We will be running to Oasis Foundry School to help out with their wildlife area, before running back along the canal.
Everyone is welcome, remember nobody is left behind.