Lynwood Gardens is a community woodland area at the rear of the Francis Newton pub.
National Cycle Network route 6 (NCN6) passes through and the route is in need of some TLC
We'll be repairing the stone borders, clearing back vegetation and picking up any litter.
Please bring your own gloves and charged head torch and if you have a big GG floodlight, please do charge and bring with you, thanks!
Post Group Run food and drinks to celebrate our birthday! Come along just for the party if you can't make the run.
Chakra Lounge, 5 Fitzalan Square. Indian Fusion menu. 20 guest limit. One small plate and one big plate for £12. BYOB Menu available at : https://www.thechakralounge.co.uk/ Place your orders by Friday 29th at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14JJfByJCnh2O7sw2HFqMvCpz8S8s4_ociU5Ql4HAxw0/edit?usp=sharing
It wasn't quite the 'Big British Rake Off' that we were expecting, but we didn't let that or the wet weather dampen our mood!
Our good friend Rob the Parky had an unfortunate incident with a couple of wasps nests on site which led to him being off work with stung and swollen ankles for a while and a part of the park being off limits until the wasps vacate with the incoming colder weather.
It was time for plan B (NOTE THE PUN!), we got secateurs in hand and went to town chopping anything that was less than finger thickness. Rob stayed with one team near the giant boulder to supervise and provide light and instruction.
Tom went with the headtorch crew who were on the move down the mountain bike trail hunting for anything that was overgrowing into the path of any RAD mountain bikers using this fantastic family friendly beginner trail that can be missed when covered and overgrown. If you or family have a mountain bike at home, get it out and pay the trail a visit!
Before thanking Rob and wishing him healing powers for his stings we headed off to the U-Mix centre for some fitness fun times with a quick and punch upstairs/downstairs type session with step ups or squat jumps for downstairs and press ups or clap press ups for the upstairs. Couple rounds of 30s on each and then we headed home keeping heart rates high.
It is def getting to dark season folks so please do remember those head torches and GG lights to keep us safe and seen, thanks!
Until next time Happy Running!
We will be raking and collecting grass and wildflower off the the wildflower banks.
If the group is big, we'll also help with pruning and cutting back the area.
Please bring a head torch and gloves!
Natalie has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym
The nights sure are drawing in and despite lovely sunny eve's when we meet the light is short lived and it's getting to the stage when it is nearing dark when we arrive at our tasks. I actually really like this time of year, when you look back and you can see a long line of head torches dancing up and down and you get that feeling of 'bonus points' when your out running and helping the community in the dark when others are sat at home.
Anyways.... Good thing we've got the GG flood lights on hand to light up the areas we are working on. Thanks to all that have dusted them off from the backs of cupboards etc or even brought their own down, it really does make the eve tasks so much easier and safer, thanks again!
This week we were back to our old friend Parky Rob at Heeley People's Park (HPP) where they have had some comments about overgrowth on some of the pavements of Well Road...
Well, well, well, we can't have that can we. Enter GOOD GYM!
We got tooled up with loopers, saws, seceteurs and ton bags and got to it, cutting back as much as we could to make the pavements of Well Road look spic and span!
Talk within the group varied from the high brow pun generation (credit for the run title) and large stick sawing from James to the cultural impact of the Spice Girls on future generations from Cat, to the degredation of the stadardisation of the size of Twiglets from Ash. We are nothing but varied in our chats at GG!
We filled 3 of the massive ton bags and composted the cuttings before downing tools and heading back to the U-Mix center for some fun fitness, with a split set of upper and lower body exercises using the big steps to vary intensity and effort.
On return to The Showroom, we stretched off and made our orders which included some very impressive orders where Racheal 'risked it for the brisket' and shared some lovely fruity cake!
We'll be meeting with Rob at the Playground to get briefed and tooled up before tackling the overgrown hazel and other foliage on Well Rd.
Please bring your own gloves and head torch and if you have a GG floodlight, please charge and bring with you, thanks!
The GG Army assembled at our home of The Showroom Cinema and headed up to our local branch of The Salvation Army on Duke Street to help give the rear of the building a fresh lick of paint to make it more presentable to the local community and users of the center.
We met with the lovely Abigail on site who told us a bit more about the charity and the evenings task.
There were some interesting words on the rear of the building which needed painting over and we were happy to oblige.
It was a two tone job with a lovely red for the brickwork and a beautiful beige for the pebble dash areas.
We got the majority of the rear of the building complete and brought the equipment back in for Abigail before getting cleaned up and saying our goodbyes to Abigail.
We headed downhill to the nearby lit Park Hill for some fitness fun with a fitness inspired game of 'duck, duck, goose' before heading back to the Showroom for stretches and drinks.
Until next time, happy running! :)