"The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself"
Huge congrats to @Tim on his 100th run! Check the photos for Tims honorary GG bear photo, courtesy of @Rachael.
Tonight we headed up to help @Craig with the upkeep of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.
We got a great brief from @Craig who told us the tasks for the eve:
- Litter picking
- Chopping back overgrowth
- Sweeping back glass
After all the work was done we did some Olympic themed clean and jerks with gardening equipment for our fitness session before heading home.
I arrived expecting to fit a new toilet seat, however the (definitely not 😬) "new" seat was already on, but wobbling. Miss V's daughter had tried to sort it, but it was screwed on too tight for her to remove with her arthritis. I removed the seat and inspected it, but there were corroded loose parts that I just couldn't tighten. I refitted the seat with apologies, making sure to leave the nuts loose enough for her daughter to be able to change it
The Goodgym team of 18 (and we're not even sure who the 18 are!) have been running/cycling/walking around Sheffield to collect points at checkpoints morning, noon and night for a gruelling 6 weeks. On average points GG has done very well (top of the league for most, if not all of it) - but it's not over until 7pm on Wed 28th, so let's see how we go until then.
We're meeting at 7pm in Endcliffe park for a bit of a picnic to celebrate that it's finally the end. People were taking part for various reasons so we are congratulating everyone's achievements.
We'll have a wet weather plan but not sure what that will be as we're all trying to avoid being pinged (Tramlines was biggest festival in Europe since pandemic started!). Message the GG What's App or message here and someone will let you know.
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Litter picking of the areas surrounding Park Hill.
Having previously been to Mr and Mrs A a few weeks ago and unable to complete the task required (https://www.goodgym.org/reports/gardening-for-mr-a), I was keen to come back with reinforcements to rip down their dilapidated old shed. We later found out it's been there nearly as long as they have in this house - about 60 years!
Falling apart though it was, it was still good hard work to get down. Sides and supports removed, we toppled it over. The hardest part was removing the still firmly attached roof felting, that Mr A had done a great job on so many years ago.
Eventually it was done and we transferred everything onto the drive to be removed. Mr and Mrs A were ever so grateful and kept commenting what a smashing job we'd done.
We will be taking on gardening and site maintenance tasks around the Common Ground site:
Machon bank Netheredge Sheffield S7 1GR
This includes emptying compost bins and redistributing the lovely compost to the raised beds, weeding and litter picking to keep the site looking great.
If you have your own gloves and litter pickers, please do bring with you on the night.