26 runners joined us this week for another session with Sustrans to help clear some of the city's cycle paths.
We had three four runners join us for the first time, Callum, Kate, David and Linda, we hope to see you all again soon!
Everything seemed a little bit the wrong way round on our way to the task, back markers at the front, intervals in the opposite direction to where we were going etc, but the group stuck together nicely and we all arrived together, with some of the more speedy members of the pack having covered and extra bit of ground.
Sustrans Simon was on hand to show us what needed our attention, the Virgin Cycle path, the Round Sheffield Run link section and the Road to Nowhere, we split into three teams and began work. The overgrown vegetation and litter were no match for the teams and the full width of several sections of the path soon became evident.
Once we were finished Simon said thanks, and mentioned that the local business owner had popped by to say thank you too. There were several cyclist and runners using the paths who also expressed their appreciation.
We headed back to base, picking up a couple of Strava segments on the way and stopped off just by the Showroom for a combined fitness and stretch session led by Sarah, a great way to finish off the run and make sure we're ready for the next one...
Rebecca is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
With a bit more of a streamlined team this week due to the sunshine and the Bank Hol weekend we were down on numbers but not on enthusiasm and energy!
We welcomed new runner Rebecca Croft along who came on her first run, give her a CHEER!
This weeks task was with a new charity called Roundabout. Roundabout is Sheffield’s local youth housing charity providing shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
We met with Emily from the charity who told us more about the great work that Roundabout were doing and shared with us the evenings plan to deliver as many leaflets as possible around the city to promote the charities Sleep Out event on Friday 8th November 2019 at 92 Burton Road, Kelham Island which gives people the opportunity to support the charity, raise funds and experience first hand what it's like to sleep on the streets on a cold night! You can register here.
We split into 3 teams and headed to a few different areas including Meersbrook and Eccy Road. After a good hour of running and leaflet distribution we returned to base to stretch off and give leftover leaflets to Emily.
Until next time, happy running!
This month, GoodGym is partnering with I Am Team GB to encourage more people to get involved in community sport
Tonight's GoodGym session is brought to you in partnership with I am Team GB, an annual campaign, created by Team GB to get more people physically active.
This week we will be helping Roundabout; Sheffield's Youth Homlessnes charity raise awareness of their Sleep Out event.
Whilst Roundabout are Sheffield's largest Sleep Out event, they have very limited resources, volunteers and few staff members, this task will help Roundabout so much to reach out to the community of Sheffield inviting them to the Sleep Out event and in turn helping Roundabout to raise over £20,000 to help support young homeless people.
We will be delivering leaflets and posters to be put out across Sheffield (specifically we look to cover West Street, Division Street, The Moor, Fargate and Ecclesall Road - locations TBC. If there isn't a community board or place for leaflets, we are asking in the bank/shop/cafe/gym/other places will be happy to put a leafet/poster up in their staff room.