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We made a bed yesterday, that's a flower bed on Cowciffe Recreation Ground. The people of Cowcliffe were keen to convert a patch of overgrown land into something mote attractive ahead of their Platinum Jubilee fare and GoodGym were only too happy to help out.
With picks, spades, forks and mattocks to hand GoodGymmers Kati Law, Ben Godfrey, David Bilton and myself spent a very enjoyable morning making the bed.
South Crosland Junior School had a old raised bed that needed dismantling, so along with our friends from Growing works GoodGym were called in to tackle the job.
An hour of hard labour later we had made a dent in the job, but there is still plenty to do on our return visit next Tuesday.
Thanks and well done to Kati Law, Louse Galvin, Zena Whalley and David Bilton for their top effort this evening.
We were doing deliveries again tonight, more leaflets for the Berry Brow Carnival around the area. Once again we were a team of three, Kati Law, Ben Godfrey and myself out running posting hundreds flyers to let local people know about the forthcoming festivities.
GoodGym Huddersfield were at Oakwell Hall for the second Saturday in succession. This week we were working with mountain bike advocacy group Ride Kirklees to help maintain the mtb trail.
We shoveled stones and barrowed gravel to help build up and resurface worn sections of the route. Thanks to the efforts of Kati Law, Ben Godfrey, San Kapil and myself (plus all the other Ride Kirklees volunteers) the trail will now be flowing s lot faster for all the its users.
Amanda the ranger from Oakwell Hall Country Park has commissioned GoodGym Huddersfield to help out there once again. We'll discover exactly what we'll be working on nearer the time, but we're guaranteed to do some proper good and have a ball at the same time! What we do know is that you can expect a couple of hours of hard labour in the outdoors helping to keep the country park looking good and accessible for the hundreds of walkers, runners, equestrians and cyclists who use the facility on a daily basis.
Oakwell Hall is of course home to a Parkrun too, so why not come along early and get your daily run in prior to us starting the task at 10am? You'll not find a better way to spend a Saturday morning!
It was mattocks, spades and sledgehammers out this morning at Oakwell Hall Country Park as GoodGym Huddersfield got busy impriving a section of pathway.
Under the watchful eyes of Rangers Amanda and Scott, we dug out the old edging boards, installed new ones and finally resurfaced the path with gravel.
Another excellent job for the GoodGym crew, thanks to Kati Law, Ben Godfrey, Tom Elcock and GoodGym first timer Diane McKay.
Allotments are hard work....there is always something to do! Fortunately GoodGym is here to assist our friends at S2R with some specific tasks on their site. I've been told there is a polytunnel to erect and some raised beds to build, so we'll need plenty of willing workers.
Bring your gardening gloves and your running shoes, its a fairly flat run and just 2.5K from the Stadium to the site and 2.5K back- so great if you're new to running and/or GoodGym.
Run good, do good, feel good!
The beautiful heather field on Longwood Edge is in danger of being over run by invasive rhododendron plants. Working with the Friends of Quarmby and Longwood group to protect this important native biodiversity, we'll be chopping back the branches, digging around the root bowl then levering out the offending rhododendrons. Its heavy work so we'll need plenty of GoodGym muscle for this job. All tools are provided, we just need your energy and enthusiasm!