Good attendance for a Community mission. Lots of fly tippers and we managed to overcome the smelly site. On our way to the curry house we managed to pick up more litter. Rewarding mission.
With all this lovely weather we have been having it has meant that green growth has been shooting up everywhere! It's fantastic to see but from time to time the hedges around Heeley People's Park need a quick trim to keep things looking prim and proper and providing good open paths for pedestrians passing by. Peter pepper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
14 of us rocked up to help Parky Rob with the task this week. After a brief brief we got straight to it, grabbing loppers and cutting back the overgrowth to fill the provided tonne bags with the cuttings which were then placed in the park for composting. We also had a good sweep of the pavement and the gutter after to clean up after ourselves and leave the paths wider and nice and clear for all users.
After a good lot of cutting, tree and berry identification we popped tools back into the barrows, emptied the final tonne bags and said our farewells to Rob until the next time.
Before people went their separate ways we got some fitness in on the steps with a couple of short 30s bursts of:
- Press Ups (3 options)
- Box jumps or stair sets
Once complete we headed off into the hot summers eve back to the Showroom for some stretching and cooling down.
Until next week, happy running :)
Seiko is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Seiko has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.
Seiko has done their first race with GoodGym. Performing on the day is a lot of pressure; Seiko's dealt with the nerves and turned up on the day to make it happen.
After 2 years of virtual events, this year saw Small park BIG RUN back in its home of Meersbrook Park - home of a mighty hill and magnificent views over Sheffield.
It's an annual event that GoodGym has been involved with from the start. It's aims are to show solidarity for Palestine and raise money for Palestinian women's and children's charities. 🇵🇸
This year saw Goodgymmers old and new (and even mini-goodgymmers) taking on THAT hill multiple times, coming to a total of 358 laps between us (each lap approx 1km)!!
Special shout out to Bee, who walked 51 laps as she recovers from injury, Katy, who ran 55 laps and Celine who walked/jogged 90 laps on and off over the whole 24 hours 👏👏👏! Great team effort though with people doing what they could and really fab to see so many GG'ers around.
We rounded off with a lovely picnic spread whilst we watched the fun run, speeches and live link up with Palestine ❤️! GG know how to do a picnic!
Yes, that was a Sheffield based Pulp pun..
On a beautiful Sheffield evening we were back off to meet MARVELOUS MARIA from Common Ground Community Garden to help with a bit of a spring clean. This time around we took on the below tasks:
- Litter picking
- Painting planters a beautiful sky blue
- Clearing out a basement
- Clearing out a store cupboard
- Filling a skip
Maria was very thankful for the help which will make the spaces a lot easier to use and make storage for other equipment to be used by the surrounding community. The beds looked ace!
On completion of our tasks we used this amazing area for some paired fitness where one person would take on an exercise whilst their partner did 2 laps of the 'Stonehenge Circle' before tagging their partner to swap over. This weeks exercises included:
- Planks (the exercise, not the people)
- Press Ups
- Squat Jumps
Until next time, happy running :)
It's time for a spring tidy at the Community Garden to help make the space really welcoming to local families all summer.
We'll be meeting MARVELOUS MARIA on site to talk us through the tasks.
We'll be helping with: - Litter picking - Painting raised beds - Weeding and garden maintenance
Please do bring your own gloves with you so we can get gloved up on arrival and get stuck straight in!
Address of task: Machon bank Netheredge Sheffield S7 1GR
We welcomed some traveling GG members from Leicester in the form of Zachary who was one his first run and Elena. You are both welcome back anytime and hope you enjoyed it!
This week we were back to help out our good pal PARKY ROB who is always so appreciative of the work we do. Unfortunately he had some bad news for us, letting us know that some of the trees in the park were to be chopped down due to Ash die back. Sad times, but necessary to keep the park users safe.
Out task for this week was to cut back three beds that were getting a bit keen with the better weather and encroaching onto the pavement and park a bit too much, so we got straight to it giving them a good haircut.
James proved too strong for the secateurs which were fortunately the only casualty on the night.
Well I avoided the cape as long as I could but MARVELOUS MAX wouldn't let me get away with it. With the 200 milestone reminder it was time to done the silky marvel and embrace the magic. We said our goodbyes to Rob and some of the other runners and headed to the U-Mix center for some DOUBLE TROUBLE, working in pairs and each taking on 4 exercises in total, including:
- Box Jumps
- Step Ups
- Leg Lifts
- Chin Ups
Back at base we stretched off and headed in to sample the extensive new menu The Showroom had to offer.
Until next week, happy running :)