Back out in the fresh air to kick off 2022 in style tonight with some litter picking on the National Cycle Network helping make the route more pleasant for commuters and exercisers alike!
We shared stories of mostly quiet Christmas breaks while tackling the cycle path and verges of the assortment of cans, bottles, crisp packets and miscellaneous trash! Lindsay (who had forgotten her head torch) took under five minutes to find a full strip light in the hedge which caused a chuckle.
A slightly longer run back than the direct route and some 30 metre sprint every 30 seconds reps outside DMU got the fitness sessions back in gear for the year.
Next week's task is TBC but it will definitely be outside!
Also please check out the GoodGym Leicester Members Facebook page for a poll on potential weekends to volunteer at junior parkrun.
Happy running, HD
There's clearly been a party in the car park, we just turned up too late!
Eight GoodGymmers blitzed the car park outside the vaccination centre, clearing 14 bin bags full of cans, bottles and other assorted litter in a productive hour! With a sorting squad in full operation we managed to separate out the bulk of the cans, glass and plastic for recycling as well as clearing most of the rubbish in the area.
Super work everyone!
Litter picking task at the Peepul Centre to improve the area surrounding the vaccination centre.
We are now running in the dark each week so please wear something reflective and bring a headtorch if you have one!
Part 2 of 3 on our campaign to spread the word for those affected by the trampling feet of the marathon runners running past their homes and businesses on the morning of Halloween.
Tonight we took the short trip into the city to tackle the two city centre distribution routes in one fell swoop.
The walkers took the direct route to Town Hall Square while the runners looped around via the University Campus aiming to hit the meet point at the same time. Within a minute (ish) wasn't a bad effort at all!
We split into two teams, with Huw, Lindsay and Tracey heading down Gallowtree Gate, along High Street before looping round and covering Churchgate and Belgrave Gate/Haymarket on their northern section. Meanwhile, Christine, Dave, Jen, Mel, Michaela and Stu took on the southern section heading out towards the train station and up London Road.
A very different task to last week, with the rows of terraced houses we were firing a leaflet into a letterbox every few seconds. This was much more spaced out with a plethora of shops and businesses rather than tightly packed housing. Lindsay and Tracey, learning from G & T last week, brought along wooden spoons to help force the leaflets through - more useful on the residential routes but great stuff nonetheless!
Well done everyone, back to Belgrave Road next week to complete this trilogy of tasks before we return for a gardening task at St Matthews the following week!
Happy running, HD
Week 2 of this task!
We are delivering leaflets to local residents on behalf of LOROS to inform them about the forthcoming Leicester Marathon that will affect them.
Mel, Dave ,Elena, Stu, Nick,Ashley , Tracey , Jen and Lyndsey met at the task tonight . A beautiful evening, perfect to be out down by the canal. Mel, Tracey and Lyndsey went litter picking and found an abundance of litter , cans and 3 pairs of shoes! Stu,Jen, Nick,Dave, Ashley and Elena started painting the sleepers until they ran out of paint ! Another rewarding task making the environment cleaner and tidier .
We are back out along the waterway staining the wooden sleepers on the towpath for the Canal & River Trust.
A wonderful relaxing and satisfying task in the evening sunshine (hopefully).
Optional training chatty run/fitness activity afterwards around Abbey Park.
Tracey has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym
Stu, Mel, Jen , Tracey , Cliff and Lindsay headed off to Bede Park in search of litter tonight .
Thankfully the sun shone after a rainy day and the search for litter wasn’t disappointing.
Bags of litter and cans were collected around the perimeter of the park.
Another great task that made the park cleaner for its users .
Well done everyone
PLEASE NOTE THE SLIGHTLY LATER START TIME
Meet @ 6.15pm at DMU Leisure Centre for litter pick and optional run along the river afterwards.