Mon 19th Feb at 6:30pm
8 Goodgymmers paint the interior of The Regather space upstairs. Fun, laughter and various quotes were shared amongst us all. Lots of high walls were unreachable even with ladders and chairs. I did think of climbing up to paint but too risky. So we have to leave the high unpainted walls for another day to abseil if permitted. Paint looked yellow against the cream walls but when dried it looks white. We were all curious with the various shades of White but we did it successfully. Well done team!
Mon 15th Jan at 6:30pm
Great to welcome 2 new GG SHF group runners last night:
Ged who is also the Grants man for GGHQ!
Lucy who joined us from GG YORK!
It was BALTIC last night, but we didn't let that stop us and get straight on route down to Burngreave/Pitsmoor area to meet Karen Malone who got us equipped with bags and pickers and we got stuck straight into it.
It was great to also be joined again by celebrity Croquette professional Eugene who had a rare evening off childcare and was able to join us. Great to see you again Eugene!
We had thank you's from locals and managed to fill our bags up in no time, including a lot of cans that will be weighed in and any monies put towards new equipment for Pitsmoor Pickers to do more good in the future!
By the time we had done our loop , fingers were getting very chilly so we headed back to base with some going on to The Rutland Arms for food and drinks and others opting to head home for warm showers and heating!
Until next time, happy running!
Tue 16th Jan at 11:46am
Great to meet you all last night 😃
Tue 16th Jan at 11:49am
Great to meet you too Ged, hope to see you on another task soon!
Tue 16th Jan at 5:39pm
Thanks for having me! Hope to see you again at some point, either in Sheffield or if you fancy visiting York!
Wed 17th Jan at 10:15am
You're always welcome Lucy, great to meet you. Yes, absolutely, hope to see you and any of the other Yorkies soon!
Mon 8th Jan at 6:30pm
A strong start to the year with a good turnout despite the weather turning colder and even having a few drops of snow in the air last night!
We had a new runner along last night who was welcomed and put a good effort in at the task and also increase (neh doubling) our French contingenet within the group!
A massive bienvenu to Joseph
Please give Josepha a cheer and a follow and we hope to see you again soon!
We met Sustrans Simon on site at the entrance to Lynwood Gardens who had already laid out tools, ready for us to get cracking, after a quick brief we got straight to it:
This section of path is a key link for a lot of walkers and cyclists, which takes you through a beautiful little wooded stretch. Unfortunately with the beauty of trees, there is also a lot of fallen leaves and mud that gets clumped together, encroaching on the path, making it slippery, narrower and less appealing and safe for users.
Once we were done, despite it being dark you could see how much wider and clearer the path was after our efforts.
Well done team!
Mon 11th Dec 2023 at 6:30pm
It was the last official GG SHF run for 2024!
What a year it's been with plenty of tasks and good being done.
For our last group run of the year we were helping Sustrans with some very much needed leaf clearing of the path up at Manor way.
The path is a really good quality one and very wide compared to most active travel infrastructure, however the first chunk of the path is under trees which whilst beautiful does present leaf issues at this time of the year.
Never fear, GG are here!
We met with Sustrans Simon who already had tools neatly laid out ready for us to get stuck straight in with brooms, snow shovels and spades to move the soggy leaves from the path to make it safe and more appealing for all users.
We had some cyclists whilst there and if they weren't so stunned by our lights on the path and the sterling clearance we had provided I am sure they would have thanked us unreservedly.
Well folks, that's a wrap, hope you all have a fantastic Xmas and New Year and see you in 2024!
Happy running :)