Sheffield Area Activator. PT, England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness & Tutor.
25 Month Streak
Mon 5th Dec at 6:30pm
3 GG Sheffield runners braved the dark and damp eve to help SUSTRANS SIMON with the upkeep of the National Cycle Network (NCN).
This week we went even further than normal with a long uphill there and largely downhill on the way back. A real test of the endurance and great to get a longer run in once in a while to push our limits and raise our fitness levels!
The task was to clear as much of the mud and leaves of a section of the path that connected to local houses and provides a key active travel route to various other areas.
The leaves and mud had combined to make the path very narrow and slippery in places. We got straight to it with brush, shovel and plough to clear as much of the path as we could. As you can see from the before and after photos, even with a small group we made a big impact, widening the path a huge amount and making it more safe and accessible for future users.
That's it for 2022. See you in 2023!
Mon 28th Nov at 6:30pm
On a very calm Mon evening we met with the Pitsmoor Pickers and some local residents to litter pick their street.
It was great to see the local community getting involved as a family activity and taking pride in their local area. We had thanks from passers by as we got to work pick as much as we could in the time we had and filling bag after bag with litter big and small.
By the end of the session there was a fair pile of rubbish, plus 2 TESCO trolleys which Rachel and Michelle willingly wheeled back to the supermarket. Every little helps..
Until next week, happy running :)
Mon 7th Nov at 6:30pm
With some mild trepidation in the air prior to setting off on account of the uphill trend on the way to last nights run, 10 intrepid GG'ers went out into the dark windy streets of Sheffield!
We headed uphill to help COURAGEOUS CRAIG (superstar Sustrans Volunteer and all round good guy) to clear a wet and muddy leaf ridden section of an otherwise fantastic part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network (NCN).
Though the path was dark and the sweeping tough going our tenacious team might light work of the leafy lane, brushing wet, slippery, hazardous leaves and mud over to the side of the path and down the embankment to stop the leaves blowing back on to the path and encouraging some magnificent mulch on the other side of the fence for the trees to feast upon!
No leaf was left unturned and on walking back to the start of the path the impact we had made was evident, giving all a warm glow of the good we had done that eve.
What goes up, must come down and down we did go which helped us all stay together much easier. On return to The Showroom the heavens began to open. Once back at base we had an optional stretch down or quick stair squat set before heading into The Showroom for some drinks and in some cases very casual chips...
Until next time, happy running :)
Mon 31st Oct at 6:30pm
On a wet and wild Halloween night we set off from The Showroom for Hillsborough jumping puddles, with the rain bouncing off the tarmac!
We didn't let it dampen our spirits though and made it to the fantastic space that is the revamped bowling pavilion to meet with AMAZING ALEX who had done a fantastic job of prepping our task for the evening which was to sort clothes for an upcoming (see photos) jumble sale to help with the cost of living crisis, keep vulnerable people warm and make some money for Age UK in Sheffield. WIN WIN WIN.
We lost count of how many bags were sorted but it was A LOT, so the jumble is well worth a look if your after some garms.
After a group photo, we popped our already wet kit on and headed back out into the dark deluge for round 2. The rain hadn't let up, even flooding the tramlines! Once back, warm showers and hot dinners were definitely priority number one and very well earned.
Until next time, happy running! :)