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7 Goodgymers helped their local community in Sheffield
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Sheffield

Monday 26th September 2022

Report written by James Smith

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This evening we were off to assist the Pitsmoor Pickers with their litterpicking activities. We gathered outside the Showroom cinema as usual, had a pre-run briefing and did a role call. The run took us through Castlegate and along some pleasant traffic-free paths by the riverside. Upon arrival at the litterpicking location a few of the Pitsmoor Pickers were already busy wombling away. Both GG and our contact from the pickers, Karen, were expecting fewer participants tonight so when 7 GoodGym runners and 4 Pitsmoor Pickers rocked up at Rock St we were a little short on litterpickers for the litterpickers. Happily, Karen’s car was parked just up the road and she had some spare ones… phew!

With everyone pickered and bagged up we were tasked with clearing away the rubbish up Rock Street and adjacent roads. We split up into ones and twos, then hit the road(s). We worked our way up the hill to the top of the road where there was already a substantial pile of rubbish waiting to be added to. After around 45 minutes of picking we had transformed the area, leaving it spick and span, Pitsmoor or less!

Some group pictures with our bagged up booty were snapped, we said our thankyous and goodbyes, then set off a little way down the street to do some scenic squatting. There was a wall by the roadside with stunning views of the city; this was the perfect place to partake in some wall-sitting. Everyone took up a position on the wall-with-a-view and prepared for 1 minute of wall-sit action. “Everyone” easily achieved this, and even a few unplanned extra seconds!

After this fun we ran back down the hill and through town to the grass outside the Showroom, doing sporadic squats at stops on the way as usual. Here we fully stretched off the main muscles used in the evening’s activities and heard some announcements, namely the weekly Barnsley GoodGym session on Wednesday.


Session Leader
Sheffield
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TaskForce
Run leader
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Litter Pick Spital Street and Spital Lane
Cleaning up litter and flytipping. Meet junction of Spital Hill and Spital Lane

We work solo and as a group to clear streets and green spaces of litter and flytipping.

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Attendees
Lan
Natalie G
Yvonne R
Eugene Chang
Sergiu Radu
James Smith
Rachel
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Park Hill Litter Pick - FREE refreshments afterwards at South Street Kitchen
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Keeping the local area spic and span and enjoying a posh coffee after


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