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A labour of love

4 runners ran to help the Baffins Pond Association in Portsmouth.

  • Katie Carew-Robinson
  • Jen Stoneham
  • Maxine VSG
  • Nick Savage
Saturday, 13th of February 2021
Led by Katie Carew-Robinson

After collating and editing the Baffins Pond Association annual newsletter, we also helped deliver it to some of the residents.

Jen and I took Langstone Road (top quote from our assistant Alice: "this road goes on FOREVER"). Nick and Maxine took Baffins and Milton Roads.

No one got eaten by dogs or shouted at by residents. I almost fell over on someone's gritted tiled footpath but managed to stay upright.

Alice had fun exploring the forecourts and playing the floor is lava while Jen negotiated the vicious letterboxes.

Maxine had a chat with a cat, and she and Nick came across some kind of neighbourhood dispute with a message on the door asking for parcels NOT to be left next door. An interesting story to be told there for sure.

It was good to be out in the fresh air, even if it was very cold, and to see the other GG faces in REAL LIFE, even if it was only briefly.

We hope the residents of those roads enjoy their magazine.

Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

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