Group run

Gold Star School Visit to Make It All White

29 runners ran 5.0km to help the St Swithun's Catholic Primary School with St Swithun's Sunbeams Pre-school in Portsmouth.

  • York runner
  • Lucy Booth
  • Katie Carew-Robinson
  • Tony Hewett
  • Jo Kitching
  • Angela Chick
  • Maura Cole
  • Rosina Arnold
  • Val Cameron
  • Tim Clements
  • Louisa
  • Tracey Dean
  • Jen Stoneham
  • Penny Salman
  • Katie London
  • Francesco Ruvolo
  • India Custance
  • Kat Bruce
  • Catherine Speed
  • Pippa
  • Abby
  • Michael Tarpey
  • Joe
  • Lynn Spencer
  • Ellie Powell
  • Jack Middleton
  • Chez
  • Megan Orton
  • David Metcalf
Wednesday, 19th of February 2020
Led by Katie Carew-Robinson

First of all a big warm Wednesday welcome to Dave who joined us for his first run tonight! We had record breaking numbers so HUGE thanks to everyone for coming out and Egg for making a special appearance as well as a return from Penny & Frankie who last joined us a year ago at this trip to Naomi House. Please come back again this year!

After our intro and a quick warmup we headed south to St Swithuns school where we were greeted by the ever-organised caretaker, Chris. He provided a whole new level of task organisation and delegation with carefully masked out areas for painting, notes on what needed doing and other notes of other jobs. Impressive!

The group of nearly 30 strong were split into different tasks - many taking up painting jobs, while others took on buffing the floors (or wrestling with the buffer in India and Pippa's case), cleaning carpets, wiping down tables, and other tasks Chris could find for us. The "buff" group in the hall added a whole level of exercise to their task, undertaking the lunge and squirt method of floor cleaning. There was lots of laughter and lots of tasks were completed saving Chris 18+ hours of work, so he was very grateful for our help!

We headed back north to the community centre, some of the Southsea lot split off, while the rest headed back to take part in a fitness session of squats, glute exercises, press ups, rows and single leg squats.

Another wonderful Wednesday!

Don't forget there is a community mission on Thursday evening and the Southsea Parkrun takeover on Saturday morning where many familiar faces will be volunteering and donning our red t-shirts! All the listings can be found here

Hope to see you soon!

Report written by Angela Chick

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York runner
York runner
Wednesday February 19th, 2020 22:18

Lunge and squirt was followed by the equally effective, 'bend and squirt'. Had so much fun tonight!

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Katie Carew-Robinson

Katie Carew-Robinson
Trainer for GoodGym Portsmouth. I love running, living near the seaside and getting out into the great outdoors! I also like cake!

Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Val Cameron
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Catherine Speed
    • Rosina Arnold
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Angela Chick
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Maura Cole

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