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Hubble, Bubble Toil & Trouble

5 runners ran to help the Hilsea Lido in Portsmouth.

  • Portsmouth runner
  • Louisa
  • Catherine Speed
  • Geraldine Ramsay
  • Harry Hender
Saturday, 1st of May 2021
Led by Portsmouth runner

Today's team at the Lido were Catherine, Geraldine, Harry, Louisa and Mel. Paul was waiting for us with our list of jobs and each of us took our pick. Harry was meeting friends later and didn't want to paint and risk any splashing, but happy to don a white protective suit for some rubbing down and then some sweeping up on the north east steps. They did a very good Elvis impression as you can see from the photo! Louisa was on the leaf blower making a good pile ready for bagging, headphones on in a world of her own. Catherine sweeping and weeding on the flat area. Geraldine and Mel were painting in the Ladies changing room with Kieren, another Lido volunteer. Geraldine showed how bendy she was getting on and off the platform ladder, whilst cutting in. Mel trying (but not always succeeding) to avoid painting over some tiny spiders - sorry incy wincy 🙁 then spent about 20 minutes stirring the new white paint container which resembled Greek Yoghurt - thick at the bottom, whey like runny on the top! Eventually reaching the right consistency to carry on. We managed to time our finish with the heavens opening and a very heavy rainful. But it will give all the trees and plants a good dousing. General progress is good and getting ever closer to opening the Lido to the general public. GoodGym are back next week to continue helping achieve this. Sabrina, one of the Trustees expressed her appreciation and thanks to GoodGym's ongoing support to the Lido as key to the great progress being made.

Report written by Portsmouth runner

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Judy Knapp
Judy Knapp
Sunday May 2nd, 2021 08:59

Well done, guys!

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Mel Saxbee
Led by Mel Saxbee

I was a reluctant runner looking for a purpose to run and found it in GoodGym. I love anything outdoorsy and living by the Sea.

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