Making a splash at the Lido
12 runners ran 9.9km to help the Hilsea Lido in Portsmouth.
- Wednesday, 4th of July 2018
- Led by Katie Carew-Robinson
We'll need a li-down after all our hard work
On a hot and humid night we completed our longest run to a task so far - 4ish km each way. By the time you count the walking around at the task site it added up to a total distance of almost 10km. Well done team!
A big Portsmouth welcome to GoodGym for Jason, hope you enjoyed your first task.
This evening, Mel, Maura and Amanda led an advance party and got to the Lido before us. We were met by Sabrina who looks after the venue and was extremely grateful for any help we could give. We split into a watering team and a sanding team - all very appropriate for our seaside location. The water team transported cans of water to give the parched plants a good drink - there were a lot of plants! The sanding team got to work on the old paint of the Blue Lagoon ready for it to be given a new coat of paint. Most of the sand team ended up with blue hands to prove they'd been working hard. The volunteers who are at the site regularly were very thankful for our help. If you want to know more about the Lido, check out their website, there are even some pictures there from way back when which are fantastic - the diving board was epic!
The lure of the pool was too much for Michelle who jumped in - all for the big camera shot which my photography skills were not up to (sorry!). And Amanda and Andria stayed for a post-task swim - how many lengths did you do ladies?
We are back to the Lido again on the 25th July and 15th August (I will be listing that one on the website soon).
Next week it's our 10th Wednesday night group run! We have a shorter run to the foodbank, if you want to bring a couple of tins with you as donations they would be more than happy to accept them - one in each hand will give your arms a bit of a workout on the way down too. Our planned social afterwards will still be going ahead too whatever happens in the World Cup! We have been given permission to use the TV in our room to watch the 2nd half of the match if we want to.
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson
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Led by Katie Carew-Robinson
Area Activator for GoodGym Portsmouth. I love running, living near the seaside and getting out into the great outdoors! I also like cake!
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