Group run

Meat, 2 veg and tinned plums? Must be the foodbank!

27 runners ran 4.0km to help the Portsmouth Foodbank in Portsmouth.

  • Egg Cameron
  • Katie Carew-Robinson
  • Portsmouth runner
  • Rachel Cutler
  • Rachel
  • Tony Hewett
  • Jo Kitching
  • Angela Chick
  • Maura Cole
  • Portsmouth runner
  • Portsmouth runner
  • Rosina Arnold
  • Val Cameron
  • Laura Wells
  • Tim Clements
  • Judy Knapp
  • Louisa
  • Tracey Dean
  • Jen Stoneham
  • Maxine VSG
  • Chrissy Dawes
  • Solomon
  • Portsmouth runner
  • Manuel Bruna
  • Portsmouth runner
  • Lynn Spencer
  • Alex Nova Tellado
Wednesday, 23rd of October 2019
Led by Katie Carew-Robinson

Firstly, a big welcome to Alex who joined his first ever GoodGym session tonight & also to Lynn who had her first experience of a group run after meeting some of us at the Groundlings community mission last week. Special mention to Egg who is the GG York trainer who couldn't resist coming along to visit when she's down with the family. Hope the dog hadn't missed you too much when you got back to Southbourne tonight!

Tonight we equalled our attendance record which was set on the very first group run back in May 2018. Then, lots of people were just curious about this new GoodGym thing, now we know people know how great it is and want to be a part of it! So thank you to all of you for showing up.

This was the first run we've done to the foodbank since the new warehouse was built. What this meant was that there were more of us working in a smaller space. But that doesn't phase us - there was lots of squeezing past and passing cans / packets along lines. Plus more people to walk around saying things like "beans 2021?" or "fruit 2020" - maybe we should start some kind of foodbank bingo. Chrissy had the find of the night - Rhubarb & Custard Cream biscuits - I think we may have to take up the GG Islington biscuit tradition and try them out on a group run!

Tony, Solo and Manuel were sent upstairs to try and scrape the old warehouse labelling off the floor - a job which is going to take a while but they managed to clear half the hall floor. Mel, Maura & Vicki started off in the foodbank store sorting through the short date box and seeing what could be rescued. Laura, Aimee, Judy & Tracey were the designated bag ladies - sorting out the carrier bags into easily packable stacks.

Once we'd sorted all the harvest festival donations, we headed back to use the railway bridge for a hill/sprint relay. Then it was back to the community centre for one more rendition of Happy Birthday for Louisa (still milking it from the weekend!) and Judy (for Friday).

Next week I'm on my holidays so you are in the hands of Jo for a visit to St Faith's and I will be back for our run and lantern making on 6th November. Hope to see you all then!

Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

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Egg Cameron
Egg Cameron
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 22:03

Loved that task, thanks for making me feel welcome team Portsmouth!

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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

    • Maxine VSG
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Egg Cameron
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Portsmouth runner
    • Tony Hewett

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