Group run

Rub-a-dub-dub, GoodGymers have a scrub

10 GoodGymers made their way 4.0km to help the 10th Portsmouth Squirrels in Portsmouth.

  • Katie Carew-Robinson
  • Tony Hewett
  • Jo Kitching
  • Sinéad McCarthy
  • Tracey Dean
  • Jen Stoneham
  • Katie London
  • Harry Hender
  • Aoife
  • Dave Moore
Wednesday, 1st of March 2023
Led by Katie Carew-Robinson

Alternative report title: A right load of scrubbers!

Firstly, big thanks to Katie London for stepping in with tonight's task. We headed to Squirrels garden to dig a new area for the planters to be moved into, remove some graffiti and pick some litter.

We ran down to Somerstown from Fratton CC and cannot confirm nor deny any rumours about what we had or didn't have with us. Some motorists may have had to double take. All I can confirm is that no accident forms were needed.

Jo, Sinéad and I took the litter pick detail, heading around the garden area and then into the playground. We even invented our own variety of the fairground grabber game.... you can just about see it in the photo.

Tony, Jen and Dave were on maximum exercise tonight and took on the digging of an area for wild flowers. It kept them nice and warm but no buried treasure was discovered...

Everyone else was scrubbing away at the graffiti, determined to get rid of all signs of Robert, Luke and friends. The graffiti removal fluid smelt very strong and did make an impact. We also talked about making our own graffiti or painting in that area.

Next Wednesday we're back to the garden to move the planters over to the other side. More digging and some wheelbarrow action too! Sign up here to join us.

Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

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Katie Carew-Robinson
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!

Runners helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • Katie London
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Jen Stoneham

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