Community mission

Running up those hills

10 GoodGymers made their way to help the Friends of Round Hill Society and Hanover & Elm Grove Ward in Brighton.

  • Frances Ruocco
  • Tabitha Hrynick
  • Amro
  • Rob Ward
  • Carla Washbourne
  • Philippa
  • Sarah Katharine
  • Jane Dallaway
  • Rosie Baker
  • Doug Pearman
Tuesday, 18th of April 2023
Led by Philippa

Brighton’s topography may not have been the inspiration for Kate Bush’s classic track, but our hills are remarkable in both number and steepness. Great for some challenging and rewarding running sessions!

10 GoodGym-ers tackled not one but two of Brighton and Hove’s most challenging hills. The group split our efforts between parallel street clean-up tasks, supporting groups in Hanover and Roundhill to paint over graffiti tags and pick up wind-blown litter to encourage others to keep the community tidy.

Striding up the sun-drenched lawns and splitting off to our separate sites, we were joined in our mission by a crew of local residents and councillors and cheered on by many passers-by as we paint rolled and litter picked our way around the neighbourhood.

Or, to paraphrase the prescient words of Chamillionaire:

They see me rollin’

We painting

Patrollin’ for litter making town less dirty...

Brighton and Hove City Council helped by supplying paints and brushes for painting over graffiti in the Roundhill and Lewes Road area. Good Gym volunteers did sterling work sprucing up the area!

We finished with a fun, increasingly fast paced training session around the Level led by Pippa and were rewarded with slices of still warm chocolate beetroot cake (yup, one of our five a day! :) ), as part of Stefania’s extended Birthday Celebrations. Buon compleanno, Stefania!

Report written by Carla Washbourne

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Led by Philippa

Discovered running was fun in lockdown 1 and haven't looked back 🙌

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