India Custance

Portsmouth

62Good deeds

62runs

404cheers

India Custance went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Body Rolling

Wed 10 Nov
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

We had the biggest turn out in AGES today, oh yes we did! It was lovely to see everyone. Big Wednesday welcome to Charlotte who joined us for her 2nd good deed.

The run report title was inspired by Katie L who, as well as finding us this task, managed to use her body to paint the walls as well as a brush and roller. She didn't have anyone to warn her "it's behind you". Katie should also get an extra good deed as she took Tracey's dropped phone back to her after the task. Tracey needs her phone to get all her birthday messages tomorrow!

Our tasks tonight involved a lot of white paint.... To paint the toilets and lots of the scenery pieces. Some pieces needed staples and glue removing, as well as sanding before they got their coat of paint. There was also a mirror frame to paint gold so that Beauty can admire herself in it!

Judy and Tracey had a non painting task... Decorating the Christmas tree, it definitely is beginning to look like Christmas! Is it too early? On no it isn't, oh yes it is... I think it's 50/50 according to our group!

Lucy was determined that we should squeeze in a fitness session and although there weren't many who were enthusiastic, once we got started the FOMO kicked in and there was plenty of lunging, climbing of mountains and standing superheros!

If you'd like to go to see the panto and get involved with all the crazy traditions and audience participation, you can go from 2nd December to 2nd January. More info here

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India Custance went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Let’s stick together.

Wed 20 Oct
Report written by Jo Kitching

This evening we had a double task, one was staying indoors and making lanterns for the light parade. The other was heading back to Miltoncross to continue with the clearing of the green space area.

On the way to the indoor task Jo spotted the Red Arrows but was unable to get a photo at the time. Next time she’ll be more prepared.

Getting Crafty with it

Aoife, India, Jen, Jo and Vicki met Anna from Fratton Big Local and we sat down to be given instructions as to how we were to make the lanterns. Jen was on her 3rd Goodgym task of the day and was assisted by her daughter Alice who had also come to make lanterns with us. We had to start making the initial structure and at one point we thought the sticks looked like the mini breadsticks you get at Christmas. Maybe that’s because some of us hadn’t yet had dinner so were a little hungry. The structures took a while making sure we had everything stuck together and thought it was similar to Bake Off when we were half way through the task and no where near finished. Once structures were completed the fun part began where we would stick the tissue paper onto the lantern with glue. This became quite tricky when we had to turn them over and they would stick to the table. Once decorated we admired our crafting skills and once dried they will be used at the light festival on 19th Nov.

Getting Diggy with it

Judy, Maura and Tony headed to Miltoncross to continue clearing the green space area. They were joined again by Charlotte (the senior student) and her parents. They chopped and cleared some more of the nettles, brambles and trees. It's starting to look clearer. Unfortunately the torrential rain didn't really help but it did give the waterproofs a good test out for the season!

More winter clearing tasks will take place at Miltoncross over the next few months.

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India Custance signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Double task

Wed 20 Oct 18:00 pm
Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Placel, Off Clive Rd, , Portsmouth , PO1 5JJ
Helping Fratton Big Local and Miltoncross

Meet at Fratton Community Centre.

Indoor task - to make lanterns for the light parade. This will take place in the community centre. The light parade is a bit earlier this year so the lantern making needs to happen earlier! At least 10 people needed for this task. Nice and relaxed, a good unwind after a day at a screen.

Outdoor task - run to Miltoncross school from Fratton to continue on the green space clearing. This will be a much more physical task!

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India Custance went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

nope - can't think of one...

Sun 17 Oct
Report written by Wilson

What an awesome recycling team we had, collecting the bottles was not an easy task this year.... Colas had put out stooopid recycling bins, only labelled on one side.... so they didnt work and trying to pull bottles out of the big bins was hard work.

The GoodGym crew as always gave it their best shot, it was great to meet and have Emma​ and Joanne​ on board, they walked all the way to Canoe Lake collecting discarded bottles!!!! Harry​ bought their buddy along, they made a great job of collecting all the bottles as runners crossed the start line. Sinéad was epic and did the double (two days of listening to me moan on....thankyou Sinead!). Lynn and Catherine teamed up - it was lovely to catch up with them when we all met back in the Marquee for lunch 😊. Rosie and India also had to put up with me worrying/moaning about the task in hand..... but they were super supportive and kind and lovely and happily collected as many bottles as they could.

The great thing about the day was that it felt like all of GG Portsmouth were out, either running, cheering or recycling and somehow we all managed to see each other, a lovely GG family event.

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India Custance went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Breezy Does It!

Sat 7 Aug
Report written by Jen Stoneham

Our intrepid crew, many attending post a wet and windy ParkRun, took to the beach for a litter pick this morning.

We covered the patch between Coffee Cup and the Yomper Statue and were please with how little litter there actually was!

Ellie found the essential item of clothing - a rather damp sock - and probably our most interesting find; the packaging from a "king-size" condom, which sparked a rather non-PG discussion!

Thanks to all for braving the weather this morning!

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India Custance signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Saturday beach clean

Sat 7 Aug 10:00 am
Coffee Cup, Eastney Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO4 9GE
Pick up the rubbish from the beach

We will be joining Southsea Beachwatch once their cleans are back up and running and doing our own beach cleans in the meantime.

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India Custance went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Lakeside Story

Wed 21 Jul
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

Jen, Jo and I ran a lap of the lake before our duties began with Wilson 1 and her dad taking the walking option.

We were then joined by Rachel, Val, Judy (and Tess), Tracey, Katie L and India for registration duties and finish line duties with a nice drink in between times. We marvelled at the speed of the racers and waited for the final finisher who had a smile on her face.

We will be back in August and September for parts 2 & 3 of this race series. Let's hope it's still nice weather!

Great to be "properly" back on a Wednesday and next week there is celebratory cake... See you then!

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India Custance signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Help marshal the Lakeside 5km

Wed 21 Jul 18:00 pm
Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN
Keeping people fit and healthy!

Meet at 5:30pm on the front steps of Lakeside building for a pre-race run or walk.

The Lakeside 5km is a race put on jointly by local clubs City of Portsmouth AC and Havant AC. There are some super speedy people who run it so once the race starts it's not too long before it's done!

If you're coming by car you can park in Lakeside in the parking area to the right hand side as you drive into the complex (you have to go around the one way system to get to it!). Cycle parking is in front of the main building.

We are not allowed in the building so toilets will be limited and they are in the retail area (masks needed).

We will be helping with registration 6-7 in an outside area. We will then also be helping out at the finish area. 1st finisher expected around 15 minutes (insanely fast!).

The race organiser is giving us a voucher for a free tea/coffee in Starbucks which we should be able to drink between the registration finish and the first finisher.

It's one race start only so we should be finished before 8pm (at a guess, 745). Participants have been asked to disperse quickly as the only "mass gathering" will be at the start line. We will be away from that area anyway. The course is 2 laps so we will get to see the speedy folk whizz by and give them a cheer!

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India Custance went on a training session
Training session
Portsmouth

Blissful batheing

Sun 13 Jun
Report written by Judy Knapp

Sunshine + sea + swimming + socialising + Sunday = bliss!

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