Jo O'Leary

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Swindon

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74Good deeds

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Community Missions
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Jo O'Leary completed a training run • GoodGym LEJOG day 2
Tue 2 Mar
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5.0km
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34:44
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06:56/km
Mon 1 Mar
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0.7km
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13:56
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20:35/km
Jo O'Leary completed a walk • Morning Walk
Mon 1 Mar
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0.7km
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09:09
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13:32/km
Mon 1 Mar
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5.0km
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36:54
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07:22/km
Jo O'Leary went on a community mission
Community mission
Swindon

Don't worry...beach happy!

Sun 28 Feb
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Report written by Jo O'Leary

Aloha! This weekend, under bright blue skies, Swindon became a tropical paradise 🏝️ and we had a lot of fun in the sun 🌞

It was a GoodGym takeover for Swindon's virtual parkrun and a Hawaii 5-0 theme gave the opportunity to escape winter and release those Hawaiian shirts and beachwear from the depths of the wardrobe.🩳👙 And the Swindon running community did not disappoint - with the brightness of the outfits matching the vibrancy and warmth of our running family.

Our fabulous team of virtual pacers, tailwalkers and marshalls supported 144 runners and walkers, with 15 people ringing the PB bell 🔔. 20 minute pacer Paul was quick off the mark in the most magnificent grass skirt. Alexandra was spot on with the 30 minute pacing, as were Cath and Annie in her pawsome outfit 🐶.

With the news of the roadmap for the return of parkrun, we hope that we'll be together again soon. Maybe for a celebration cake -meanwhile Ashleigh kindly offered virtual slices of a very real cake 🎂...it's the thought that counts?!

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Jo O'Leary signed up to a training session
Training session
Swindon

Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) - From Monday 1st March to Wednesday 31st March

Wed 31 Mar 23:50 pm
*, *, Swindon, *
Walking, jogging and running 1084 miles as a group!

So who is fed up of the lockdown and keen to get fit(ter) before Easter 🐣 ? Well you'll be pleased to know that GoodGym are here to help, by inviting you to an informal virtual event - LEJOG! This is something I have never heard of before but the idea is that we walk, jog or run from Lands End 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 to John O'Groats 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (that's 1084 miles in total) as a group by the end of March. So there's no pressure here - if we all do a little we will get a long way! And the more that sign up the better of course :-)

And thank you to the LEJOG Leaders who are:

Week 1: Monday 1st March to Sunday 7th March - Cath Rose

Week 2: Monday 8th March to Sunday 14th March - Gaby Newson

Week 3: Monday 15th March to Sunday 21st March - Jo O'Leary

Week 4: Monday 22nd March to Sunday 28th March - Gina Johnston

Week 5: Monday 29th March to Wednesday 31st March - TBC!

Please note that there is no medal available - only virtual hugs!

The Rules 🦠

Stay local.

Walk, jog or run by yourself, with other members of your household OR with one other person from another household while social distancing.

Connect with Strava (if possible) and record your LEJOG miles on there.

And then log your miles on here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpU93IAt8HwcrFnXH6J-k2jq93QftJm-xt9lF6eP5VTxozWQ/viewform

Take some photos of your travels and post on WhatsApp and social media.

Please contact me at emma.s@goodgym.org if you would like to be added to our LEJOG WhatsApp Group.

Have FUN 🥳!

Can't wait to get started with this - see you all at Lands End tomorrow (virtually of course)!

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Jo O'Leary completed a training run • Morning Run
Sun 28 Feb
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8.0km
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55:03
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06:51/km
Jo O'Leary completed a training run • 50th vpr 🍍🏝️
Sat 27 Feb
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5.0km
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34:53
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06:58/km
Jo O'Leary signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Swindon

Helping Out at Swindon's COVID-19 Vaccination Centre @ STEAM - From Monday 1st March to Saturday 6th March 2021

Sat 6 Mar 18:30 pm
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2TA
To support our local health service during COVID-19

PLEASE SIGN UP TO THIS TASK BY 10AM ON FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY

Please also note that if you sign up YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SPECIFIC SHIFT until a colleague from Swindon Borough Council contacts you directly. And due to the nature of this Community Mission; a lack of vaccine may mean that your shift can be cancelled at any time.

We have been asked to help out and provide support at our local Covid-19 vaccination centre at STEAM. Can you spare a few hours to help out? If you can - please have a look at the shifts below and make a comment (below) as to which one suits you:

Car Park Marshals (this role will be outdoors).

Monday 1st March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

Tuesday 2nd March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

Wednesday 3rd March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

Thursday 4th March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

Friday 5th March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

Saturday 6th March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

Patient Coordinator Volunteers (this role will be indoors)

Monday 1st March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

Wednesday 3rd March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

Friday 5th March 08:00-13:30 or 13:00-18:30

When signing up to this task, your name, contact details and preferred shift will be forwarded onto Swindon Borough Council who will then correspond with you directly.

Please also note that full training and PPE will be provided.

Thank you so much for your help and support with the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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Fri 26 Feb
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6.4km
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46:38
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07:20/km
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