Jo Kitching

Geordie down south. Runner and love running again after joining Goodgym

Portsmouth

TaskForce
Run Leader

Jo is a GoodGym January 2021 Challenge Hero

137.79 kmcovered

5 kmcycled

68 kmrun

65 kmwalked

January Challege

2021

183Good deeds

678runs

1,770cheers

TaskForce achievements

30

Community Missions
listed

16

Group Runs
back marked

12

Walking Groups
led

46

Run reports
written

21

Run reports
photographed


Jo Kitching signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Great Salterns litter pick

Sun 4 Apr 10:30 am
Hilsea Cricket Club, Tangier Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6QA
Tidy up a nice green area

It's the first Sunday of the month which means it's Great Salterns litter pick time!

We will meet in the car park off Tangier Road, just past Stanley Ave.

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Jo Kitching signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Saturday virtual beach clean

Sat 6 Mar 10:00 am
Anywhere You May Be, In The World, BHA PPY
Pick up the rubbish from the beach

We'd normally be joining Southsea Beachwatch,but since we are now in full Lockdown, this is now a virtual litter pick. Instead find any piece of beach that needs Goodgym's attention, and please send Mel Saxbee a picture for the report. We will be re-joining Southsea Beachwatch just as soon as their beach cleans are back up and running.

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Jo Kitching went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Friday 26th pm

Fri 26 Feb

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers! (please note Katie will not be present at this clinic)

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Jo Kitching completed a walk • After work walk with Kat
Tue 23 Feb
8.5km
01:31:51
10:45/km
Jo Kitching completed a walk • Walk with Maura
Sat 20 Feb
8.1km
01:29:25
11:04/km
Fri 19 Feb
2.2km
25:47
11:47/km
Jo Kitching went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Not before the watershed.

Fri 19 Feb
Report written by Jo Kitching

Four Goodgymers headed to the vaccination clinics on Friday afternoon to take over the afternoon shift from the morning team. At the afternoon shift we had Katie L, Eli, Sarah and Jo. After getting our tests we were allocated to our positions and took over the morning shift.

Katie was in the car park and informing the clinic of any arrivals there. Eli was on front door duty, meeting and greeting the patients coming in. Sarah was temperature checking of the patients and Jo was in the waiting room on the walkie talkie.

It had been a busy morning and it was certainly a busy afternoon where we had a steady stream of patients coming through the door to get their vaccines. We also had a good stream of volunteers too as the waiting room had a good supply of biscuits and chocolates.

Where’s Wilson became a new game where Sarah would disappear somewhere and then would reappear sometimes with cups of tea/coffee and sometimes not. Eli also had a challenge to try and shoe horn a word into the meet and greet with the patients. Katie was the pizza queen when we had a delivery later in the day and she brought these over to the church for the volunteers there. As the day got on we talked to the patients and they soon discovered this was the only place to be on a Friday evening where you could talk and meet other people from other households. We closed the church down about 7:30pm as the remaining patients could go in via the car park and Sarah and Eli managed to take a pizza home that was left over from the days delivery.

I’ll now explain the title. When the patients came in they needed to get their temperature checked, they are informed that this will be taken from their ear. We had a good number of patients who mentioned other areas (below the waist) where they joked they thought it may have been from there. We mentioned this was only after the 6pm watershed as it was still too early in the day for those temperature readings.

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Jo Kitching completed a walk • Walk to covid clinic.
Fri 19 Feb
2.6km
27:09
10:15/km
Fri 19 Feb
3.6km
39:01
10:46/km
Jo Kitching signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Friday 26th pm

Fri 26 Feb 13:00 pm
Southsea Medical Centre, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 1AT
Help roll out the vaccine

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers! (please note Katie will not be present at this clinic)

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