Area Activator for GoodGym Portsmouth. I love running, living near the seaside and getting out into the great outdoors! I also like cake!
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GoodGym is launching in Portsmouth this May
We're launching in our 43rd area with support from Portsmouth City Council
As a volunteer, you will be in store with a Foodbank volunteer handing out "shopping lists" with suggestions of what to donate and collecting donations from customers whilst spreading some Christmas cheer. You will also be helping to take the donated food to the stores.
All the donated food will then be taken to the Portsmouth Foodbank for redistribution to people in food poverty.
This slot is Friday 19th November 11-1 at Tesco Extra Fratton.
Please send a photo to Katie (email@example.com) for the run report
We are back as a full group to help continue to green space clearance.
There will be:
litter picking - with some weird and wonderful finds guaranteed
nettle clearing - with a prize if you avoid being stung!
And the compost pile will be getting higher and higher!
Head torches recommended
Meet at the school (run/walk/cycle to get there - bikes can be brought into the site). We will do a fitness session on the playground after the digging/clearing - we will be well warmed up by then!
We will meet at the Parkletics equipment for a 20 minute fitness session before grabbing the litter pickers and giving the park a good clean up.
Please bring your head torch, gloves and bright clothes - be safe, be seen!
Wilson and I started making a dent in the scarecrow festival leaflet pile with a walk all the way down Tangier Road and Baffins Road. We also felt it necessary to sample the newly opened Hellenic Aromas cafe to keep our strength up!
Jen and Alice dodged the torrential rain on Monday and did Locksway Road. Tony went to Hayling Ave.
Tracey took Prince Albert Road & delivered up & down there.
Let's hope we see some scarecrows going up as a result!
Today we went along to the Institute of Marine Science to support the launch of the Jetsam app.
Sinead and I, along with Hannah from the Jetsam team, looked for rubbish on the small beach near the coffee van. We used the app to record all the plastics we found. These included the usual suspects (cigarette butts, food wrappers, bottle lids etc) as well as 2 combs, loads of cable ties of various sizes and some thick curved plastic possibly from a car bumper. This was the first litter pick in a while that no clothes were found!
We're doing another 2 litter picks in partnership with the City of Sanctuary and Jetsam as part of the Portsmouth Climate Festival which launched yesterday, so plenty of opportunities to join us!
MAKE are having a scarecrow festival, we need people to get involved by making a scarecrow or following the trail.... so we will be flyering some of the main roads in Baffins and Milton.
This task will be done in more than 1 go! This one will be covering Tangier Road and Baffins Road and a small part of Milton Road to start.
Help needed around the start and at the finish.
Starting duties - getting the runners off at the right time & handing out last minute numbers for those who haven't picked them up already.
Ultra 50k – 8am
Marathon – 08.30am
Festive Half Marathon – 09.15am
Scrooge 10k – 10am
Finishing duties: Handing out medals, beers and goodies to the finishers, directing them around and away from the finish area. Clapping and cheering.
The exact shift timings will be confirmed nearer the date.