Louise Portelly

Birmingham

27Good deeds

27runs

127cheers

Louise Portelly went on a community mission
Community mission
Birmingham

Widespread Pun-ic

Sat 22 Jan
Report written by John Hayes

7 Goodgymers were making parkrun happen at four events across the city today. We had volunteers at Walsall, Perry Hall, Edgbaston Reservoir and Cannon Hill. I even managed to add a second volunteer to my day, as I set up the Perry Hall course as usual, and was shouty asked on my first lap if I could scan barcodes at the end, which I did. Well done all!

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Louise Portelly signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Birmingham

Volunteer at parkrun across Birmingham

Sat 22 Jan 08:30 am
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Be a hi-viz hero

Join in with making parkrun happen and raise the profile of Goodgym among local runners. There are several parkruns across and just outside the city, so look at the links below to choose one close and convenient to you and find out how to volunteer. You will need to send a message to the email address on the page for the parkrun you want to volunteer at, with your parkrun barcode to let them know you are able to volunteer.

I will be usually volunteering at Perry Hall so you can join me there if you wish, or if you have another one closer to home then the address of all individual parkruns can be found on their pages.

Volunteer at Edgbaston Reservoir

Volunteer at Perry Hall

Volunteer at Cannon Hill

Volunteer at Woodgate Valley

Volunteer at Sutton Park

Volunteer at Oaklands

Volunteer at Babbs Mill

Volunteer at Sandwell Valley

Volunteer at Kingsbury Water

Volunteer at Walsall

Volunteer at Arrow Valley

All parkruns have a similar structure, with a run director and a volunteer team who will make sure you are prepared for all you need to do to help.

You will have a full briefing of the mornings events and how to best support everyone participating at parkrun.

Tasks are varied and include: marshalling, scanning, giving out & sorting finish tokens, tail - walker and many more. All of the tasks are explained in full, easy to do and the tasks are a fun insight into how parkrun actually runs every Saturday!

The volunteering role usually finishes around 10-10:30am.

Sign up here to show you are volunteering and I will collate a run report. Let me know by posting any words or pictures into the Whatsapp group or to johnhayes@goodgym.org and I will add them to the report.

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Louise Portelly went on a community mission
Community mission
Birmingham

Better late than never!

Sat 11 Dec
Report written by Miriam

On Saturday I had arranged a community mission at Dad's Lane. When I arrived everyone was already there and stuck in much to my delight! It was so lovely seeing Steve, Dan and the other Dad's Lane Community Centre volunteers too.

At about 11.30 when everyone was leaving, I was wondering why only after 30 minutes....until Sam let me know I'd actually arranged the mission for 10am!! I was mortified, I'm never usually late and will never live this down. Still my 30 minutes work I'm sure helped...but the real credit is to EVERYONE ELSE.

You only need to look at the pictures to see the amazing work the team did.

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Louise Portelly has completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Sat 4 Dec 2021

Louise has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.

Louise Portelly went on a community mission
Community mission
Birmingham

Directible Delights

Sat 4 Dec
Report written by John Hayes

Once again, Goodgym combined with parkrun in Birmingham, with 4 goodgymers assisting at 3 parkruns across the city. Liam was Run Directing at Edgbaston Reservoir, while Louise was managing the sizeable funnel at Cannon Hill. John set up the course at Perry Hall, before running it at the same time as Raull gave great support to the back of the field on tail walking duties.

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Louise Portelly signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Birmingham

Volunteer at parkrun across Birmingham

Sat 4 Dec 08:30 am
Perry Hall Park, Perry Avenue, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1RS
Be a hi-viz hero

Join in with making parkrun happen and raise the profile of Goodgym among local runners. There are several parkruns across and just outside the city, so look at the links below to choose one close and convenient to you and find out how to volunteer. You will need to send a message to the email address on the page for the parkrun you want to volunteer at, with your parkrun barcode to let them know you are able to volunteer.

I will be usually volunteering at Perry Hall so the address reflects this, the address of all individual parkruns can be found on their pages.

Volunteer at Edgbaston Reservoir

Volunteer at Perry Hall

Volunteer at Cannon Hill

Volunteer at Woodgate Valley

Volunteer at Sutton Park

Volunteer at Oaklands

Volunteer at Babbs Mill

Volunteer at Sandwell Valley

Volunteer at Kingsbury Water

Volunteer at Walsall

Volunteer at Arrow Valley

All parkruns have a similar structure, with a run director and a volunteer team who will make sure you are prepared for all you need to do to help.

You will have a full briefing of the mornings events and how to best support everyone participating at parkrun.

Tasks are varied and include: marshalling, scanning, giving out & sorting finish tokens, tail - walker and many more. All of the tasks are explained in full, easy to do and the tasks are a fun insight into how parkrun actually runs every Saturday!

The volunteering role usually finishes around 10-10:30am.

Sign up here to show you are volunteering and I will collate a run report. Let me know by posting any words or pictures into the Whatsapp group or to johnhayes@goodgym.org and I will add them to the report.

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Louise Portelly signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Birmingham

Gardening /digging for Dad's Lane Community Association

Sat 11 Dec 10:00 am
171 Pineapple Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2SY
Support the local community centre

Dads Lane Community Association is, a community space on the corner of Pineapple Road and Cartland Road in Stirchley, Birmingham.

Volunteers are required to help in the buildings garden. There will be digging, so bring gloves if possible - although these can also be provided.

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Louise Portelly went on a community mission
Community mission
Birmingham

Red Red Sign

Sat 18 Sep
Report written by John Hayes

On another glorious Saturday morning, five goodgymers got their red t-shirts on and helped two parkruns happen for the hundreds of people who took part. Miriam, Jacqueline, Louise and Ryan took on various roles at Edgbaston Reservoir, as they had a good hundred or more runners on the day due to neighbouring Cannon Hill being cancelled this week. John set up the course at Perry Hall, but only got a chance to photograph the event sign rather than happy volunteer faces, where the nearby Sandwell Valley parkrun was cancelled due to UB40 playing (hence the pun), but happily had a limited effect on numbers.

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Louise Portelly signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Birmingham

Volunteer at parkrun across Birmingham

Sat 18 Sep 08:30 am
Perry Hall Park, Perry Avenue, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1RS
Be a hi-viz hero

Join in with making parkrun happen and raise the profile of Goodgym among local runners. There are several parkruns across and just outside the city, so look at the links below to choose one close and convenient to you and find out how to volunteer. You will need to send a message to the email address on the page for the parkrun you want to volunteer at, with your parkrun barcode to let them know you are able to volunteer.

I will be usually volunteering at Perry Hall so the address reflects this, the address of all individual parkruns can be found on their pages.

Volunteer at Edgbaston Reservoir

Volunteer at Perry Hall

Volunteer at Cannon Hill

Volunteer at Woodgate Valley

Volunteer at Sutton Park

Volunteer at Oaklands

Volunteer at Babbs Mill

Volunteer at Sandwell Valley

Volunteer at Kingsbury Water

Volunteer at Walsall

Volunteer at Arrow Valley

All parkruns have a similar structure, with a run director and a volunteer team who will make sure you are prepared for all you need to do to help.

You will have a full briefing of the mornings events and how to best support everyone participating at parkrun.

Tasks are varied and include: marshalling, scanning, giving out & sorting finish tokens, tail - walker and many more. All of the tasks are explained in full, easy to do and the tasks are a fun insight into how parkrun actually runs every Saturday!

The volunteering role usually finishes around 10-10:30am.

Sign up here to show you are volunteering and I will collate a run report. Let me know by posting any words or pictures into the Whatsapp group or to johnhayes@goodgym.org and I will add them to the report.

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Louise Portelly went on a mission
Mission
Birmingham

Ivy a bag feeling about this

Sun 1 Aug
Report written by John Hayes

I ran across the city while Louise cycled to help Mrs P with her garden. We worried for a moment as she led us down her beautiful and well kept garden, as we have firmly established ourselves as the destroyers of weeds rather than gardeners with any finesse or knowledge. Thankfully, we kept on walking to a much more overgrown back of the garden, hidden from view. Mrs P explained that she particularly wanted to get rid of the Ivy that was coating the ground and we knew we had a task we could get well into. We spent just over an hour raking, clipping, filling up bags and catching up with each other. Mrs P was happy to see the area looking clear and her green waste bag was filled up with just part of the weeds that we had cleared. Again, we found in our chat as we left, that it was not just a completed task that makes a difference. We had cleared enough she said, to allow her to see that this wild area can be tamed and she has the inspiration to take the next stage on. I was organised enough to take a before picture of the area we cleared, but forgot to take the after shot, so we posed for a nearby selfie as we left instead.

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