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.
Meeting at Hilsea Lido running or walking to Wymering Church (arriving around 1820).
We will be outside for this task, clearing the grounds of the churchyard. Please bring a head torch so you can see what you're doing & gloves to protect your hands from brambles etc.
First of all a huge GoodGym welcome to Harriet who joined us for the first time, she sorted and re-packed bags like a champion, she fitted right in! Tonight Anne and Molly (the dog) from Sams Place charity shop had us sorting bags of stock, tagging unlabeled items and rebagging stock. There are some incredible treasures in that store so do go give them a visit. Rosie and Maxine tackled the many many scarfs and what we termed miscellaneous by the end of the night, which included a tea cosie disguised as a bobble hat! Enjoy the photos and we hope to see you soon!
GSR Recycling Team - saving the planet one bottle at a time!
Arrive at the Castle for 9am - go though the Castle entrance and see the Marquee on the left. Come and find me! Grab your free volunteers t-shirt (hopefully we have enough and in the right sizes - its a bit of a gamble) Grab a green recycling bib Grab a buddy or two, some bin bags and a litter picker (bring gloves) Go collect as many plastic bottles as you can!!!! Once you bag is full take them to the Colas collection point Go collect more bottles Have a rest in the Castle Marquee as and when you need to (tea and coffee available)~ If you are still with us at lunchtime then grab your free lunch Go home when you have had enough!
Thanks Jen for the run report title.
We started the run like it was the old days with names and a headcount just so Andy could get to know some more names and we could test how well people's brains were functioning tonight (with mixed results). Run team took a loop up to Wymering, walk team took the direct route and team 3 met us there.
Jen, Val, Andy and I undertook a classic GG task of moving mulch from a big pile via wheelbarrows to the flowerbed. Everyone else continued to clear the weeds from the pathway which we had started on last time we were there. Jo and Angela managed to win a battle with a bramble root and more wheelbarrows were filled to take around to the compost.
No-one could resist another look around the house, with the attic and basement the places to visit this time. Creepy stories and creepy dolls were the order of the day. Thanks Angela for the photos!
Next time we head up there we will be doing an inside task.... 👻
We wish Wymering Manor all the best for their open day at the weekend and look forward to helping out more soon.