Michael Pirrie

Brighton

Run Leader

186Good deeds

1,091runs

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Michael Pirrie went on a group run
Group run
Brighton

The Queen's Jubileaves

Tue 17 May
Report written by Tara Shanahan

Preparations across the land are in full swing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Hove is no exception.

Palmiera Square are having a Big Lunch event to celebrate this historic occasion, including live music, kids play areas and a whole lot more. And of course local residents are keen for the square to be looking its best.

So tonight after a balmy day with thundery rain threatening we did our best to sweep up as many leaves and elm samaras as the strong wind would allow.

Resident Stuart’s dog Scampi entertained by chasing the leaves as we swept them.

We ended the evening with a pairs fitness session, with one holding a position whilst the other worked e.g squat.hold/ squats, boat hold/sit ups etc. and just as we were finishing the skies opened the rain came down and I legged it round the corner back to my flat!

Hope you all didn’t get too wet on the way home!

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Michael Pirrie signed up to a group run
Group run
Brighton

Helping out in Palmeira Square

Tue 17 May 18:15 pm
Angel of Peace (Peace Statue), Kingsway, Hove, BN3 2WN
to maintain a well used public space

Palmeira and Adelaide Square Garden Fund are a group of local residents who are making a real effort to inject a bit of 'community' into their community!

The Square is well used by residents and the local neighbourhood and there is always plenty to do to keep things tidy.

Meet at The Peace Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm sharp start of the run/walk.

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Michael Pirrie completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 14 May
0.9km
08:28
09:37/km
Michael Pirrie completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 14 May
5.0km
30:22
06:04/km
Michael Pirrie completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 14 May
1.6km
11:17
06:57/km
Michael Pirrie completed a training run • Night Run
Tue 10 May
2.3km
28:10
12:22/km
Michael Pirrie completed a training run • Evening Run
Tue 10 May
1.6km
11:32
07:03/km
Michael Pirrie completed a training run • Evening Run
Tue 10 May
2.6km
28:19
10:53/km
Michael Pirrie went on a group run
Group run
Brighton

Mulch Ado about Nothing

Tue 10 May
Report written by Michael Gilbert

After welcoming back Michael (me!) to the Good Gym community, we set off for this week’s destination – the grounds of the Manor Paddock Seniors Housing Scheme. Our run took us up the steep hill of Edward Street and then along Eastern Road, passing Brighton College and the Royal Sussex Hospital on our left and views of the terraces running down to the sea on our right.

When we arrived, Manor Paddock’s resident, Luc, showed us around their beautiful grounds – a green and flower-filled space, with rose bushes, honeysuckle, and unfortunately a whole lot of weeds! Luke explained that, while the council came to mow the grass, everything else that needed caring for was left to the residents.

The headline was: weeds out – mulch in! So we quickly set to, with rakes, forks, trowels and a lovely mixture of compost and earth. Tara and Katharine got their mulch on at the North end of the garden while the rest of us gave the grounds a good old makeover.

Many hands make mulch work so, before the hour was up, we’d cleared and fed all of the beds, even finding time to plant some gooseberry and clementine bushes. Tara then led us through a quick fitness session, where we all surprised ourselves with the number of sit-ups we could do in three minutes, before we headed to the Sidewinder in Kemptown for a well-deserved pint (or two!).

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Michael Pirrie signed up to a group run
Group run
Brighton

Gardening at Manor Paddock

Tue 10 May 18:15 pm
Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN
to help the residents enjoy their garden

Manor Paddock is a council run seniors housing scheme with a garden lovingly maintained by resident Luc. But they can always use some extra help to keep on top of things and help the residents enjoy this lovely space.

Meet at Victoria Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

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