Wed 31st May at 6:00pm
First up, was the greatly anticipated Golden Trainer....
1km, definitely no watches, predict your time, run or walk (or both), closest to their predicted time wins.
Here are the results from this year:
India and Sasha were the only two who went slower than their predictions.... everyone else underestimated their ability or (more likely) the effect of a bit of "friendly" competition and a stopwatch on their speed!
The full set of results can be seen as an image in the photos.
Part 2 - litter picking
The good deed part of the evening involved a litter pick around Kingston Rec, always a rich hunting ground for discarded items. Rachel was keen to find the usual items to really know that she was back in Pompey - there was definitely plenty of cigarette butts and a few full poo bags but did we find any clothing?
Other gems included a "diamond" (useful for proposing to a dog apparently), a broken brollie, a moped in a bush, half an avatar figure and a plastic crocodile. Find of the night was a Barbie who had a lot more street cred than any Barbie I owned when I was a kid, she matched Jen's outfit pretty well but had 1 more shoe than normally seen on Jen!
Many bags of litter and one bag of recycling were collected. Thanks to Vicki for taking the recycling back to her green bin.
We met up with Anna from Fratton Big Local and a couple of the friends of Kingston Rec who'd been doing a great job picking up litter in the park area. Anna brought snacks so once the golden trainer winner had been announced, easy peelers and biscuits were passed round and shared.
Great job by everyone. And lots of good pics tonight too (apologies that I didn't get everyone in action, I thought you'd probably be more interested in me pressing the stopwatch at the correct point!!).
Wed 31st May at 8:25pm
We’ve done DIY, been on road trips and holidays together, and yet my running capabilities are the cause of the first argument 😂😂
Wed 31st May at 8:33pm
Have more faith in yourself Dave! Next time you'll know to go with your gut instinct!!
Wed 31st May at 8:40pm
That was great fun with so many of us.... that pesky trainer will be MINE next year 🤣
Tue 30th May at 5:15pm
Our week of celebrations continued with a glorious evening out on the water kayaking.
With zero capsizes, only a couple of minor beachings and seven glorious seals to spot a marvellous evening was had by all.
Mon 29th May at 12:00pm
We had a great bank holiday get together to celebrate all things GG Portsmouth in the past 5 years.
Thanks to all who attended and a huge thank you to everyone who organised and contributed to my gifts, it was very unexpected but much appreciated. GG Portsmouth are the best!
Sun 28th May at 10:15am
As ever, the multicoloured pieces of plastic glinted through the dry seaweed at the high tide mark on Tipner beach.
But 6 GoodGymers can collect a lot in 40 minutes, and every piece of plastic collected is one less piece of plastic returning to the sea.
And meanwhile, we topped up our Vitamin D from the sunshine, and got our dopamine hit from doing good.
Sat 20th May at 12:00pm
GoodGym crafters put their designs skills to great use, creating bunting for GoodGym Portsmouth's 5th birthday party.
So many individual styles and decorations!
Photos of the finished bunting to follow....
Sunday 19th February
Oleksandr has done their first good deed with GoodGym.
Oleksandr is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Sunday 19th February
Oleksandr earned their community cape by completing their first community mission.
Oleksandr completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Oleksandr was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Sat 18th Feb at 10:00am
A great turn out for todays litter pick around Baffins pond. We tackled the forest area first with GoodGym first timers Terry & Sasha. We tidied up the squirrels home - and they came down to say thanks whilst collect a few nuts! We also found a small collection of plastics toys including half a mermaid, a ring and a broken Olaf necklace. We also notified the team at BPA of a poorly coot with an injured leg. Oh and I (Sam) celebrated my 200th good deed by swishing around the the GG cape!! Great work team!