A dark tale

12 GoodGymers made their way 7.5km to help their local community in Windsor and Maidenhead.

  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Diya Singh
  • Slough runner
  • Amy L
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Anne-Laure
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Tony
  • Emily
  • Ben Darracott
 
Wednesday, 10th of January 2024
 
Led by Amy L
she/her

A chilly cloudless night. In the deep dark woods and over the frozen fields, a distinct sound of many crunching boots. Not a soul around to watch the dozen make their way with shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows.

Sounds of chatter breaks the silence overseen by millions of stars. Orion twinkles in the distance.

They approach their destination and set to work. Shovels can be heard far and wide while they pack in the wheelbarrows. Little lights twinkle from their head torches as some of them trudge up a frozen muddy path with those wheelbarrows. Two take up the rakes.

In less than an hour, their work is done.

A few head off into the woods in one direction, most others take up the much used tools and head back in the opposite direction.

When the sun shines tomorrow, walkers will come out with their dogs and wonder who made their path easier to walk on with the newly laid mulch.

It was just another GoodGym group session on Wednesday night in Maidenhead.

Report written by Windsor and Maidenhead runner

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Windsor and Maidenhead runner
Windsor and Maidenhead runner
Wednesday January 10th, 2024 22:14

Very poetic! Sounds like a lovely session

Windsor and Maidenhead runner
Windsor and Maidenhead runner
she/her
Wednesday January 10th, 2024 23:41

I love your tale, Kanika! GoodGym angels working their magic 🪄!

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Amy L
Led by Amy L

Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.

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    • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
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    • Diya Singh
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Slough runner
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Windsor and Maidenhead runner

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