A Thames Valley Adventure
7 runners ran 3.0km to help the TVAP in Windsor and Maidenhead.
- Thursday, 5th of August 2021
- Led by Amy Lovell
Well done to Kanika, Diya, Sheila, Sula, Sara and Hannah, who all joined me for our first session helping at the Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP). This brilliant local charity promises 'a range of adventurous, therapeutic and educational play activities in a safe, caring and stimulating environment' and it didn't disappoint! The target audience is normally children and adults with disabilities and their families rather than us GoodGymers, but that didn't stop us enjoying ourselves.
Thanks to our task owner Gary, who gave us a warm welcome, showed us round and armed us with everything we would need for the tasks.
Sara, Kanika and Diya tackled some painting in the waiting room, ticket office and tunnel/platform for the imaginary TVAP train. Left to their own devices I was a-freight they might go off the rails, but it was all white, previous painting missions have given them lots of train-ing and the finished result was very a-track-tive!
Meanwhile the rest of us got busy deep cleaning the soft play and sensory room. Nevermind team GB, this was an opportunity for team GG to shine! Like star gymnasts, Sheila gave a clean performance on the floor and Hannah showed her attention to detail on the high bars. Sula's speed climbing demonstration was extremely polished and I almost resembled a slow motion replay from the bmx as I wiped out on the slide. It was dust the job!
As far as group runs go, the 'get fit' side of this one was relatively relaxed - a refreshing power walk along the Jubilee River in the rain, with some stretches afterwards back at TVAP.
The TVAP site is extensive, so we hope to be back soon for more painting, cleaning and adventure.
Report written by Amy Lovell
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Led by Amy Lovell
Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.
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