Don't keep it a secret...put it in a leaflet
17 runners ran 2.8km to help the The Royal British Legion in Slough.
- Monday, 3rd of February 2020
- Led by Manjit Birk
It’s over and we did it! Totally smashed last years good deeds and mileage challenge! So what were our stats I hear you ask?
137 Good Deeds ** Done by 35 participants ** Covering a total of 1282 km
Overall, we came 2nd in the Silver League! And Goodgym smashed the 8,000 good deeds target by 641 good deeds…
So much goodness achieved in just 31 days…thank you to each and everyone of you who came out when you really didn’t feel like it, ran in the rain, did a good deed when you felt less than 100%....your efforts, camaraderie and determination to get Slough as high up as we could on the leagues table is very much appreciated..
And a super well done to the new members that joined us in January…hope to see you in February – December too.
Focus on fly-ering
We had a fair bit going on tonight…as well as our leaflet drop task in Cippenham for the Cippenham Community Fitness group and Neighbourhood Watch Scheme which one of our runners Mabu is helping to set up...We were also helping Erin with her University dissertation.
Erin came to us at the back end of 2019 asking if we would help her in a couple of focus groups for her dissertation looking at the motivations and benefits of community sport volunteers! Five team members were going to help her tonight so ably led by task force members Sandy and Jen, this team left a bit earlier in order to get back in time to focus!
Welcome brief, task overview, safety elements all ticked off….we let our walkers Gail and Helen head off (Gail and Helen are also our task owners at a local primary school that we help out – so it was great to have them along tonight) whilst we did a quick warm up and then set off.
Fly’ering with leaflirts
To make the task of flyer distribution a little more exciting…I set the team a challenge of finding and evidencing as many red things they could find to tie in with the February ‘give it heart’ Goodgym theme…
Team Ricky (yes he’s back!) got a kebab van and apparently Meera is now available in a winter sale!
Team Sutyee had Kate’s red nails
Team Helen had the SCS sign
And our team…well we had a red bench from a red bus-stop where red buses go along!
Within 40 minutes we had completed the task. Each team had to meet back at Costa by 19.45, where we then gave the walkers a head start whilst the rest of us did a fitness session of press ups by Pam; single leg drops by Meera; skaters by Sut; single leg/arm raises by Mabu; squats by Ricky; star jumps by Jenny; side bends by Jean and finally pavement step ups by Kate! (Don’t think I actually need to come to any more sessions…these guys got it nailed).
Great efforts by everyone...
See you all next week
Report written by Manjit Birk
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