Slough

Group run

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.

  • Manjit Birk
  • Ricky Kloay
  • Kate Shephard
  • Slough runner
  • Sandy Dhaliwal
  • Slough runner
  • Jen Simpson
  • Pam Banga
  • Kam Atwal
  • Meera Patel
  • Erin Simmonds
  • Jean Watts
  • Ihfaz Islam
  • Slough runner
  • Mabu
  • Gail Morton
  • Helen Dwane
 
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.

A very warm welcome to Jenny on her first session with us tonight and great to have Kate back after coming along to our starter session in January. Thank you to Pam for back marking tonight.

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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Mabu
Mabu
Wednesday February 5th, 2020 10:13

Congratulations to you all. I like the commitment of the team.

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Manjit Birk

Manjit Birk
Group Run Trainer for Slough....Running is my passion....Marathons to park runs I love them all! Running alone to running in pairs or groups

Runners helping out

  • Walk Leaders

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Helen Dwane
    • Gail Morton
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Slough runner
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Pam Banga

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