Group run

Fly(er) me a River

9 GoodGymers made their way 3.0km to help the Wildfowl and wetlands trust - Transforming Slough in Slough.

  • Manjit Birk
  • Slough runner
  • Rachel
  • Darren
  • Kam Atwal
  • Meera Patel
  • Alistair
  • Matty Paine
  • Harry
Monday, 5th of November 2018
Led by Manjit Birk

We were on a follow up task today for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust... leaflet dropping on the only rain down the drain campaign...

500 leaflets 40 minutes... easy peasy with a lemon squeezy (or so I thought)


As the run into Chalvey (or 'Calf Island' as it used to be known ) was going to be a relatively short one, I suggested that we do a full on fitness session at the end... well! I nearly lost Meera at that stage!

During the warm up I told the team of the story of the Mayor of Chalvey... I say told.. Goldfish have a better memory than I do... so I told them of the little facts I knew of the Chalvey Stab Monkey legend.... it kinda involves an organ grinder, a stabbing monkey and a drunk person.... oh and a funeral! I'll let Google tell the rest of the story


Anyway, we did our warm up then headed out to Chalvey... here we divided into 3 teams and hit the houses... Sut Yee literally hit those letterboxes so loudly that I had to explain to numerous householders who opened their doors that we were just leaflet dropping!

The leaflets were reminders to residents that the outside street drains were just for rain

They were reminded to:

  • Scoop that poop
  • Paint in the drain will taint
  • Cooking oil spoils
  • Cleaning chemicals causes carnage and so on.. you get the picture


As I said... I had a great speed session/fitness session lined up as in theory this task should only have taken 20 minutes.. 30 max...

Call me suspicious... but when I see everyone merrily walking back to the central meet up point... it makes me think that they didnt want to do the speed session!

Sut even had me doing poll poses to delay the run back... she says she was poll-tecting me from Ledgers Rd!

Darren even popped to a friends house for a cuppa ... and his in laws for his dinner

500 ( or near enough) leaflets distributed... we headed back for some slow run vs fartlek running


Nothing gives you that feeling of your heart about the leave your body than a good speed session... lamppost to lamppost running was the chosen method today... you will all thank day!

Well done again.. great task.. great company... great running

Next week we are running our longest distance to date... 4.5km each way ( to Our Lady of Peace School) If you can, please could you get to base location (Salt Hill Park Activity Centre) by 18:15 for a latest 18:30 run out time

If you wish to do a shorter distance then please meet us at Mcdonalds on Bath Rd Retail Park


or two... so please come and join us at our first Christmas drinks do on Friday 30th November at The Corner House in Windsor from 19:30

Have a great week Manjit

Report written by Manjit Birk

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Manjit Birk
Led by Manjit Birk

Area Activator for Slough....Running is my passion....Marathons to park runs and anything in between.

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