Slough

Group run

GoodGympian Games

8 runners ran 3.4km to help the Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.

  • Manjit Birk
  • Sandy Dhaliwal
  • Pam Banga
  • Kam Atwal
  • Roisin
  • Jean Watts
  • Joseph Acland
  • Slough runner
 
Monday, 9th of August 2021
 
Led by Manjit Birk

Opening Ceremony

Tonight was our Olympic special session. After seeing Team GB fly through the event in 4th place with 22 Gold, 21 Silver and 22 Bronze, we were highly motivated to discus the event in detail. So many champions, so many heros, so much flippin fun!

We met at 6.15pm outside the King Wexham on Shaggy Calf Lane and after the task brief and warm up (synchronised swimming game which Jean is a pro at!), we headed down the road for our relatively short 1km run.

So you might have noticed the torrential downpours this afternoon! Due to the worsening weather, I did give the team the option to run to the task or meet at the task...it was a 50/50 split but in the end, we still had a die hard trio run to the task!

Just as we set off the rain started again...so no speed work, we just ran down leisurely - the main aim was to make sure we didn't get any O-limp-ians by the time we arrived at the allotments.

The Main Event

With 8 of us in the team, we cracked on with our task in hand, which was the turn-over the plots and remove the weeds - which have a come-back faster than Usain Bolt! You really do need to keep on top of these to be in the winning game.

After 45 minutes the full-time whistle was blown, and we were getting ready for the GoodGympian Games

Gymnasticks

First up was our version of floor exercises using sticks as batons (though I forgot the sticks!) with Joe, Jean, Helen and Pam pulling the short straw for this event.

Each participant had 15 seconds to show off their best floor flips, splits and strength movements. The judges scored them on the complexity of moves, their aesthetics, their energy and techniques. The judges spent some time deliberating the results but they settled on:

  • Gold Medal - Joe

  • Silver Medal - Helen

  • Bronze Medal - Pam

Jump for Joy

Round two consisted of showing off our jumping skills with each participant having 3 tries at jumping the furthest distance. The finalist were Sandy, Manjit, Kam and Roisin.

The jumping techniques were ...questionable but the enthusiasm was immense! After 3 jumps each, the results were as follows:

  • Gold Medal - Sandy

  • Silver Medal - Manjit

  • Bronze Medal - Roisin

Relay Good Fun Run

All team members were in it to win it in this game. Joe had a handicap (or so we thought!) as he came directly to the task in his jeans and wellies and non GoodGym t-shirt! Other sports kit were also missing amongst the team, but the less said about that the better!

The teams had been divided into equal abilities and they were as follows:

  • Good Britain - Joe and Jean

  • Mission Malaysia - Kam and Roisin

  • Coach China- Manjit and Sandy

  • Task Tokyo - Helen and Pam

Each team member had a set distance of 100m to run - this was a timed event to see which team could run 200 metres collectively the fastest...and the results are in!

  • Gold Medal - Good Britain

  • Silver Medal - Coach Canada

  • Bronze Medal - Task Tokyo

Yep...Joe beat us all in his wellies!

Closing Ceremony

We had so much fun tonight. Thank you to everyone who came along to make our 'I am Team GB' event so memorable. We bid each other farewell until next week. Then off we ran back to our cars, only for me to realise I had lost my car fob, so Sandy and I ran all the way back to the allotments to try and find it. Luckily, it was still there!

Report written by Manjit Birk


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Slough runner
Slough runner
Monday August 9th, 2021 22:54

Great task - hilarious photos. Thanks Manjit

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Manjit Birk
Led by Manjit Birk

Area Activator 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
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Pam Banga
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Sandy Dhaliwal

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