8 runners ran 3.4km to help the Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.
- Monday, 9th of August 2021
- Led by Manjit Birk
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
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!
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!
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