Slough

Group run

I am rubbish with puns...but Jean is litter-alley on fire

9 GoodGymers made their way 8.0km to help the Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.

  • Jenni H
  • Manjit Birk
  • Harsha Burton
  • Ricky Kloay
  • Harry
  • Jean Watts
  • Antonio Riccio
  • Angela Connelly
  • Andy Connelly
 
Monday, 19th of August 2019
 
Led by Manjit Birk

With is being the Summer holidays we had a smaller than usual group last night. We were off to Wexham Park Hospital to give the outdoor space a tidy up. Wexham Park Hospital is one of our regular task owners and it’s also one of our longer run distances of 4km each way.

A warm welcome to Andy and Angela who joined us on their first session with us tonight.

So after the welcome brief, we headed outside for some dymanic stretches before easing into our outbound run. Thank you to Ricky and Harsha for back marking.

Litter and you’re rubbish

On arrival at Wexham, I collected the tools from Mike’s office and gave the team the formal training they needed – not that they needed it – you can easily pick it up as you go along!

We paired up for safety and ease of undertaking the task and headed out in different directions to see who could collect the most amount of rubbish.

Our runners know how to fight dirty! They came back with 4 bags of the usual suspects.

A gem from Jean

Each week I ask the runners to hit me with their best puns for the report. Well this week we have an absolute gem from Jean…

If you’ve rubbish to clear, then

Goodgym is here

To help keep Slough tidy for all..

Armed with bin bags and gloves and buckets and spades

We’ll soon make a start on the mess that’s been made

Our talents are endless

We work with a smile

To clear playgrounds and parklands and rivers and ponds

And anything else that needs working on

We’ve dished out food for the homeless in Slough

And at Christmas wrapped parcels

Put baubles on tress

The list is just endless – so do not despair

For GOODGYM is here and we will take care!!

Upcoming Events

Next week is another bank holiday Monday and I will be on holiday (yah!), but that doesn’t mean there is no task or running…oh no…Run Leader Sut Yee will be taking on her maiden group run. Please note that the start location will be at Upton Court Park at 18.30.

Sut Yee has an action packed session planned for you seen as it’s our Team GB x Goodgym week next week - so please do go along and support her. https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/litter-pick-the-river

On Sunday we have a community mission which task force member Emily will be leading. Details below…if you are free please come along…No running involved in this one…just the feel good factor of the task.. https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/clearing-an-overgrown-community-space-for-a-cohesion-event

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.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Ricky Kloay
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • Ricky Kloay
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Jenni H

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