Slough

Group run

Paint No Mountain High Enough

10 runners ran 6.9km to help the Sewak Housing in Slough.

  • Manjit Birk
  • Ricky Kloay
  • Kate Shephard
  • Chris Geatch
  • Jen Simpson
  • Kam Atwal
  • Meera Patel
  • Gail Morton
  • Jean Watts
  • Helen Dwane
 
Monday, 24th of February 2020
 
Led by Manjit Birk

It only feels like yesterday that we started the month of February and now can you flippin’ believe it…it’s nearly March…March has just crepe’d up on us for sure..

But before we end the month there are exciting things going on this week to end February with a bang:

  • You batter believe it…it’s pancake day tomorrow…Sara cant wait to make flippin’ delicious pancakes
  • On Wednesday we see the launch of our neighbouring Goodgym in Windsor and Maidenhead – Good luck Amy…we are all rooting for you..
  • And on Fri-Yay a fair few of us will be at the Get Berkshire Active Awards in Reading hoping for a home win! I’m getting a bit emulsional just thinking about it! But regardless of a win or a runners up award…it will still give Goodgym some frame and fortune! (these puns will make sense as you read on!)
  • Then on Saturday, you have the opportunity to run a leap year parkrun!

Paint No Sunshine

The weather over the past few weeks hasn’t keen kind to us…so by a stoke of luck we had an indoor paint task today at Sewak Housing.

So with the task brief and risks covered off, we did a quick tag based warm up and headed off the 3.5km to the task location. Thank you Ricky for back marking and Jen for leading the way.

That’s how we rock n’roll

On arrival the centre manager gave us the low down on the areas that needed some care and attention.

So we spilt off into smaller units of 2/3’s and set to splash the paint with our colour instincts (and each pair were asked to come up with their own puns!)…lets see how punny they really are: -

  • Ricky and Meera were on skirting boards duty…Meera had a great pun but Ricky gave her the brush off! Ricky also did nothing tonight but look glovely

  • Jen our Queen of Puns...was also on skirting duty, but today she was:- Skirting off duty... Making me emulsional... Getting wired... And didn’t want to take the gloss off it but she was doing a good job!..

  • Chris was on a roll with the porchway wall – He made it all white on the night

  • Jean was on frame duty - she really is our frame and fortune (is it all starting to make sense now??)

  • Kam and Kate had the skirting on the stairs and bannister to do…making sure that not a drop was wasted.

  • And Helen and Gail had the upstairs landing – they had a bit of a waiting frame as they were sharing one brush but they had a stroke of genius on how to make that work..

And the winner of the Most Punniest of Painting Puns is......Jen

Forty minutes in and we breathed a cyan of relief as we came to the end of our task.

Tool’s down, we cleaned the brushes, the rollers and ourselves and made our way back to base.

We are due back again next week to give it all another going over, paint nothing stopping us now...we are on a roll..

Coming up

On Friday, we also have a community mission to help The Thames Hospice with a clothes sorting task. Sign up details are below: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/helping-thames-hospice-sort-through-spring-season-items

Have a great week Manjit

Report written by Manjit Birk


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Roisin
Roisin
Monday February 24th, 2020 23:12

Brilliant Manjit 😊

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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 Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Gail Morton
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Ricky Kloay

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