Shhh we found a loo seat in the bog. Keep a lid on it!
- Monday, 30th of July 2018
- Led by Manjit Birk
29 runners ran 2.0km to help the Wildfowl and wetlands trust - Transforming Slough in Slough.
A launch with a bang....29 runners smashed it tonight on the first ever GoodGym Group Run in Slough Town
After the welcome speeches and cheers (thank you Councillor Pantelic for opening our 1st Group Run), we headed out of our base location to do a warm up and ice breaker...28 people had to get to 'knowing me knowing you ahah'
I know you
After a warm up game of getting to know you (we exchanged names and our favourite places to go on holiday)...we headed out on a steady 2km run to the stream at Templewood to give this little hidden gem a strim, trim, pick and prune to allow the vegetation to flourish again. We were met by our first task owner Claire from www.wwt.org.uk (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust), who are doing an amazing job in transforming the Salt Hill Stream and surrounding areas. She gave us a brief on what we could do to help this community area and divided us into 3 teams:
- The Waders
- The Pickers
- The Wheelbarrowers
Each team were tasked to complete their given duties within a challenging 30 minutes. Special shout out to Ricky and his wheelbarrowing buddies for showing true grit and determination of the Slough citizens by wanting to finish laying the wood chips along the path (even when everyone else was lining up for the group photo)
We bashed those brambles (Sut Yee in particular looked very fetching in her waders), freed the vegetation, cleared the site of 10 bags of rubbish/debris (and a loo seat!) and covered the path with wood chips...phew! A lot was achieved tonight.
We faired Claire a cheerio and see you later and headed back to base in two groups
Steady vs Speedy
Our return run was a battle of speeds.. we divided into 2 groups...Mo's Speedies and Manjit's Steadies..Just for being speedy, Mo's team had a 2 minute penalty wait as Manjit's steadies headed back to base... suffice to say its steady all the way in Slough.. Great effort by everyone!
Great to see so many people join us this evening.... some of us were established runners, others were first timers...whatever your reason to run, it was fab having you there tonight on our launch event...you all ROCK!
Keep in touch?
We have many means of keeping in touch, so please take a look and join in on our journey to help the communities of Slough
- GoodGym Slough website
- Goodgym Slough Instagram
- Goodgym Slough facebook
- Goodgym Slough twitter
We will be running and doing good every Monday from now on, so please come back and spread the word...together we can achieve so much...Next week we are running a 2km route (one way) to help The Parvaaz Project on Northampton Avenue to have a garden make over
Report written by Manjit Birk
Discuss this report
Share the love
Join us on the next run
Painting Fence Part 2
Led by Manjit Birk
Salt Hill Activity Centre
Become a member
Optional £9.95 monthly donation
- Run to help older people
- Get the support of a qualified trainer
- Access group runs across the country
- Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance
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
Know a community organisation who needs help?
If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.