Group run

Shhh we found a loo seat in the bog. Keep a lid on it!

29 runners ran 2.0km to help the Wildfowl and wetlands trust - Transforming Slough in Slough.

  • Justin Wetters
  • Bryony
  • Bristol runner
  • Jenni H
  • Slough runner
  • Timothy Howells
  • Larissa
  • Chrissy
  • Harbhajan Dhillon
  • Maria
  • Manjit Birk
  • Mo Arif
  • Nisha Bilkhu
  • Tyrone Chance
  • Ricky Kloay
  • Michael B
  • Ciaran
  • Johnny
  • Slough runner
  • Natasha
  • Chris Geatch
  • Rachel
  • Anna Trzaska
  • Raj Sookrah
  • Jacqui Wheeler
  • Lorraine
  • Ashu
  • Tonderai
  • Robert
Monday, 30th of July 2018
Led by Manjit Birk

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 (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 all ROCK!

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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

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Monday July 30th, 2018 22:48

What a fab first GoodGym run! Was great to make a difference to TempleWood Stream and meet new people! Thanks for organising Manjit! :)

Manjit Birk
Manjit Birk
Monday July 30th, 2018 22:54

Thank you Chrissy for coming and making this a great first event x

Anji Andrews
Anji Andrews
Monday July 30th, 2018 22:56

Well done Manjit you rocked your launch x

Michael B
Michael B
Tuesday July 31st, 2018 07:35

Really enjoyed it. Well done everybody!

Tuesday July 31st, 2018 07:46

Well done Slough, love from Colchester

Hackney runner
Hackney runner
Tuesday July 31st, 2018 08:26

Excellent work everyone! Looking forward to paying you a visit

Timothy Howells
Timothy Howells
Tuesday July 31st, 2018 08:44

Fantastic first run! Well done Manjit and everyone involved!

Shona Buchanan
Shona Buchanan
Tuesday July 31st, 2018 11:30

Sounds like a great first run and fab report Manjit! Well done all :)

Manjit Birk
Manjit Birk
Tuesday July 31st, 2018 19:20

Thanks everyone... loved the buzz around the first task and run session... thanks to everyone to attended and everyone who supported us

Ian Moore
Ian Moore
Thursday August 2nd, 2018 10:56

Well done everybody at Slough - sounds like a great launch - love from Bromley

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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

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