Group run

Smells Like Clean Spirit

12 runners ran 7.0km to help the Wexham Parish Hall in Slough.

  • Jenni H
  • Manjit Birk
  • Slough runner
  • Sandy Dhaliwal
  • Slough runner
  • Jen Simpson
  • Kam Atwal
  • Roisin
  • Antonio Riccio
  • Ihfaz Islam
  • Naomi Mallett
  • Mabu
Monday, 6th of January 2020
Led by Manjit Birk

19 going on 20

What a great end to 2019 we’ve had…not just because of the growth of Goodgym Slough or all the new participants who have joined us and become regular runners nor our nomination for the Get Berkshire Active Awards…NO!....We’ve had 3 new Goodgym babies in 2019… First came Leo, Chrissy’s lion….and in December we’ve had not 1 but 2 new GG members!... Baby Orla, who we had the pleasure of meeting today, came on a very special day…(December 18th…and I have the honour of sharing my birthday with her)…and Baby Erin was born on 30th December… Huge congratulations to Darren and Denise on the arrival of Baby Orla…and Ruth and Ben on the arrival of Baby Erin.

Long live the Resolution

The New Year normally starts with some kind of promise to yourself to do something less; something more; something better..

With us…nothing changes…we ended the year helping others and improving our fitness so we start the next year…the next decade even in the same way…just maybe a few pounds heavier (around the waist) and a few pounds lighter (in the wallet).

January promises to be more of a fruity type of month rather than a doughnut…we have extra sessions planned over various Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s..

We’ve already kick started the year with our first mission of 2020 helping Mr D pack away 8 boxes worth of CD’s and Vinyl’s in readiness’ for his impeding move. Well done to Ihfaz and Mabu to making that happen.

Another pun fights the dust

Our group run tonight was to help the local Parish Hall in Wexham with a clean up task. One of our regular runners, Mabu wears another hat with the committee at this hall so he asked us if we would be able to help them one Monday night….and of course who are we to say no! It’s always great adding new task owners onto our growing list of community groups that we help.

So, after the usual warm up, welcome brief and safety chat (and cuddles with Baby Orla) we headed out the 3.5km to the Hall.

On arrival we met with our task owner Iftakar and Mabu for the task overview.

We then quickly formed into smaller team formations and got to work.

A Clean Sweep

With quite a few floor areas to cover which Mabu had kindly already swept... with the mop in high really was a case of snooze you loose!

Sut, Roisin and Kam headed to the upstairs landing sweeping and mopping the floor and bathroom areas

Antonio and Ifhaz tackled the first floor kitchenettes whilst Emily and Jen had the downstairs kitchens.

Sandy, Jenni and Naomi certainly didn’t think that floors were beneath them! They were as smug as a rug by the time they had finished…though one lady took the biscuit tonight….our Roisin was like a machine…she had the best mop action I’ve ever seen! We could all learn a stroke or two from her.

It was a slippery slope but somehow we floored it tonight...within 30 minutes we had covered the whole Hall...just in time for the cake that Iftakar and Mabu had provided for us!

What's coming up

Don’t forget to check out our Group Runs for January, including our Saturday starter session

And also our community missions

Have a great week and hope to see you next week

Report written by Manjit Birk

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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

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