Slough

Group run

The most pun-derful time of the year

13 runners ran 3.0km to help the Home Shop in Slough.

  • Manjit Birk
  • Slough runner
  • Sandy Dhaliwal
  • Keira Paupiah
  • Jen Simpson
  • Kam Atwal
  • Meera Patel
  • Roisin
  • Lucy Bartlett
  • Jean Watts
  • Ihfaz Islam
  • Naomi Mallett
  • Mabu
 
Monday, 9th of December 2019
 
Led by Manjit Birk

This evening’s task was to help Home Slough with a bit of a Christmas makeover. We all noel that Christmas is most wine-derful time of the year…so it always brings us great joy to help out a community project with a little Blitzen to give their unit a tinsel and sparkle.

15 Minutes Elf Fame

Before we Dasher’d off to do our task, I had great joy in telling the team that Goodgym Slough has been shortlisted for the Get Berkshire Active Awards for the Category of Physical Activity for Health Award…

I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved in Slough and extremely pleased that our efforts have been acknoeledged in this prestigious awards ceremony…so get your glad rags on…no time to be Cupid…we are going to a posh awards ceremony in February!

But wait…there’s myrrh

Not only were we celebrating our nomination tonight…we also had another 50th! Tonight was Sandy’s 50th good deed…

Sandy is a trooper, she attends as many sessions as she can, is always cheerful and a laugh to be around. She’s like a Vixen when it comes to the task…really getting her claus into every task!

Well done Sandy!

Boldly go where snowman has gone before…

So after our welcome speech, intros, our health and safety brief and warm up…we headed out to where snowman has gone before…Slough Town Centre! Well, I tell a little lie…we go to Town all the time…

We Prancer’d to Home Slough just before 7pm ready to meet our task owner Eva.

Eva gave us the low down on what we had Comet there to do.

We didn’t Donder around…the Elves went straight to work.

The Santa’s Dancer’d around as Santa’s normally do (as with everything…it’s the Elves that do all the work…Santa just takes all the credit! A bit like me and the GG Slough team…ho ho ho)

All the jingle ladies, all the jingle ladies

Sut, Naomi and Kam sponged and lunged the display boards clean.

Keira and Meera were our stars of the night…yule be so impressed when you see their shop front display at Home Slough!

Roisin, Jean, Sandy and Lucy put up the mini Christmas trees and candy cane’s.

The rest of the team cleaned off the chalk boards to make the walls more presentable.

Freeze frame

The unit we were in tonight was the ex Top Shop shop so I guess there was only one way to celebrate Sandy’s 50th Good Deed tonight as that was with the mannequin challenge! The video is brilliant even if I say snow myself! Check it out on our Instagram page.

Task finished.. we headed back out in the bitter cold…so cold infact that our noses were bright red and helped guide us back to base just like Rudolph….phew…that’s all the reindeers now mentioned! Plus the extra one..

Say it aint Snow

Afraid so…it’s our last session of the year, of the decade in fact next week.. To reward all of the runners for all of their efforts over the past year we will be heading to Masala and Cole after we have done our task… https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/slough-group-run-2019-12-16

Go the whole jog

Get ready for the annual January challenge. For those of you looking to up the ante with their running distance, please join in on the Red January challenge or the race at your pace challenge.

A few of us will be starting our marathon training so 100 miles will be the target, but you can do anywhere from 15 miles to 250 miles…you can walk or run these…just make sure you have it recorded on your Strava account and that it’s linked to your Goodgym profile. https://www.raceatyourpace.co.uk/running/

With Red January you can do any physical fitness over the month of January and help to raise money for MIND at the same time. https://redtogether.co.uk/

Report written by Manjit Birk


Discuss this report

sign in to add a comment

Led by

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

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Slough runner
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Slough runner

Share the love

Join us on the next run

GoodGym Slough - leaflet drop

Monday 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Led by Manjit Birk
Salt Hill Activity Centre

Find out more

Become a member

Free!
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

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more