We like to moo-ve it moo-ve it

11 GoodGymers made their way 5.0km to help the NatureBureau in Windsor and Maidenhead.

  • Kanika
  • Diya Singh
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Jen Simpson
  • Amy Lovell
  • Jess Smith
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Amy
  • Rachel Moynagh
  • Rhiannon Butcher
  • Kate Jaques
 
Wednesday, 18th of May 2022
 
Led by Amy Lovell

This evenings group run saw 11 GoodGymmers enthusiastically set off from Bray High Street to our destination at the grazing land near Bray Lake. Amy, Georgeta, Rachel, Rhi, and new member Harriet took set off running while Jen led the walking group of Jess, Diya, Kanika and another new member Kate. Welcome Harriet and Kate! Along the lanes and over the bridge they all went on one of the longer run/walk on #wednesdaynightisgoodgymnight.

At the grazing site we were met by the task owner Kristina and a big pile of scrub. The group got stuck in loading up the prickly (a few 'ouch' sounds bore witness to it) brambles into large bags to carry over and dump on the other side of the creek. While the group was busy loading, carrying and dumping, a herd of cows got very interested in the proceedings and decided to get a closer look. Some cow whispering by Georgeta and Kate was needed to stop them from getting too interested in the group's backpacks.

The pile this side went down as the pile that side went up. Some 22 hippo bags worth of scrub* was moved by the group.

Amy wanted the group to do a plank, but by then the cows had decided they'd had enough human company for the day. So off we went away from their grazing land. As soon as we were safe, we were hit by the plank!

Then runners took off running and walkers took off walking and chatting, back to our meeting point to wrap up a very satisfying mission. There's a return mission planned for Tuesday 24 May - sign up here if you're keen to help or just want to see the cows! The session is listed from 9am-4pm but you are welcome to stop by anytime you're free during the day.

*No frogs were harmed in the completion of this mission. Rhi made sure of that - evidence is in the photos.

Report written by Kanika


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Amy Lovell
Led by Amy Lovell

Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.

Runners helping out
  • Walk Leaders

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Jen Simpson
    • Kanika
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Diya Singh
    • Kanika
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Kanika
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Windsor and Maidenhead runner

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