Wrap it up...wrap it in...let 2020 begin
14 runners ran 1.0km to help the Thames Hospice in Slough.
- Monday, 16th of December 2019
- Led by Manjit Birk
Nineteen going on Twenty
We’ve had the most epic year this year and its all thanks to all of your guys hard efforts and camaraderie… we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve celebrated our first year anniversary, we’ve attended the GG 10 year party and even had our moments of fame! Sandy and her epic speech..me and my endless magazine interviews!
It’s been a year full of punny puns…and maybe some not so…but none the less we’ve helped 21 local community groups this year with 7 of them as new task owners.
We reached our 1000 good deed milestone…I reached my 100th…Sandy, Darren, Milly and Ricky got their 50th….with so many more to come in the new year …2020 will certainly be a big one for us.
Not to mention our shortlisted nomination for the Annual Get Berkshire Active Awards! We really do have so much to look forward to in 2020.
Lets flyer away…lets flyer lets flyer away
Our task was to drop a few leaflets for a few local community groups (including Goodgym!) and then head to the local for a few Christmas Cheers…what a great ideer and a nice santament to finish off our final task of the year.
With over 650 Good Deeds done in 2019 alone and over 220km covered….I think the team really did deserve an early night.
So after our usual welcome brief, safety overview, GG News and warm up, we headed out the very short distance to the other side of the park and hit the roads around Baylis. Great to have Erin join us on her first session with us…
The teams were divided into pairs and each pair had a street to target and then meet us back at Pool Lane. The task was done super fast tonight…there was no wine’ing or moaning from anyone…they all shot back to base…ready to hit the local.
So. I can’t top Ricky and the Jingle Ladies jingle bells song rendition tonight…but I do have my own Fa La La La Fantastic version of the 12 days of Christmas…
One the first month of Goodgym, my trainer gave to me:
- A Goodgym Red Tee
- Two homeless feeds
- Three walking lunges
- Four fence panels
- Five good deeeeds
- Six one off missions
- Seven litter pickers
- Eight gloves for gardening
- Nine walls for painting
- Ten flyers for flying
- Eleven river clean up
- Twelve social drinks do’s
- And a birthday in a nice pub
We have some epic tasks and run distances lines up for 2020… All the Monday Group Runs are on the system so please have a look and book yourselves on..We start with a new task owner (Wexham Parish Hall) on Monday 6th January…with a few firm favourites lined up each week.
Here is a list of all our upcoming Monday runs in 2020 https://www.goodgym.org/my/happenings/group-runs
We will also be doing a Saturday Group Run and Task with Ryvers School on Saturday 18th January as a starter run. Sign up details here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/school-tidy-up
There will also be some extra community missions lined up…we have already booked a clothes sort at Thames Hospice shop in Langley and a Junior parkrun takeover… Check out all our community missions here: https://www.goodgym.org/areas/slough/happenings/community-missions
So until then…wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year
Report written by Manjit Birk
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