Diya Singh

she/her

Windsor and Maidenhead

101Good deeds

167runs

464cheers

Next GroupRun Weeding by York Stream
Diya Singh signed up to a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

Weeding by York Stream

Wed 14 Sep 18:45 pm
Homebase Car Park, Stafferton Way, Maidenhead, SL6 1AY
Help maintain the planting around Maidenhead's Waterways

#WednesdayNightisGoodGymNight and this evening promises a pleasantly leafy run or walk, plus a satisfying gardening task.

Our start location for the session is the Homebase car park on Stafferton Way. We will welcome everyone there and have a quick warm up before we set off on our run or walk. The route is less than 1km along the Greenway into town, so we will cover that distance quickly and get stuck into our task before we lose the light. Some of the group will walk, some will run and some will do a bit of both - everyone is welcome.

If you are a keen runner and want to cover more distance, there will be opportunities along the way. Amy is also happy to lead a longer (2-3km) run in the Braywick Nature Reserve after the task, if there are at least 2 runners interested. This would be after sun-set, so if you're keen to join that part of the session then you will need your head-torch and sense of adventure!

Our task for this session is to weed the area of planting by York Stream opposite the library. You will need gardening gloves. If you don't have any then please contact Amy to request a pair. Her email address is amylovell@goodgym.org. A trowel or other small weeding tool would be handy too, if you have one you can safely carry with you, but no problem if you don't have one.

After the task, we will head back to Homebase the same way we came. If anyone fancies the aforementioned torch-lit adventure into the Nature Reserve, then that will happen at this point. Otherwise we will stretch together, say our goodbyes and see everyone off safely.

Can't wait to see you there!

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Diya Singh completed a walk • Post-dinner walk
Sun 14 Aug
4.3km
56:20
12:59/km
Diya Singh completed a walk • Walkies fun
Sat 13 Aug
4.2km
53:23
12:51/km
Diya Singh went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Short shift

Sat 13 Aug
Report written by Kanika
she/her

Anita, Diya and Kanika were at the vaccination centre nice and early for the Sat am shift, helping a cohort of over-75s and under-17s get their jabs.

With far more volunteers then vaccinators or even vaccine-takers, it soon became evident that some volunteer load needed to be shed. All three were let off after 1.5 hours of some helping, mostly drifting around shift.

A good deed, albeit a shorter one!

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Diya Singh completed a walk • Grocery top up
Fri 12 Aug
1.2km
16:22
13:39/km
Diya Singh completed a ride • Evening Ride
Wed 10 Aug
1.9km
10:38
05:38/km
Diya Singh has run 100 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 10 Aug 2022

Diya has just reached another level: 100 good deeds with GoodGym. That's at least 100 times when they could have easily done something easier. But they didn't, Diya has kept going and going. Helping a lot of other people and getting a bit fitter at the same time. Congratulations Diya.

Diya Singh completed a walk • Evening Walk
Wed 10 Aug
3.4km
57:14
16:36/km
Diya Singh completed a ride • Evening Ride
Wed 10 Aug
1.8km
07:58
04:30/km
Diya Singh went on a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

We put the 'fit' in graffiti cleaning (aka Diya's 100th good deed!)

Wed 10 Aug
Report written by Amy Lovell
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Our first ever graffiti cleaning session! Thanks to RBWM for giving us two very smart graffiti cleaning kits to use on this task. Also thanks to Diya for giving us a great big reason to celebrate after the task. More on that in a bit...

Let us spray...

The combination of special spray, wipes and elbow grease worked wonders to clean up signs, walls, green electrical boxes, bins and lamp posts. We focused on the area from College Road, over the pedestrian railway bridge, down the Crescent, into one corner of Kidwells Park, and part of the underpass that leads from there to West Street. We don't think we accidentally erased any Banksy's, just lots of tags and, um...submarines?

We were a nice big group, so we litter picked too, filling up three big bags. As ever we had lots of fun on the task, chatting and laughing as we went.

We put the 'fit' in graffiti cleaning

As it was a hot evening there wasn't much appetite for running, but we still got our fitness fix with some squats, press-ups, and Rhi, Jordan and I threw in a few hill reps too. After the task as a special treat we had access to some of my Pilates kit and did a mini foam roller session, challenging balance and core mobility. There may also have been some play fighting with the foam rollers...

Diya think she could be any more awesome?

Then came the moment we had all been waiting for! Our celebration of Diya's 100th good deed. Thanks to Georgeta for making a show-stopping Victoria Sponge, and to Anita for making some scrummy sesame biscuits for the occasion. Here is my poem to celebrate Diya and her fantastic achievement:

A round of applause for Diya,

And someone get her a beer!

A big day in her GoodGym career…

Her 100th good deed is here!

I first met Diya at the weir…

Using fancy raking gear.

She had moved from Newham to Berkshire,

And it was great to see her.

She’s given the weeds a clear,

And she’s painted far and near,

In every month of the year,

With GoodGyming she’ll persevere.

On social visits she’s a listening ear,

And her smile is always sincere.

Diya means light, and like a chandelier,

She brightens every sphere.

Diya’s also a keen sight-seer,

Loves to explore a new frontier,

For a photo op she’ll magically appear,

And her selfie-skills are top-tier.

At parkrun she’d say she brings up the rear,

But that’s just her modest veneer.

I want to write about football and cycling here,

But alas I’m not Shakespeare.

So let’s here it once more for Diya,

A truly exceptional volunteer.

Let’s give her a huge cheer,

And make this cake disappear!

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