Kanika

Windsor and Maidenhead

TaskForce

93Good deeds

160runs

408cheers

TaskForce achievements

26

Community Missions
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1

Group Runs
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5

Walking Groups
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27

Run reports
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Run reports
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Group Fitness Activities
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Sat 28 May
23.3km
01:41:34
04:21/km
Kanika went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

The Bat Defectives

Sat 28 May
Report written by Sheila Attenborough

Georgeta, Kanika and Sheila cycled along the Jubilee River to join Clara, Peter, Julian and Jen at St John's church in Eton Wick, where we met with taskowner Claire from Wild Eton Wick. Claire had two tasks for us today. We started off by searching for any bat activity inside the church. We knew from previous surveys that bats fly around the churchyard. But could we find any evidence of bats roosting? We were looking for droppings, insect wings , urine stains or even bats themselves. We spread out throughout the church, armed with torches, and were given permission to have a good rummage in all the nooks and crannies we could find. We found plenty of dead insects and cobwebs, and Jen even found a mouse (of the toy variety), but we couldn't find any direct evidence of bats. Disappointingly we didn't have the key to go up the bell turret and steeple, as we felt this may have been our best chance of finding evidence of bats We then moved outside to enjoy the sunshine and see whether we could see any butterflies in the churchyard. Whilst on butterfly watch some of us had a bit of a contemplate about the stories that may lie behind the gravestones, a very peaceful place. A few butterflies were spotted - some of them whizzed by very quickly, but Georgeta managed to get a picture of a common blue. In all, 9 butterflies were recorded - other species seen were a meadow brown, a gatekeeper, and a holly blue. We were all agreed that the churchyard could be improved to make it more attractive to butterflies and perhaps that will be an eventual outcome from this survey! We made the most of the weather and all took the scenic route home again. Thanks to Claire for hosting us, and we look forward to helping out again soon.

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Fri 27 May
4.0km
01:06:34
16:46/km
Kanika signed up to a party
Party
Windsor and Maidenhead

Jubilee celebration drinks 👑🍺

Sat 4 Jun 18:00 pm
The Windsor Castle Pub, Bath Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4JT
Social get together

Join in to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a pint or two in the sunshine (🤞) Likely to be the Windsor Castle Pub (in Maidenhead) around 6 pm. Details will be confirmed closer. Sign-up soon so we can make the necessary bookings. Suggestions for another venue or timings welcome - message on the Whatsapp group.

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Kanika completed a walk • GG mission to Holyport FC
Wed 25 May
10.0km
01:50:19
11:03/km
Kanika went on a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

Flash mobs, double cousins and brookies...

Wed 25 May
Report written by Amy Lovell

After a drizzly day it was a delight to get out in the sunshine. We met at Shifford Crescent Coop and it was great to welcome Kim, who came for a doc check. She couldn't stick around for the group run this evening but hopes to come in future.

Well done to the super seven GoodGymers, who joined the group run to Holyport FC. Everyone opted to run and I enjoyed chatting to Diya and Jess about flash mobs and life drawing along the way. We paused our run at Sandringham Road 'track' and I challenged the group to a 'meet and retreat' intervals session complete with midway squats and jumping jacks. Well done to all for rising to the challenge and really pushing yourselves!

We then continued on to Holyport FC, where we were welcomed by task owner Rich and briefed on the task: using three wheelbarrows to shift a load of shingle down the lane and into an area where the club are constructing a new patio. I love tasks involving wheelbarrows and shifting stuff so this sounded good to me!

When we got to the shingle heap it was pretty solid, so Rich supplied us with a pick axe/mattock type tool and Jess had great fun swinging away and loosening lots of material. We then took turns while the sun was setting running the wheelbarrows up and down the leafy lane, and chatting in between about family trees, the (more common than you might think!) phenomenon of 'double cousins' and whether we might all be members of the Royal Family.

23 wheelbarrows later we decided we had better leave enough time for a snack, so we congregated by the new patio area, admired Rich's shingle spreading skills and gratefully gobbled up some flapjacks and 'brookies'. Yep, brownie + cookie = brookie! Who knew?

Thanks to Rich and Holyport FC for welcoming us and providing us with both an excellent workout and yummy snacks. We'll definitely be back!

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Kanika signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Help tidy up Vale Road Cemetery, Windsor

Tue 31 May 18:45 pm
1 Rutherford Close, Windsor, SL4 5LJ
Community mission

Come and help tidy up Vale Road Cemetery, continuing the good work started on a previous community task - read all about it here. We will meet the task-owner, Sue at the task Please make your own way to Vale Road Cemetery, and bring your own gardening gloves. A face mask may also be useful, as pulling ivy off the walls can be quite a dusty job

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Kanika completed a ride • GG mission
Tue 24 May
22.6km
01:33:50
04:09/km
Kanika went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Denney and Dusted

Tue 24 May
Report written by Sheila Attenborough

The Spencer Denney centre in Winsdor provides actvities and lunches for local older people. Their outside area was in need of a tidy-up, so just up our street! Diya, Kanika and Sheila cycled to the task, and joined Rhi, Jordan, Juli and Rachel at the centre. There we met task-owner Rachel, who got all the equipment out for us and explained the tasks. Rhi took on the grass-mowing, whilst the others started sweeping and weeding the patio area. All the biodegradable material was moved to the compost heap, and any other rubbish tidied into a black bag. Rhi was so successful with her mowing that the mower over-heated and needed to have a break to cool down before the work could continue. By the end of the session, the garden was looking spick and span. Maybe we could return some day to repaint the multi-coloured fence? Great work everyone! Thanks to Rhi for the title pun

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Kanika signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Painting Fence Panels at Kiddies' Cabin

Wed 1 Jun 19:00 pm
Kiddies' Cabin, St Marks Hospital, Maidenhead, SL6 6DU
Help out this local day nursery

Come to help Kiddies Cabin, a day nursery run by the NHS in the grounds of St Mark's hospital. They have 77 fence panels needing a lick of paint. We've made a good start in previous sessions, but there is lots more to do - the more people the merrier! Wear old clothes, as you are likely to get spattered with brown paint. All equipment will be provided Meet outside Kiddies Cabin (near to the Outpatients building in St Marks Hospital grounds)

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