Meggie

Windsor and Maidenhead

Organisations Meggie has pledged to support

18Good deeds

18runs

10cheers

Meggie signed up to a training session
Training session
Windsor and Maidenhead

Sunday S-t-r-e-t-c-h

Sun 15 Nov 20:00 pm
In your House, On your Street, In your City, With your own Postcode
Join Amy on Zoom to stretch those tight muscles and chill out

Join Pilates instructor Amy for a gentle Sunday evening stretch. Ease out tension, prevent injury and unwind at the end of the week.

Have a Pilates/yoga mat handy if possible.

If you can manage to head out for a run before this session then even better! Warm muscles love a good stretch.

Zoom details will be emailed out shortly before the session.

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Meggie went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Flu clinic help!

Fri 2 Oct
Report written by Lara Edmonstone-West

Self-logged report by Lara:

In the pouring rain but with a smile on my face I helped marshal the Maidenhead drive through vaccination clinic. Amazing to see so many people getting their vaccinations!

Register and report edited by Area Activator Amy to add Meggie and Robert, who also did volunteer shifts at the Drive-thru Flu Vaccination Centre on dates in September but didn't self log. Many thanks to Stephan for giving GoodGym the opportunity to support the clinic through his work with Maidenhead Bridge Rotary and for coordinating everything!

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Meggie has cheered 10 times. Mon 21 Sep 2020

Meggie has helped keep other people motivated, Meggie has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Meggie.

Meggie went on a training session
Training session
Windsor and Maidenhead

The Magpies 150 Challenge - September

Sun 20 Sep
Report written by Amy Lovell

#Magpies150Challenge

This year Maidenhead Magpies Football Club are celebrating their 150th year. As part of their celebrations, and at a time when many local charities have been terribly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, they have launched the Magpies 150 Challenge, through which they are aiming to raise at least £150,000 to support 15 Maidenhead and Windsor based charities. You can find out more about the chosen charities by visiting their website here.

GoodGym Windsor and Maidenhead are supporting this brilliant initiative by taking on a different challenge every month, each one based around the numbers 150, 15 or 1.5. We are fundraising via this Just Giving page, we hope our efforts will raise awareness for the Magpies and their fantastic community support work, and we'll have a bit of fun and get fit while we're at it.

Super September

We kicked off our year of 150s with a distance challenge, to collectively run or walk 150 miles. GoodGym normally work in kilometres so that would have been the obvious metric to go for, but we wanted to stretch ourselves, so miles it was! The original plan was to do it all on Sunday 20th September, but in the preceding fortnight the challenge took on a life of its own and became a whole weekend event. Running and fundraising on Saturday too - why not!?

And the weekend was a great success! In the end we covered over 196 miles, and we raised £278. Even though this was a virtual event with most runners going solo, the team spirit was fantastic and really spurred us on. WhatsApp and Strava didn't know what had hit them, and along with our legs, the emojis for clapping, cheering, trophies, medals, strong arms, 'boom', stars, rockets, celebrations, love, sweat and tears (of laughter) are going to need a few days' rest.

The weather was glorious and as well as pounding the pavements of our towns we also reveled in the beautiful scenery of Windsor Great Park, along the Thames Path, up Winter Hill, through Cookham and Bisham Woods, around Pinkneys Green and Maidenhead Thicket, and along the Greenway through Cookham fields and Braywick Nature Reserve.

So let's celebrate the team's achievements...

  • All Power to Sara - Sara Powell got the WhatsApp party started when she logged 7 miles early on Sunday. Sara has type 1 diabetes and hasn't been running for long, so managing this distance is amazing.
  • A Lovelly day for a run - top of the leaderboard James Lovell ran a whopping 16.5 miles in Windsor Great Park on Sunday morning - the furthest he's run in 21 years.
  • Speedy Preedy strikes twice - Helen Preedy reported 7.5 miles on Sunday morning and then 12 hours later she went out and did it again!
  • Super Stephan! Stephan ran nearly 9 miles with Meggie and another friend from MAC on Saturday morning. Then instead of putting his feet up he nearly doubled the distance by taking on the Maidenhead Millenium Walk with the Civic Society in the afternoon. An incredible achievement!
  • Make mine a half - Having each pledged 10 miles, Amy and Jen both rounded up to a half marathon. Angie was also 'playing rounders'...having pledged 5 miles, she pulled an early morning 10km out of the bag for the first time in 2 years.
  • What do you get if you put '0km in sub' in the middle of '150'? 10km in sub 50 of course! Well Lara did anyway, beasting her personal GoodGym target a week earlier than her training plan. She didn't rest there either. She added a further 5+ miles to the leaderboard just for fun.
  • Mystic Meggie always seemed to know where to be to cheer others on. She spotted Lara flying past on the Saturday while she was volunteering as a marshal at a pop up drive through flu clinic (well done for your good deed Meggie!). Then on Sunday she ran with Stephan and they bumped into first Nathalie (looking fresh as she powered through 6 miles), then Amy. Amy later passed Nathalie's husband Francis on his epic 10 mile mission, giving her another boost.
  • Allora miles - Allora contributed a lorra lorra miles (8 to be precise - well done!!) on her Sunday morning outing and gave Amy a big cheer from her car too.
  • Local legend - well done to Christelle for running 3 miles on Saturday, and then going on to cycle 15.5 miles over the rest of the weekend. On her bike Christelle is steadily cleaning up all the Strava 'Local Legend' titles around Dorney Lake. Kudos!
  • Reporting mileage from the 1990s... Well done Ana for 4 miles, measured in the present day on your cool retro Casio. No doubt there was an inspirational sprint finish at the end!
  • Mysterious miles - thank you and well done to Candiesa Kingston and 'Strava Athlete', for your 8 mile and 5 mile runs respectively. I don't think you were signed up to the GoodGym listing, but it was great to see you pop up on our leaderboard and to have your support! It would be great to meet you at a GoodGym community mission soon.
  • Route-spiration - Francis was following a route Michelle had run earlier in her seemingly effortless 10 miles. Anna Snelling also powered through 10 miles of river and woodland trails. One of the best things about Strava is how you can see other athlete's maps, and we love trail blazers like Michelle and Anna!
  • A wheel family effort - well done to Sophie and Elliot Lack, who banked 7 miles between them, as well as pushing 3 year old twins in a buggy with a wonky wheel - that's how they roll! Fellow twin parent Amanda also pushed a double buggy on her Saturday run, and then took her mileage to a total of 8.5 by running away from some cows with a friend on Sunday.
  • Isherwoods fight back - Tara and Paul are both in recovery from Covid-19, and they did amazingly well to run 5 miles each.
  • Its a family affair - Clare G also made a family event out of the challenge when she accidentally (on purpose?) signed up husband Rod. Well done for your collective 7 miles!
  • 90 minute warm-up - Jess set a record for the longest ever warm up, playing (and winning 6-0!!) a full football match before her run - awesome effort!
  • Ankur what!!? By Sunday evening we knew we had hit the magical 150 and Ankur was tired after a long bike ride. He had every excuse to duck out of his planned evening excursion, but he had already carb loaded and was feeling the team spirit, so he donned his head torch and went for it anyway! His 9 mile adventure took him along the river and through the deep dark woods - Bear Grylls has nothing on him.

What a great weekend, and in support of so many worthwhile local causes. Keep an eye on the GoodGym Windsor and Maidenhead Facebook page and Happenings page for next month's 150 challenge and many more ways to get involved.

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Meggie went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Sow pretty!

Mon 14 Sep
Report written by Amy Lovell

Meggie, Angie and Raymond met at the sun-kissed Maidenhead Community Allotment this evening to tackle a number of tasks. The to do list included watering, edging around fruit trees, spreading topsoil over a bed recently vacated by peas and tomatoes, weeding, and sowing some Calendula seeds.

Last week Sue asked whether there was anything any of our runners would particularly like included in the plans for the allotment, and the Calendula was Meggie's idea.

I'd love to see some Calendula in the allotment.It's a beautiful plant that flowers for many months...and it is an edible flower so it would be in its own right place.

We can't wait to see those pretty orange flowers next Spring and we're intrigued to have a taste too...

Well done everyone on your hard work this evening.

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

Regular task - helping at the Maidenhead Community Allotment

Mon 14 Sep 18:00 pm
Boyn Grove Community and Resource Centre, 11 Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, SL6 6JE
Water, weed and dig to help this community veggie plot thrive

Stop by on your run to help at the Maidenhead Community Allotment. Weeding, watering, digging, filling water butts, marvelling at the thriving vegetation and perhaps snacking on some kale - there is always something to keep us busy!

Don't forget your gardening gloves!

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Meggie went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Edging close to perfection

Mon 7 Sep
Report written by Amy Lovell

There is no 'I' in 'Team', but there is an 'A' for Angie and an 'M' for Meggie!

Check out the photo of the beatuiful sunflower that greeted them when they arrived at the allotment this evening. Quite a change from when Angie was last here at our launch in February! This is thanks in no small part to Meggie's dedication to this community project.

Meggie describes the evening's work:

This evening we have been tackling all the jobs listed by Sue: the hole has been filled; we moved to the compost bin all the weeds, cuttings and soil with roots from behind the shed; from the same pile of cuttings and soil we selected all the good soil that could be re-used in the raised beds and we stored it in a few big bags. In the meantime the butts have been topped up. While I was watering the plants Angie had been weeding the paving slabs and around the shed and she did the magnificent edging in the photo.

A plane was about to land on it thinking it was T6 in London Heathrow

While they were working they had a supervisor checking the quality of the jobs done. It was a cute Robin that kept them company all evening.

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

Regular task - helping at the Maidenhead Community Allotment

Mon 7 Sep 18:00 pm
Boyn Grove Community and Resource Centre, 11 Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, SL6 6JE
Water, weed and dig to help this community veggie plot thrive

Stop by on your run to help at the Maidenhead Community Allotment. Weeding, watering, digging, filling water butts, marvelling at the thriving vegetation and perhaps snacking on some kale - there is always something to keep us busy!

Don't forget your gardening gloves!

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Meggie has completed 15 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 24 Aug 2020

Meggie has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym

Meggie went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

A ‘Berry’ busy time at the allotment

Mon 24 Aug
Report written by Jess Smith

3 runners ran to help the Maidenhead community allotment in Windsor and Maidenhead.

Christelle, Meggie and Jess ran and cycled to help at the Maidenhead community allotment. Amy dropped by with the instructions and the keys and after some holiday news catch ups left the team to it.

There were 8 berry bushes to be planted, manure to be relocated, watering to be done and of course the water butts to be filled.

Meggie became the ‘Watering Can Queen’ and took the task of filling the butts and thoroughly watering everything in sight! No mean feat on her own!

Christelle and Jess began the task of planting the berry bushes. There was one blackberry bush and 7 raspberry bushes to be bedded in with a bit of manure for good luck and Meggie chased them round with the watering can! They didn’t get in a ‘jam’ with it though and 40 minutes later 8 bushes were in their new homes.

The final task was to move the newly collected manure and re-locate it out of sight ready for the next planting party to use, an impromptu weights session for Jess and Christelle.

The team cleaned up and headed home, Meggie on her bike, Christelle to enjoy a walk and Jess to run home in time for a meeting!

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