Back into the root-ine
A lovely evening at the allotments. This task has been a firm favourite for a while, maybe due to the open space or the essence behind the task or maybe because we just like killing weeds!
We met at The King Wexham for the task brief, warm up and gentle run down to the allotments.
With Sandy joining us again after her little break it was great to run down the streets of Slough in the Red T's again in a larger group and back to our Monday night root-ine!
Matter of thyme
A short while later we were at the allotments and having the keys to lettuce selves in is so mulch easier these days.
So in a jiffy we had the tools out and were ready to turnover plots 1 and 2. We knew it would be a matter of thyme before the weeds came back! But the soil, albeit dry was relatively easy to turn over and made the task easier.
We hope that soon our lovely task owner will have some pre or post natal ladies to start sowing the seeds and helping the plants blossom.
Really? A Relay!
With proper attire this time by one member... naming no names! We decided to do a 100 meter relay as the first part of our fitness session.
To welcome our new participants we made them team leaders as Team A and Team B battled to win. I cant actually remember who won! Everyones a winner in my eyes (such a mum thing to say hahah!)
Put your best foot forward
As if the relay wasn't enough, we then did my round the world leg strengthening exercises! A few oo's and aah's means we were working those muscles... we then headed back up the road to our start point.
Thank you for coming along this evening! Next week we are meeting at Baylis Park for a task in Manor Park area.
So we did something old and something new today...nothing borrowed or blue though!
As a little treat (and seeing the idea on another GG area report), I asked the team if they fancied doing a track session on our Monday night after our community litter pick...
You gait my vote!
With a few hands up we went with the idea.
So we met at Upton Court Park and burrowed around finding areas to pick, which were fair and far between until we came across the meadow/jungle near the Green Gym!
Plenty of pickings here! including a mobile phone and 3 bag fulls of rubbish!
We then made our way to the track
We had so much fun running laps, warm up games, mini fitness sessions and 1:1 track session (100 meters effort:100 meters recovery)...
Finished off by a coresome effort planking!
Well done team! Loved it tonight
Another session at the allotments. Always plenty to do here as those weeds just keep growing!
This session is always a taxing one in terms of physical activity as we use a lot of full body strength to turn over the soil! We will be running or walking to the allotments as well to add in your cardio element to your fitness workout.
The meet up point will be top end of Shaggy Calf Lane, near Wexham Rd - Meet outside King Wexham pub.
Please do not park inside the pub car park as you will get a ticket
We will then run down Shaggy Calf Lane and then into Stoke Rd. The distance each way will be 1.5km.
The task will be to turn over the plots that we have already been maintaining for Seb and Sarah.
On route back we will do a mini fitness session.
Please bring your own gardening gloves
Reminder - not to share tools whilst doing the task.
There are no bag drop or toilet facilities available. So please come ready to run.
This group run session will be with a litter twist!
We will be meeting at Upton Court Park for 18:15, where will do the task brief and warm up.
Next, we will do our good deed of litter picking in the car park bushes!
Following that, we will head out to Thames Valley Athletics Track for a track session - this will be a run session filled with lots of different techniques. Suitable for all levels.
Please note - to use the track we do have to pay...its £5.10 per person payable directly at the reception desk when we arrive at TVAC
We don't have to pre book the track - therefore if you sign up now and find out later that you cant attend then its no problem at all.
Equally, you are welcome to just join the litter pick element of this session.