Nicola

Windsor and Maidenhead

TaskForce

23Good deeds

65runs

80cheers

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Next Race A run to remember
Nicola completed a training run • Samaritans tag run 💚
Fri 22 Oct
5.0km
35:15
07:00/km
Nicola signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Clear leaves and tidy the playground at Burchetts Green Infant School

Tue 9 Nov 19:00 pm
Burchetts Green CE Infants School, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, SL6 6QZ
Help this little village school keep their grounds tidy and safe

Autumn is here and that means Burchetts Green Infant School are getting swamped in falling leaves! Layer up, grab your head torch and gardening gloves and join Jess on this fun session. For a flavour of what's in store, check out this report from a similar session last year.

There is car parking at the school, but Jess may well invite you to join her on a star-lit run across the fields to get there and back. If this sounds up your street, please comment below. Also watch this listing and/or the WhatsApp group for updates. If you're not in the WhatsApp group and would like to join please email amylovell@goodgym.org with your phone number.

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Nicola signed up to a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

Putting up decorations and wrapping presents for Age Concern Windsor

Wed 1 Dec 18:45 pm
East Berks College Claremont Road Car Park, Windsor, SL4 3AS
Help the Spencer Denney Centre get ready for the festive season

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Windsor...well it will do by the time we're finished anyway. With bells on!

Tonight we meet up in the East Berks College Claremont Road Car Park near Holy Trinity Garrison Church, where we will have a quick briefing and warm up. We will then travel on foot 2.5km to the Spencer Denney Centre in Clewer. Everyone is welcome at GoodGym. You can choose whether to walk or run, we encourage everyone to be sociable along the way and we always have a back marker or two to make sure no one gets left behind.

On arrival, we will channel our inner Christmas elves and bring some festive cheer by putting up decorations and wrapping presents. Best task ever!!

After the task we'll enjoy a quick fitness session before heading back running or walking to our start location, where we will stretch and say our goodbyes. If you're feeling super festive why not bring along a few mince pies...?

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Nicola signed up to a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

Painting at St Edmund Campion School

Wed 3 Nov 18:45 pm
All Saints Church, Boyn Hill Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4HE
Put the finishing touches on the new play equipment

Rescheduled from 20th October.

If previous evenings at St Edmund Campion are anything to go by, we are in for a great evening. This school always gives us a lovely welcome and fun tasks to get stuck into.

This evening's session is a group run, meaning we combine our good deeds with getting fit. We will meet outside All Saints Church on Boyn Hill Road, ready to warm up together at 6.45pm. There is free parking and plenty of space on this residential road at this time of day.

For our journey to the school there will be options to run, walk and everything in between. Walkers will take the most direct 1.5km route, whilst runners will have the option to go further. We will make sure there is a route to suit everyone, no matter what pace you want to go. We always have a back marker to make sure no one gets left behind.

At the school the plan is to help paint some new equipment in the reception play area. Could be messy, so don't wear anything that you don't want decorated with a bit of paint splatter. Please also bring a head torch as we won't have much light.

Our journey home includes a small hill, providing a nice little fitness challenge! When we get back to All Saints we will have a stretch and see everyone off safely.

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Nicola completed a training run • Evening Run
Wed 20 Oct
2.2km
17:52
07:59/km
Nicola completed a training run • Evening Run
Wed 20 Oct
4.2km
29:03
06:57/km
Nicola went on a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

Weed all about it!

Wed 20 Oct
Report written by Nicola

Eight GoodGym-goers helped the Cycle Hub by clearing the courtyard of its new home in the Maidenhead Advertiser building this week. Our plans for painting at St Edmund Campion might have been put on hold due to the weather, but this was no excuse for a brake…

After meeting at All Saints Church, Amy, Juli, Michelle, Matt, Tessa, Nicola and new members Jeremy and Dean (welcome!) rolled into action with a group run down to Bell Street to get stuck in to the task. We worked to clear the courtyard area of weeds and brambles while chatting about the TV programmes keeping all of us in suspense-ion, including Strictly, Squid Game and You.

Afterwards we kicked things up a gear with a planking challenge, and then it was time to head back up the hill to our meeting point before everyone got too tyred. Plans to clock up a few extra kilometres after the mission were scuppered by the wet weather, but we all had a wheelie good time anyway.

Welcome also to Rach who joined us for a doc check too - hope to see you at a mission soon!

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

Virtual run or walk to fight the climate crisis

Sun 14 Nov 19:00 pm
Wherever your legs take you, Wherever your heart desires, SL6 XXX
Can we collectively reach Glasgow before the end of COPtober!?

RBWM ‘COPtober’ is here! This is a month long initiative in the run up to COP (the United Nations Climate Change Conference) where lots of local groups are having events to encourage positive action against the climate crisis.

To show our support, we will be collectively attempting to run and walk to Glasgow, where the COP is happening from the 31st of October to the 12th of November. The distance to Glasgow is around 620km. That's equivalent to 124 parkruns, so we better get going, and get our friends involved too!

This virtual challenge is one you can do in your own time, so it can fit around other commitments. You can start logging runs and walks anytime from now. I wonder if we'll make it to Glasgow before the conference finishes!?

How do I make my runs and walks count?

Sign up to this GoodGym listing, then click here to start logging your activities on our Challenge Hound page. To connect your fitness tracking app (e.g. Strava, Garmin) select Apps in the menu at the top of the Challenge Hound page. Activities logged on your App from the 15th of October will count even if you join after this date.

What else can I do locally to fight climate change?

Here is a great podcast to download and listen to on your next run: BBC R4 - 39 Ways to Save the Planet.

The RBWM Climate Community on Facebook is also a great place to start. Click here to find their page. They share advice about everything from draught proofing your home to reducing waste, as well as details of COPtober events such as Repair Cafes and environmental films at Norden Farm.

You might also be interested in planting some trees with GoodGym. We have some sessions listed for weekends in December at Ockwells Park. Find details on our listings here.

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Nicola completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Thu 14 Oct
5.0km
34:06
06:47/km
Nicola signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Help people in need to get support from the Samaritans

Sun 14 Nov 19:00 pm
Wherever your legs take you, Windsor or Maidenhead, XXXXXX
Share the Samaritans contact details around Windsor and Maidenhead

Complete this community mission any time before the 14th of November

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.

If someone is struggling with their mental health, Samaritans are there to provide a listening ear, with no judgement and no pressure.

To help them reach people who might be struggling to cope, the charity has created 'talk to us' tags, which share their contact details, and state, 'If you're looking for a sign not to kill yourself, this is it.' It is a message that many people will find upsetting, but it is worth sharing if there is a chance it can save someone's life.

How can GoodGym help?

Samaritans are asking runners to help by affixing these tags in places where they may be seen by someone who is struggling to cope. Suggested locations include benches and bridges in public places, particularly in locations where people might feel isolated. They ask that we avoid attaching the tags to monuments.

If you would like to help there are a few steps you need to follow:

  1. Get a tag from Amy at a GoodGym group session or by contacting her to arrange collection (amylovell@goodgym.org or 07939487106).

  2. Go for a run, walk or bike ride and affix your tag. You are welcome to do this with other GoodGym members, friends or family. The more the merrier! Feel free to use the group WhatsApp to find buddies and also to compare notes on locations so that twenty of us don't all head to the same spot.

  3. Take a photo to share with Amy and Let Amy know the location of the tag. She will create a map to share our reach with the Samaritans.

If you are worried about someone, you might also like to check out this page on the Samaritans website. It contains lots of really helpful advice about how to be a good listener, how to get more help and how to look after yourself as well.

Many thanks to Ruth North from Maidenhead Athletic Club and @mentalhealthrunner, who have helped us get involved with this initiative.

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