Sara Powell

Windsor and Maidenhead

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57Good deeds

91runs

189cheers

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Sara Powell went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

COVID-19 vaccination clinic marshalling

Sat 27 Feb
Report written by Sara Powell

Another busy week for the GoodGym crew at the Covid Vaccination centre in Maidenhead. It was all hands on deck with the normal tasks: Booking patients in at reception, marshalling, cleaning and manning the health pods. Great team work!!! Everyone who attended this week are true superstars!!

Thursday: Sani & Kristina Friday: Tara Saturday: Paul, Sara, Jess and Catriona

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Sara Powell went on a party
Party
Windsor and Maidenhead

One-derful fun!

Fri 26 Feb
Report written by Amy Lovell

GoodGym Windsor and Maidenhead is 1!

Covid-19 has given us a very different year to what we expected, but we haven't let it stop us from building a community of one-derful people, who have collectively done a whopping 723 good deeds and been motivated to stay fit and active along the way. We certainly weren't about to let Covid-19 stop us from celebrating our first birthday in style!

We had a Zoom quiz and natter, with lots of good sportsmanship and big laughs. Highlights from the evening included:

  • Being able to give Jen (VIP guest from Slough!) and Sara a big round of applause for their 100th and 50th good deeds respectively - amazing achievements from these superstars! Also learning about what they have been doing with crisp packets at Terracycle near Slough.
  • Lots of us being able to put faces to names and say a proper hello having only 'met' before on WhatsApp or read about each other in run reports.
  • Tara joining straight from a shift at the Maidenhead Covid-19 vaccination clinic - way to go Tara!
  • Big excitement at the news that Parkrun is expected to return from the 5th of June and Junior Parkrun (for 4-10 year olds initially) from the 11th of April. Hurrah! We were particularly honoured to have Parkrun Director Nick B joining our celebration as a VIP guest on the historic day of this announcement.
  • A big up to Sani, Rich, Jen, Jess, Sophie, Wendy, and Fran, who were all there at our launch and are still part of the family one year on.
  • Matt's demonstration of the running man.
  • Everyone doing the twist.
  • Attempts at jumping jacks without leaving the sofa.
  • Seeing what it would look like if Queen Elizabeth II dressed up as Paul in a Santa hat and went out for a run.
  • Seeing what it would look like if Sophie and Elton John had a child and he grew up, joined GoodGym and helped rescue baby toads.
  • Nick S's reaction to finding out that Timmy Mallet lives nearby.
  • Amy learning how to use breakout rooms (thanks to technical support James)
  • Laura, Gareth and Tara of the 'Cool Chefs' being super focussed and nailing every challenge in record time.
  • Team 'We are Pants'' innovative choice of team uniform, in particular Sophie's styling of her hair through the leg holes.
  • Fran's stamina when it came to keeping her pants on. It did not go un-noticed that Nick S whipped his off at the earliest opportunity.
  • Jen's explanation that she was a 'Llama in pyjamas' disguised as a bear. Obvs.
  • Claire from the 'Mad Hatters' wearing a child's riding helmet.
  • All the celebratory drinks.
  • Brilliant efforts to GoodGym-ify the lyrics of Queen's 'Don't stop me now' such as: >(Don't stop us now) We're digging such a big hole We're planting a tree (Wear fancy dress) Goodgym always has a good time So give them a call!
  • Re-writes of Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' to make them more relevant to the present day, such as: > Oh covid, trapped like us Bojo, let us out to run Come with me, athletes like us Baby, we’re born to park run
  • Adaptations of Bonnie Tyler's 'I need a hero' with Boris in Johnson in mind, such as: >I need a haircut, I’m holding out for a haircut till the end of the spring. It’s got to be short, and it’s got to be blond cos I want be the next king.
  • And a second verse: >I need a vaccine I'm holding out for a vaccine by the end of the year It's got to be safe and it's gotta work And it's gotta get me out for a beer
  • The group singing/rapping these lyrics in unison.
  • The fact that I recorded it so I can watch it back whenever I want to. Bwa ha ha ha...
  • Our agreement that next year's celebration will include going out together for a pizza and lots of hugs.

Happy birthday to us!

An extra well done to everyone who also went for a celebratory birthday run, and special mention to Amanda, who brought birthday balloons (and a big smile to lots of people's faces) for her run with Amy around Maidenhead's Parkrun route.

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Sara Powell completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Fri 26 Feb
5.8km
45:28
07:49/km
Sara Powell went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

COVID- 19 clinic telephone calls to patients

Thu 25 Feb
Report written by Sara Powell

This mission was so rewarding. The NHS asked me if I could call patients from cohort 1-4, to book them into the clinic for their vaccination. I was given a script and short training session on how to use the NHS database and phone systems. The first call was a bit nerve racking, but after that initial call it was fine. Within the six hour duration an abundance of calls were made, bookings confirmed and patients reassured.

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Sara Powell went on a training session
Training session
Croydon

Lockdown Fitness session

Tue 23 Feb

Let's burn some calories while hanging out with friends in the virtual world.

The exercises will be be suitable for all fitness levels!!

The Workout will last between 30-35 minutes.

Would be great to have you along, details below:

Come and zoom with us

Meeting ID: 957 3090 9712

Passcode: GGCRO

Click on my picture for me to be main feed and if possible mute yourself until a point you want to talk.

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Sara Powell signed up to a training session
Training session
Redbridge

Sassy Strength Session (virtual workout)

Mon 8 Mar 18:30 pm
Wanstead House Community Association, 21 The Green, London, E11 2NT
Get a stronger body and stronger mind

This is a slower pace all-body exercise session to build strength (no cardio here!) and designed so that we get a little bit of energy pre-dinner to finish Monday on a high . Exercises are focused on running/walking/cycling form improvement.

See you there!

Details to log in will be sent 30 - 60min before the session, please check your emails and don't be late:).

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Sara Powell signed up to a training session
Training session
Redbridge

Sassy Strength Session (virtual workout)

Mon 1 Mar 18:30 pm
Wanstead House Community Association, 21 The Green, London, E11 2NT
Get a stronger body and stronger mind

Anything goes this week - let me know what you'd like to focus on, which muscle group/area you'd like to strengthen! This is a slower pace all-body exercise session to build strength (no cardio here!) and designed so that we get a little bit of energy pre-dinner to finish Monday on a high . Exercises are focused on running/walking/cycling form improvement.

See you there!

Details to log in will be sent 30 - 60min before the session, please check your emails and don't be late:).

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Sara Powell signed up to a training session
Training session
Redbridge

Sassy Strength Session (virtual workout)

Mon 29 Mar 18:30 pm
Wanstead House Community Association, 21 The Green, London, E11 2NT
Get a stronger body and stronger mind

This is a slower pace all-body exercise session to build strength (no cardio here!) and designed so that we get a little bit of energy pre-dinner to finish Monday on a high . Exercises are focused on running/walking/cycling form improvement.

See you there!

Details to log in will be sent 30 - 60min before the session, please check your emails and don't be late:).

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Sara Powell completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Mon 22 Feb
7.6km
57:13
07:30/km
Sara Powell went on a training session
Training session
Oxford

Throw kindness around like confetti

Sun 21 Feb
Report written by Bethan Greenaway

Goodgymers are innately kind individuals, so it is no surprise that people stepped up to the plate for Random Acts of Kindness Day (well week really).

This week people have volunteered at vaccine centres, shopped for isolated individuals and families, plogged, bought supplies for foodbanks, delivered prescriptions, bought treats for colleagues, added messages of hope to the Cutteslowe Park Positivi-Tree, bought pancakes to help a charity and brought some canine joy to a Goodgym session. The list really does go on and on and gives me such a warm glow in my heart.

You are all wonderful.

A special mention this week goes to our very own Rob who is fundraising for Oxford Mutual Aid by running 7 half marathons in 7 days. That really is putting your daily exercise sessions to good use. PLEASE DON’T BREAK!!

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