Tracey Kain

Slough

3Good deeds

3runs

16cheers

Tracey Kain went on a training session
Training session
Slough

Running the streets of Slough - Ace'd it!

Sun 27 Jun
Report written by Manjit Birk

Today was our second year of running the Slough Half Marathon in a relay fashion but this time we combined it with our celebrations for Pride month!

Pride not prejudice

Each year GoodGym Norwich have been setting the challenge for all the other areas to join in the month-long celebrations for Pride month. In any normal year there would have been street parties and celebrations but sadly Covid has prevented that, so we decided to join our Norwich team mates in running our own celebrations

Pride month is about teaching tolerance, education in pride history and continuing to move forward in equality.

Run our town

GoodGym Slough launched in July 2018 and in October 2018, the Council had arranged for the return of the Slough Half Marathon after a 20-year break! Even though we were fairly new we still had a red army of runners taking part. So this half marathon is one we will always remember for many many reasons - the weather not being one of them!

After completing our junior parkrun duties, those of us starting out of Salt Hill Park got ourselves ready to go..

S'miles all round

The zero heros got ready to start as some were keen to do to whole 13 miles whilst others were in it for just the mile: Ricky, Mabu, Tracey and I were all planning on going for gold! Whilst Sandy and Claire were completing the first mile.

It really did feel a race with so many of us running (safely!), out of the park and into town for the first leg and we really did look like 'unicorns' as one child at junior parkrun told me!

Start to mile 1 completed - we had one in the hole already!

Now Ninja Pam (Pam might regret ever telling us her nickname); had already walked her mile to the junior parkrun community mission so already we had one in the bag! She'd passed the baton from me to you for number 2 so we just powered on from 2 to 3.

Already left behind by the super keen lean team (Mabu and Tracey), I was very happy to see Chrissy for mile 2 to 3. Tri-ing so hard to run that Langley Road incline with smiles on our faces!...thank goodness that was our only incline - No wait! we still had Horlicks Bridge to come yet.

The next mile saw the same crew with no additional members picked up on route! This route will always be un-4-gettable for us. As we reached the top end of Langley High Street we picked up Nisha and Kam for the 4th s'mile!

Approaching the next mile was the party crew. Always a popular stretch of the course and a popular run route of many a run club, we picked up Sara, Meera, Jean, Roisin, Ruth and Agnie giving them a virtual high 5 for the 5th mile down Upton Court Rd. Knowing the running rules - we stuck to a pack of 6 as we merrily made our way down the road.

As we waved goodbye to the famous 5, Agnie stayed with us for mile 6. The Chalvey leg of the race with a hill! Another one...who knew Slough had so many?

The route takes you back to the starting area - it's so tempting just to stop right now and dip back into the park and just pretend I'd done the rest of the miles - I mean...who would actually know? Other than all my Strava followers?? But after a quick 7-Up, I was raring to complete mile 7 and not be late for mile ate! And oh look, another hill! Horlick's bridge!

Here we had Team B (Alison and Sut) ready and waiting to complete the rest of the course from miles 8-13 with us. We'd waved goodbye to Agnie so it was back to Team A again.

This end of any race is where is starts to get tough. You are past halfway yet not close enough to the finish to know that you've nearly done it. We were on cloud 9 to finish 8 up in Manor Park heading into Britwell. The next few miles saw us take on the trading estate and it's maze of roads (I always get lost driving around the trading estate - running it is no easier!).

Always glad to see legs 11, we knew it wasn't far off now. The Farnham Rd area with all its eateries were enough motivation to delve deep for mile 12 and another flippin' hill! The railway line this time. Seriously, I thought Slough was meant to be flat!

Oh the joys of Salthill park - think we were more excited than those getting their vaccines done there! Finally, we had made it.

Well done to all of our runners and walkers who completed one mile, two miles or the whole 13! and to our team member Jen who was doing her mile slot later on, Harsha who did her's in Portsmouth and Keira who did her mile yesterday

Once again, great spirit, vibes and energy from everyone! We certainly had PRIDE in Slough today.

Special thank you

So I'm sure I told you all of my night time problem last night! No, not what you think! I had been up since 2am with tummy troubles so I really wasn't thinking straight this morning. I was literally going to take it a mile at a time and just see how far I could go! But you're energy kept me motivated as I completed all 13 miles! So Thank You from me.

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Tracey Kain signed up to a training session
Training session
Slough

Have Pride in Slough

Sun 27 Jun 10:00 am
Salt Hill Activity Centre, Bath road, Slough, SL1 3SS
Get fit and have fun

So here is our first ‘race’ of 2021!

I say race, but you can run or walk it.

This year we will combine the Slough Half Marathon relay with the #runwithpride event.

What does this involve?

It involves choosing a mile distance (or more) from the Slough Half Marathon route and running or walking it on Sunday 27th June..... AND.... wearing something colorful for PRIDE

If you would like a medal for this event and wish to support Pride, you can sign up here ⬇️ https://totalracetiming.co.uk/race/252

Otherwise just sign up for this session and I’ll give you more details soon (including map of the route and your preferred mile)

We can also do a ‘takeover’ community mission of Salt hill junior parkrun on the same date (seen as we will be in the park anyway)...Here is the link to that.

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/salt-hill-junior-parkrun-takeover

So ... sign up... get your rainbows ready and I’ll chat to you soon about the details

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Tracey Kain went on a community mission
Community mission
Slough

Having a barrel of laughs

Sun 13 Jun
Report written by Jen Simpson

The sun was shining as we visited Pinewood today to do more sorting of the recycling left by the public.

Biscuit and confectionary wrappers were the focus of the day. The public bins were sorted onto the blue barrels ready for parcelling up into boxes next week.

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Tracey Kain signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Slough

Sorting and packing at the Terracycle recycling hub

Sun 13 Jun 11:30 am
Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Slough, SL3 6NB
By enabling the reduction in plastic waste and supporting the improvement of the planet

The main tasks will be sorting and packing the different recycling streams ready to send off to Terracycle.

Please bring gardening gloves as some items can be dirty.

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Tracey Kain has cheered 10 times. Sat 29 May 2021

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

Tracey Kain went on a community mission
Community mission
Slough

Terracycling waste

Sat 29 May
Report written by Jen Simpson

Our weekly visit to sort and pack the recycling donated by the public.

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Tracey Kain signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Slough

Sorting and packing at the Terracycle recycling hub

Sat 29 May 11:30 am
Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Slough, SL3 6NB
By enabling the reduction in plastic waste and supporting the improvement of the planet

As Terracycle starts to reopen, this mission is to help organise the new location.

The main tasks will be sorting and packing the different recycling streams ready to send off to Terracycle.

Please bring gardening gloves as some items can be dirty.

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Tracey Kain has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Sat 22 May 2021

Tracey completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Tracey was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Tracey Kain has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Sat 22 May 2021

Tracey is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Tracey Kain went on a community mission
Community mission
Slough

Got it sorted

Sat 22 May
Report written by Manjit Birk

Well done to Naomi and Tracey for attending the Terracyle task on Sunday.

We are now working in a new area of the farm shop but still doing the good old task of sorting, cleaning and recycling items.

We will have more of these sessions listed for anyone free at the weekends.

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