Amy L

(she/her)
Windsor and Maidenhead

Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.


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Chick filling for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service
🗓Wednesday 28th February 6:45pm

📍Maidenhead Community Centre SL6 7HY

Help this brilliant charity with their egg-cellent Easter campaign

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14 GoodGymers are going
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Amy L (she/her) went on a group run

Wed 21st Feb at 6:45pm

Luke-ing down the barrow of a pun (but don't forget to leaf time for cake!)

Windsor and Maidenhead Report written by Amy L (she/her)

Well done to the 14 superstars who came out this evening for a slice of the GoodGym action. After the recent rain it was great to get out for fresh air, fitness, gardening and most importantly CAKE in celebration of Matthew's 50th good deed and Nicola's 100th (and her 101st!) It was also lovely to welcome Tori for the first time.

We had a change of task because our chair man wasn't available to lead the chair mending session. Instead we ran and walked the 1km to St Luke's for some more gardening. Kudos to the runners, who put in some extra laps of Kidwells Park, and to the GoodGymers who live near the school, so did the journey twice. This time the to do list included emptying planters, re-homing plants and clearing leaves.

Oh the places you'll grow!

Nicola nuts, Tori tiramisu, Angela apple, Toni duck, Juli jelly, Rachel raclette and Georgeta grapefruit tackled the planters, and did a lovely job of tucking the evicted plants into their new beds. There was also an intense chat about a drain.

On track for some terrible puns

Sophie sushi, Jess jellybean, Adam avocado, Matthew mars bar, Scarlett sugar and Ben (who missed the foodie ice breaker and is probably wondering what just happened) took the wheel barrow and hippo sack to the running track on a leaf clearance mission. Of course you wouldn't be-leaf the puns this prompted. Just as they were getting into their punning stride, we decided it wheely was time to leaf, after all there was cake to eat!

150 reasons for cake

Huge congratualtions to Nicola and Matthew, who have totted up an awesome 150 GoodGym good deeds between them. I presented them each with a medal and then we all enjoyed lots of cake. Juli made a gorgeous vegan chocolate cake for Matthew's 50, complete with the number 50 made of grapes, and Georgeta made a stunning carrot cake for Nicola's 100, which was topped with angel wings and a big 1-0-0 made by Sophie - thank you bakers!

As is now customary for a 100, we also had a poem:

Three cheers for Nicola Hine!

Fitness and good deeds she likes to combine.

And now she’s done 99

Good deeds (plus 2), so it’s party time!

Sorry I’m a bit late with this rhyme

Our GoodGyming plans didn’t quite align

And I think my writing is in decline

But we’re all friends here, so never mind!

Nicola’s in her GoodGyming prime

She’s made bunting out of twine

She made an awesome Windrush sign

And made the path a nice straight line.

She helped to clear that pond of slime

She sweeps up leaves and cleans up grime

She decorated our Christmas pine

And back marks so no one is left behind.

Communication is her place to shine

Her reels are much better than mine

Her run reports are so sublime

And her insta advent calendar blew my mind.

Outside GoodGym she doesn’t just recline

She does parkrun – even the incline!

Her blanket for niece Thea was a gorgeous design

And her travel photos are simply divine.

You’re a top GoodGymer Nicola Hine!

So let’s raise an imaginary glass of wine

Hip hip hooray we all shall chime

And on this cake we all shall dine.

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Amy L (she/her) signed up to a group run.

Wed 13th Mar at 6:45pm

Amy L
Amy L (she/her) signed up to a group run.

Wed 3rd Apr at 6:45pm

Amy L
Amy L (she/her) signed up to a group run.

Wed 6th Mar at 6:45pm

Amy L
Amy L (she/her) signed up to a group run.

Wed 27th Mar at 6:45pm

Chair-ing is caring

Walk or run and help mend chairs for the Community Centre

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Angela Shaw
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Amy L (she/her) went on a group run

Wed 7th Feb at 6:45pm

Grave expectations and community spirit

Windsor and Maidenhead Report written by Windsor and Maidenhead runner

.14 Goodgymers turned up at the Community Centre last night for what promised to be a spooky evening of Goodgym spirit at St Luke’s church. After being warned to be nice to the ghosts and to not get eaten by any resident falcons, we set off on a walk which had been deemed to be far too short. This meant that, after arriving, we were promptly told to go away again. Not because we’d been really annoying (I think) but to do what we call a ‘meet and retreat’. This involves pairing up, moving around the perimeter of the church at your preferred speed, doing an exercise when you found your partner, and then moving back to where you started. Competitiveness is entirely optional.

After everyone had returned, we were armed with various sizes of cutty things, which is the technical term, and set loose on the graveyard to conduct a Goodgym haunting. Our instructions basically amounted to ‘fix it’, so we resorted to the destruction of unruly plants. There were very, very many to choose from. We battled bushes of brambles to uncover hidden gravestones (one which included a rather well-preserved anchor), had a fight with some allegedly non-sentient ivy, and created the world’s biggest piles of plant as proof of our victory.

There were protests when we had to finish and threats to stay in the graveyard all night (you know, like normal people) - our Goodgym spirit is just too strong! We were convinced to stop the haunting before the exorcists had to be called in and herded to the front of the church for some more exercise. A circuit of fun awaited us, involving running, jumping, and trying to figure out how to do the bench one without just looking like you were sitting down. Then, tired and happy with our inspired success, we all went home with our spirits high.

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Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 8th Feb at 2:26pm

Another winning report Scarlett! LOVE the title! 🤣🤣

Slough runner

Thu 8th Feb at 3:57pm

Great report Scarlett! :D

Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 8th Feb at 4:10pm

Go Scarlett!!!

Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 8th Feb at 10:52pm

Great report. Loved the report title. And sorry missed all the action. I will wait for the next church task.

Amy L
Amy L (she/her) signed up to a community mission.

Fri 29th Mar at 9:00am

Volunteer at the Maidenhead Easter 10

Help marshal at the GoodGym water station and cheer on runners

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Angela Shaw
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Amy L
Amy L (she/her) signed up to a group run.

Wed 21st Feb at 6:45pm

Angela Shaw
Amy L
Amy L (she/her) signed up to a group run.

Wed 28th Feb at 6:45pm

Chick filling for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service

Help this brilliant charity with their egg-cellent Easter campaign

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Amy L
Amy L (she/her) went on a group run

Wed 31st Jan at 6:45pm

Artichoking up as we do our allotment of good

Windsor and Maidenhead Report written by Windsor and Maidenhead runner

It was a dark and stormy night - no, it actually wasn’t this time…it was a night of no particularly memorable weather as 18 Goodgymers met at the Community Centre to help the Maidenhead Community Allotment. It was great to see so many people, and to welcome new face Adam, for the last Wednesday session of the January challenge. This was combined with towel collecting for the other last task of the month, as we’re all really quite obsessed at this point. We may not have won but we absolutely smashed our target and that’s what really matters. On a slightly less cheesy note, this will also provide motivation for when we crush everyone else next year. In a nice, community-spirited way. There was also a distinct lack of rubbish along the route to the task, conclusively proving (because I say so and I’m the one with the words) that we’ve had a real impact with all the litter-picking-up this month.

Once at the task, we were divided into groups and given a number of things to do to help the allotment prepare for the new year. There was moving piles of dirt to the correct places, stamping on said piles of dirt to make it look nice, digging up weeds and artichokes, ensuring the weeds and artichokes were put in separate piles, and a bit of drama over some leaky butts. I have been given permission to use as many butt puns as I can think of but, despite the temptation, I don’t want to make you all crack up too much.

The time flew by and suddenly we’d done all the things that needed to be done and were being herded into a circle for the fitness part of the night - a Goodgym classic where one person chooses an exercise for everyone else to do and then runs around the circle. We left the task with a sense of both achievement and exhaustion, bags full of artichokes, and a little more exercise as we tried not to step in the remainder of the water from the (now no longer leaky) butts.

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Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 1st Feb at 3:12pm

Brilliant report Scarlett! Perfect one to end the Jan challenge 👏

Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 1st Feb at 5:21pm

Excellent Report title!

Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 1st Feb at 5:21pm

And i

Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 1st Feb at 5:21pm

Abd I laughed at puns and description of no particularly significant westher!! :-)

Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 1st Feb at 6:16pm

Scarlett this is wonderful! I am laughing by myself on the train back from

Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 1st Feb at 6:17pm

And getting weird looks!

Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 1st Feb at 9:26pm

That’s my daughter! So proud 😊

Slough runner

Fri 2nd Feb at 2:42pm

Really enjoyed meeting the group and had a great time helping out at the allotment!

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