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Katie Thorn went on a group run

Wed 16th Aug at 6:45pm

Singing the rag(wort)-time yellows!

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

(rag)Wort a lovely evening that was!

On our journey out, we walked or ran the scenic route, about 2km along the Thames Path and through Battlemead Common. Many thanks to Juli for leading the walkers and Gillian for showing the runners the way.

At Battlemead, our task was to go into battle with ragwort, a plant with distinctive yellow flowers, which an be dangerous to grazing animals such as horses, if not kept under control. Battlemead Common has been acquired by RBWM within the last few years and is maintained as a haven for wildlife. Grazing is an important part of the plan, so we needed to pull up as much ragwort as we could.

Armed with gardening gloves and with long trousers to protect against prickles and stingers, we fanned out and hunted down those yellow shrubs. There looked to be a lot and we wondered whether we might end up with sore hands and ant bites, and singing the rag(wort)-time blues, but the ragwort was easy to spot and came up with a good tug and a satisfying pop.

We worked for about 40 minutes and made surprisingly good progress. Check out our group photo to see the heap we had pulled up by the end! That's the magic of GoodGym - teamwork makes the task as easy as falling off a log...or so the phrase goes...Sol can tell us whether it's true as she managed to do both this evening. Glad you're OK Sol!

We then had fun with a quick fitness session including such delights as spotty dogs, aeroplane arms and mountain climbers. Well done everyone for joining in!

Then it was time to walk and run back to our start location and homes, taking the more direct route this time, but still chatting merrily as we went.

Special mentions this evening to Amy R, who did her 10th good deed with GoodGym this evening, and to Matthew, Rachel and Scarlett, who were out this evening for their second good deeds of the day - fantastic!

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Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Wed 16th Aug at 11:31pm

Thank you for the session. Lovely countryside and excellent exercise spot afterwards! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Katie Thorn
Katie Thorn signed up to a group run.

Wed 16th Aug at 6:45pm

Ragwort pulling at Battlemead Common

Thames Path walk or run plus conservation work ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Katie Thorn completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. ๐ŸŽ‰

Thursday 3rd August

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Katie Thorn completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym.

Katie is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

Katie Thorn
Katie Thorn went on a community mission

Thu 3rd Aug at 6:45pm

A goodgym task fit for a king - bring me a shrubbery!

Windsor and Maidenhead Report written by Louise Tyrell

In the shadow of Windsor castle 7 goodgymers met at Windsor cricket club to help out with some much needed garden maintenance of the overgrown storage area. Luckily there were no knights to say Ni tonight

We set about cutting back and clearing as much of the overgrown weeds, ivy and nettles (lots of very stingy nettles!) that were covering the fences and floor of the area.

After 90 minutes a number of nettle stings, an appearance from mickey and an old cricket ball we had cleared a large amount of shrubbery and left it in a large pile for onward removal from the club

After tidying up, and returning the tools to a safe place, we made our way back to our own carriages before the clock struck midnight (8.30) and made our way home

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Katie Thorn signed up to a community mission.

Thu 3rd Aug at 6:45pm

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Katie Thorn been cheered 10 times. ๐ŸŽ‰

Wednesday 26th July

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Katie Thorn been cheered 10 times.

GoodGymers have noticed what Katie has done and have cheered her 10 times. We doff our caps to you Katie.

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Katie Thorn
Katie Thorn went on a group run

Wed 26th Jul at 6:45pm

Barbie Stink vs Sloppenheimer

Windsor and Maidenhead Report written by Jess Smith

12 GoodGymmers didnโ€™t let the rain put them off for their own epic evening. Rather than holing up in a warm cinema, they ran and walked to help Wild Maidenhead and the RBWM parks team to clear sludge from the pond in the Nicholas Winton Memorial Garden in Oaken Grove Park.

To the tune of Barbie Girl:

โ€˜Iโ€™m a Goodgymmer in a Goodgym world,

Life in plastic (waterproofs) , itโ€™s fantastic

We de-sludge a pond and litter pick everywhere

Rain wonโ€™t stop us, just make us laugh more,

Come on Goodgym, lets go help out!!!

Baby newts, metal stakes, what an underwater world,

Dress up in waders, welly boots, Iโ€™m your helper,

Grab a shovel, rock and roll, oh what a stink!

Fill the barrow, dump the sludge, 30 times more

It can rain, it can pour,

But Goodgym just shouts for more!

Iโ€™m a Goodgymmer in a Goodgym world,

Life in plastic (waterproofs) , itโ€™s fantastic

We de-sludge a pond and litter pick everywhere

Rain wonโ€™t stop us, just make us laugh more,

Come on Goodgym, lets go help out!!!

Tennis balls, baby dolls, find whatever you please,

I can jump in a pond, crawl around, find frisbees,

Come join in, goodgym friend, let us clear up this mess,

Find coins, kids toys, thats one pound, thirty-five!

Come on Goodgym, we all helped out!

Ah-ah-ah, yeah!โ€™

Despite the incessant rain the team made great progress, and after ~30 barrow loads of sludge and ~15 tennis balls they headed for home to get dry and warm up!

It was brilliant to see Ann for her first Goodgym task and we hope to see her for many more!!

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Thu 27th Jul at 8:21am

Brilliant title and a very catchy report! Well done to all who made it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ #superstars

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Wed 26th Jul at 6:45pm

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Katie Thorn went on a group run

Wed 17th May at 6:45pm

Looking for-lawn

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

What beautiful weather for a Wednesday GoodGym session, and what a beautiful turnout! Great to welcome tourist Louise for the first time in our area, plus lots of lovely returning faces.

Thanks to Georgeta and Rachel for leading the walkers, Nicola for back-marking the runners and Gillian for helping to keep the runners on track. Well done to the cyclists too, particularly Kanika, who still made it despite a flat tyre and still had energy left to heckle me. Between us I estimate we covered over 40km!

Our destination was Oaken Grove Park, where we met task owner Rachel from Wild Maidenhead, plus some of her group and Parks Manager Jacqui. Rachel dished out tools (may the fork be with you!), gave us some safety advice and set us to work on the wildflower bed. Our aim was to dig out invasive grass to give the wildflowers a fighting chance, and to boost the mix with some more seed.

As there were plenty of us, Sara, Georgeta, Gillian and Roberta forked off into the park for some energetic litter picking and to clock some more steps.

We had a great time chatting while we worked. We covered everything from Louise's GoodGym journey, to Jacqui's running goals, Diya's brilliant Cycling Without Age plans, Tony's Pilates plans, Rachel's Tapas plans, Sara's running goals (you can do it!!!), Shindig and more!

After an hour of looking for (and digging up) lawn, some of us were looking forlorn. With such a big group, we had hoped for a spectacular before and after result, but all we could see was a slightly more patchy patch. There was a feeling of 'I fought the lawn and the lawn won'.

However, I think this one will be a case of 'watch this space'. In around 8 weeks we hope this patchy patch will be springing to life, full of colour and buzzing with happy pollinators. Can't wait!

Before we headed off into the sunset, I challenged everyone to a mini fitness session. There were jumping jacks, there were squats and lunges, there were mountain climbers or planks, and everyone did really well to know what number they were and to run in the right direction - go team!

For this evening's photos please head over to our social media accounts (and be sure to give us lots of love!) Instagram and Twitter @goodgymwm Facebook @goodgymwindsorandmaidenhead

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Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Thu 18th May at 9:13am

๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† good on you for calling out the heckling! Great report and even though it felt like we hardly made a difference, it was still a fun evening as always. There was another interesting topic covered - related to Rachel's need for a new phone as her current phone is only used by her and 90 year old Nan's ๐Ÿคฃ

York runner

Thu 18th May at 11:58pm

Great photos. Lovely to meet you all; I'll definitely come back in future! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ivo
Ivo (he/him)

Fri 19th May at 10:52am

great work! and great pics too :)

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