Equator Get Knocked Out
Last Saturday morning, ten Equatorites formed an ‘unstoppable’ team to take part in the ‘It’s a Knockout Challenge’ in aid of The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
It turned out that we are a rather competitive bunch – as we yelled at one another with great gusto to run, jump, and slide faster in order to defeat all the other teams in the name of a good cause. Unfortunately, despite our ardent teamwork and combined athletic prowess, we managed to finish dead last.
Despite not taking home a medal (or in fact any of our dignity) we had a fantastic day: laughing at one another’s attempts to negotiate soapy inflatable obstacle courses, cheering one another on, and of course raising money for a great cause.
Two of our more powerfully built team members shared a special moment of defeat, as their combined weight pulled them down a soapy, inflatable hill.
But the important thing is that Sean quickly regained composure in time to climb over Andrew and complete the course.
Lauren was our MVP – as she managed to gain us a bonus point by running through an obstacle course laden with inflatable ‘baby’ paraphernalia and beat all the other teams to the finish line.
Unfortunately the bonus point was the only point we gained in that particular task – as her blindfolded ‘nanny’ got rather disorientated and came last in her endeavour to provide the baby with all her inflatable needs.
We definitely met our match in the ten legged race – which consisted of Will (who was not actually competing at the time) yelling ‘right, left, RIGHT, LEFT’ at everyone. This was a concept that the team seemed to struggle quite a lot with. However we made a tactical change to the team in the return race and managed to finish first – gaining another bonus point.
All in all it was a great day. We finished off exhausted, and much soapier and wetter than we had begun, but with high spirits at taking part in such fun way of raising money for the building of a new Glasgow Hospice.
After we had been dried and changed the team rewarded themselves/wallowed in their defeat with some delicious currywurst and a beer or two at the West Brewery.