The Longfield Games 2016

Gloucestershire’s first Olympic-style games in 2016 was held on Wednesday 13th July.

In the afternoon, competition was fierce as primary and secondary school teams took on 12 obstacles and skills challenges.  Then in the evening it was the turn of the adults as 10 company teams lined up to take on the Longfield Games challenge.

During the evening, more than 120 people took on the wacky challenges including navigating giant soccer balls and the Energy Zapper at the Walls Social Club.  Our “Total Wipeout” style event will raise more than £10,000 for Longfield.
The teams competed in six challenges with the Gloucester Quays Rotary Club team – the Red Hot Rotary Rascals – crowned champions.
“We feel fabulous that we won. We also feel absolutely worn out too,” said Sharon Palmer from Gloucester Quays Rotary Club.
A team of hotel and health club staff from the Spirit Health and Fitness Club, based at Holiday Inn in Barnwood, took part.
“We heard about the great work Longfield does and though we would get involved and have some fun at the same time,” said John Nixon, manager of Spirit.
Companies GBE Fire & Security and Converge, both based in Barnwood, pooled resources to create a team. They came third in the competition.
“It was great but the last obstacle – the energy zapper – was exhausting,” said Leanne Jones, client services co-ordinator at GBE Fire & Security.
“We all really enjoyed it including our wounded soldier – who disjointed his shoulder on the giant soccer balls.”
Havas Helia, based in Cirencester placed second.
The other companies that took part were: Spirit Health Club, Gloucester; Colour Connection, Gloucester; Waitrose Stroud; Carillion, Moreton Valence; Sainsbury’s Stroud; Waitrose, Cirencester and Santander Stroud.
Colour Connection were also sponsors of the event. 
Richard Currie, Managing Director of Colour Connection, said “I grew up in the area and it is important that we, as a company, get involved with the local community.
“Longfield is a fantastic charity supporting people in Gloucestershire and we are delighted to be involved with this event. It was a great team-building event and challenge other companies to join us to take on these crazy obstacles.”

Inspired? Sign up your company or community group for the 2017 Longfield Games

To be part of this exhilarating challenge for 2017, we are looking for teams of 12 participants, each team will need to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship.  Team spaces will be limited, so get in touch now to register your interest - it will be amazing.

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