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Brighton Vegfest 2014

Intro...

Day 1...

The amazing rubber gear...

Pull-up Challenge...

Pull-up Sponsors...

Pull-up challenge victors...

Iambarfit...

On the radio...

Inverted row contest...

Inverted row sponsors...

Women's contest...

Men's contest...

Winners...

Sunday...

Wrap-up...

Intro

It was a bright sunny morning, so expectations were high that this years vegfest was going to be the best event we'd ever held in Brighton...we weren't disappointed!


The crew rest after putting the stall together!

Day 1

It was a bit of a shock on our arrival as we had been moved from our expected pitch to another one.


Knut shows concern about the position of the stall

After a little moving around though we had the stall all sorted out.


Everything worked out well

The amazing rubber gear

For this years show as well as the expected toys we brought a few extra things for people to play with.  One of them was the awesome vertical jumper. It is kind of like a belt that has rubber bands attached to it & you put those under your feet so you can squat with added resistance, but without any stress on the back at all!  A handy device if you have back issues...you can also use it for training your vertical jump.

The other extra toy we brought along was the portable power jumper this goes around the back of your neck & attaches to under your feet.

Both of these toys are made by a vegan coach named Jon Hinds & his company lifeline USA so feel free to invest in those.  The portable power jumper is a little light for many people, but you can buy stronger bands to make it harder if that is something you want to try.

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Pull-up challenge

The pull-up challenge went on throughout the weekend, but to make things easier I'll put together all the winners in one place.  There were over 50 people who successfully completed the challenge (so next year expect the amount of reps needed to rise!).  Guys were expected to do 6 reps & gals had to get 2 reps.  So, hopefully I get everyones picture with the right name (I apologise in advance to anyone I get wrong).

Pull-up Sponsors

Sponsors of the Pull-up were:

Viridian Vitamins
Viridian vitamins sells great supplements & sponsors of our Vegan bodybuilding competitions!

Natures Whey
Natures Whey Ultimate All-in-one protein (the name is word-play, it is a fully VEGAN product) Ignite Ultra V.
They are also sponsors of our Vegan Bodybuilding competition.  Available in several flavours.

Yaoh
Yaoh makers of all things hemp

Pull-up victors!

No one expected quite so many successful entrants so show your appreciation by supporting the sponsors of the event as it cost them a lot of prizes!
Remember all the guys got at least 6 reps & all the ladies got at least 2 reps.  The people below aren't all the entrants, just those strong enough to succeed in the challenge!


Colin was the first person to succeed

Alison came along & knocked out 10 reps

Squirrel

Ellis

Chris

James 20 reps

Manhung 22 reps

Bri

Ben

Ian 8 reps

Lorraine 3 reps

Vince Badger Man

The man known as 'T'

Rodrigo

Our very own Alex Mitchell

Rahier

Kevin (& Knut photobombing in the background!)

Ruth

Matt 24 reps

Dan 29 & Stephen 35

Aniel

Raphael

Jack

King 11 reps

Victor 31 reps

Stella

Lloyd 18 reps

Matt 15 reps

Rob 6 (done twice)

Chris

Knut

Tom
Felipe (no photo!)

Bhent

Anya 2 reps & Rob 16 reps

Leanne

Chris

Glenn

Elaine

Dave

Lana

Will

Kai

Naomie

Alba

Martin

Alba

Sean

Astrid

Sean

Iambarfit

We met the guys into extreme callisthenics.  I failed to get any photos as I was holding the bar wghile they did their stuff.  They did human flags, a few planche variations & a few other tricks I couldn't even name, but check them out over at iambarfit

On the Radio

Alex Mitchell was interviewed by Talia for local radio.  It's just a shame they couldn't see Alex as he is a massive guy!


Inverted row contest

Before we knew it the time was 5PM & it was time for the inverted row contest.

Inverted row sponsors

We had a lot of support this year from our sponsors, so support them by popping over to their pages & buying some goodies!

Natures Whey
Natures Whey Ultimate All-in-one protein (the name is word-play, it is a fully VEGAN product) Ignite Ultra V.
They are also sponsors of our Vegan Bodybuilding competition.  Available in several flavours.

Veganicity
Veganicity - Top supplements for health & maximum performance

Vitashine vitamin D
Vitashine vitamin D3 (yes it's vegan!)

Hemp Natural
Good Hemp Nutrition  protein powder is grown & produced in the UK


Vegvit vitamins designed with vegans in mind

Viridian Vitamins
Viridian vitamins sells great supplements & sponsors of our Vegan bodybuilding competitions!

Vegan Health & fitness magazine
Vegan Health & fitness magazine - Helping you achieve your best without harming animals

& of course nothing could be possible without Maz the Gob, so support his cookbook for new vegetarians & vegans or those who want to fool meat eaters by making food that tastes exactly the same as they are already eating!

Other sponsors:

Vegusto - makers of vegan alternatives to meat, cheese & other foods

Lush - all sorts of cosmetics

Plamil - vegan company who sell milk, sauces, chocolate, soup & many other foods

Ombar - chocolate products

Guarana company - everything guarana & juicing

Tropical wholefoods - dried fruits, nuts & related products

Natural facepaints - cosmetics & facepaints

Amazing grass - greens products from bars to powders

Moo free - chocolate for those sweet moments

Bravura - Sales, marketting & distribution

Women's contest


Shayna got things started with a decent 7 reps

Beenal achieved a magnificent 8 reps

Lorraine got an astounding 24 reps

Men's contest

Next up came the men to give it a go


Kenny started things off with a commendable 27 reps

Next up Adam got a decent 18 reps

Matt then got an amazing 46 reps

Ian came next getting a hard earned 20 reps

Jonathon impressed the crowd with a great 29 reps

Ellis joked with the crowd as he worked up to 22 reps

Colin crushed 24 reps

Late-comer Goncalo got a respectable 15 reps

Winners


Third for the ladies was Shayna

Third for the men was Kenny

Second for the ladies was Beenal

Second for the guys was Jonathan

Winner of the women's contest was Lorraine

Winner for the guys was Matt

Sunday

Sunday saw us losing Alex, but gaining James on the stall.  It was mothers day, so we expected a slower day.  It was slightly less busy, but after the excitement of Saturday a slightly slower day was not a bad thing!  The pull-up challenge continued & we had a great time meeting new faces & old freinds.  Gareth Zeal popped over before his talk & Neil Robinson made an appearance as well as visits from last years inverted row winner Dave & the return of the victorious Matt fresh from his inverted row victory the day before.

Wrap-up

Before we knew it the weekend was coming to an end & it was time to pack-up & head for home.  It was sad that the event was over, but everyone was pumped with how well the event went this year.  So it was time to return home as we had people who had missed us while we were away from home


Onnie was glad when the event was over & it was time for tea

As usual we'll end by putting up our sponsors again with the pictures of our inverted row contest winners getting prizes.

 

Natures Whey
Natures Whey Ultimate All-in-one protein (the name is word-play, it is a fully VEGAN product) Ignite Ultra V.
They are also sponsors of our Vegan Bodybuilding competition.  Available in several flavours.

Veganicity
Veganicity - Top supplements for health & maximum performance

Vitashine vitamin D
Vitashine vitamin D3 (yes it's vegan!)

Hemp Natural
Good Hemp Nutrition  protein powder is grown & produced in the UK


Vegvit vitamins designed with vegans in mind

Viridian banner
Viridian vitamins sells great supplements

Vegan Health & fitness magazine
Vegan Health & fitness magazine - Helping you achieve your best without harming animals

Yaoh
Yaoh makers of all things hemp


The veganicity crew...just cos we can put them there ;-)