Leeds Vegan Winterfest 2016
Curl and Press contest...
Curl and Press contest
Leeds was always going to be a tough venue for us. We had to do it in a day which meant hours of traveling from Brighton to Leeds and back in one day! It was an early start for us, but upon arrival we found queues of people stretching around the building waiting to get in!
The event was spread over a few floors and also had stalls outside. There was so much there, that one building was not enough!
We were a little late arriving, so we didn't have much time to to look around, we had to rush and set up.
The curl and press is a new event we introduced this year at selected events. For the ladies we use a 7Kg dumbbell and for the men we use a 15Kg dumbbell. The contest is for maximum repetitions. It is a lot of fun and everyone who enters gets a prize.
As usual we'd like you to take a moment to check out our sponsors. The event can only happen due to these companies giving us support so we can give everybody a prize, so support them, so they continue to support us.
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Without Maz there couldn't even be an event, so support him by buying his cookbook
On the day we toured the stallholders obtaining extra goodies for the entrants to enjoy:
Good full stop - Healthy bars
Honesty cosmetics - One of the first vegan cosmetic suppliers (from before the internet!)
Pure Epiphany - Handmade cosmetics
Raw bite - Raw bars
Yum Earth Organics - Fantastic sweets
The New Freedom Sanctuary - Handmade skincare
Coconutty - Coconut products
Dawn M Murray - Essential oils
Equinox shop/therapy centre - New age gift and clothes shop
In second place for the ladies it was Brooklyn with 30 reps
I couldn't read the name but this guy came 2nd with 19 reps
1st place female was Fnn with 38 reps
1st place male was Mike with 20 rep (he tied with Joshua, but he vanished before he got a prize)
So, that was the end of our day in Leeds, afterwards we had a very long journey back to Brighton. It was a long trip, but worth it. I hope everyone had as much fun as we did and I am looking forward to seeing these events grow over the next few years. Finally, Remember, support our sponsors if you can. You can always invite us to an event in your area. We are willing to travel if your vegan event can help us get to the event, so suggest us if you want us at your local vegan event (anywhere in the world).
Steve with the one and only Vegan Revolution
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