Northern Vegan Festival 2016
It was a 4AM start to
our journey to the Northern vegan festival. So, blurry eyed, we
set off towards the event. It was our first time at this festival,
so we weren't sure what to expect? It was also our first time at
an event that was in several buildings, so we were unsure what to
expect on the day?
The event for this show was the curl and press, where you first curl a dumbbell, the press it overhead. The contest was in the main hall with the stalls. This was our first event without Maz running it. His voice and organisation skills were missed as I mucked up the video recording of the event, luckily we managed to get stills. Hopefully he will get well enough to return to doing events soon? So, there are less pictures than usual as I completely cocked up the picture taking of the event, which I apologise about.
It is interesting when
we go to a new venue that the first year we often have very few
entrants, but within a year or 2 we suddenly find dozens of people
keen to enter. I do not know why that is, but nearly every new
event we do is the same in that respect.
As usual we need you to go and check out our sponsors. They supply us with goodies for the stall, so you can get prizes at every event. Supporting them is helping the message to get out that vegans can be as healthy, fit, big and strong as those on any other diet, so if you need anything they supply, then check them out.
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The female contest had a 7Kg dumbbell. I was looking forward to comparing the results here to how those in the more southern areas we usually visit manage?
Lizzie got 20 reps
Maggie hammered out 30 reps
The men's contest was using a 15Kg dumbbell (it may have been nearer 16Kg on the day?)
Sam managed 8 reps
Ben managed 1 rep
Dave hammered out 13 reps
As you can probably spot in second place for the ladies was Lizzie with 20 reps
And the second place male was Sam with 8 reps
The winning female was Maggie with 30 reps
The winning male was Dave with 13 reps
We had a load of fun during the day, met quite a few new people and next year I am looking forward on expanding on the event. If you couldn't attend this year, then I look forward to seeing you at next years festival!
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