Saturday, 22 September 2012

Event: Go Ape

On the best Saturday of September a group of us set off into the wild for an afternoon where we encountered tree-top high wires crossings, wind-in-your-face zip wires and heart pounding Tarzana swings! We had laughs all the way round and everyone managed to take the extreme routes and survive!

 Thanks to Julian for the fantastic photos!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Joint Event: Thorpe Park

On Saturday 15th September a large group of adrenaline junkies from Stevenage and Portsmouth headed to Thorpe Park in Surrey for a day of excitement! After arriving and picking up 96 fast track passes to four ‘coasters (the girl at the counter thought I was having her on at first!) we set off to try out the brand new Swarm rollercoaster. Following the thrill of this “winged” ride, we also jumped the queues for the classic Nemesis Inferno, ridiculously fast Stealth (80mph in 2.3 seconds!) and the terrifying Saw. The fast track passes really made the difference as the queues were anything from an hour to an hour and a half without them; it just felt wrong to have to queue after we’d used them up! Other rides sampled included getting drenched on a Tidal Wave, going loopy for Colossus and even a go on the infamous teacups for some! With a turnout of 24 people, a fantastic day was had by all, finished off with a couple of drinks and a pub meal back in London afterwards.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Event: Planetarium 'Patterns'

The second planetarium trip of year and just as amazing as the first. Again everyone got to wonder round the INTECH Planetarium displays and see the truly inspiring ‘Flight Through the Universe’ show but the best event of the night was the lecture on the Patterns of Juggling. This involved a mathematician who explained the art of juggling though mathematical patterns and also got to show off his brilliant juggling skills (5 balls + tricks)! Was another great night at the Planetarium.