Southampton Cruelty free
This was our first outing of 2007 & as usual we had the odd hiccup, so I arrived without my camera, but I wasn't alone at forgetting the vitals.
First off I was helping Tim of Yaoh foods with a hemp protein demonstration using the new hemp protein isolate (over 90% protein with only trace amounts of carbs & fats). unfortunately he too had problems as he had forgotten water, bowls & kitchen rolls, so we had to scurry round to find the necessaries to put on the display (special thanks to beanies for letting us have some of their Bnice vegan ice cream for the demonstration).
The demonstration went really well, the only real problem was the lecture hall was so far away from the main hall that you need a pair of hiking boots to get there. I think everyone learned a bit about using hemp in shakes, how to make hemp (& other nut/seed milks) using a hemp milk making machine & how nice protein shakes can be made to taste with a bit of imagination.
On the stall we were kept very well fed as the beanies crew kept coming over to feed us ice's & their amazing meat substitutes. They must know all of us at Vegan Bodybuilding are well known for our appetites!
First off we have to thank Yaoh foods for sponsoring the event once again. this year they did us proud with £25 worth of Yaoh goodies for the winners & a free gift for everyone who entered! I also need to thank Tim for MCing the event & Maz for taking care of everyone onstage, you're both stars.
Maz & Tim Stars of the Curling contest
We only had a week or so to organise & get the details out for the curling competition, so we really weren't sure just how many people we'd have for the event, so it was a relief to see a big crowd in attendance for the contest.
The weights used were the same as those we used for last years Gloucester vegan fayre, with the men lifting 12Kg (10Kg in discs on an approx 2kg bar) & the woman lifting 7Kg (5kg in discs on an approx 2kg bar)
A confession: I must confess I lost track a bit of everyone's names when the first camera I borrowed died & I had to run & get another, so I'll put the names & the reps done at the end of both the male & female contests
Look it's mini-maz spotting the contest-how did he get so small?!? hee hee!
The first female entry must have shocked most people as Liz got a mammoth 42 reps (she'll be one to watch at our other contests throughout 2007!) & although there were some very valiant efforts no one quite had the strength to overtake that commanding start to the contest. I must also mention that it is great seeing more woman getting involved with these contests too!
Kerry 25 reps
Kate 21 reps
Sharron 16 reps
Hannah 23 reps
Coco 27 reps
Miranda 17 reps
Mel 37 reps
Titch 15 reps
Emma 26 reps
Kate (from Jinga stall) 26 reps
Liz 42 reps
The mens contest was also very open as last years winner Ruben wasn't competing, so they had everything to play for, & with past winners from several of our other contests, it looked like it was going to be a tight run thing. In the end Dave (after a very shaky start) dug down deep & gutted out 50 reps! Special mention should be noted for Damians crowd-pleasing performance. He may not have won the contest, but he certainly entertained us...Nice one!
Richard 15 reps
Alfie 22 reps
Sam 15 reps
Tony 40 reps
Paul 44 reps
Damian 14 reps
Andrew 16 reps
Michael 39 reps
Fat Chris 20 reps
Colin 30 reps
Tim 15 reps
Wedjy 21 reps
Trog 24 reps
Dave 50 reps
Liz with 42 reps & Dave with 50 reps