Xmas without cruelty fayre 2007
Gary, Timbo & Maz on the stall
After a short detour due to my fantastic directions around London (well you want to see the sights don't you?!?) we arrived at Kensington town hall for the world famous CWC fayre. This year the rumour was that defending champion Dave Arnold had recently broken his finger, so he would be unlikely to compete, so were we in for a new champion to snatch Dave's crown! Last years defending female champion wasn't competing, so the female contest was up for grabs!
Unlike last year people seemed to know we were upstairs & the stall was quickly packed with people coming to ask questions or just say "Hi".
During the afternoon a couple of us helped Wonder Pig (the vegan Superhero!) give out his environmental awards around the fayre to some of the most environmentally friendly companies about!
This year we had two MASSIVE goodie bags to give away for which we'd like to thank the following sponsors (remember to go & check them all out!):
First off we had Gary demonstrating exactly how he wanted the press-ups to be done
First of all was the ladies contest & unlike last year we had 13 entrants! As most were new to doing the press-up the females did the three quarter press-up:
Hannah got us off to a flying start with 40 reps
Amanda got an impressive 32 reps
Rachel Hill did great with 30 strong reps
One of last years favourites Arti Naithani decided to go for full press-ups & out-did last year by getting 1 full rep!!!
Ann upped the contest with a mammoth 48 reps!
Agnes managed a great 38 reps
Michelle Quaid (aka The Terminator) managed to get a very healthy 41 reps
Emma Phipps moved the bar up again with a huge 49 reps
Sarah Swinfield got a really good 34 reps
Jo Adejimola got third place with an unbelievable 60 reps
Tameena Yaqub crushed all the opposition with a mammoth 70 reps!
Auita Dias came in an amazing second place with 63 reps!
The men were using the classic press-up style for the contest & it started with the news that last years champion Dave Arnold was indeed to enter again, but would his form hit last years high, or would a new challenger emerge?
Geoff Sheppard started things off with a very good 36 reps
Next Chris Hearn got an impressive 48 reps
Marius Sodczak got a well earned 39 reps
John Morgan matched Geoff with 36 reps
Chris Bouner got a respectable 25 reps
Ryan Vance stormed into an early lead with 53 reps which was enough to get him joint third
James Turner joined Chris at 53 reps which would end with him in joint third
David Huish got a fab 39 reps
Dave Smailes got a fantastic 46 reps
Andrew got 36 good reps
Ben Mills got 32 reps
Savate champion James Southwood did a great 37 reps
Terry got a decent 46 reps
Michael Ros got a respectable 52 reps
Next came defending champion Dave Arnold falling just short of his last years record with 89 reps
Finally came a late entry with Larix joining Dave on 89 reps, we had a tie for 1st!
We had a split with the judges with one believing Dave had it, while the other thought Larix had won it! With no time for a tie-breaker, we had to settle for a joint 1st place, but the controversy rages!
The guys split the goodies between them..but who won? Maybe next year we can finally sort it out!
Special thanks goes, as ever to MASSIVE Maz for driving, getting goodies sorted & generally being all round nice lad!
Amazing Liz raises some money for the best animal rescue charity working in Sri Lanka Home & Abroad Animal Welfare Give 'em your brass!
I hope I got all the contest competitors names with their face & a huge thanks for everyone entering & watching the press-up contest as it's you that keeps it going from strength to strength every year! Hopefully we'll see you all again next year. Remember to check out the links to the sponsors above as they all sell great stuff & help keep the contest going as well. Extra special thanks must go to Mary at Animal Aid for all her great work getting the fayre running every year & to Tim for....well being Timbo :-)
See you again next year!