Havering borough take part in the Thames Water London Youth Games Kayak and Slalom, today (June 9th) at the London Regatta Centre. We are all extremely excited at Stubbers as the teams have all trained on the site, and were put together by Lucy Ferrie ( Team Manager) and Coach Rebecca Neal.
We have been running open training sessions for the past seven weeks and are delighted that the children participating during that time have increased steadily. On March 23rd Kayak Slalom and Sprint trials took place
Lucy, Team Manager says: “This year we have tapped into all the children that go to our holiday activity scheme that runs through half terms and school holidays and put the word out to them about this opportunity. Thankfully lots of kids have turned up!
I am very pleased with my squad for the London Youth Games. They have all showed amazing commitment and you can see on their faces that they really enjoy being here.
“We want them to have fun and we have definitely achieved that. It would be nice to finish somewhere in the top half of the table and they have all come along leaps and bounds since week one.”
Paddlers that took part are between the ages of 9 and 17 with the final squad being chosen at the end of May. Two of the participants are James Bridgman age 15 from Coopers’ Company and Coborn School and Sheena Baggo, 13 from Emerson Park Academy.
Joe Bayle, Havering Borough Team Organiser expressed his delight that they will be able to enter into all categories at this years games for one of the first times.
Joe commented: “It is great that Stubbers have got on board to help us out and we are getting some good training sessions in leading up to the Games. We haven’t been able to do this in the past.
“We can now offer this experience out to as many kids as possible and give them an opportunity to compete. This is one of the first times that the kids will be competing amongst themselves to get a place in the squad and we will fill every possible spot.”
Due to some School closures across the London Borough of Havering next Thursday 3rd of May, we are putting on a special Activity Day for Children.
Stuck with work? Need to find something for the kids to do or last minute child care? Never fear!
We have put together an action packed day for 9-16 year olds of four activities to include off road driving and laser tag.
The cost is just £29 for the whole day!
Drop off between 8.30 – 9.00am
Pick up between 4.30 – 6.00pm
On Wednesday 28th March Schools are closing across Havering and London in the UK in a one day strike action by the NUT
Stuck with work? Need to find something for the kids to do or last minute child care? Never fear! Stubbers has put together a last minute Action Adventure Day for 9 – 16 year olds to come and enjoy at Stubbers!
Cost for the day is £29 – start at 9am until 6pm. An action packed day of four activities to include off road driving and laser tag.
See you there!
The Stubbers Team
It may have been cold but the intrepid amongst you were out in your droves, competing and taking part in the first Mud N Madness event at Stubbers Adventure Centre! The event was organised by One Step Beyond and helped raised in excess of £10,000 for St Francis Hospice in Essex.
Special mention to all the Stubbers staff who ran –
The entered Stubbers team posting the joint 25th fastest times of the day (Andy, Keren and Sam) As well as 5th out of the team race! Congratulations to you all! You can find all the results at the One Step Beyond Website.
The feedback has been fantastic so far – here are just a few of your comments:
David: Had a great time at Mud N Madness yesterday! Possibly the craziest thing I’ve ever done! Bring on the marathon!
Sally: Brilliant event – I spend a lot of my free time watching my husband get wet and muddy and the people who organised this were friendly and a lovely atmosphere – well done.
Gordon: We made it to the end, what a great day, I will be ready again next year. well done to Saint Francis and 1 step beyond for organising this great event .Thank you
Kevan: I have just completed the Mud N Madness challenge and all I can say is WOW, what an EXCELLENT race. You should be proud of yourselves for all the organization and effort it has taken to host this most FANTASTIC event. Making it one for the calendar. Bring it on next Year!!
We would just like to say thank you all for making it such a great day, we can’t wait to do it all again next year!
The Essex Adventure Race event of the year is on it’s way! Stubbers Adventure Centre is delighted to announce our “Mud N Madness” event to take place on Saturday 4th February 2012 at Stubbers in Upminster, Essex.
This isn’t your typical iron man or adventure race, in fact it is so much more! The event is designed to push you to your limits, whether taking part as an individual or a team of 3, it is sure to get the adrenalin pumping whilst raising some cash for St Francis Hospice and Cancer Research.
7.5km of obstacle, adventure and mud! This course isn’t for the faint hearted, but never fear, no experience is nessecary, just a sense of adventure and determination!
Anyone! You can enter as a team of 3 or as an individual. The cost per entry is £40 individual and £100 for a team. Start times are 9.00am – 13.00pm for individuals and 13.00pm to 15.00pm for teams. Maximum 1000 entries!
8 challenges lie ahead, a combination of water activities, running and assault courses!See the video on the right of your screen for a sneak peek!
Challenge 1 – Heartbreak Hill
1500 metres of army style challenges up and down Heartbreak Hill!
Challenge 2 – Take to the Water
800m in a vessel of your choice – what will you chose?
Challenge 3 – Trail Run
Time for an easy jog – chance would be a fine thing! 1400 metres to contemplate how to take on the next challenge…
Challenge 4 – River Crossing
Sounds easy… careful you don’t end up in the wet stuff! Focus your mind!
Challenge 5 – Assault Course and Beasting Session
Time for the purpose built assault course and a work out area where you will be met by Origins Boot Camp who will make sure there is no time to put your feet up!
Challenge 6 – 4×4 Mud Alley
2400 metres of Mud (n Madness!) easy in a 4×4 – not so easy when you are running the purpose built track! Good Luck with this task!
Challenge 7 – River Dips
Time to clean up after the muddy track, and enjoy a couple of cooling dips in the River… in February!
Challenge 8 – Make it to the Finish
Watch out for some more adventure challenges before you cross the line to a hero’s welcome!