What can I say about the bloody weather, seriously did it want to rain any more? Yes rain is great and we all need rain, but when it could potentially rain out an event (really not fun), the damn kept increasing in height and the car park kept getting bogged. It’s a weird thing to think that such a small element can have a massive impact, but I don’t think we could have been any luckier on the day, when the sun shining brightly on what turned out to be a fantastic day.
Clem and Allyson @thecompound did an amazing job with the successful running of the day, with the points systems running smoothly, collecting all the teams points and inputting them throughout the day. Organising everyone and ensuring that everything was set for the day. Coordinating one event can be hard enough, but to try and organise three in one day is just asking for trouble.
I think that everyone that participated appreciated their competitor packs, that our amazing sponsors Jimmy Blacks, Fisiocrem and Bulk Nutrients kindly supplied for everyone to enjoy and I am positive that the volunteers enjoyed their Volley packs as without them, it really could have gone topsy turvey.
The hard work and hours of work that went into the smallest things to help make this event as success is unmeasurably, each medal was handcrafted with a multitude of people help craft each and every one. From cutting the trees, to cutting them down, sanding them, branding them, adding the transfers, oiling them and of course adding the ribbon to them. The wood had to dry, the image transfers were left overnight and once oiled had to be left again overnight before doing a final sand. The TRIAD image had to be created, and there were a few designs to choose from before finally all agreeing on what was created on the t-shirts, trophies and medals. Jen Selmore did a great job with the overall design from Clem’s initial sketch (who would have thought that this would have been the final design), which represented each event of the day.
Each trophy was hand crafted by Dave, something that with the cutting, deigns, transfers, oiling took hours of labour to get done for this event.
I really feel that this was a truly unique event that brought friends and family together in the ultimate team event that tested all attributes. The true spirit of team work really came out, everyone out on course get it everything and finishing off with the Armburner showed real determination and strength.
Everyone that was involved really made this event what it was and I am thankful that I got to be part of it. My OCR journey has been an amazing one, and I cant believe from one small event that both Dave and I attended last year, that our OCR family has grown so much. I know I do love being part of these events and love catching up with everyone. It really is an incredible community that no matter what, will help each other out when needed.
Thanks to Clem and Allyson for another amazing day @thecompound and asking me and Dave to be part of it. The Compound is an incredible venue and the people really do make it what it is, their family is simply amazing and their contributing is undoubtedly what makes The Compound what it is.