Saturday saw Team Codify flexing our muscles and pitting our
wits against each other at Lochter for our yearly team building
Starting bright and early on a beautiful, dry Saturday we all
headed to Lochter activity centre for a morning of archery,
climbing, 4x4 blindfolded driving and karting, and in the afternoon
we feasted on a delicious BBQ.
After splitting into two teams, team 1 took to the climbing wall
and team 2 headed to the field archery.
Needless to say a few arrows went awry but thankfully there were
only injuries to pride and quite a few "I did better in practice"s
when counting the scores. Graeme topped the board on the archery
getting 31 out of a possible 48.
Over on the climbing wall, Mikko, proved that it was possible to
leap up the wall. There were quite a few head-to-head races but
Mikko and Ants was foiled by the instructor and the restrictive
Next it was over to the 4x4 blindfolded driving and karting.
Splitting into twos for the blindfolded driving, one navigator and
one driver with a blacked-out ski mask, traversed a course of blue
barrels. There were a few faults caused by touching or knocking
over barrels, or missing sections entirely, and if you missed one
you had to replace it very exactly back where it was. We had a
harsh instructor. Despite that Steven and Mark managed to score an
impressive 2 minutes 10 seconds each, but it didn't come close to
the course record of 34 seconds!
As always the karting was a big hit and thankfully no one got
black flagged for bad behaviour. Mark beat everyone with an
exceptional time of 3 minutes 34 seconds for the time trial.
A few unknown competitive streaks came out, and obviously there
were the usual rivalries.
After a strenuous morning of activities we all relaxed and
enjoyed the BBQ, and awaited the scores.
The overall team winner was team 1, and needless to say all the
individual winners Graeme in 3rd, Steven in
2nd and Tom in 1st place, came from that