It was a typically Scottish afternoon at Melville Castle for the Embrace Group away day. The group were experiencing one of our Country Pursuits events, with mixed results across the various challenges we set them in their pursuit of the Team Challenge Company trophy.
First up for the teams was the Archery. Following a practice session and some coaching from our instructors it was time to get down to the business of the competition. With Paction and the Last Leg team playing their jokers it was important to get off to a good start, and after the first round they occupied 1st and 2nd places.
That wasn’t the end of it though, and in a result that was to set the tone for the day The Village People managed to pop all their balloons in Round 2, and then got nearest to the bull in Round 3 to take the overall victory, with Jean and her “Weejie Edjits” 4th place at least showing they were wise to have saved their joker for later. Next up was the Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, and with performances in practice ranging all the way from terrible to abysmal, it was no surprise when all the teams opted against using their joker on this round.
It may well be looked back on as a missed opportunity though, as with performances greatly improved Last Leg took the victory with 26 points, with The Village People taking 2nd place only after a single clay shoot off following a tie on 23 points with Paction.
The group moved onto the Obstacle Skis, and the Assault Course Finale, and with jokers still available for The Weejie Edjits and The Village People all four teams were ready for the challenge! We’re still not sure where it came from, but The Weejie Edjits wasted no time in tearing down the course to win comfortably, and with double points for their win! There was just 200 points separating first and last ahead of the high energy, high pressured, Assault Course Finale.
With thanks going to Dawn & Sue for arranging the day, it was just left to The Village People to take the spoils and lift the Team Challenge Company Trophy! We hope you all had a great day and look forward to seeing you for the rematch when The Weejie Edjits will be looking to set the record straight and avoid a second wooden spoon!