Evening Entertainment Race Night With Olympus Keymed

Posted: May 08 2015

Tags: Evening Entertainment

Comments: 2 Comments

Team Challenge Company met with 30 guests from Olympus to take part in a fun filled and fantastic team building event in the shape of our ever-popular Race Night.

The wonderful Thistle Hotel in Manchester played host for the evening, and with our room fully dressed with our Grand National theming upgrade package, the scene really was set for an exciting ‘night at the races’. As the excited guests arrived and the drinks began to flow, we quickly got all the action underway with our first race of the evening, which saw plenty of shouts and cheers as the teams willed their chosen horses to victory.

As can perhaps be expected, the bets placed early in the night were tentative, and relatively small whilst teams tried to find their feet. Team Thongs Or Frenchies managed to earn themselves a decent £60 in fun-money as their horse crossed the line first after a last minute dash from the middle of the group – legends! Bonus money was also awarded to Perky’s Pink Bits as their team name was deemed best of the night…we’re still not sure exactly what it means, but it’s bound to be funny in some way! This race was followed by a short Olympus Awards Ceremony, which saw Andy walk away with a beautiful prize for his recent contributions to the company – congratulations Andy.

It’s often easy to blow all your fun-money early doors, and so we were sure to provide some extra bonus opportunities for our teams to top up their fun-money bankroll throughout the evening with our corporate quiz round challenges. The first of these quiz rounds was Guess Who, and the aptly named Norfolk and Chance didn’t have the greatest round as they only managed to scrape half-marks…! Team We Might Lose But We Have The MD On Our Table So You Might Get Sacked scored a whopping 9/10 in this section - slightly making up for their terrible team name!

The highlights continued throughout the night of evening entertainment, and next up we had 2 bonus Drag Races (not that type of Drag, boys!). Our teams got to see some of the world’s finest cars in action as they put their money on their favourite to win the ½ mile race! The outcome was perfect for team MD – of course - but not as good for the rest of the group. As the night geared towards the grand finale, all teams had performed well throughout the evening and had racked up a serious amount of fun-money to ‘go big or go home’ with on the final race.

Our teams did just that, going ‘ALL IN’ on their favourite horses, showing they had nothing to lose but everything to gain! The last race was a tense one, with the guests screaming at the screen from start to finish, all in a bid to to keep their horse in the lead or push on to the front of the pack! In the end, there could be only one winner, and the final race certainly made a turn up for the books in the results table:

Last place - taking home the wooden spoon and with a grand total of £0 in fun-money - “Norfolk and Chance”!

In 3rd place, on a very respectable grand total of £720 in fun-money - “Team We Might Lose But…”

In 2nd place, leaving with nothing but memories and a fabulous score of £1190 in fun-money - “Perky’s Pink Bits”

The winners of the evening, stepping up to take home the much sought after Team Challenge Company Trophy with a massive £1260 – “Thongs or Frenchies”!

We would like to give a big shout-out and thank you to Kerry, who unfortunately wasn’t present on the night, for all her hard work and effort in organising the evening of Race Night entertainment, and ensuring such a successful event for all in attendance. We enjoyed an enormously fun evening with the team from Olympus, and very much look forward to seeing you all again soon for the re-match!

Comments (2)



Well done “Thongs or Frenchies”!! Fantastic win! We had a great night and hope you did too! Well done to everyone... See you all very soon.


Robie Gilmour

What a night! We had such a blast and the team names... Hilarious! We hope you all had as much fun as we did. Thank you Kerry for all your help. See you all soon!



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