Activity Xmas Gift

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How to drive a super car

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Skateboard legend Tony Hawk, David – The Hoff Hasselhoff and R ‘N’ B star Eve will be among a traffic jam of stars taking part in the 13th annual Gumball 3000 Rally from London to Istanbul which revs off on May 26, 2011.

The high jinx annual car event, which has attracted stars such as Snoop Dogg, Jodie Kidd, Caprice, Daryl Hannah and Jamiroquai on past rallies, was started in 1999 by Maximillion Cooper. Over one million people were reported to have watched last year’s rally with the above video getting nearly a million hits on You Tube.
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Cars to look out for this year include: Charles Morgan in his Morgan three-wheeler, Zondas, Veyron Pur Sangs, American muscle cars and Teslas. The 3,000-mile route from London goes via Paris, where the second Gumball Eco Vehicle exhibition takes place, then on to Barcelona, followed by a weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. The route then winds through the Italian mountains towards Venice, before heading to Zagreb and stopping over in Belgrade to experience Serbian style celebrations before heading to Istanbul via Sofia. The rally will climax on Wednesday 1 June with a party on the banks of the river Bosphorus. You can find more details on the race here. (https://www.gumball3000.com/TOUR) And if you’re interested in a super car driving experience closer to home,click here.

Team building exercises hit Aussies for six

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 2 Comments

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Team building was widely regarded as a key part of the England cricket squad’s success in retaining the Ashes in Australia. Before leaving for Australia, England’s cricketers headed to Germany for team building activities that included boxing and commando-style assault courses, hiking and various other activities. Indeed, England head coach Andy Flower faced criticism from the press when James Anderson – spearhead of England’s bowling attack – suffered a rib injury during a boxing session and was omitted from the team’s opening tour game in Australia.

In an irony, not missed down-under, it was the Australian cricket team that first embraced team building exercises in a major way, when their former coach John Buchanan sent the squad off to the bush for a boot camp prior to the 2006/7 Ashes series. The Australians famously won every game in the five-match series.

So what is the value of games for team building?  Do team building ice breakers really work? And can corporate team building activities add value to a business?

Peter Ward, who runs a paintball centre in the Midlands, said: ‘We get corporate team building groups coming to us all the time. Their feedback is that the experience is hugely beneficial because it helps break down barriers and forces people to communicate.’

He added: ‘I can’t speak for the England cricket team but I would have thought that exercises where you learn to understand and trust your team mates must help them enormously when the going gets tough.’

Former Royal Naval Officer Jack Broadley, who runs a consultancy specialising in team building, believes team building activities such as the ones undertaken by the England cricket team ‘force individuals to react quickly to change and learn in challenging environments’.

Broadley’s view is that team building activities help communication because barriers to dialogue are removed. ‘When you put people on a level playing field they can’t just rely on rank or hide behind their desks. It is about developing authentic communication,’ he says. So if Australia wants to win the Ashes back, maybe the team should book a group activity day.

Shed the pounds in the New Year

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 2 Comments

The images in the above video appear to have offended a lot of people. (Not in the Adrenamag editorial office.) But like many people we have been known to eat too many mince pies and Christmas pudding over the festive period, and before we book our next bungee jumps, we know we’ll need to plan to lose a few pounds. Click here if you aim to do a bungee jump in 2011 or want to buy a bungee jump voucher for someone. (Just don’t show them the video.)