Gimme my gift
By Henry Collie – 2009
Hey guys! After a healthy break, I’m back. I hope my absence has made all of your hearts just a little bit fonder. I figured that this month, seeing as it’s getting closer to the time for holiday cheer, I’d try out a festive game. Hopefully it will help you to get into the best mood you can for training.
I think it’s important to be happy when you train, and whether or not you celebrate the holiday season, I think it’s important that we all see past the religion, the presents, and the money to the real point of the holiday: happiness. This game will focus on teamwork and I guess, working on a holiday theme, presents will have play a part too. I think it’s safe to say that for most (if not all) of us, parkour is about filling that space, the gap in your soul, or your head or whatever you want to call it. So, without further ado, I’ll leave you with the wise words of Bobby McFerrin which completely encompass my philosophy and reasoning for doing parkour “Don’t worry be happy”.
Gimme my gift!
You will need 2 or more people and two sticks.
Exampled assuming you have four people.
- Find an area with a lot of obstacles and pick out point A and point B.
- Put a prize at the finish line i.e. a bag of sweets or a packet of bars etc.
- Pick equal teams of two or more and send one member of your team to the start line. Distribute the rest of your team members at different points throughout the course.
- The race is run like a normal relay, passing the baton (the sticks) to each member along the route. The first one to grab the prize wins it for their team. Please do share though.
This game is perfect for anyone who’s a part of a club or needs any kind of teamwork exercise.