With the Rio Olympics in full swing, the Arena Team at Lancaster Court decided to bring the spirit of The Games to Fareham last week and host their very own Office Olympics event! Whilst the venue was not quite Copacabana Beach, a great afternoon was had by all at the first official Arena Olympic Games…

 

Participating companies first tested their general knowledge with a ‘pub quiz’, before taking part in a variety of sporting events in a bid for Office Olympic gold. A number of spectators also joined the event, with some enjoying the event from their open office windows.

 

There was a programme of four events to decide the winners:

– The first event of the afternoon was an Olympic Treasure Hunt. Coloured tokens were hidden around the centre and members of each team were tasked with searching for tokens in turn, with the fastest to find all of their tokens being crowned the winner of the event.

 

– The second event involved team members trying their hand (or foot!) at penalty kicks – however, to make the challenge a little more difficult each penalty taker was required to spin several times on an office chair!

 

– The next challenge tested our athletes’ construction skills as well as their throwing skills: each team had two chances to make and throw paper aeroplanes. The plane that flew the furthest was our winner.

 

– Their final challenge was a relay event, with each aspiring Usain Bolt taking turns to complete laps of the grounds.

 

It was a closely fought contest, but our overall champions and gold medallists were Team LAPs/SkylogistiX, with Team Azzurri a close second and Team Digitoolbox hot on their heels in the bronze medal position. After their Olympic efforts, the athletes and spectators enjoyed refreshments, including fresh strawberries and cream.

 

Lancaster Court is home to a thriving business community and provides a dynamic office environment for modern businesses. With a selection of serviced offices available to let, the centre on Barnes Wallis Road in Fareham offers the perfect base for SMEs, entrepreneurs and corporate head offices alike.