Journey of an Idea: What competitions I participated... What I competed in from Birth to now. In no particular order: (written in the spring, 2017). / by Simon Jones

Today I have been doing thinking and moving.

 

Here is a list of competitions I participated in and competitions I made out of non-competitive things:

  • 4X100m relay. Year seven, eight and nine sports days. I came first (my team came first) in all three. But were disqualified from two for swapping lanes. Note - it was not me who swapped lanes.
  • Poetry speaking Year Seven, eight, and nine. I came second in year seven and first in year eight and nine.
  • bowling with my Nana and the rest of my family. Most years lost.
  • Under 13's tennis tornement. Taunton. Dead last. I didn't win a single game. I stopped playing tennis after that.
  • I.M.Y.T.A. (I Match Your Trick Association). Each skate trick has to be matched or bettered. If you fall or fail you gain a letter. the winner is the one with the least amount of letters. A kind of "last-MAN-standing". I won a lot.
  • Longest jump at the skate park. I won a lot. I have a scar from needing stitches as a result of this competition.
  • ski slalom on school trip. I caused Mr Morgans son to fall over and cry because I was beating him. He was three years younger than me.
  • Guess-the-adverts with my sister. I was very good at this. I beat my sister every time. I now try and play this with my wife. She refuses.
  • Swing-tennis in the back garden. My brother beat me all the time.
  • stone skimming. I will get more bounces than pretty much anyone.
  • hitting the stone stack dad built on the beach. my dad usually wins this; unless my brother is playing.
  • football cards. we would throw them at the wall. who ever got the closest would win them. I won mostly.
  • rugby tournament  - i stopped getting picked at scrum half.
  • volleyball at school. none picked me because they thought i would be rubbish. I trained at home and got really good. everyone was surprised when i was good, but still refused to pick me for their team.
  • mountain biking. generally who was the fastest down the hill. i won this a lot.
  • races to the next lamp post.
  • monopoly
  • table tennis
  • throwing a stone and hitting it with another stone.
  • speed walking on holiday.
  • table football
  • 2 penny rugby. i won the school league.
  • dancing the longest
  • staring without blinking
  • tiddlywinks
  • Rummy
  • Shit-head
  • most card games
  • the longest without talking
  • fastest switch (holding onto a car whilst on skates) before letting go.
  • holding my breath
  • handstands
  • most amount of spins in a jump
  • highest note sung
  • lowest note sung
  • GCSE's
  • A-Levels
  • Driving test
  • cycling proficientcy
  • swimming badges
  • gymnastics badges
  • throwing a ball the firthest
  • throwing a frisby the furthest.
  • spinning ten times and then getting to the beer first.
  • indoor olympics at home
  • obstacle courses. sometimes against my dog.
  • pottery
  • pad-a-tennis
  • arm wrestling
  • thumb wars
  • alphabet bands game
  • alphabet countries game
  • bike race to school against someone who doesn't know i'm racing them.
  • racing my friend without them realising - at any time.
  • being the first to work.
  • washing the dishes
  • completing a work task first
  • earning the most commission in a day
  • having the most sculpted calf muscles.
  • getting a KOM on strava
  • getting the highest heart rate.
  • getting the lowest heart rate.
  • beating my instructor at an exersise.

the list goes on - i will add to it.

Best

S