New Years 2014

I decided to kick 2014 off with something memorable, so me and Stephen ignored the wet and headed into town for some rooftop fun, at about 9 o’clock we met up and decided we’d pass the time with some simple jumps on a a few low roofs and a multistory car park, which included me doing a hilarious bail/new move with a precision to seat, unfortunately not caught on camera. At around 10 we headed to the top of Tesco Express where we had a decent view of ┬áthe top of the town and people wandering around between bars and clubs, we had to be a bit careful here because we could see quite a few police patrolling the area.

A view down town, slightly risky shot.

A view down town, slightly risky shot.

Shot of the club directly opposite the roof we were on.

Shot of the club directly opposite the roof we were on.

Once we’d got bored we headed up to the cathedral to chill and pass the time before the main climb we had planned, we did a few simple tricks on the wet grass to stay warm, then around half 11 we went to the Greestone building to get our favourite view of the city, it’s a 3 story climb but broken up into 3 different small climbs, so it’s very simple but was complicated slightly by the wet and our shoes having lost most of their grip. Still, we made it the top safely and got the cameras set up, it was kind of disappointing with just a few fireworks going off in the distance. Then it struck 12 and we were treated to one of the most spectacular sights I’ve ever seen. We could see pretty much every firework going off in Lincoln and the cathedral bells were ringing about 500 feet behind us. After about half an hour things started to die down and it had started to rain a little, we decided to head down now before we lost all the feeling in our fingers. Once we got down we decided to head to the top of another car park to see if we got any interesting views, and someone treated us to a nice back garden firework show just across the street from where we were, which I just about managed to catch on camera. After a few minutes it became obvious that everyone was done for the evening so we called it a night.

It’s difficult to be anything other than optimistic about 2014 when you start it in such an amazing way.

The fireworks we saw from the top of the car park.

The fireworks we saw from the top of the car park.

A slightly blurry shot of the view we had from Greestone.

A slightly blurry shot of the view we had from Greestone.

Me repping my Storror and Norm*l gear while surveying Lincoln.

Me repping my Storror and Norm*l gear while surveying Lincoln.

You can find an album of all my pictures from last night here.

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RGB Parkour Halloween jam

This past Saturday saw RGB holding their annual Halloween jam up in Leeds, naturally I was in attendance along with the the entire Lincolnshire scene, which is 7 people. Simon drove up with all the poor people leaving me and Danny to get the train, it was a pretty uneventful trip but some people sat next to us did leave one of their bags on the platform which was kinda funny, we changed trains in Newark and had a half hour wait so we went to Morrisons which seemed to have the entire population of Newark in it, after getting a drink we went back to the station and caught our train to Leeds. Once we got to Leeds we had to find the art gallery, we gave up on using our phones and used a map outside the train station which turned out to be way more effective.

Not much to tell about the rest of the trip, it was decent weather so some good training got done, it was my first time in Leeds and I ended up doing a lot of movements that i was really happy with which will be appearing in a future video, so stay tuned for that. I can’t wait to go back.

4 man double kong

4 man double kong

Nathan Jones busting a out a layout gainer

Nathan Jones throwing a layout gainer

 

I fell off the wall

I fell off the wall

At the end of the day Kate wanted to go back earlier than the rest of us, so I gave her my ticket and hopped in the car so that we could stay a bit later, which we made use of by going for a dip in a fountain. After a while the Police showed up and told us that having fun is frowned upon in Leeds, apparently someone actually rang up and complained about us, I pity that person.

Jamie going for a swim

Jamie going for a swim

Playing catch with my GoPro

Playing catch with my GoPro

 

Just washing my face

Just washing my face