Imber Pool Manager…or John Lennon?

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On 29th March, Esher Resident Phill Marshall and ImberPool Manager aka John Lennon, will be putting on another fantastic live music event at Imber with a brand new show and, as seen in the past few years, a host of very talented local young musicians.

Phill’s uncanny resemblance to the original in his looks, voice and stage performances are well known locally and he’s been in Beatles Theatre shows in Britain and abroad for many years, alongside a very busy life running the Swimming School at Imber. This new show celebrates the life and music of the great John Lennon, comprising all the most memorable Beatles hits and songs from Lennon’s solo career. No shortage of songs there to simply watch and listen nor of those rockin’ numbers that always get the whole audience onto the dance floor for good old boogie, so put your dancing shoes on and come to Imbercourt for a night of world class music and a a lot of fun!

As in previous years all the young musicians take part in the main show as well as performing their own sets, matching the musicianship and high quality performance of the experienced, giving these young artists a real professional experience of the big stage. They always rise up to the challenge and live up to the expectations with great performances.

The Motive have been part of this event for a few years running and developed into an amazing band. They’re all at College now, ACM, Esher and Hampton Boys, and the band have just been put on the Artist Development Program at Metropolis Studios. This year they will be performing a full set of originals, the band now have thousands of followers and stream hits via Spotify.

The Circuits is a new band, all Year 11s from Hinchley Wood School apart from one from Tiffin’s. They will be performing covers but are already writing their own songs so watch the space for this new exciting band.

Scarlet Litster wowed the audience last year with her amazing voice and Theatrical style. Now at The Brit School of Music doing Musical Theatre, she has her eyes on the West End.

So if you fancy a night out enquire in the office or ring 0208 398 1267 (x4)

Heroic Games at Imber Court

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The Vision

The vision is to create The Heroic Games; a CrossFit competition run by our partners Crossfit2012 supporting Help for Heroes, becoming a landmark event in the national
and then hopefully international CrossFit calendar.

Situated at Imber Court Sports Club, Surrey, the proposal is to use the
significant existing infrastructure to stage an event which will appeal to
athletes and members of the public alike. The event will be held across 2
days annually in the summer at Imber Court Sports Club, and will include
individual, adaptive and team entries.
The event will utilise only Hero WOD’s (workout of the day) to make the
competition unique to the CrossFit competition calendar, and further
support Help for Heroes. Hero WOD’s are special workouts designed and
dedicated to servicemen and servicewomen, who have lost their lives
in the call of duty, and shared a passion for CrossFit, being the fittest/
healthiest version of themselves. When these workouts are undertaken,
and people understand the meaning behind them, the commitment and
focus to complete the WOD is unrivalled. The desire is to capture this true
dedication to the cause in a competitive fitness spectacle.

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Currently on site is CrossFit 2012’s studio nestled within a sports stadium
which itself is capable of seating up to 600 people. Facing a rugby pitch,
this would then become the main competition arena.

History

The Heroic Games would be an athletic competition inspired by those
which take place in America called the CrossFit Games which have been
held every summer since 2007. Consisting of aerobic, weight lifting,
obstacle and gymnastic exercises, competitors aim to win the ‘Fittest
on Earth’ title. Participation has over the years grown rapidly with pre
qualification taking place across the world. Total prize payouts currently
top $2.2 million and the event is sponsored by Reebok. In 2017, the
games were broadcast on CBS Sports.
A long term goal would be to become a recognised sanctioned CrossFit
event, which would allow attending athletes to qualify for the CrossFit
Games. This would make the Heroic Games an internationally recognised
competition, with unrivalled exposure.

Imber Open Day

It was a gloriously hot day at the beginning of the month when we welcomed new guests and existing members to discover just some of the facilities we have to offer. Our Tae Kwon-Do team were there showing off their moves, as well as the dotty dog show, slimming world, Met Rugby and many more! Not to mention, the fantastic Pirates on Bikes, hosted by Family Bike Show, who have posted their own blog of events, right here

 

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In the Imber

Both Dogs and Grounds are being groomed and pruned read for our Open Day this Sunday. With categories such as Waggiest Tail, be sure to get practising in preparation for the Dotty Dog Show. We’ve also all been out in force, tending to the flowers and the kitchen garden to make sure we look our best. There’s a lot of buzz this week as the excitement around the club grows for everyone, including the #CrossFit2012 team, who are hosting a competition in their newly built box. That’s a Gym to the rest of us.

#ImberCourt #ImberPalooza

Superhero Family Bike Ride at Imber

We were absolutely thrilled to be joined by the strongest and most powerful Superheroes at Imber.  Celebrating family cycling together and taking an enjoyable post-Christmas bike ride around the stunning grounds of Imber Court.

We know how busy our heroes are every day saving the world keeping us safe from the baddies, and it was great to see them in action whizzing round the track!

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Many of us were relieved when they used their amazing strength and super powers, managing to stop the downpours of rain half an hour before they set off! Yes they were over the moon to enjoy their ride with a little blue sky and unexpected sunshine.

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There was a great atmosphere, and lots of smiles.   It was good to see families enjoying cycling together.  The ride offers a simple loop suiting all abilities, and easy for the parents of the younger ones to follow on foot too.

The Superheroes had a great chance to show off their super- fast riding and scooting, and for some a chance to practice on their new Christmas bikes and scooters.

The riders were all rewarded afterwards with a Family Bike Ride Medal and some well-earned treats.

Thank you to everyone that came and enjoyed the day, and to all our great staff at Imber Court who have, as always, been so helpful and welcoming to the Superheroes.

We were also joined by Momentum a locally registered charity supporting children with cancer or life-limiting conditions and their families.  Thank you to everyone that donated to this great cause.

If you would like to receive further updates on our Family Bike Rides in 2018 please contact lisa@summerroadevents.co.uk or register on http://www.familybikeshow.co.uk/familybikerides.