Metallica plays Wandsworth Arena

James (Knowles) Hetfield, Lars (McD) Ulrich and Kirk (GW) Hammett played a surprise and eclectic set under a moody Halloween sky. Against a sell out crowd (incl. 1 tramp, 4 runners, a bemused dog and a shrew), classic hits smashed out were: Don't tread on me - human hurdles Enter Sandman - creepy man carries ... More

Hula King

Last night saw Wizbot, myself and a welcome return for county Phil take on the Hula king challenge. With an array of different hoops we carried out a number of hula-themed activities. 1. Warm up 2. Circuits - 2 sets with 1 min exercise per station Hula practice Press ups Jumping in/out of a hoop raised ... More


Five hardy souls (myself, Bell, Hey, Knowles, Rugeroni) turned out last night to fight a battle of nuclear superpowers in order to prevent Armageddon... First was a 1/2 pitch sprint to determine teams, with positions 1,3,5 and 2,4 forming the teams as follows: North Korea - Bell, Knowles, me Rest of world - Jono, ... More

Monarch Madness

Tonight's session was (tentatively) based on the tragic demise of Monarch Airlines this week. Sadly, I've read that it all happened because the senior managers failed to act with speed and with skill. To make up for this, RCL's speed and skill were both on show this evening. With over 300,000 Brits stranded in ... More

Fitness Test: Summer 2017

5 RCLers met at the time-honoured RCL location for what must be our 25th or so fitness test: McD, Wimbern, RB, myself and our esteemed RCL-alum Tony Kitchen. A fine set of results with Wimbern able to join in the bleep test this time even without any acceleration, and McD blitzing 4 minutes in the plank - beating his ... More

Animal Spirits

Session: Wineborn   Four homo sapiens, DW, IW, JH, BK and my little homo sapien Angelica made it along for an Animal Spirits session last night.  The session combined some animal themed exercises together with some animal related quiz questions (who knew a group of parrots was called a pandemonium for example... More

Swim Trials

Session: Cooper   With the majestic bank holiday weekend and summer drawing to a close it was left to four RCLers (Dave, RB, M McD and me) to fight it out in the fading sunlight.   The battleground was Roehampton's two 25m stretches of water. Following a bit intimidation from RB to stop a paying ... More

Le Mans 24 Hour

Session: Knowles   A sweaty but social evening with McD, Greg, PLB and I saw us burn plenty of fuel in the Le Mans challenge, but ending putting it all back and more at BBQ Tuesdays in the Normanby. Rules: Stay the course without slowing or breaking down, with a two-stop (water) refuelling strategy ... More

The Beautiful Game

Session: Willis   On a beautiful evening in Wandsworth Park, six beautiful men played the beautiful game. Myself, McD, Ruge, Robbie, Dave plus a new recruit Hector who works with Dave and at 29 had 10 years on most of us.   Tonight’s session was football based. After 3 warm up laps of the cricket ... More

Four Seasons and an Alarm

Session: Cooper   With just four of us in attendance (McD, DW, PR & TC) we had the opportunity to compete in the Four Seasons of tennis (the pros like to call it a Grand Slam). The first requirement was completed by playing in wind, rain, sun and indoor! The second was achieved by first playing on grass then ... More