Today we had a good bounce around the West Acton branch of Oxygen Freejumping.
Whilst we enjoyed ourselves we did feel the health & safety and the staff weren't quite of the same calibre as at Airspace that we visited last month. No one could hear the safety briefing video and it seemed like the staff were just trying to crowd control all of the much younger and louder kids that were there.The kids were onto a world of their own as they darted right out in front of us all of the time. Plus it was so hot in there!
Their obstacle area wasn't as well thought out as one time I was about to swing across and I was again intersected by a little kid. Monkey bars were really high and the shorter people struggled to reach it. The foam pads dual was one of the more fun games, especially between the group of us to watch and to partake.
They do parkour at this centre but equipment seemed to have been packed away for the classes only.
Oxygen also do dodgeball games. I can't say that neither enjoyed it or not as I was out before I had a chance to know what was going on! Guess that was more my fault, hope I do better next time!
The basketball area was fun getting a little more hang time with the use of the trampolines.
So overall it was fun, but we just preferred the setup of Airspace.
I've heard a lot about this free weekly timed 5k running event. Park Run has established it's presence up and down the country and is run by volunteers. Signing up was straight forward to gain your unique barcode which is used to register your time. You don't actually need to to sign up to each event, just turn up on the day and have your barcode ready for when you cross the line.
It's fantastic that people can enjoy a group race for absolutely nothing. You also get a host of stats after the race that will encourage you to return to get that PB!
As for Brentwood Park, it was a very pretty setting. Nice forest as well as a few hills to run up and down. They had lots of Stickman themed sculptures as well as a deer farm.
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