The Recovery Games took place on Friday 18th August and seemed to mark a great start to the upcoming Recovery Month! ARC worker Natalie and Sheffield Hallam PHD student Beth took along 6 people from the ARC who all showed great sportsmanship (and perhaps a little competitive spirit) throughout the day. The team, approrpriately called the aSASSins, varied in age and included both those in long-term recovery and people in the more early stages. There was a few nerves and trepidasion but all the aSASSins commented on how pleased they were to have come along. The event, organised by our partners RDASH, included were approximately 20 teams from across the recovery community. After a promising start of a couple of stage wins, sadly we began to tire and didn't win the whole thing (next year hey...), but we did manage to come in the top 5. Activities varied from paddle boarding, canoeing, climbing and archery to many more. At lunch time there was a colour war (powdered paint that gets thrown over everyone) which was far too much fun! It was great to see team members interacting with individuals from different services and just having fun!
Who says this recovery lark can't be fun!