A few days before, everyone had started speculating where and what the event was going to consist of. The organisers had done a great job of keeping their lips sealed and only giving us the spec of information the night before that the venue was outdoors, some distance from our offices in Surry Hills and not equipped to cater for a large number of hungry bellies put a spanner in the works.
Friday morning arrived with the beautiful sun shining, blessing us with the perfect climate for a day of fun. There was no question we were all looking forward to leaving the office at 10.45AM and starting the mystery filled day.
Our bus arrived and the troops were locked and loaded, ready for a fabulous day. Once we had boarded the bus and a head count was taken, we were off on our way. Gary announced 15 minutes into the journey that we were headed to Eastern Creek to spend the day go-kart racing! Unbelievably, a couple of people already had the hunch that this was what we’d be doing and the team were ready to burn some rubber.
We arrived at Eastern Creek just after 11.30AM the weather conditions were perfect, and Manny had his Ricky Martin sunglasses on ready to perform – things were looking good. Shortly after we arrived we had our safety induction and were told about the precautions and techniques we should be using to keep safe on the track. We then lined up on the grid and burned rubber for what seemed like hours and hours of some of the most fun I’ve ever had.