The majority of the squad headed to the go kart track in the afternoon with a competitive element added as usual. The squad were split into pairs and the old fabel of the Hare and the Tortoise proved to be correct again. The slow and steady pairing of Chris Clarkson and Jamie Jones-Buchanan took the title whilst Zak Hardaker and Kallum Watkins were guilty of trying too hard, with Watkins spinning ten times and they still only missed out by a small margin from top spot. The centre/wing pairing of Ryan Hall and Joel Moon finished in third. There was controversy when Josh Sunley was black flagged and forced off the track. With odd numbers, Josh had a kart on his own and, with teams losing time on him as they changed over drivers in the pit lane, it was decided he'd had too much fun and was pulled out of the race.
The rest of the squad headed to the local marina to have a coffee in the sun before returning to camp to watch Nigeria take on a local football team in their final practise game before heading to South Africa for the African Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles have been great around the camp and more than happy to chat with the lads about their preparations, they leave camp on Wednesday and we wish them all the best for their tournament.
The evening saw some more speeches from the players with Carl Ablett, Joe Vickery and Alex Foster taking centre stage before the players either played some pool or cards. Jamie Peacock was seen involved in a very intense game of draughts, it appears JP does nothing for just pure fun and must win at all costs!