More ac­tive than any­one

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By MATHEW GROCOTT

Sport Waikato’s chal­lenge to Spring Into Ac­tion ahead of sum­mer was an­swered em­phat­i­cally by Danielle Pethy­bridge.

Pethy­bridge com­pleted 77 ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the Spring Into Ac­tion pro­gramme, 10 more than the next most ac­tive per­son, Donna Reid.

The Sport Waikato ini­tia­tive en­cour­aged peo­ple to take part in sport­ing and ex­er­cise ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing a six-week pe­riod. Sixty-eight peo­ple took part. Pethy­bridge said she signed on to chal­lenge her­self and said she has def­i­nitely be­come more ac­tive thanks to the pro­gramme.

She took part in the first week ‘‘just for fun’’ but when she found she had at­tended more ac­tiv­i­ties than any­one else set a goal of do­ing as many as she could.

Pethy­bridge tried to at­tend as many ac­tiv­i­ties as pos­si­ble and said she par­tic­u­larly en­joyed ten­nis, kick boxing, lawn bowls and zumba.

Pethy­bridge said Spring Into Ac­tion was ‘‘a pretty cool ex­pe­ri­ence’’ and she en­joyed learn­ing new sports such as ten­nis and bowls.

AC­TIVE: Spring Into Ac­tion win­ner Danielle Pethy­bridge com­pleted 77 ac­tiv­i­ties in six weeks.

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