All-rounders set for Supersports
With a week until entries are due to close for South Waikato Supersports 2013 the field has been filled to the capacity of 50 teams.
But with talk of further teams still keen to enter, organisers have decided to extend the capacity and tweak a few timing issues for the weekend to accommodate more teams than ever before, chairman Brett McMullen said ‘‘ Let’s not hold back the potential of the event’’.
So there will be 10 or 12 more spots available for those wanting to compete in the best multi-sport event in the world.
The event kicks off on Friday, February 22 at Strathmore Park with the track and field leg of the weekend.
On Saturday competitors will swim, skate, run, cycle, shoot clay birds, climb Colsons hill, throw darts, bowl and row for their lives on a rowing machine.
Sundays sees the competitors play golf, complete an obstacle course, shoot archery arrows at targets, do a round of ball sports, saw a log and ride a gruelling mountain bike course.
All these events are shared by the two members in the team all to find out who are the best allround sportspeople.
There are men’s, women’s, mixed and veterans trophies up for grabs. It is no like no other event in the world and raises money to help local sportspeople compete internationally, such as Monique Williams and Danny McBride, two of the more high profile recipients of recent years.
There are some outstanding combinations entered this year.
Past division winners Ned Honey and Kiel Harpur look strong along with the Costar brothers Logan and Zane.
In the mixed competition, Black Fern Chelsea Alley teams up with her brother Nathan and they will take a power of beating.
The women’s competition is shaping up to be the best ever with more than 10 teams entered. Early favourites may be Lee Fitzpatrick and Wendy Costar.