Tough­est com­pe­ti­tion of them all re­turns

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

Fri­day evening at Strath­more Park sees the start of Har­vey’s South Waikato Su­per Sport mul­ti­sport event.

The event ends on Sun­day af­ter­noon at the Sports and Event Cen­tre.

Ninety com­peti­tors will bat­tle it out in 20 sport­ing dis­ci­plines to find South Waikato’s all-round sport­ing cham­pi­ons. Forty- five pairs teams will start on Fri­day at 6pm with the track and field com­po­nent of the week­end, be­fore fronting up on Satur­day morn­ing to swim 200 me­tres at the in­door pools, skate 800m around the Kart Club track and com­plete a run-bike-run duathlon at the Me­mo­rial Sports Ground – all be­fore lunch.

On Satur­day af­ter­noon they will shoot clay birds, run up Col­son’s Hill and, at Toko­roa Club, play darts, bowls and row 500m on the row­ing ma­chine.

On Sun­day the com­peti­tors are based at the Sports and Event Cen­tre where they do tar­get golf, a po­lice- style ob­sta­cle course, five dif­fer­ent ball sports and archery. In the af­ter­noon the com­pe­ti­tion moves on to the Ale­man’s rink where saw­ing takes place and the com­pe­ti­tion con­cludes with a moun­tain bike race.

Or­gan­is­ers are de­lighted with not only the num­ber of en­tries but the tal­ent on dis­play. The com­pe­ti­tion is wide open with many-time win­ner Rhys Bur­nett out with a calf in­jury. The early favourites are the Cos­tar brothers, Lo­gan and Zane, but they could eas­ily be up­set by com­bi­na­tions in­clud­ing Scott McGovern and Ta­mati Lee. Past di­vi­sion win­ners Ned Honey and Kiel Harpur will be in con­tention along with Daniel Stevens and Ash­ley Fran­sham. The fa­ther and son teams of Tim and Isaac Ni­chol­son along with Brett and Bryce McMullen will be bat- tling it out.

Ten ladies teams is the most ex­cit­ing devel­op­ment for the or­gan­is­ers and the race for their tro­phy is also wide open. Lee Fitz­patrick and Wendy Cos­tar are one of the favourites in a strong field. The week­end will be great view­ing for spec­ta­tors. It is free en­ter­tain­ment all week­end and or­gan­iser Larry Sul­li­van rec­om­mends Strath­more Park, the In­door Pools, Kart Club, the Duathlon and Col­sons Hill as the high­lights to view. But Sun­day at the Oval on the Me­mo­rial Sports Ground is a must see, a full day of amaz­ing sports.

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