Toughest competition of them all returns
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.