Teams battle in­tense

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Su­per­sports had ev­ery­one talk­ing once again with most un­scathed af­ter the in­fa­mous three-day battle.

The week­end, packed with high­in­ten­sity sports, was an­other suc­cess, or­gan­iser Larry Sul­li­van said.

There was no need for un­der­stud­ies at the an­nual event.

‘‘There was one bike crash but she con­tin­ued to com­pete.’’

A turnout of 36 teams was low com­pared to pre­vi­ous years but that didn’t dampen any­one’s spir­its.

The dreaded Col­son’s Hill run left most with mixed emo­tions. .

‘‘Col­son’s Hill gets ev­ery­one talk­ing, they hate it but they love it at the same time; it’s the one ev­ery­one loves to hate.’’

Even first-time en­trants were not scared away.

‘‘We had a few out-of-town com­peti­tors and they were just blown away [over Su­per­sports].’’

‘‘That sort of thing keeps you go­ing even though it is a bit of work.’’

He said all the events ran smoothly and on time thanks to an end­less list of vol­un­teers.

‘‘There were too many peo­ple who put up their hands.’’

Just un­der 50 peo­ple helped out wher­ever they could.

Spec­ta­tor num­bers var­ied, as ex­pected, but by Sun­day the oval was packed with cars and peo­ple, he said.

Next year will mark the 30th ju­bilee and plan­ning is al­ready un­der way.

While there will be some se­crets and changes for next year’s event, or­gan­is­ers did not want to stray from the for­mat that had worked so well.

Climb­ing jack: Most com­peti­tors zoomed up the rope climb. Strong woman: Kelly Al­lan pre­pares to con­test the Lim­it­less cir­cuit.

See Pages 4& 5for more pho­tos.

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