Fitness levels tested
DURACELL fitness bunnies from local primary schools competed in the annual St Catherine’s School Supersport Challenge on Tuesday afternoon, which saw participants being pushed to the limit in the muscular strength and endurance department.
Competitors bounced around between 12 stations, completing the task at hand under the set time and collecting points for their efforts.
This year saw the athletes compete in push-ups, skipping, medicine ball lifts, rope jumps, sit-ups, slope run, netball, suicides, hockey, tennis, running and star jumps.
The aim of the event is to test muscular strength, endurance, speed, agility and hand-eye co-ordination to identify and crown the ‘fittest’ individual in Zululand.
After all the dust had settled, St Catherine’s School’s Aaryan Poorun was crowned the boys’ champion with 568 points and Felixton College’s Roxy Neumann the girls’ champion with 479 points.
Empangeni Christian School’s Bandile Mthethwa looked to get maximum points at the netball shooting station
St Catherine’s School’s Kiara Coetzer working her way around the cones at the hockey station
Sagewood’s Desin Loganathan worked hard at the rope jump station
Grantham Park Primary School’s Aphiwe Ngcobo concentrates at the medicine ball lift station
Felixton College’s Kelly Schnell watches the ball at the tennis station