Date: Friday, 04 July 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Clash of CodesImagine that there is a super-Olympics, in which athletes from different sports were judged on the same standard. Who would win? Who would be the fittest? Lionel Messi? Chris Froome? Manny Pacquiao? LeBron James?

For the average gym-goer or casual athlete, we may describe fitness as a combination of some basic principles – cardiorespiratory endurance (measured by VO2 max), muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. However to establish who is the ‘fittest’ you then have to work out the sum of these components, plus the added argument for balance, agility and physical skills.

Is it a boxer? Triathlete? Rower? A skier?

Well to sort out the bragging rights on who is the fittest and in a bid to shed light on this on-going barroom debate, Cycling Southland is challenging Southland Sport to take on the ‘Clash of the Codes.’

This competition will be putting Rugby Players against Rowers; Hockey vs Netball; Marathoners vs Basketball Players; all in the name of science and competition.

We are inviting teams to express their interest and come down to a dedicated Wednesday night session (7-8pm) from Wednesday 23 July, all in preparation for a racing event held over 4 laps on the 250m velodrome track. The final will be held at our Premier Junior Track Carnival event on 7/8 October.

If Wednesday night is difficult then we will sort out a time on another evening, just drop me a line.

All expressions of interest to –



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