I'm no athlete but when Mr Price Sport invited me to take part in the inaugural BlogOlympics I immediately envisaged myself like Usain Bolt, standing on the top of the podium receiving a gold medal with the crowd cheering and the camera's flashing... okay maybe not quite Usain but you get the point right?
What is the BlogOlympics you may ask? Well Mr Price Sport have created an event where they've selected 24 bloggers from the three major cities namely, Joburg, Cape Town and Durban and asked them to compete in eight different events for the pride of their city! The event will be be held on the 13th of November at Durban's iconic Moses Mabhida stadium and will make use of Mr Price Sports new ProMaster Range which consist of Afrisack, the Waboba Ball, the Zooper Ball and Super Frisbee.
The organisers tell us these events are designed to be "fun" but who are they kidding? With regional show boating on the line we aren't here for "fun", we come to kick some ass! Being part of #TeamDurbs we have home ground advantage and we intend to make full use of it! Heck, we don't have to look far to draw inspiration as just across the road from the venue is the home of the current Currie Cup Champions, The Sharks!
Others from Team Durbs include:
- Matthew Savides - The Sunday Times
- Sandile Nene - weblogforlove.com
- Nadia van der Mescht - nadiavdmescht.co.za
- Chia Kougianos - thesocialite.co.za
- Dimi Ingle - stylescoop.co.za
- Fathima Kathradra - happinessisat.blogspot.com
- Kevin Robarts - outrightrugby.com
- Abi Ray - East Coast Radio
Now my fitness levels might not be up there with some the competitors from the other cities but you can be guaranteed one thing, I will give it my all during the challenges.... or come up with a suitable excuse for my poor performance. One thing's for sure, it is going to be an epic day filled with laughs and fun, also everyone is welcomed to be a spectator...so you can laugh at us. If you can't make it to the stadium, follow the the hashtag #BlogO13 to keep up to speed on what's going down. Local radio station East Coast Radio will be broadcasting live from the stadium between 12pm and 3pm, wonder if they'd let me dedicate a song to the rest of Team Durbs?
For more info, check out the Official Media Release: http://www.mrpricesport.com/What-s-New/Blog-Olympics-2013.aspx