The Challenge goes out to work places

Courtney Hicks, Will Sutton, Michael Griffiths, Wes Blachford and Megan Forsyth preparing for the Burnie Challenge

Courtney Hicks, Will Sutton, Michael Griffiths, Wes Blachford and Megan Forsyth preparing for the Burnie Challenge

The Burnie Challenge will be held at Shorewell Creek starting at Hellyer College on April 10 and is part of the Healthy Communities Initiative that is set to help increase the Burnie community’s participation in healthy eating practices and lifestyles.

The challenge consists of a four km course with 14 man-made obstacles.

It is $10 to enter as an individual and $30 for a team of four. Entry forms are available from the Burnie City Council Chambers at 80 Wilson Street and online.

Burnie City Council Community Development Officer Allison Daley said, “The event is not a race. It’s a challenge. Everyone will be helping each other through the course. It is also a great team building exercise for family, sporting groups and workplaces.”

PSG Russell Smith an electrical company from Devonport has entered a workplace team.

Team member and employee Megan Forsyth said, “Management paid for our entry and we called Michael from Xcel Fitness who agreed to train us once a week for free. It has been really great for us as a team to get together out of our work environment. We are all feeling really good for it.”

Michael Griffiths personal trainer from Xcel Fitness said, “I was more than happy to train them for free in my own time leading up to the challenge. The whole team doesn’t usually do a lot of exercise. It was a good opportunity to get people not exercising, exercising.

“We have been training for 6 weeks. We are pumped and going to whoop the other work places butts! We are even keen to take on the Commando from Biggest Loser. I don’t think he is as tough as he makes out,” Megan said.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ljowett@burnie.net