Friday night saw the culmination of Movember in Young with the Movember Men’s Spectacular held at the Young Aquatic Centre. Event organiser, Michelle Turner thought it was “Mo-tastic.”
The rules were to complete two 50 metre laps on an inflatable pool toy with a fellow Movember competitor.
The competitors donned their most appropriate swim attire, wearing a mustache with a pool float under arm as they hit the blocks.
The pressure was on from the start for the ‘Kiwi Sanchez Stuart’ up against the Aussie battlers – The Hoff, HiFert Hall, the Mob of Fabios, Cruising Crawfo, Maddog Madden, Rick de Castella, Jumping Jack Flash- who organisers would like to add had a close resemblance to Luigi from Mario Bros – the Maltese Falcon, appropriately accessorised with rainbow wings, Fidianna Jones aka Scuba Steve and The Young Gun.
From start to finish the laughs were a-plenty, Michelle said.
From the Hoff requiring assistance from lifeguard Sam to finish, to Crawfo realising at 50 metres he didn’t have a companion, to swim the final 50 home. Crawfo left the pool and finished the race first.
The Maltese Falcon went out strong and completed the first 50 in record time, though his companion Jumping Jack Flash aka Luigi, took on too much water and required a helping wing from the Falcon. Sanchez and the Young Gun shared a lane with Falcon and Lugi and there was no way they were going to let the Kiwi home first.
Rick de Castella abandoned harvest to attend, his enthusiasm and team work was duly noted as was Hi-Fert Hall, Maddog Madden with his impressive eyebrows along with the Mob of Fabios who all put in 100 per cent.
With plans already in place to make Movemeber Men’s Spectacular an annual event, organisers want to thank all the competitors for being such good sports and supporting a fantastic cause.
A big thank you to Michelle Madden, for her creativity in organising the event and special mention and thank you to guest commentator Simon Hobson.
“To our swimming club members, a massive shout out – thank you for your generosity and support you raised a whopping $270.85 towards men's health,” Michelle said.
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