What other sports have you competed in?
Came up in conversation at the weekend, but what sports have you competed in (by competed, meaning taking part in actual competitive events)?
For me it has been boxing, judo, darts, pool, football, rugby union, rowing, motor sport (4×4 Trials & Comp. Safaris) and cycling (MTB). Some more successfully than others… 😕Posted 5 years agoMacgyverMember
Dragonboat Racing – both as a club team and in the GB squad going to China for the World Championships.Posted 5 years ago
Outrigger canowing, longest race I’ve done was 22 miles. Both of the above I am slightly lapsed for competition but I still have my outrigger canoe for just having fun in
Also a spot of adventure racing and the odd half marathon but I would not call the half marathon racing, more a test of meself!peterfileMember
cross country running (school) – top 20 national from about 15 to 18
badminton (school) – rarely finished outside of top 10 national from 14-18, with 2 scottish schools wins at 15 and 16 which i’ll never forget 🙂
DH MTB (17-24) – was generally somewhere around the middle of the field, although often at the bottom after stacking all the way down
football (15-18) – goal keeper for a couple of reasonable local teams. I was always 2nd keeper and I was always rubbish. never liked football, but all my mates played so enjoyed the company
karate – 11 – 17. I actually had pretty decent results early on, but then it all went pear shaped for some reason!
hmmmm, looking at this tells me a lot about what I focused on after I left school 🙂 I also note a distinct lack of team sports!
EDIT: doh, forgot about snowboarding. Compete occasionally across all a number of areas from 16 to date. Never placed very highly 🙂Posted 5 years agojambalayaSubscriber
In order of increasing expertese (cough) Basketball, Cricket, Sailing, Hockey
Played in most school sports teams but I don’t count that nor recreational competitions in golf and tennis. Came across a newspaper cutting from 1970, Katara Bears Under 7 Rugby League (NSW, Australia) – my first organized sport and have loved sports especially team orientated ever sincePosted 5 years agoHob NobMember
Various school sports, but squash was the main one.
As a junior, nationally ranked, national squad, represented England in the junior world teams/world champs, various national, european & international tournaments.
Stopped at 19, had a fairly serious injury & grew to actually hate the idea of playing again. Started again about 2 years ago after 11 years of nothing. Standard is dire by comparison, not even mens county standard now. Enjoying playing though & it’s a great social playing county league team squash 🙂Posted 5 years agobikebouyMember
Sailing (International level in sportboats and yachts)Posted 5 years ago
Windsurfing (UK Comp level)
Kitesurfing (Competed once, faceplanted the beach, no more competing for me, just fun in waves now)
Paddleboarding (UK Comps only and only wave riding)
And Roadies, Tour of Britain (Kellogs/Milk Race), semi pro for a couple of years “back in the day”Matt24kSubscriber
I’ve just thrown out a load of old, mostly chrome plated plastic, trophies from my motorbike racing days.Posted 5 years ago
Club racing on a Yamaha 250LC and British Endurance Championship on a Honda CBR600. Those plastic trophies should have been made out of gold for the amount of time and money I spent over the years.HellsSubscriber
Triathlon, duathlon, hockey (goalie at U16, U18 & U21 county & district level), sailing, skiing (won my one and only race), equestrian events (show jumping & cross country), judo, softball (National Champs), running, various track & field events and finally cricket (when the office team is desperate)!!Posted 5 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Cricket to decent club standard – each team had an overseas pro so have played against several first class players, some guys with Test match / ODI caps, and more usually guys from India / pakistan / sri lanka in their age group set ups – U19 international players, etc., some of who went on to the senior levels (more usually because they had lower expectations for their pay compared to the Aussies and NZ’s)
Football (in goal) to county level while at school, then at University level and after Uni at the very bottom edge of semi-pro level. Then got a knee injury, which also put paid to my running – was on track for a 90 minute half marathon and was thinking of moving up to full marathon distance – and as part of my remedial physio they suggested i try cycling instead as it was lower impact*. The rest as they say, is history…..
* low impact – they clearly underestimated my ability to impact the ground and trees with regularity.Posted 5 years ago
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