Shaun Adamson and Regan Pullen celebrate their wins in the inaugural 2010 Clarence Valley Sportsperson Challenge.
Shaun Adamson and Regan Pullen celebrate their wins in the inaugural 2010 Clarence Valley Sportsperson Challenge.

Shaun is king of the codes

ORGANISERS have labelled the inaugural Yamba Sports Centre’s Sportsperson Challenge as a major success... and Shaun Adamson agrees.

Before the event the 19-year-old listed determination as his strength and he needed it to overcome 11 of the Clarence Valley’s most impressive athletes.

The challenge involved the competitors – from every sporting code – participating in a series of events to find the region’s best all-round athlete.

Exercises including sit-ups, push-ups, chin-ups and dips were among those on the 10-event program.

Adamson, in the Australian Defence Force, led the way to claim the overall title.

He based his victory on his 80-plus push-ups in one minute.

“It was going to be a different event because everyone had their strengths,” he said.

“It was all fun in the end bit I’m pretty competitive.”

Triathlete Regan Pullen claimed the women’s category.

“It was excellent,” Pullen said of the two-day event.

“All the athletes were competitive but they also encouraged each other the rest of the time.”

While Pullen excelled at the wall hold and the sit-ups to get the better of her female rivals.

“We all had to work pretty hard and we all had our strengths,” she said.

“It was good to see how everyone did overall.”



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