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Final round of Lunchbreak Battle crowns 2017 champion

Monday, May 22, 2017


It was a hard fight for the top spot, but Lysaght Tauranga has been crowned the smartest, strongest business in the Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle.

The Lysaght Llamas claimed first place with a combined score of 21 points across the three events in the lunchtime corporate challenge: The Amazing Race, Brain and Brawn Obstacle Course, and Clash of the Corporates. The team walked away with a Sport Bay of Plenty certificate and a $200 voucher to Brew Bar & Restaurant.

They were closely followed by a four-way tie for second, with Fruition Horticulture's Keep on Growin', Sun Media's Sunstrikers, Western Bay of Plenty District Council's Backbenchers, and CLUBfit Papamoa's Top Dawgs, who all finished with 18 points.

The final round, Clash of the Corporates, had teams go head-to-head in a series of entertaining activities such as ‘It's The Duck's Nuts’, which saw team members don a pair of ball-filled pantyhose and try to guide a tennis ball around an obstacle course, and Waiter, which required teams to juggle a tower of paper cups single-handedly over and around obstacles.

Recreation Advisor (WBOP) Michelle Barns says the Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle has been a huge success and is thrilled to see so many different organisations take up the challenge.

"From big businesses to independently owned operations, we had a real variety in the types of teams taking part and that was really cool to see. Everyone seemed to be having a great time, with plenty of laughter and big smiles across the three events - as well as some great camaraderie between teams and team members."

The lunchtime event is part of Sport Bay of Plenty's commitment to get more people, more active, more often, through the Play in the Bay initiative, which focuses on low-cost recreational activities that encourage people to just give it a go.

"It just goes to show physical activity doesn't have to be sports based, expensive or hard to do," says Michelle.

"Lunchtime is the perfect time to get out and about, and escape the office. Whether you head out on a walk, a run, a cycle or even catch up with friends at the park, it's about finding opportunities to incorporate activity into your lifestyle."

Thanks to all the teams that took part, to the Youth Engagement Programme participants for their assistance in development and implementation of the Round Two and Three events, and to our sponsors for helping make this happen: Cooney Lees Morgan and Brew Bar & Restaurant.

Click here for the full results of the Cooney Lees Morgan Lunchbreak Battle.

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