Ninja challenge for lads

Ninja Challenge SUS-150519-143721001
Ninja Challenge SUS-150519-143721001

Three intrepid brothers from Bexhill are set to test their skills in the semi-final of television’s challenging Ninja Warrior UK.

Competitors take on obstacles requiring balance, agility and upper body strength. Failure can mean an ignominious fall into cold water!

Interest in climbing and fitness started early for them, with regular outings to Broadoak Park to climb trees and do circuits on the (now-removed) fitness equipment.

The boys use their various sporting skills as they tackle the Ninja course.

Mum Wendy Gill said: “Howard is confident and really up for the challenge.

“He is probably best qualified to succeed as he is a keen indoor climber near his home in London.

Laurence has speed and agility honed during his training for Team GB Ultimate Frisbee and Evan is a fine badminton player who recently won the Eastbourne Mens’ Singles title and has also taken up marathon running.

Ninja Warrior UK is the British version of the Japanese assault course game show Sasuke.

The tough competition sees 250 competitors take on the difficult obstacle course. The aim is to survive to the end to scale Mount Midoriyama and be crowned ‘Ninja Warrior UK’.

The challenge has been described as ‘insane’ by viewers and features a number of increasingly difficult tasks against other competitors.

These include scaling high walls, balancing along a narrow beam and a vertical ‘chimney climb’.

Contestants have included a 67 year old grandmother who lasted for just a second before making a premature watery exit.

The difficulty level has been upped for the semi-final stages meaning the brothers will face fresh challenges.

Tune in on Saturday at 7pm to see how they get on.

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