Cape Town - We sit around at the office, sneakily reading updates on our
favourite sport teams and picking our weekend fantasy league selections.
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Yet, this doesn’t exactly feed the primitive beast in all of us; that one that yearns for real competition.
Here, we reveal FIVE office sports you need to take part in, to keep the eye of the tiger burning bright and your reactions keen like a viper ready to strike.
1. Trash Can Toss
Designed by Jack Nicklaus’ architect. Since the Golden Bear’s recent boom in golf course design, his architect has spent countless hours drawing and planning, as a result his short game has taken a beating. He developed this game to keep his hand-eye-coordination in check.
Keep all your scraps of paper, bundle them up into little balls and wait...
Once the boss’s attention is off you throw the balls into the dustbin. Mix it up by aiming at different ones, or move the one you have further away to increase difficulty. Get your mates in on the action to create a challenging Trash Can Matchplay event. Remember, it’s etiquette for the winner to buy the first round with his winnings.
2. Office Chair Derby
This is one for the racing enthusiasts that have to bear the excruciating pain of sitting still at their desks the whole day. This ingenious sporting event was perfected by the announcer at the Kyalami Race Track, who since the cancellation of the Grand Prix in 1985, had to find another way to satisfy his adrenalin addiction.
This is a time trial event where the winner completes the track (the office space) in the shortest amount of time. You will need a stop watch and your office chair (preferably one with wheels). Set up your track by clearing any obstacles out of the way and decide which would be the more challenging path. Get your fellow Office Chair Derby enthusiasts together and remember to kick hard down the straights and brake early to maximize the handling ability around the corners. Many offices are different which adds to the rush of entering a new and unknown territory. We do condone rivalries, but not foul play... so keep it clean.
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