This year we’ve seen a fantastic summer of sport, and it’s great inspiration to get more active. There are tonnes of sports to choose from at the Olympics, but if you’re like us and want something more interesting than standard sports, we’ve got something for you to see.
We’ve done some research on some obscure and interesting sports that will get you active (though probably not an Olympic medal) and made a list below. So, before you buy rapid antigen test (UK) supplies and head to your local sports centre, why not check out these weird and wonderful sports we’ve found and see if you can find a bizarre new hobby to try out.
This sport seems to be mentioned in films all of the time, but chances are you’ve never played it in real life. The sport requires two teams of seven and the aim is to get the frisbee into the end zone. It is usually mixed gender teams and is a non-contact sport.
Ultimate frisbee is a fantastic way to get your heart rate going and spend time with your friends. It is competitive, fast-paced and lots of fun, so why not check out your local team now.
Remember to stay safe by testing frequently and keeping your distance from others. You can buy rapid covid test (UK) kits online to ensure you stop the spread before heading out.
A mix of two different sports, and definitely requiring some proficiency in the unicycle before trying. If this interests you, you can find unicycle classes online to get yourself prepared.
The sport is for all ages and requires two teams of five players. There is no goalie and both feet must be on the pedals as you hit the ball. It requires good balance and control and is a fast-paced and crazy game to play.
This is not a joke. Did you know there is an International Pillow Fighting day every year? In 2020 it fell in April and saw thousands head out in cities across the world to join massive pillow fights.
There are some rules, obviously. These include only using soft pillows and not hitting people who are holding cameras. Of course, this isn’t exactly a weekly occurrence, but it’s a great way of having some fun every once in a while.
This one will test your balance and your stress levels. The aim is to stay standing on a log that is floating in water longer than your opponent as you run, jump, and kick the log under your feet.
Logrolling isn’t for the faint-hearted and there is a definite need to be able to swim, just in case you lose!
Another yearly event, there is a wheelbarrow race in Northumberland each new year’s day to raise money for charity. Though this race only happens once a year, the fun, active part can be done any time of year. Grab your mates together and organise a race day, taking turns in the wheelbarrow, and have a laugh as you raise your heart rate.
Like arm wrestling but with your feet. The aim of toe wrestling is to pin your opponent’s foot down for three seconds. This may seem a bizarre sport, but there are actually toe wrestling championships every year in Derbyshire where people fight for the toe wrestling champion title.
And finally, developed as a way to improve basic fitness in Finland in 1998, swamp football. The general idea is that you play football in a big muddy, swampy puddle. Movement is more difficult and your activity levels are higher, meaning you can burn calories while rolling around in the mud chasing a ball.