Karting challenge for the Speed of Sevens

Wednesday 19 August 2015 Written by: Adam

Four members of the Newcastle Falcons squad called on their pace last week as they descended on Teesside Autodrome to make a challenge with a difference.

Tom Penny, Adam Redman, Marcus Watson and Micky Young took on Matthew Graham, the 2011 CIK-FIA Under 18 World Champion and a member of the club’s ticket office staff, pitching the Speed of Sevens against the speed of racing.

Stepping into one of the circuit’s professionally prepared machines, the four players hurtled around the 1.3km track trying to beat each other’s best and set lap times they hoped would be good enough to triumph over the racing driver.

To find out if their efforts were enough [click here][1]

Tickets for the Group D of the Singha Premiership 7s are still available, priced from £10 for adults and £5 for Under 16s and can be bought by [clicking here][2] calling 0871 226 6060 or by visiting the Kingston Park box office.

The 2015 tournament go under way last Saturday when the four Welsh professional regions battled it out at Cardiff Arms Park for two of the eight places at the national finals on August 28th, with Newport Gwent Dragons and Scarlets prevailing on the day.

[1]: https://youtu.be/rwj3HLRIQ1o
[2]: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/newcastle-falcons/details/event.aspx?itemref=2780