They came, they saw, they conquered… the women that is!
In the first ever Fight Fit Combat Fitness Battle of the Sexes, it was the fairer sex that went home victorious.
In a fiercely fought battle at Elvington Village Hall, it was the women – resplendent in camouflage headbands, black tops and Rambo-style war paint – that shone from start to finish.
But before the contest began, the men were not lacking in confidence.
“A unique opportunity in history something our sons, grandsons, great grandsons will look back on with great pride,” said Graham Barr.
While Fight Fit Ben boasted: “We’re gonna crack you like an egg. I’ve been waiting my whole life for this… bring it on.”
Perhaps their mistake was overconfidence? They could talk the talk but couldn’t walk the walk – as they were easily outclassed by their female opponents.
The men’s faces crumbled as the battle’s judge, David (landlord of Elvington’s The Grey Horse Inn), awarded the victory to the women without any hesitation.
The women’s celebrations are expected to continue for many days, weeks and months to come.
Fight Fit Em, who led her troops to victory, said: “We whooped their arses. It was bloody awesome!”
A despondent Fight Fit Ben commented: “We had them worried at first. We could see the shock on their faces but tonight they got lucky. Revenge will be ours.”