There's only one show in town at the moment and it's not the Rugby World Cup. It's the World Chase Tag Championships and it's just as exciting as it sounds.
Well, that may be a little bit of an exaggeration but it should be the only show around. Last night Channel 4 showed highlights of the event that seems to be a hybrid of ultra-competitive parkour and kabaddi and school playground games.
Who could have guessed the games we all played as children could become such an elite sport?
— Channel 4 Sport (@C4Sport) September 19, 2019
Chase Tag is a game between two people, the chaser and the evader, played out in a small arena, one containing numerous obstacles such as platforms, rails and ramps. The chaser has 20 seconds to catch their opponent before the evader scores a point.
At 45 years old, parkour pioneer @SebastienFoucan is one of @worldchasetag's elder statesmen - but he can still teach the youngsters a thing or two...
Watch the full show at 10.20am on Saturday! #KeepChasing pic.twitter.com/YSfntQIk21
— Channel 4 Sport (@C4Sport) September 20, 2019
The tournament took place at York Hall, Bethnal Green in London last month, though the highlights programme on Channel 4 was only aired last night.
The sport has been continuously growing over the last few years but some clips of YouTube accumulating millions of views. It's easy to see why.