Organisers have had to cap the number of participants in this year's games

The eight day games has set up a waiting list to cope with the huge numbers of registrations for 2017.

IN ACTION: Eight Day Games president Jason Lyne in 2016's event.

IN ACTION: Eight Day Games president Jason Lyne in 2016's event.

Games president Jason Lyne said he had been “blown away” by the number of people wanting to participate, with the games committee forced to cap the number of entries at 70.

“We just don’t have enough staff to run more people,” he said.

“We normally have 60 participants, last year was an exception with the 40th anniversary.”

Lyne still encouraged people to apply, saying people still wanting to participate would go onto a waiting list.

“Some people will pull out as we get closer, some may get injured, you just don’t know,” he said. 

The eight day games have run since 1976, crowing a king and queen of sport.

A variety of events and mystery challenges over eight days see points awarded to decide the title. 

Reigning king is Jackson Leckie, while the queen is Cathy Johnson.