Chelford Fun & Games
Chelford staged its own version of a test event for the Commonwealth Games with a multi-sport day at the Activity Park. Strangely, for a day on which there was also a Scouts' paper collection, the weather was fantastic and there was a great crowd of adults and children out to enjoy the free sports and games.
As always, click on the pictures to enlarge them and you can see all the pictures in the Chelford Sports July 2014 gallery
And yes, there was cake from the wonderful CTARA mob who doggedly coped with the PA blasting out the music from the London Olympics opening ceremony.
We were very lucky to have John Trezvant, the famous Californian basketball star and all-round cool dude coach of Wilmslow Wizards, to do some coaching for all ages and we're hoping to have John back to do some regular basketball coaching sessions for us soon.
The Scouts did a great barbecue to raise funds for their trip to Kandersteg and they also produced a wonderful custard slide which lots of people attempted, judging by the amount of custard-smeared villagers.
As always there was the chance to try your hand at lots of other sports and games, including archery and the ever-popular welly throwing.
Thanks, too, should go to Niki who did her best to get us to do some Zumba. It was great fun and some people were more successful than others. The star was undoubtedly David Kent with his balloon dancing and the worst was some idiot who attempted to do Zumba wearing fell shoes on an asphalt surface.
The star event was the Chocolate Race, organised by the Saunders ladies, Vicky, Anna and Georgie, on behalf of Chelford Runaways. The 200m course was studded with hazards including a straw bale hurdle, a long crawl net, 'Death by Water' and 'Flour Power'. Lots of the competitors spent some time practising before the official timed race but the one thing they couldn't practice was the amount of flour and water they would collect on the way round. Mrs Badger was particularly thorough with her water blaster while Daisy, despite her broken leg, dished out a massive amount of flour.
All 50 competitors received a medal and some chocolate. Yes, there was a serious amount of chocolate at stake and the worthy winners of each age category received far more chocolate than you could eat in a day. Or maybe not.
Well done to all competitors and their families and a massive thank you to the many people who worked so hard to make it a great afternoon of happy activity. A special thank you to the Saunders family who sponsored the chocolate race, designed it and worked so hard to make it such fun.
The flour does wash away eventually.
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