Posts tagged ‘race’

September 13, 2019

He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Brother

by duncanr

a runner who collapsed just metres from the finishing line in a 10K marathon race in Bangkok, Thailand last Sunday was helped across the line by fellow runners – one of whom sacrificed his own time by stopping to help his stricken competitor cross the line first ahead of himself – full story

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August 18, 2019

Squirrel Grand Prix

by duncanr

July 28, 2018

Cow Wins Horse Race

by duncanr


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May 30, 2018

2018 Cheese Chasing Competitors

by duncanr

Cooper’s Hill in the Cotswolds, south west England, is the site of an annual competition in which folk hurl themselves down – [staying on their feet is not an option] – the 200 metre, steep 1:2 gradient slope in pursuit of a 4kg round of cheese rolled from the top of the hill to the bottom

the cheese can achieve a speed of 40+ mph(65 km/h) – [the folk, not so much] – and reaches the bottom in better shape than its pursuers

May 14, 2018

And the Winner is . . .

by duncanr

the 800mtr semi-final in the 2017 Irish Universities Athletics Association Indoor Championships had a rather unusual ending . . .

February 25, 2018

Charity Fund Raiser Cancelled because of Cold Weather

by duncanr

the Dartmoor Union Inn fund-raising event – an International Snail Grand National race – in aid of the local air ambulance service has been cancelled because the current cold weather in the UK made the competitors too sluggish to compete (buggers have sealed the entrance to their shells and gone into hibernation)

full story here – http://tinyurl.com/yccvr99j

January 17, 2018

Runner Spent too long Spending a Penny

by duncanr

the four times winner of the 48 hr Across the Years 200 mile ultramarathon has been disqualified and his title wins revoked for spending too much time in the toilet during races

full story here

September 3, 2017

This is Weird

by duncanr

July 21, 2017

And the Winner is . . .

by duncanr

in a fiercely contested race, ‘Larry the Snail‘ saw off a late challenge by the favourite, ‘Uslime Bolt‘, to win the 30cm dash in a cracking snail’s pace of 2 min 40 seconds and be crowned the 2017 Snail Racing World Championhttp://tinyurl.com/y9nzh9sn

July 18, 2017

And the Winner is . . .

by duncanr

[glad I didn’t have a bet on Green!]

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