Yesterday's Oxenhope Straw Race.

PaulB

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Colne
Was very good. Anyone else do it?

(I tried to link some pictures of it but for some reason, it won't come up, sorry!)
 

sheddy

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Location
Suffolk
So one has to carry some straw ? How far ?
http://www.photos-dsb.co.uk/Oxenhope Straw race 2008/page5.htm
 
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PaulB

PaulB

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Location
Colne
http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/e....asp?top=Oxenhope Straw Race &cat=2010 page 1

The two wearing number 042 are me and my eldest (he's Terry Mac and I am Sir Roger Hunt) on that page. The first mile and a half are unencumbered (no straw) on a very steep downhill to the village itself after drinking your first pint before you can commence running. You get to the second pub, have a pint and pick up a bale of hay between two of you and then it gets hard. It's not the weight, really, but the strain on the lower arm from carrying it. You run up a couple of steep hills carrying this but it's not very far in reality.
 
Not yet. My parents are in Oxenhope but I've not done t yet. My dad and sister have both done it but they are local. My parents moved there after I'd flown the nest. I'll be up there for the mudman duathlon if anyone's doing that in November :ohmy:

Was there a team of Mr Ts this year?
 

longers

Veteran
You'll be wanting to enter the coal race at Padfield Plum Fair in september then.

Take a sack of coal and run up steep hill. Sounds great eh?
 
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