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St Mary's Church
By Tim Chowns - 16th June 2014 8:15am
The Haddenham Wheelbarrow Race on Saturday was a fantastic success and surpassed all the organisers' expectations. The fancy dress meant a real party atmosphere, combined with the volume of people cheering us on along the streets and in the pubs made it feel like the village had come together to enjoy itself.
For many it rekindled memories of the village pram race that was held annually until the early 1980s. We hope that the wheelbarrow race will also become an annual event.
The event raised £1000 which was an impressive achievement and double the organisers' original target.
Lou and Andy from "Little Britain" won the fancy dress prize, closely followed by "Pamela Anderson", "Batman and Robin" and the "Bananamen".
Ricky & Ben finished first in exactly 30 minutes. Pedro and Tooter won the Veterans category in 35 minutes. Pre-race favourites Lou and Andy and the Bananamen finished well down the field in 15th and 16th respectively, both teams being having issues with wheelbarrow reliability and an overall lack of fitness!
Organisers extend their articular thanks to Motts Coaches, N. Witney, Blooming Fruity, The Rising Sun, The Kings Head, Haddenham Sports and Social club and HYFC for their sponsorship.
Also to Carl Fansome, Peter Timberlake and Haddenham PC Fix for some amazing raffle prizes.
There was also lots of help on the day, for which particular thanks to Helen Lewis, Simon and Jo Witney, John and Chris Carnell and all the pubs at each venue.
An absolutely brilliant day. Haddenham at its best!
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