Holme hosts Festival of Sport

Holme hosts Festival of Sport

Holme hosts Festival of Sport

First published in News

IT was sunshine all the way for Holme's third Festival of Sport when many villagers taking part were joined by visitors in the various sports activities on offer – most of them for free.

Saturday opened with a fun run for all ages, with 60 runners, followed by 168 people in the 10km Holme Howler obstacle race which was won by Tom Tipping in 37 minutes 40 seconds. The first local home was Andrew Armistead in 53 minutes 16 seconds and the first local woman Kate McRoy in one hour 5 minutes 24 seconds.

In the afternoon numerous people gathered on the community field to try their hand at archery and tennis, while a six-a-side football tournament attracted seven teams. In the evening there was a barbeue at the Smithy Inn, with music by Helena.

Sunday started with a two hour Lanequest cycle event which was won by Kevin Preston. After lunch, attention moved to the school and the bowling and cricket clubs for another great afternoon of fun.

Children's activities were on the school field, while in the hall curling and Jenga was available for the over 50s and on the bowling green participants from eight to 80 kept the bowling going. On the cricket field dozens of people tried their hand at the fun cricket as well as the bouncy castle and bucking bronco.

Competition for wellie throwing and egg throwing caused great amusement and all enjoyed the on-going barbecue and bar.

At 5pm the grand raffle draw was made by cricket club chairman Ian Manderson.

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