Village Games Beat the Weather, Buxton Advertiser

21st Jul 2011

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Despite torrential rain, more than a hundred people turned out for the first ever Chinley Village Games to compete in a mini family-friend decathlon including welly-wanging, obstacle races, penalty shoot-outs and tug-of-war competitions. 

And more than twenty brave runners took part in the High Peak’s one and only downhill-only mile long Trig to Tracks fell race from the top of Chinley Churn to Chinley Nature Reserve.

Marshalled by local volunteers including the Scouts, money raised from donations, the BBQ and bar will go to Chinley Community Association.  Thanks to the Old Hall in Whitehough for sponsoring the Tug-of-War.

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Chinley Village Games Organiser Hayley Lever said:  “A massive thanks to everyone who helped at our first ever Village Games.  Many hands made light work.  Thanks also to those who came, competed, laughed, fell, jumped, shot, threw, tugged and ran and made it the first of many brilliant Village Games Days to come.  So I suppose that’s a ‘Yes – we’ll do it again’!”

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Fell Race Director Nikalas Cook said:  “I looked out my window first thing on Saturday morning and almost called the race off.  Despite atrocious conditions on top of Chinley Churn turnout was brilliant, spirits were high and the atmosphere was great.  It was very slippy underfoot and lots of racers opted for bottom-sliding tactics on the infamous Chinley Wall!”

Photographs and results are posted on the Derbyshire Village Games Facebook


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