Hanky Planky Photos & Reports

14 May 2023, 3 in 1 (the Triathlon), Wacky Races 2nd Collective Outing

We hit lucky again. Great attendance – 50 or so members and guests enticed out by the BMFA World Record Attempt, Family Fun Events & BBQ, plus 4 more rounds of the Wacky Races.

The weather was mild enough and improved in the afternoon too.

This page is only about the Wacky Races. Other pictures of the day can be found here, also accessible from the ‘Events 2023’ tab, above.

Dave Last has provided some photos of the Wacky Races. At least 3 from the ‘Skid Marks’ event (Ron donated his hat), maybe a couple from the ‘Viagra Challenge’ and 2 from ‘Poles Apart’? The bigger mystery is how come Dave is in some of them?

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First Wacky Race was the Viagra Challenge…but I have no photos of that yet.

Second up was Poles Apart, won on this occasion by Brian Ball

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Photos from the Skid Marks event, won by Gary Spicer, with Steve Tarrant second (again, click an image to expand/scroll through):

By the time ‘Come Again’ took place my co-opted photographs were either fully engaged in the carnage, or else basking in the sun – it was hot. Again won by Gary Spicer, with Steve Tarrant second.

Late in – A couple of photos of the ‘Come Again’ event are hiding amongst Kevin Fairgrieve’s collection on Flickr (opens in a new tab).

Check out the scorecard to see the current state of play.

16 April 2023 Family Fun day, BBQ & Wacky Races Launch Day

Wow, did we hit lucky with the weather! Somewhere between 30 and 40 members and loved ones attended on what proved to be a tremendous day and a lot of fun. There were a couple of Hanky Planky casualties…but happily they are easily fixed and I am sure Ron will cut new parts for those in need.

Special thanks to Ron Spencer for his catering skills and to our landlord, John Boucher, for bringing along a judging panel to select the ‘prix du Concours’. Congratulations to Kevin Hunt and ‘the Gruesome Twosome’ (featured in Members Builds).

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Ray Denne has selected a fine range of pictures – maybe 10% of the photos he took on the day – that tell an elegant story of sunshine, fun and a couple of casualties from over enthusiasm. Importantly, at last I can publish a picture of proud designer Kevin and his winning (on the day) masterpiece.

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Next up, some atmospheric photos taken by my daughter, Hannah, on her iPhone.

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The first pro photographer to submit his work from the day – Kevin Fairgrieve has put together an incredible set of closeups of the flying action. Click on the image below to go to Kevin’s Flickr Library…which should open in a new tab:

Kevin Fairgrieve, A Day at the Races


I have put together a preliminary set of photos taken with my phone whilst awaiting input from the experts who were capturing the action:

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