Whitchurch Festival chair and pub race organiser Rob Dunlop has supplied the details below for the pub race on Sunday 26 May 2013. The weather looks like it is to be sunny and warm-ish (18C according to WeatherOnline). In other words – a great day for pub race!
Photos of some of the teams from the 2012 event can be seen at the bottom. Be sure to check out the Festival’s page on Facebook (HERE) for last-minute updates.
Pub Race Route:
(as described to the teams)
Start : Longmeadow Sports and Social Club
First team will leave the Sports & Social Club at 3.30pm with teams leaving at 1-min intervals.
(turn right into Winchester Street)
Stop: ‘Harvest View’ (Outside the Whitchurch Car Centre)
(keep on Winchester Street until you get to the Town Centre)
(turn right into London Street and DO NOT STOP AT THE WHITE HART … you will end up there at the end of the route !!!)
Stop : The Red House, take on the ‘Buzz Wire’ challenge
(continue up London Street)
Stop: The Prince Regent. There’s opportunity to buy some Hog Roast here !
(continue up London Street and cross into Lynch Hill Park at the road at junction as directed by the official Marshal)
(continue along Lynch Hill Park until you reach Newbury Street)
(cross Newbury Street as directed by the official Marshal)
(turn left into Station Road)
Stop: ‘Railway’ at the train station, outside Mobility Seating
(turn right into Evingar Road)
(continue to the bottom of Evingar road and turn left into Bell Street)
Stop: The Bell
(cross Bell Street into Longs Court as directed by the official Marshal)
Stop: The Kings Arms, take the optional Karaoke Challenge
(Turn left into Church Street and head towards the Town Centre)
(Cross the Town Centre as directed by the official Marshal)
(You will be directed to cross Bell St and then cross at the Zebra Crossing)
Finish: The White Hart, enjoy the final beer of the route and enjoy the rest of the evening
Pub Race Rules:
The Rules state teams should be roped together around the waist.
If a team feels their costumes make it impractical to be roped together around the waist then please contact us directly at email@example.com or post a message on the Whitchurch Festival’s Facebook page.
For any teams going for the Quickest time, you must be roped together. If a team running for the quickest time is seen to be ‘un-roped’ en-route they may be disqualified at our discretion.
This is simply to ensure the event is both fun and fair.
Having teams roped together is a tradition of the Pub Race and something we want to keep going as long as it is safe to do so.
Any queries then just let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(not in any specific order)
Old El Paso
Eddy Wedge Army
The Return of Fairy Fantastic (‘This time it’s Seasonal’)
Pope on a Rope
… Birds of a Feather
Sumothon Comin’ at Ya !
Manschaff Kuss Faust
The Bed Rockers
Get Out of the Van
Bottom of the Toy Box
For God’s Sake
Sister Stacey & the Cheap-Monks
Who the F**k is Alice?
Smack my Beach Up
Nuns on the Run
Happily Ever Afters
3 Sheets to the Wind
29 teams, 161 entrants = AWESOME !!
Each team will need to register at the Sports & Social Club and starting times will be given as the teams register.
As well as hosting the finish will have a Mexican theme going on (sombreros and moustaches available from White Hart)
Also will have outside DJ, bar and food
the Buzz Wire challenge for the Pub Race teams
Bouncy Castle for the kids, live music from 4pm, DJ till late, Outisde bar, Pimms on draught, BBQ and Hog Roast
Hog Roast and is a great place to get a good look at all the teams as they tend to stop at the Prince Regent for a breather after making it up the hill ! 🙂
Karaoke throughout the afternoon and are inviting the Pub Race teams to take up the mic as they pass through.
Some teams, I believe, are already planning their Karaoke ‘spectaculars’ !! 🙂
Photos from 2012
Photos ©2012, taken by Andrew Reeves-Hall. Click the thumbnails to see a larger version.