Laughter and lots of wet feet as villagers take part in Finchingfield’s annual three-legged race

PUBLISHED: 16:33 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:23 11 September 2017

Other teams get in on the action. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Other teams get in on the action. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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The village of Finchingfield is a quiet and picturesque place for most of the year, but for one day each summer it plays host to an hysterical – and very wet – three-legged race.

The 118 team navigate their way across the water. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe 118 team navigate their way across the water. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The village of Finchingfield is a quiet and picturesque place for most of the year, but for one day each summer it plays host to an hysterical – and very wet – three-legged race.

This year, teams including Where’s Wally, members of the Spice Girls, and the 118 duo turned out for the 154th event.

The 118 team also turned out for the day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe 118 team also turned out for the day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Held on September 9, the day also saw plenty of food, drink, music and entertainment on offer, and even a 100-strong duck race.

For the main event, other competitors included members of the Ghostbusters, a pair dressed in onesies, and a whoopee cushion taking to the green and plunging into the pond.

A minion was also part of the event. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOA minion was also part of the event. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Youngsters also got involved, tying their legs together in a bid to work together and cross the finish line first.

The day saw hundreds of people lined the pond to watch the drama unfold, and money collected for FINCHE youth activities.

There was plenty of entertainment on hand on the day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThere was plenty of entertainment on hand on the day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

This will go towards building an all-weather sports pitch.

There was plenty of entertainment on hand on the day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThere was plenty of entertainment on hand on the day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Two of the Ghostbusters team arrive for the event. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOTwo of the Ghostbusters team arrive for the event. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Race. During the race competitors had to down a pint of beer. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Race. During the race competitors had to down a pint of beer. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Race. 'The Pilots'. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Race. 'The Pilots'. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Children's Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Children's Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Children's Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Children's Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Where's Wally and 118 teams prepare for the Finchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOWhere's Wally and 118 teams prepare for the Finchingfield Three-legged Race. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Finchingfield Three-legged Race.  'The Scousers'. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFinchingfield Three-legged Race. 'The Scousers'. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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