Finchingfield prepares for three-legged races

Finchingfield Three-legged Race

Finchingfield Three-legged Race - Credit: Archant

The annual Finchingfield three-legged race takes place on Sunday, September 27 with people running round the village, in fancy dress, with their legs tied together, stopping only to drink in three of the village’s pubs.

This year, there will also be a children’s race. We’re guessing they will only be on lemonade.

The spectacle will raise money for Finchingfield Cricket Club, which organises the race, and FINCHE Youth Activities which is raising money for equipment for children in the neighbourhood.

The three-legged pairs must cross the village pond, twice without the use of bridges, while being pelted by children armed with waterbombs. The organisers have promised that the show will be even bigger and better this year as Finchingfield Football Club is joining in.

There will be as stalls, food, drink, a bouncy castle and entertainment throughout the event.

Paul Denman, Finchingfield Cricket Club chairman said: “We are pleased that we’ve teamed up with FINCHE as they are doing a splendid job of raising money for the local children. This year is already looking like it’s going to be our busiest in terms of runners. The race has become one of the highlights of the village calendar and it is always great fun to take part or to watch the mayhem unfold.

There are some places on the day at £10 per runner. Contact the cricket club secretary, Damon Knight on 07932 019 474 or email for a registration form.