Spectators turn out for Finchingfield's wacky and wet three-legged race

PUBLISHED: 09:43 22 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:43 23 July 2019

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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A pair of roaming dinosaurs, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un working together to wade through a village pond, a Roman emperor getting soaked and rubber ducks bobbing along.

The day the dinosuars took over the Finchingfield duck pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe day the dinosuars took over the Finchingfield duck pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

All these sights and more could been at the Finchingfield Three-legged Race on Sunday.

Contestants raced around the village in fancy dress, drinking a pint (or a non-alcoholic equivalent) at each pub, before crashing in to the pond where they were pelted with water bombs by gleeful villagers.

There was lots to see besides imaginative costumes though, including dance demonstrations and local band The Wonkey Donkeys. Spectators could also enjoy refreshments as they watched the pairs race to the finish line.

The day was in aid of FINCHE, a community organisation aiming to build an all-weather pitch with floodlights for the village.

And finally... a big cheer for the dinosaur pair who came in at the back of the field. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYAnd finally... a big cheer for the dinosaur pair who came in at the back of the field. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Fancy dress three-legged race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFancy dress three-legged race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Negotiating the paces through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYNegotiating the paces through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Facing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFacing water guns when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

facing water bombs when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYfacing water bombs when returning through the pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Finchingfield Three-Legged Race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe Finchingfield Three-Legged Race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Finchingfield Three-Legged Race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe Finchingfield Three-Legged Race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Crowds around the pond to see the competitors progress through the water. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYCrowds around the pond to see the competitors progress through the water. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Finchingfield Three-Legged Race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe Finchingfield Three-Legged Race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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Dinosaurs took over the duck pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYDinosaurs took over the duck pond. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Finchingfield Three-Legged Race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe Finchingfield Three-Legged Race. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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