Wheely good fun at Frodingham Potty Pram race
Sunday footballers from the Talbot Inn in Scunthorpe triumphed in the 35th annual Frodingham Potty Pram at the weekend.
Team members Danny Watts, Warren Carter and Ross Reed, all 22, Andy Cromack, 18, Lloyd Johnson, 26, and Ben Dexter pipped six other teams to claim victory.
It was the fourth time since 2007 that the Talbot, the oldest pub in the town, had won the mile-long pram pushing and beer-swilling race.
Danny and his runners completed the course, inclusive of five beer stops, in a respectable time of 9 minutes, 40 seconds.
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Captain Danny said: "We ran a good race and led from the start but I think we can improve on the time for the course next year."
The Talbot runners in their ex-Post Office trolley finished 400 yards ahead of the squad from the Brumby Hotel, which won the coveted potty in 2010.
The oldest team participating in the race was the Galloping Granddads from the Wortley House Hotel.
Skipper John Curry, 62, who made history as the oldest-ever competitor, said: "We won the race in 2005 – but we finished last this time.
"Our legs are obviously starting to go.
"We enjoyed some excellent beer en route, however."
The event sees contestants push a pram with a baby – normally an adult in fancy dress – along the route of the course.
Newcomers to the race this year were Glenny's Bar – and their "baby" Katherine Glentworth, daughter of manager Pam Glentworth. She said: "We enjoyed every minute of it and cannot wait for next year's race."
Judith Gray, head teacher at the Frodingham Infant School, flagged off the race and police sergeant James Main and his community team controlled the traffic.
Sergeant Main said: "The race was run with good humour and that's what it is all about."
This year's sponsors included GW Trading and Tony's Hairdressers and all proceeds go to the Frodingham Infant School.