Crazy contraptions take centre stage at Wacky Races event

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073450001
Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073450001

There was crazy fun at Ninfield on Sunday when the Carnival Association held its annual Pram Race/Wacky Races.

Large crowds saw Reico Sanyoalu and Mark Williams zoom to victory in the first race for Junior Karts while Oby Rawlinson and Indigo Di’Girolomo fought off stiff competition to claim victory in the Seniors Race.

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073343001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073343001

The Skateboard Race meant friends Asher Martin and Sam Harrison battled it out with Asher being the eventual winner.

Marshalls, were on-hand to ensure the races went smoothly and safely and to enforce the walking only rule in the ‘Walking Pram Race’. This resulted in another podium finish for ‘CS Soak’ - Oby and Indigo again, with a good second place from Catsfield Boat Race Team’s Damian Richards and Jen Barnes.

There were two very crowded starts for the new and very popular Scooter races. Buddy Williams took first place in the Juniors and a surprise winner, Mary Williams in the Senior Scooter Race left the Book Makers, Mike Dixon and ‘Honest’ John Sweetman rubbing their hands in glee.

Ninfield welcomed the members of the Catsfield Boat Race team, with their brilliant ‘Boat’, and enjoyed a bit of cross village camaraderie and they, of course, won Best Home-made Kart prize. Best Fancy dress went to little Harry and Ivy.

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073355001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073355001

The Carnival Committee would like to extend a massive thanks to Ray Konyn, from Bexhill Wheelers, who joined in on his Penny Farthing, sharing information on the history of the bike as well as joining in with the races.

The other popular event, with a constant queue, was the Nerf gun shooting range – Junior winner Mark Barkow, Seniors- Harriet Sinfoil. There was great excitement during the raffle with fidget spinners proving a more popular prize than a litre of whisky.

The 2017 Carnival Queen and Court were introduced to the Village- Holly Saunders as Queen will be joined by Princesses Darcy Potter, Esme Ling-Cramp, Tolley Isaac and Prince, Elliot Horton, and they will be seen firstly in Ninfield Carnival procession, Saturday 15th July, then again in Bexhill’s on the 29th.

Ninfield Carnival Association is raising money to support local organisations or projects and for the Alzheimer’s Society/Rural Dementia Action Research.

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073147001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073147001

A big thanks to the Blacksmiths Inn, Sponsors Ninfield Parish Council, Rutherford Rare Books and C&C Carpets, to Kelvin and Sharon on the BBq, Robin Fookes on the microphone and to all the hard- working committee members. And finally thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make the day a big success.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at www.bexhillobserver.net

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073501001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073501001

2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bexhillobserver

3 Follow us on Twitter @BexhillObs

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Bexhill Observer – always the first with your local news.

Be part of it

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073439001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073439001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073256001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073256001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073308001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073308001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073558001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073558001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073512001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073512001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073221001

Ninfield Wacky Races. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170529-073221001