September 2016 (1)
I have to say that my view of Ashwell show on Bank Holiday Monday was rather mixed. Many years ago my son rode a horse regularly at this event. Classes then tended to be rather large - 15 to 20 entries minimum for each class if I recall correctly. This year, classes seemed to just have the odd horse in them. I don't know what has happened in the intervening years but I have to say its a shame that it was not better supported. The rest of the show is still very popular though and there seemed to be a lot of entries in the dog classes.
Above is a photo I took at Ashwell show...yes really...its a portable rock face! Rock climbing seems to a fast growing sport and of course it has been listed for inclusion at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. The show also had some archery...it was mainly aimed (excuse the pun) at youngsters, but I was given some information about local competitions so I may be tempted to take some photos of a proper competition in the next few weeks. In the main arena, the big feature was a stunt exhibition by the Stannage Stunt Team.
No sports for me on the 3rd and 4th September..apart from some falconry at Dover Castle.
Next weekend is Aiki Extensions (Aikido) all day on Saturday (10th). I will then be in my home village on Sunday where I am hoping to see a good turnout for the first Hardwick 5k funrun. I have it in mind to go to Cambridge parkrun on the 17th and Wimpole junior parkrun on the 18th. Beyond that I guess I will need to start looking at the start of some of the sports that take place during the colder months of the year whilst keeping a close eye on local running events...
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