Our eighth consecutive year of activities around
10:45 to 11:00
Arrival. Just time for a cuppa and calorific cake. All day refreshments provided.
Team nomination for the rest of the day: Will you be competing solo?
As husband and wife? Father/son(s). Mother/daughter(s). Family
11:15 to 12:30
Treasure Search Trial:
A contest to test your searching capabilities.
Search Longfield to find up to 30 small tubes (there
will be a sample at the start). Inside there will be a four-digit
number which you must record to prove you have found it. One point
for each one found; ten points deducted if the number is wrong (so
that you don't guess!). Each team will be given the location of one
hiding place to get you started and spread the field.
Thereafter you are on your own.
All the hiding places will be searcher-friendly i.e. you won't have
to wade through nettles or dig holes, although some may require the
reach of an adult or the crouch of a child.
Much stealth will be required so that you don't advertise your finds
to other competitors.
Individuals start at 11:15; pairs at 11:20; groups at 11:25. Hand in
your answer sheet no later than 12:30 (you'll lose a point for every
minute late!) for totting-up points for prizes.
12:30 until lunch is ready
Silly Walking Trial:
Follow a short course walking forwards. Stop. Reverse your
course walking backwards. Your forwards time and backwards time will
be recorded and the times must be as close as possible. Competitors
will be ranked in order of time difference.
While you are waiting for your turn laugh at your fellow competitors
or make a start on the Word Search Trial ...
12:30 to 14:15
Word Search Trial: A giant word search puzzle to find sport
and event words associated with the Olympics. Hand in your answer
sheet at the end of lunch. Something to look at while you
wait to do a Silly Walk? Here's a practice puzzle with two words:
13:00ish to 14:15
A sumptuous BBQ (with veggy options) while you swap tales about your
morning. Hand in your word search answers.
14:15 to 15:00
Time Trial: After lunch
choose from there-and-back local walks of around 1.5 miles and
deposit any timepiece you have before you start. Predict
exactly how long the walk will take you; there are penalties for
getting back too early or too late. You'll have to record
information on route to prove you've completed
15:00 to 15:30
Toss the Chicken Trial: Throw a chicken (not a real one!) and
try to get as close as possible to the target. Closest wins.
15:30 to 15:45
Time for a tea break and the Distance Trial. There will two
sticks in the field. Measure/guess the distance between them
to the nearest centimetre – without using any
measuring instrument, or calibrated feet!
15:45 to 16:30
Average Speed Trial: Also known as a Pegularity.
Follow a fixed route around Longfield
(between 0.5 and 1.0 miles) and say what
speed you will attempt to average (between 1.5 and 3.0 mph). We know the exact distance – you
won’t. Penalties for getting back early or late.
There will be
Gold (coloured), Silver (coloured) and Bronze (coloured) medals for first,
second and third on each event.
Points will also be awarded per
event: 1st=25, 2nd=18,
3rd=15, 4th=12, 5th=10, 6th=8, 7th=6, 8th=4, 9th=2, 10th=1 (half
points if you compete as a couple/family).
The Overall Crowlympic
Champion will be the individual with the most points.
No entry fee but donations will be collected for the
Multiple Sclerosis Society.