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September 1, 2012
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  • Our eighth consecutive year of activities around Longfield.


  • 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 group?

  • 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
    Lunch. 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 the walk.

  • 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
    Tea break. 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.

  • 17:00+
    Awards presentation.
    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.

  • Link to Leg-ability 2011.

Entry List

Gilly Ryan Julie Turner
Grahame McCord Gary Thurlow
Malcolm Heymer Dan Thurlow
Ron Levy (Cook) Angela Woosey
Ally Keyes Alice Woosey
Steve Keyes Alexander Woosey
Kirsty Keyes Denise King
Len Graves Jason King
Wendy Graves Bradley King
Sarah Graves

Samantha King

Chris Lee Peter Hayes
Melanie Nel Stuart Whenmouth
Ray Bashford Isaac Whenmouth
Dave Beckerleg

Pete Rymill

Sandra Beckerleg

Bob Turner

Shawn Beckerleg

Mary Turner

Clair Beckerleg


Sylvia Price  
Robert Price  


Tat (RIP August 20, 2012) aka

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