Ropley Pram Race 2001

Spring Bank Holiday Monday is the traditional day for the running of the Ropley Pram Race.

Two teams of special interest were entered: Malcolm and Damien using "our" pram (race tuned by Peter Gerrish), supported by Sally and Helen (as long as support doesn't mean running anywhere)

Yes lads, one has to sit in the pram (and not fall out)

The second pram was Harriet's, teamed by Harriet and Rosie, who were early to get their spot on the start line, but refused to look at the camera.

But team tactics are important...

... even if Malcolm just wants it to be over.

At last, they're off!

Followed a minute later by the under-10s

Less than 13 minutes later the leaders storm up Vicarage Hill

Followed a little while later by the second placed pair (Max Parsonson and friend)

And in a magnificent third place, Damien and Malcolm, cheered on by their supporters.

After that push, Malcolm was ready to die (ambulance waiting, Malc!)

Rosie and Harriet were not far behind, the second under-16 girls (sadly not a prize category, but an excellent result)

They even made a valiant attempt to gain position on the final sprint

Damien and Malcolm receive their prize from Grace and Tim Day