SIX teams battled it out to be crowned Agri-lympics champions at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Tatenhill on Saturday.
Each team, made up of four men and four women, went head to head over seven farm-themed events – the tractor pull, two-man sack race, run with your wife, hay bale heft, round bale roll and eating competition – before finishing the afternoon by competing in the tug-of-war. The rules stated that each team member must compete in at least three of the events, and teams were encouraged to don their own colours to identify themselves.
Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
The total amount raised so far stands at around £2,000, and National Forest Adventure Farm director Tom Robinson said he expected the final total to reach the £2,500 mark.
He told the Mail: “We’ve had a lot of good feedback on it again.
“It actually went down to the final competition, which was the tug-of-war, and the two teams in the final were competing for first and second place, so it was quite a nail-biting finish in the end.
The eventual winners were a team from High Grange School in Mickleover, who called themselves Bale Smiffs.
Their prize for being crowned agri-lympics victors was the coveted Golden Welly trophy.