POTATOES, spacehoppers and eggs with spoons all took part in Fylingthorpe’s alternative Olympics on Sunday as the Thorpe Sports day took place.
The event has been running for 50 years and sees all members of the community, both young and old, battling it out in a variety of events, from cross country and tug-of-war to terrier races.
It is opened with a parade by Robin Hood’s Bay scouts and organising committee member Liz McCormack said: “It’s a village sports day, a community thing and it went very well.”
Aided by a Community Games grant the event also included spacehopper racing, a new addition to the timetable which has remained largely unchanged throughout half a century.
At the end of the day a child under the age of 16, who lives in the parish, is awarded the Thorpe Sports Cup.
This year the winning junior athlete was Robin Hood’s Bay youngster Mae Knight, who gets to take the trophy home for a year.
All money raised goes to Robin Hood’s Bays brownies, cubs, scouts and guides.