Spacehopping into a medals position

Taking the strain for the men's tug-of-war
Taking the strain for the men's tug-of-war
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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.

A few stumbles at the start of the three-legged-race race at the annual Thorpe Sports Day''w123201b

A few stumbles at the start of the three-legged-race race at the annual Thorpe Sports Day''w123201b

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.

Parents raise their crates of potatoes to signal the end of the potato race at the annual Thorpe Sports Day''w123201c

Parents raise their crates of potatoes to signal the end of the potato race at the annual Thorpe Sports Day''w123201c

All money raised goes to Robin Hood’s Bays brownies, cubs, scouts and guides.

Evie Morris (11months) won first place in the 6 years and under fancy dress competition''w123201k

Evie Morris (11months) won first place in the 6 years and under fancy dress competition''w123201k

An adult entry in the cross country recovers on the grass''w123201g

An adult entry in the cross country recovers on the grass''w123201g

Ready to toss a tatie in the high-paced potato race''w123201f

Ready to toss a tatie in the high-paced potato race''w123201f

Parents encourage thier children as the whistle blows for the start of the potato race at the annual Thorpe Sports Day''w123201c

Parents encourage thier children as the whistle blows for the start of the potato race at the annual Thorpe Sports Day''w123201c

Children take to the imaginary podium

Children take to the imaginary podium