The 59th Eynsham Carnival Shirt Race, July 2nd 2016

Women's Placing  
1st Lucy & Bianca
2nd Caroline & Martine
3rd Kiri & Tara
Men's Placing  
1st Ashley Roles & Dave Church
2nd Tom Jones & Pete Sonley
3rd Quinny & Jem
Mixed Placing  
1st Emily Fisk & Tom Brooker
2nd Ben & Kara
3rd Sam & Ryan
Fancy Dress Award  
1st Jim & Richard
2nd Amy & Christoper
3rd Lucy & Bianca
4th Sam & Ryan
5th Paul & Jamie
Darnell's Nut Award Scooby & Matt

The Eynsham Shirt Race was first run in 1958 and has been run every year since; with the current starter upper role being played by Toni Maybrick.

There are apparently a number of Shirt Races attempted around the country but none compare with the spectacle and gusto seen in Eynsham - reputedly the second oldest pram race in the country with Bampton taking title of the very very oldest!

On Carnival day the brave and feckless assemble at the school lay-by in Witney Road at 11.30am in fantabulous fancy dress; each team armed with a non motorised vehicle, designed, engineered & built to last the seven furlongs.

The Shirt Race is run with the two person teams 'running' the seven furlongs, which,just so happens to take in seven pubs; with each team swapping pusher and vehicle rider at each pub, after indulging in a quick half.

Commencing at 12:15pm the first team to reach the White Hart obviously wins.

Entry fee is £2.50 for all participants. Full details on the Shirt Race Website. Or go to their Facebook page.

The Trophies

The Men's Trophy (in memory of Bill Allswotth) is awarded to the first male pair to cross the finish line.

Ladies Trophy (in memory of Suzanne Wastie) is awarded to the first female pair to cross the finish line.

Mixed Pairs Trophy is awarded to the first male and female pair to cross the finish line.

The Darnell's Nut Award is for the most over engineered home made method of transport.

There are also prizes for the top 5 teams for the best fancy dressed and decorated vehicles.

In order to be able to compete in the above activity ALL competitors are reminded that they take part entirely at their own risk.

No responsibility for any injury or damage however caused, to any participant or any other third party arising from the running of the race is accepted by the event organisers.

Only competitors accepting this condition will be allowed to take part.

Pictures From The Shirt Race 2014

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