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A jolly good showing

July 13, 2009

Thanks to Jim Shannon Photography

I think this would be an appropriate time to hold a caption competition…if any pictures deserve one, these do. You’re looking at the sixth annual Chap Olympiad, set in the heart of London in Bloomsbury on Saturday, which sadly I missed.

Thanks to Jim Shannon Photography

Thanks to Jim Shannon Photography

Thanks to Jim Shannon Photography

Thanks to Jim Shannon Photography

What kind of events feature in a Chap Olympics you might ask? Well, of course there is the Umbrella Jousting, involving two cyclists attempting to unseat each other using umbrellas. Don’t fear, they also had the protection of reinforced copies of broadsheet newspapers and bowler hats—brilliant! Also on the schedule, was Cucumber Sandwich Discus, ‘Bounders’ and Tug of Hair, which involved a 20ft moustache. But who even needs entertaining events like this when everybody does such a bang up job at getting dressed up! As the 1,000 tickets sold were not enough (people were being turned away at the ‘gate’) it looks like I’m going to have to be on the ball for making it to next years!

Thanks to Wow the World for this 2008 CO image

Thanks to Wow the World for this 2008 CO image

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2009 3:33 am

    Those are great photos! It sounds like it was a lot of fun, and I’m sorry you missed out on it. Umbrella jousting… that would have been fun to see. Good post. 🙂

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      July 14, 2009 7:10 am

      I’m thinking I might just start an impromtu jousting match on the street next time someone hits me with their giant golf umbrella on a narrow London street! I’m making myself a reminder for next year…so I have 12 months to come up with a great outfit, whew.

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