Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race 1st January 2018

A rainbow heralded the 2018 Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race, based at The Blackbird. A good crowd gathered to see the three races: Youngsters, Ladies and Open. Mayor Alan Varley attended with his wife and later he presented the prizes. A tremendous amount of effort goes into an event like this. Thanks to all groups who participated. Thank you for supporting St. Oswald’s Hospice and Tynedale Hospice at Home.

Look closely at the photograph of the Youngsters’ Race; Mike Sadler, one of our staunchest members, was acting as a Marshal and, together with all the excited crowd, saw the winners come in triumphantly!

Youngsters try their utmost!