Record breaking day for stone skimmers in south Shropshire

Ludlow Advertiser: Records have been broken at a stone skimming event in Lydbury North. Records have been broken at a stone skimming event in Lydbury North.

RECORDS tumbled at the UK stone skimming championships in south Shropshire.

But most of the competitors were from other parts of the country and more will be done to try to promote stone skimming in Ludlow and south Shropshire.

The championships are staged in the grounds of Walcot Hall at Lydbury North.

Despite a slight side wind Dave Sealey broke his own record of 87 metres twice. His first stone skimmed down the lane to an amazing 91 metres and then later in the afternoon he did even better with 92 metres.

Equally impressive was 14 year old, Spike Clacy, who won the under-16 boys group with 66 metres. Sian Mitchelmore flew the flag for the ladies by smashing the old record of 40.5 metres with 49 metres.

The youngest competitors on the day were two-year-olds Maggie Clark and Max Fifield.

It was a day for all the family and some of the other events were Stone the Crows, Roll the Stone, Pile the Stones, Pebbles on the Toes, Stones in the Olympic Rings and No Stone Unturned. The day was in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

People came from all over the country to take part but there were few ‘skimmers’ from the local area.

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