The Wimpole Scything Festival includes the mowing competitions held over the 24th – 25th June 2017. The marathons, quarter acre and an eighth of an acre competitions are held anytime over this period but will be timed from when the competitor starts to when they finish. This is normally held in the South Avenue and to give you an idea how big that is see Richard Brown & Gill undertaking an eighth of an acre each above. No changing of blades is allowed but you may replace a broken snath. Extra peening is also allowed but will be included in the overall time, so peen before you start. If a competitor requires first aid (Richard Brown was last years first casualty) , the clock will be stopped for the duration of treatment.
The sprint races will be held on the Sunday afternoon and will include the 10 x 10 and the 5 x 5 . Other races include the team competition, strimmer vs scythe and various others which we can dream up.
Last years results can be found here
A lovely video from 2011