Red Barrow challengers prepare for annual race in Mirfield

RACE DAY Ash Barrett, Chris Eglan and Dave Land at last year's Red Barrow Race.
RACE DAY Ash Barrett, Chris Eglan and Dave Land at last year's Red Barrow Race.

Wheelbarrows are being dusted off in preparation for one of Mirfield’s more eccentric annual events.

The Red Barrow Race will take place at the Old Colonial pub on Saturday from 1pm.

Teams of three will be pitted against one another as they carry one of their number in a wheelbarrow from the pub in Dunbottle Lane, along Church Lane to St Mary’s Church and back again.

They will be aiming to smash the record set by last year’s winners, a team of local police officers and firefighters.

They completed the route in an impressive four minutes and seven seconds, shaving two-and-a-half minutes of the previous best time.

Proceeds from the event, now in its sixth year, will for the Mirfield Royal British Legion’s youth section.

There’s still time to enter a team of three for £10 or for free with at least £10 sponsorship.

Pick up sponsor forms from Julie at Oops-A-Daisy in Huddersfield Road or the Old Colonial.

Phone Julie on 07776 042618 for more details.