SPEEDING ALONG: Inflatable thunderboat, above, water skiing, left, and walking the plank
, far left
A Ministry of Transport source said: "They won't be walking the plank
Organisers of the annual World Walking The Plank
Championships say the wacky event is facing the plunge due to soaring insurance costs.
As it is, they acquire a quirky prestige by virtue of their elevation, hefted up on stacks of thick spools or sidled onto flatbeds perched on wooden sawhorses, slouched in single file as if walking the plank
After you've played through many levels and must start over again, you'll feel like walking the plank
The River Rat Race is a 10k event, including exciting activities such as kayaking, crossing the Infinity Bridge the hard way, climbing Newport Bridge, swimming across the Tees and walking the plank
of the Endeavour.
Missed last weekend's World Walking The Plank
competition but hoping to buy a DVD of the action.
Throughout the weeks, children and staff worked hard to make fancy dress costumes for the grand finale, which included games such as walking the plank
, trampolining, a bouncy castle and a treasure hunt.
Next Tuesday, youngsters will be invited to take part in energetic games, including walking the plank
, hornpipe dancing and throwing the cannonball.