three-legged race


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three-legged race

a race in which pairs of competitors run with their adjacent legs tied together
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MOST PAIRS INVOLVED IN THREE-LEGGED RACE The largest three-legged race was achieved by 346 pairs (692 participants) in an event organised by Rougemont School in Newport in March 2009.
COMMANDOS in Devon just broke the three-legged race record with a 40.
Contests this year include baby crawling race, toy retrieving race, stacking race, sack race, basketball contest, tricycle race, baby marathon, three-legged race and balloon race.
I'm not suggesting that you tarnish your kids' sports day by offering reverse forecasts on the three-legged race and over/under total drops in the egg and spoon renewal.
Spoon balancing and three-legged race were held separately for the boys.
They included: footballs being banned from the playground in case of injury; a ban on running in the playground; having to wear goggles if using Blu-Tack; a ban on egg boxes being used in class due to the potential risk of Salmonella poisoning; wet grass stopping PE lessons; banning the three-legged race at sports day because it is dangerous and forcing Year 11 swimmers to wear armbands at a beach in France.
They held a three-legged race up the mountain, started by Eryl Williams, Maestyddyn, which raised pounds 441.
The participants had fun with the three-legged race at Chovar and at Basantapur the college volunteers distributed flyers and brochures promoting the Nepal Tourism Year.
The events included a three-legged race, the Duck and Dive Relay, the Pile On, Table for Four, Balance and Bling, and an obstacle race.
At summer picnics, a common event is the three-legged race between pairs of participants.
The green, which is a turfed-over car park on Bromsgrove Street, saw a range of activities, including a chocolate egg and spoon race, a three-legged race, a tug of war, a children's dressing up parade, a dog show and handbag hurling.
So far, the mums have raised pounds 8000 for charity by walking the West Highland Way, running an eight- and-a-half mile three-legged race and holding a nine-hour sponsored silence outside their village shop.