While wife-carrying is not a recognised Olympic sport, or even a Commonwealth sport (games going on as I write on the Gold Coast, Australia), but it
does go on in Dorking, England. It also goes on in the Nordic countries, Australia and even the US amongst other places. In fact, wife-carrying
originated in Finland, where bandits would steal women and run away with them into the forest, if the legends would have you believe.
Anyway, the UK championship has just been run, and won.
Information for competitors said: "You do not have to be married (to each other, anyway) but it certainly helps if you are at least friends."
We need more cheap events like that in our societies. People are usually social. Some people just want to live without social interaction, being
introverts. I have not met one introvert that I could not get out of their box if I talked to them in person yet.
Can it be metaphoric, or just physical? LOL My knees wouldn't hold up! I think this is awesome, but you just wait, where there is fun, there is a
soul-sucking-fun-hoover to try and kill it. We had a tiny village here that used to have little kids riding sheep in a race. No harm was done to
anyone for 50 years until said fun-hoover waddled in and made a giant fuss. Instead of throwing it in the river, they cancelled the event.
Lmao! That looks like loads of fun! And dang- that course looks hard! Those chaps are haulin'!
Probably someone will try to ban it for being offended at something, hopefully the tradition will continue.
Would love to see this in person
We in the UK have a legacy of stupid competitions from the days before even the USA was around and probably they had a point even for it being to
kept, people happy as theres cheese wheel chasing and other stuff such as "up the greasy pole for a leg of lamb" etc and given the cost of such items
it would be worth it.
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