The Trionium Wife-Carrying Race 0.25

Wife optional....

15 messages
01/08/2012 at 14:35
The 6th UK Wife Carrying Race will take place in Dorking on 24 March 2013 - but you don't have to carry your wife! Anyone weighing at least 50kg can be carried, whether you are related or not.

The race in 2013 will feature improved goodies, the usual water hazard and straw bale hurdles and the possibility of global fame (if not fortune).

Right.... who's up for it?!
01/08/2012 at 14:38

Oh, I forgot to mention, there is a £100 bonus for the first couple to use the 'Reverse Estonian' or 'Dorking Hold' to complete the course from start to finish.

"Do you like Dorking?"

"I don't know, you naughty boy, I've never tried!"

Edited: 11/10/2012 at 19:58
11/10/2012 at 19:59

...oh, and £500 in expenses to the winners to represent the UK at the World Wife Carrying Championships in Finland in July 2013.

29/01/2013 at 10:18

20 couples registered to take part already (with 2 months to go)... looks like it will be a record field!

09/02/2013 at 13:18

Have now full agreement (after rampant refusal) from real wife to enter with me. Daughter now photographer instead of proxy wife. Should have known there would be an "angle".........................There was !!!!.................Got it today.................. "I'll need a new out fit"


13/02/2013 at 21:05

What, for the race? This I've gotta see!


18/02/2013 at 16:06

Done - entered all of them except Leatherhead. Wife has elevated expectations to "vaste homage" on her 50th birthday instead of new outfit. I think this means a big present. 

22/02/2013 at 17:43

Rob, have you seen this

24/02/2013 at 18:48

He he... good one! Fame at last. 30 couples signed up so far... a record entry. Entry still open (50 max...)

23/03/2013 at 20:11
Is the race taking place despite the weather?
23/03/2013 at 21:41

Oh yes! 38 couples registered to compete - the biggest field yet. Everything prepared... come along and enjoy!

24/03/2013 at 16:31

Well, that was fun. Thanks to everyone who took part!

25/03/2013 at 10:59

That was so much fun, Thank you for amazing organisation


25/03/2013 at 22:32

You're welcome - I enjoyed it too. Photos, video and results are up on the web site, UK Wife Carrying Race.

07/07/2013 at 21:21

Matt Witko - our winner in 2013 - has gone to the World Championships in Finland and has taken the bronze - on his first attempt!


Well done Matt and Harriet!

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