A sunny Sunday afternoon and 19 teams (in cars) in a field of knee high grass meant only one thing – the Gymkhana at Sherry Farm, near Llanerchymedd, kindly organised by Jamie Jones assisted by Francine and Tecs.
It was great to see new faces and massive smiles all round, as the girls gave the lads a run for their money.
A selection of games for all – made easier if you knew the difference between left and right, especially when driving blindfolded around cones, relying on your navigator’s skills to get you from A to B, whilst navigators were picking up balls and shooting them into bins along the way! Driving blindfolded was also a skill in a test that asked you to drive for 10 meters or so and stop near the line – nearest being the winner.
The fun did not stop. Competitors drove their car through the narrowest gap they decided was possible; reversed to a cone with the nearest being the winner; did a J-turn with the nearest to the line winning; driving around a course at the same time and speed on two different occasions. The games were never ending. Everyone got into the spirit of the day, which climaxed with a giant egg & spoon race!
It was a fantastic day for competitors, marshals & organisers. This was the one and only event where having fun was more important than a win. We have not laughed so much in any other C&A event. Well done, roll on the next one!!
We are pleased to report that we were able to add £100 from the proceeds of the Gymkhana to the amount donated to the Wales Air Ambulance at the end of Taith Eryri.
Thanks to Rhian for this report and, to everyone interested, Jamie already has some ideas for making the next one even bigger and better.
Photos courtesy of Alison Kent Griffiths.