Greetings my Lords, Ladies and other Pronouns, gather around for the latest news from the three kingdoms of the Easteriding. The battle for the “crown” at Burton Gates was seemingly decided early when our gallant knight Sir Michael De Kerrigan mounted his express steed and scorched through the “field” at a terrifying pace to set a time of just 44sec giving a speed of 51.8km/hr. However he had not reckoned on the determination of the young “pretender” Sir Tom who managed to “wrestle the Crown” from Michael’s grasp galloping in with a time of 44sec at an average speed of 54.3km/hr. You could almost hear the squeals of anguish as his “coveted prize” disappeared before his eyes. “Referee! I demand a VAR” he wailed. Not to worry Michael, there are still age categories to be won. In the “dance of the fair maidens”, leading Lady Heather spurred her steed to put in a massive effort attaining a time of 58secs placing her in 5th place overall.
In the battle for Stoneknowle Hill the competition was close fought with Sir Ash pipping Sir Graham by just 2 seconds until our “Young pretender” once again “nailed his colours to the mast” setting what seems like an unassailable target of 4:39 averaging an incredible 34.2 km/hr. Our leading Lady Heather also managed to post an superb finish with a time of 6:04 and a creditable 5th spot overall.
Meanwhile over in the “field of Time Travel” only four knights have managed to successfully “master” the course. Way out in front is our “Young pretender” who looks to have secured his grasp on all three crowns. Second place was none too shabby either with Sir Colin posting a time of 24:16. Overall, so far it has been an exhilarating jousting match filled with intense competition and thrilling moments. All “equestrians” pushed themselves to the limit, leaving it all on the road. However, there’s still time to “earn” yourself some kudos and possibly “bag” a trophy in your age category so gird your loins and sharpen your swords and let battle continue.