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Harrogate Round Table tackle the bed race

This year saw the 50th anniversary of the Great Knaresborough bed race. The bed race sees 90 teams battle it out in a timed race over a 2.5 mile course ending in a river crossing. Each team dress their bed for a parade through town before the race starts.

The team consists of six runners who push the bed and a lightweight passenger. As it is such a large event with thousands of supporters, Harrogate Round Table help by sending 15 Tabler's to marshall as well as entering the competition.

This year the theme for the parade was 'popular culture over the last 50 years' so Harrogate decided 'Star Wars' would be a good choice. Carl Cowgill designed and constructed the giant AT-AT which towered through the streets and team runners Dan Sculthorpe (chairman), Marcus Wearing (vice chairman), James Pickard, Andrew Laverack, Rob Burns and Paul Dinning along with passenger Jack Briggs embraced the atmosphere as they got into costume to make the whole theme come to life.

It was a fantastic day and Harrogate raised a nice sum for a local Charity called H.E.L.P.

The team were delighted with the results over the finish line as they started in position 67 and finished 58th!

If you want to do more to help your community whilst having a good laugh then enquire for your free night out with Round Table. 

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