European Toad Championships

The hotly-contested European Toad Championships 2011 took place in Lewes a few days ago.

The world’s [aka Lewes’s] finest Toad-In-The-Hole athletes participated in the prestigious event, competing for the coveted toad trophy.  For those of you unaware of this fine sport, it has been played in Sussex pubs for a good couple of hundred years.  For a definitive history and rulebook check out past champion Ben Ward’s fascinating website.

Congratulations to Tim Walker who retook the title this year.  Surely it’s only a matter of time before Toad achieves Olympic status.