Bun Throwing World Championship

May 30, 2016

Bun Throwing
The Bun Throwing World Championship took place this afternoon at Abingdon Vale Cricket Club. The record set back in 2012 was 222 feet.Bun Throwing
It was going to be a tall order to beat that. It was more windy this time and the wind was often in the wrong direction
Bun Throwing
Pictured is the women’s winner from 2012, who I believe retained the title. (correct me if wrong)
Bun Throwing
There was a new winner of the men’s competition. There were a few throws over 150 feet and the best throw was 156′ 4”. The best 4 throwers will be invited to help throw buns at the bun throwing on the Queen’s 90th Birthday.
Bun Throwing
The Market Place is by my reckoning about 200 feet across. Buns are thrown from the top of the County Hall and so there should be some buns getting to the people at the back. Arrive early, stand near the front, and you have even more chance of getting a bun.
Bun Throwing
The Bun Throwing World Championship was the first time that some of us have been competitors in a real world championship event. A good time was had by all, and the proceeds from the event go to the Mayor’s Charities – it was £1 a go.

There are more pictures on the Abingdon Blog Facebook Page.

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8 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Stefan Jansson  |  May 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    What a fun idea. I know a guy who have baked buns once a week for more than 35 years. I need to tell him about this event.

  • 2. John  |  May 31, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Plea for anyone who catches more than one bun to give the extras to those who couldn’t catch any.

  • 3. davidofLuton  |  May 31, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Last time i went to one i was surrounded by people with upturned umbrellas – stood no chance.

  • 4. Geoff Bailey  |  May 31, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Who holds that record from 2012 and was he there yesterday? Was it wind assisted back then? Look forward to the real event and see if people can still hit the far side of the marketplace as we have seen in the past.

  • 5. Peter Del  |  May 31, 2016 at 11:43 am

    David, upturned umbrellas should be banned. If the throwers see any they should stop throwing until they are furled.

  • 6. Steve  |  June 1, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Bored of buns, don’t mind it for Royal deaths or 100 year birthdays. In the meantime, please could we have a proper cinema rather than spend £2.5m on a village hall with some audio-visual equipment.

  • 7. Chuffy  |  June 2, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Steve – the bun throwing is a big tourist draw. The cinema issue comes up time and time again, but none of the big chains want to come here.

  • 8. Iain  |  June 3, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Plenty of cinema companies want to come here – the ones that wont come are the multiplexes

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