HUNDREDS of people enjoyed the World Wellington Boot Throwing Championships at Court Fields School on Saturday.

This year saw a new record set in the men’s competition, with Peter Knox throwing a massive 36.8m - you can watch a video of his effort below.

The event was opened by the mayor of Wellington, Cllr Gary James, which was followed by a display by the Wellington Majorettes.

The Wellington Silver Band and local Ukulele Group provided live music.

Sue White, event organiser said: "This was our 10th anniversary and my last year of organising the event.

"We had a fantastic day, thankfully the rain held off although it was chilly at times. The crowds which were more plentiful than we originally thought and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.

"The longest male throw record was broken by Peter Knox who threw a massive 36.8m. We believe that the numbers were up this year and the competition between the men was amazing and so were extremely competitive.

"It was not just the men though as the women were trying to improve their scores and were being extremely competitive! I would like to thank the committee, the various organisations who joined us this year, the competitors, visitors and all the volunteers, especially my family and their friends, for helping us make this another successful event."

2018 results:- Six and under boys: Olaf Krammarz - 16.8m. Six and under girls - Isla Harvey. Ten & under boys (sponsored by Wilkie May & Tuckwood) – Elijah Helliar ~ 20.8m. Ten & under girls (sponsored by Wilkie May & Tuckwood) – Tallulah Pengelly ~ 22m. Sixteen & under boys (sponsored by Wellington Newsagents) – Joe Thorne~ 35.6m. Sixteen & under girls (sponsored by Nurtured by Nature) - Poppy Hutchings ~ 18.7m. Adult male (sponsored by Gibbins Richards) – Peter Knox ~ 36.8m - a new record! Adult female (sponsored by The Hair Lounge) - Kerri Ginnervan ~ 19.3m. Disabled male & female (sponsored by the Wellington Cobbler) – Adrian Besley ~ 21.1m. Over 60's (sponsored by H Hill & Sons Ltd) – Mike Feesey ~ 23.1m. Team (sponsored by Wellington Boots) - George Street Massive ~ 142.5m.

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CHAMPION: Pete Knox in action

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MUSIC: The Wellington Silver Band gave the day a delightful soundtrack

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MAYOR: Cllr Gary James at the event

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CRAFT STALL: Emma Jones, Nicholas Allan and Melita Taylor with mayor Gary James

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CANINES: The Mount Vets Dog Show

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SERIOUS CONTENDER: Record breaker Peter Knox