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All the fun of the Reading Sports – in pictures and interviews

Saints came from as far as Florida – and St Helena – for the annual Reading Sports in the UK. Click on the links below to see nearly 200 pictures from the day, and listen to the best of several interviews recorded for Saint FM by Simon Pipe of St Helena Online.

Why not click on the interviews, and then flick through the galleries as they’re playing?

Galleries:
Reading Sports in pictures – general shots
Reading Sports in pictures – the racing
Reading Sports in pictures – medal winners
Reading Sports in pictures – evening

Interviews:
Florida: Jack and Myrtle Whittaker came from America just for the Reading Sports
Lanterns for loved ones: coloured lights drift into the sky in a poignant family ceremony
A leaping Yon: there are Yons all round as runner John leaps the finishing tape
Spoons and balloons: Jamie Leo wins the adult egg and spoon race. Balloon sprint next…
Renee takes on the men: a mummy races the daddies, despite their long legs
Chicks: Jamie Benjamin explains the Saint tradition of passing on family nicknames
Gino, Natasha and Britney: Prince Charles was a neighbour, but they moved

Reading Sports in pictures – general shots

Brilliant sunshine brought a glow to the 2012 Reading Sports – the largest annual gathering of St Helenians in the UK. Click on the pictures for a flavour of the August bank holiday fun.

Reading Sports in pictures – the racing

Strangely, the adult egg and spoon race wasn’t included in the 2012 Olympics, and Jessica Ennis wasn’t required to leap about with a balloon between her knees. But that’s all part of the fun at the annual Saints’ sports day, held on the August bank holiday weekend at Reading Rugby Club. Click on the pictures to see what Olympics spectators were missing.

Reading Sports in pictures – medal winners

Everyone was a winner at the 2012 Reading Sports – but some won more than a good day out. Alan Bills, town crier of Bristol, presented medals to Saints, family members and friends who took part in the traditional racing.

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