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Greek Lunch and Games 2012

Greek Lunch and Games

19 August 2012

On the hottest day of the year, Brandeston held its very own celebration of the Olympics with support from Suffolk Sport and Community Games. A Greek lunch in a marquee was followed by the opening chords from “Fanfare for the Common Man” announcing the lighting of the flame. To the sound of the by now familiar “Chariots of Fire” theme, a runner clad in the Team GB kit entered the field with a lit torch and to cheering and whoops of surprise from the crowd. Helen Buckingham did two circuits of the tent before officially lighting the flame that declared the games open.

Richard Daykin, Paul Baker and Mia then demonstrated the steps to Zorba the Greek before leading the audience in a mass dance.

From 2:30 onwards until the light started to fade, keen sportsmen, women and children aged from 2 to 80 plus ran, played table tennis and petanque, put the shot, threw wellies, jumped, sprinted and ran the Brandeston marathon (800 metres) in wilting temperatures. Most of the men in the Over 60s, 400 metres walk were disqualified for breaking into a competitive run for the line – and yes, Nancy, you were spotted running in the Ladies walk!

The presentation of medals seemed to increase the competitive spirit and by the time the barbeque was lit, many necks were laden with gold, silver and bronze.

Everyone agreed that the day was a great success providing something for all generations to enjoy.

More photos in the gallery.

Brandeston Games 2012 - results






Scott Bange/Steve Williams

Adam Bradley/Sally Moody


Marathon - Men

Tristan Vanhegen

Dave Larsen

Matt Rozier

Marathon - Women

Rachel Cherington

Becky O’Leary

Karren Piper

Marathon - U16 Girls

Jasmine Piper-Williams

Katie Bradley

Sophie Piper-Williams

Marathon - U16 Boys

Matt Rozier

Henry Bange

Matt Bange

Walk - O60 Men

Brian Smerdon

Tim Chase

Fred Mugleston

Walk - O60 Women

Sue Brooker

Annie Holland-Brown

Sue Fisher

Standing Jump - U16 Girls

Jasmine Piper-Williams       (1.7m)

Sophie Piper-Williams (1.64 m)

Gemma Churchill (1.55 m)

Standing Jump - U16 Boys

Matt Rozier (1.87 m)

Matt Bange (1.86 m)

Harry Bradley (1.50 m)

Standing Jump - Women

Rachel Cherrington (1.73 m)

Karren Piper (1.60 m)

Ally Elliott (1.58 m)

Standing Jump - Men

Dave Larson (2.41 m)

Tristan Vanhegen (2.31 m)

Scott Bange (2.11 m)

30 m Sprint - Toddlers

Johnny Owens

Ben Bradley


60 m Sprint - O50 Ladies

Annie Holland-Brown

Gill Abbott

Sue Fisher

60 m Sprint - U11 Girls

Gemma Churchill

Jasmine Piper-Williams

Sophie Piper-Williams

60 m Sprint - U11 Boys

James Owens

Harry Bradley

Henry Bange

60 m Sprint U16 Boys

Matt Rozier

Matt Bange


60 m Sprint - Women

Kathy Churchill

Karren Piper

Nicola Owens

60 m Sprint - Men

Dave Larsen

Tristan Vanhegen

Scott Bange

Table Tennis - All ages Male

Connor O’Leary

Adam Bradley

Tristan Vanhegen

Table Tennis - All ages Female

Rebecca Legge

Annie Legge

Sue Brooker

Shot Put - Men

Dave Larsen (14.18 m)

Tristan Vanhegen (14.17 m)

Scott Bange (14.14 m)

Shot Put - Women

Ally Elliott (7.42 m)

Kathy Churchill (7.26 m)

Nicola Beach (7.10 m)

Shot Put - U16 Boys

Matt Rozier (9.27)

Matt Bange (8.25 m)

James Owens (5.76 m)

Shot Put - U16 Girls

Sophie Piper-Williams (4.94 m)

Gemma Churchill (4.75 m)

Jasmine Piper-Williams (4.20 m)

Relay - Men

Dave Larsen/Dave Elliott

Matt Bange/Matt Rozier

Scott Bange/Martin Churchill

Relay - Women

Karren Piper/Rebecca Bange



Relay - U16 Boys

Matt Rozier/Matt Bange

Henry Bange/James Owens

Jasmine P-W/Gemma Churchill

Welly Throwing - Men

Scott Bange (25.30 m)

Dave Elliott ( 24.55 m)

Dave Larsen (24.35)

Welly Throwing - Women

Nicola Owens (18.90 m)

Kathy Churchill (17.67 m)

Ally Elliott (17.50 m)

Welly Throwing - U16 Boys

Matt Rozier (22.50 m)

Matt Bange (14.30 m)

James Owens (13.05 m)

Welly Throwing - U16 Girls

Sophie Piper-Williams (8.55 m)

Jasmine Piper-Williams (7.83 m)

Molly Churchill (7.55 m)

Three-Legged Race - O16

Matt Rozier/Matt Bange

Dave Larsen/Rachel Cherrington

Martin Churchill/Scott Bange

Three-Legged Race - U16

James Owens/Matt Bange

Sophie P-W/Gemma Churchill

Jasmine P-W/Thomas Bradley

Goal Scoring - Men

Martin Churchill

Steve Williams

Dave Larsen

Goal Scoring - Women

Becky O’Leary



Goal Scoring - U16

Matt Rozier

Matt Bange


Goal Scoring - U11

Henry Bange

James Owens

Thomas Bradley


Thomas Bradley

Paul Baker

Sophie Piper-Williams

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