A day at the races

Wearing a silly hat doesn’t improve your paddlingA success of Swindon Borough Council that goes relatively uncelebrated is the carrying forward of elements of the corporate games held in Swindon in 2006, so that there has, since then, been an annual sporting event, the Challenge Swindon Festival of Sport. The most visible, and fun, of the sports within the festival has to be the dragon boat racing on Coate Water which took place today. If nothing else, the frantic paddling of some teams, apparently oblivious to the beat from their drummer, provides some amusement for spectators. Hopefully the Festival of Sport will outlive the two-year funding for Challenge Swindon.