Big splash at puddle jumping championships in Welney

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships
Left to right Lola Clifford 5 and Laci Johnson 7
Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships Left to right Lola Clifford 5 and Laci Johnson 7

People of all ages pulled on their wellies for the annual East Anglian Puddle Jumping Championships in Welney on Saturday.

Visitors to Welney Wetland Centre enjoyed a splashtastic day for the second annual competition, where participants were judged for their enthusiasm, the height of the splash and the style of the jump.

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships
Ashton Cook 6

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships Ashton Cook 6

Warden Louise Clewley said: “The puddles were set up within the reserve, and we saw a range of different jumping styles including tuck jumps and star jumps.”

About 200 people took part in the championships, where a daily winner and a weekly winner were chosen.

Visitors also enjoyed making bird feeders using pine cones and lard, and they learned all about some of the centre’s 
wildlife through swan feeds and the accompanying commentary.

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships
Ashton Cook 6

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships Ashton Cook 6

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships
Stella Snow

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships Stella Snow

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships
Left to right Lola Clifford 5 and Laci Johnson 7

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships Left to right Lola Clifford 5 and Laci Johnson 7

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships
Esme Clifford 1

Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships Esme Clifford 1