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All England Stone Skimming Championships sees new records

Next year’s championships will be held on Saturday 18 August. Credit: PA

The All England Stone Skimming Championships, held on Windermere on Saturday 19 August, saw records broken and new entries into the official English sporting record books.

This included a 72-meter skim in the 11 to 16s category set by Gregg Heynes, who made the championship record, braking the previous one by 14 meters.

We’ve had a fabulous day of skimming here today and attracted hundreds of entrants. We haven’t yet counted the money taken, but we could also have made a record amount, on a day of hugely impressive records. If so, it will be great news for South Lakes conservation, as this event is organised as a fundraiser for vital conservation work in the South Lakes.”

– Julius Barratt, Trustee, South Cumbria Rivers’ Trust

Next year’s championships will be held on Saturday 18 August.