THE popular Badsey Soapbox race was run down Knowl Hill in front of a large crowd during Bank Holiday weekend.

The event, organised by Badsey and Aldington Parish Council, was the fourth held.

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Competitors had two timed runs of the course which included two slalom sections at the top to test for kart and driver stability, before the S bend past the main grandstand and the majority of the crowds, before the last curve and the finish line.

For the first time women with involved in the event as Lily Cattle and Sue Briffett took up the challenge. Winners were Denzil Brunning and his Bluebottle Buzzing that came out on top with an average time of 56 seconds.

They were presented outside the Wheatsheaf Inn with their trophy by organisers, who also named the best presented kart as ‘L’s Angels driven by Sue Briffett.