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The Firkin Challenge 2017

Posted by Mike C in Jun 2017

Dartmoor Brewery was proud to sponsor the 2017 Firkin Challenge, in support of the brilliant Jeremiah's Journey charity.

The 6th annual Firkin Challenge took place on Sunday 4th June, and saw slightly bonkers teams of two lugging an empty Dartmoor Brewery firkin (an awkwardly-shaped and distinctly heavy 9-gallon cask) aroud a 4 mile course starting and finishing at the Royal Oak Inn in Meavy, and taking in the normally relaxing beauty-spots of Burrator Reservoir and Sheepstor.

Winners of the 2017 Firkin Challenge were Simon Francis and Ben Adelsbury, completing the amazing feat in just over 42 minutes.  They were closely followed by Gavin Court and Dan Smeardon, whilst Tim Pollard-Jones and Chris Eastaugh took a commendable third place.

Jeremiah's Journey is a self-funding Devon charity that offers support and information to children, young people and families who have experienced or are anticipating the death of someone special, in Plymouth and the immediate surrounding areas. www.jeremiahsjourney.org.uk 

The Royal Oak Inn is a traditional country pub in the pretty village of Meavy on the edge of Dartmoor, just to the north of Plymouth.  A great base for a Dartmoor walk, the Royal Oak offers Dartmoor Brewery ales naturally, and is well known locally for its good food (including an excellent Sunday roast) with a strong emphasis on local Devon produce.  www.royaloakinn.org.uk 


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