Easy Peasy! Graham triumphs in vegetable throwing contest

King of the Vegetables''Something different for you, a King Alfred Reservist (Portsmouth) who has been named King of the Vegetables for pea throwing ' yes, it is real.'Can't do normal formatting as my system is down, but genuine RN story for your consideration.'I am OOO for a few weeks so if you need more info Graham you should get in touch with Heather Lane on email pjhq-j9mediaops-aug1@mod.uk or kingalfred-pro@mod.uk' 'Best regards PPP-150810-175506001
King of the Vegetables''Something different for you, a King Alfred Reservist (Portsmouth) who has been named King of the Vegetables for pea throwing ' yes, it is real.'Can't do normal formatting as my system is down, but genuine RN story for your consideration.'I am OOO for a few weeks so if you need more info Graham you should get in touch with Heather Lane on email pjhq-j9mediaops-aug1@mod.uk or kingalfred-pro@mod.uk' 'Best regards PPP-150810-175506001

Dozens of people lined the streets of Lewes on Sunday (October 4) to watch this year’s World Pea Throwing Championship.

The Lewes Arms pub, in Mount Place, hosted the annual event, which raises money for the Sasha Roberts Scholarship Fund in memory of a regular customer who died in a road accident in 2006.

King of the Vegetables''Something different for you, a King Alfred Reservist (Portsmouth) who has been named King of the Vegetables for pea throwing ' yes, it is real.'Can't do normal formatting as my system is down, but genuine RN story for your consideration.'I am OOO for a few weeks so if you need more info Graham you should get in touch with Heather Lane on email pjhq-j9mediaops-aug1@mod.uk or kingalfred-pro@mod.uk' 'Best regards PPP-150810-175454001

King of the Vegetables''Something different for you, a King Alfred Reservist (Portsmouth) who has been named King of the Vegetables for pea throwing ' yes, it is real.'Can't do normal formatting as my system is down, but genuine RN story for your consideration.'I am OOO for a few weeks so if you need more info Graham you should get in touch with Heather Lane on email pjhq-j9mediaops-aug1@mod.uk or kingalfred-pro@mod.uk' 'Best regards PPP-150810-175454001

Graham Butterworth, a 33-year-old Royal Navy Reservist from Portsmouth, lifted the golden, hand-holding-a-pea trophy after throwing the vegetable 28.67m.

The father-of-four said: “We had to use peas provided by the pub – Birdseye garden peas. They were frozen but I was the last to throw so it was very squidgy.

“My friend and fellow competitor showed my some information from his physicist friend, which explained the laws of motion - highly boring but I remembered one point – I chose a pea that had minimal indents to ensure least resistance.

“It was a fantastic and thoroughly random day out for the family. Lewes is a lovely town.

“I shall be competing again next year to retain my crown.”

Graham started entering eccentric British competitions around the country along with former Navy diver Ginge Fulham, who he had competed with as part of the Maritime Reserves Field Gun team.

The pair have both competed in the annual Tetbury World Wool Carrying Championships, while Ginge also took part in a UK Pooh Sticks contest. They both intend to take part in the World Conker Championships, bog snorkelling and cheese rolling in the coming season.

“It’s nice to get involved in obscure, eccentric British events – they are a cracking day out for the whole family and the boys think their Daddy is very funny, albeit a bit silly,’ added Graham, who works for a brick company.

He was selected along with two other Reservists for the RN Rugby squad this year – he is also representing HMS Collingwood in Boxing Championships.

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