Man from St Leonards sets Sussex record for Christmas tree throw

Dave Elias took the title in Sussex’s first ever Christmas tree throwing competition on Sunday, November 21 - with a throw of 9 metres

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 2:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 9:36 am

A man from St Leonard set the Sussex record for longest Christmas tree throw.

Dave Elias took the title in Sussex’s first ever Christmas tree throwing competition on Sunday, November 21 - with a throw of 9 metres.

Clive Collins, Founder of Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm, said: “It was great fun and people got very competitive. The winner Dave was a former strongman athlete which probably gave him a competitive edge. I’d like to thank everyone who took part.

Dave Elias (left) took the title in Sussex’s first ever Christmas tree throwing competition on Sunday, November 21 - with a throw of 9 metres.

"We will definitely be holding a throwing event next year as we had some great feedback and we’ll probably introduce a children’s category as the kids loved taking part.”

The event took place at Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm, near Battle, with around 50 people watching competitors throwing a six-foot Norway Spruce as far as possible in an attempt to beat the 12-metre world record.

After 3 attempts each, Mr Elias beat Harry Fisher from Brighton, who threw 8 metres, to claim the £100 cash prize.

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