Deputies and local celebrities in dash for freedom

PUTTING celebrities in situations of maximum embarrassment for public entertainment was a key ingredient of a charity event on Saturday.

A celebrities ‘grand national’ featuring several deputies was the highlight of the Guernsey For Freedom activities afternoon at the revel field in St Saviour’s.

Competitors had to take on an obstacle course in which organisers brazenly admitted they had set them up to fail.

Deputy Lyndon Trott confessed that he had backed himself to come last, though his stake went to the charity after two people finished behind him.

‘It’s been a great day and if I hadn’t been here I would only have been sitting at home with my feet up watching the Euro football,’ he said.

Deputy Sasha Kazantseva-Miller was an early leader until she was overtaken on the part where entrants had to knock over two pieces of wood by swinging a tennis ball contained in a stocking they had to put over their head.

‘It was embarrassing, but super fun and nice to see such a great turn out of all generations,’ she said.

Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez’s challenge all but ended when she struggled to hold a potato between her legs and deposit it in a food recycling bin.

‘It was my fault for wearing shiny trousers but then they hadn’t told us what we going to have to do beforehand,’ she said.

‘It would have helped if I’d looked where I was going too.’

Instagram fitness ‘guru’ Ben Honour was first across the line ahead of his father, Trinity Church vicar and chairman of the Guernsey Welfare Service Jon Honour.

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