Thrills and spills in annual “Pollie Dash”

A NUMBER of local politicians put their novelty sporting skills to the test when they participated in the annual “Greater Claremont Precinct Community Barbecue and Pollie Dash”.

Now in its fourth year, the popular Australia Day event saw a record number of locals attend the barbecue and participate in a number of old-fashioned activities, including the new “thong throwing” competition.

Overseen by boxing champion Luke “Action” Jackson, who was master of ceremonies for the event, the “athletes” put their skills to the test in the egg and spoon race, the sack race and the three-legged race.

Speaker of the House of Assembly Elise Archer MP, who participated in the Pollie Dash, said the she looked forward the event each year.

“There is a tremendous sense of community spirit which embodies everything that Australia signifies,” she said.

“It’s about having a go regardless of your athletic abilities, enjoying a few laughs and, of course, a little bit of heckling each other in jest.”

The League of Heroes was also in attendance to mingle with children and participate in events.

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