Quirky or what? England's alternative Olympic events
From toe wrestling to pancake tossing, coal carrying to gravy fighting, hundreds of unconventional championships are taking place in a jam-packed cultural and sporting calendar and they're a wonder to behold.
So grab your wellies, gravy-proof clothing and your pea shooter and get involved in some of the country's alternative sporting events. Here are the top ten, courtesy of Visit England.
Alternative Olympic games UK 2012View all 10 gallery images
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