Tipped for top in Asparagus eating competition - The Evesham Observer

Tipped for top in Asparagus eating competition

Evesham Editorial 15th Jun, 2017   0

THE POPULAR Asparagus eating competition made a return to this year’s Asparafest.

Fans of the world famous and EU protected Vale of Evesham Asparagus signed up to take part in the unique event earlier this month.

The competition sees participants compete to eat ten spears of asparagus in the quickest time to be in with a chance of being crowned asparagus King and Queen.

Due to a record 59 entries the competition had to be held over two days.

The first day of competition saw Chris Larkins, from Evesham, crowned King after eating his asparagus in just 32 seconds. Theresa Foster, from Banbury, was crowned Queen with a time of 40 seconds.

And on the second day of competition Robert Jewkes from Birmingham was also crowned King with a time of 35 seconds. Theresa Foster returned to defend her title and was victorious with a time of 37 seconds.

Steve Knight, Marketing and Events Officer at Wychavon, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many people taking part in this legendary event, with visitors coming from all over the country. It’s one of the even more quirky parts of what is already a pretty quirky and quintessentially British celebration. The competition never fails to provide a good giggle.

“There is plenty more to come over the summer and people can find out exactly what is happening at the Visit Wychavon website or by picking up an events diary.”

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