‘Fresh Meat’ hit Durham for Comic Relief
The cast of tv show ‘Fresh Meat’ take on tricycle racing for Comic Relief in Durham’s Castle
DUCK organised the first tricycle race to be held in Durham since 1963 where a 12-hour race took place on Palace Green. This year Comic Relief and DUCK welcomed Jack Whitehall and members of the cast of ‘Fresh Meat’ to the Castle courtyard for a shorter version consisting of a 7-laps… harder than it sound on miniscule tricycles.
Teams were set up and funny headwear encouraged as heats ran in the morning to determine those worthy of racing with the comedians.
Jack Whitehall and the cast rolled in just after 10am and a comedy-match-made-in-heaven began as The Durham Revue’s Stef Jones welcomed Jack with a big hug, like the best of friends she is sure they will be: “I may just fall down at his feet and weep”.
After some ‘classic uni banter’ the race ensued. With a bit of extra help, and a few sabotage attempts the laps were completed and the end result was Zawe Ashton’s team in 1st place, Kimberley Nixon’s in 2nd and Jack Whitehall’s finishing 3rd. Unsurprisingly as his team had to race wearing a phoenix mascot head.
It was all for a good cause and despite the chilly morning both racers and spectators enjoyed the event and hopefully a lot of money was raised.
Watch the race here: