|Haydon and Howie flat on the deck - Not a good sign!|
Of course the inspiration came from having our very own mascot, Haydon the Womble, entering a range of mascot races around the country. Surely though - even as his parent club was seeking a home back in the borough - surely it couldn't be too much to ask for a young womble to have a few friends round for a bit of fun on home turf?
|This man is not a 'Commons Ranger'|
Thinking of a snappy, catchy PR-friendly name for the race was a bit tricky and we ended up with the working title of AFC Wimbledon Fur and Feathers Mascot Obstacle Stakes. Not the snappiest of titles , but we thought we'll stick with that for the time being. Fortunately those wonderful folks at the Womble Underground Press have agreed to sponsor a trophy, a winners cup and a medal for every entrant. Conveniently this shortens down to the refreshingly concise WUP Cup!
|Haydon and pal at a previous race|
With mascots getting back to us all the time and with more than a week to go, there's every expectation that the number of runners will grow steadily making it truly a sight to behold. We hope that this will become an annual event and grow over time. We also hope that as many people as possible come to enjoy the spectacle and the enjoyment of the Stables Open Day and we really hope that such an enjoyable community event becomes forever associated with AFC Wimbledon!