Athletics in popular recreation

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    • During popular recreation there were events called social wakes
      • At these events there were many sports played
        • Catching the greasy pig
        • Shin kicking
        • Drinking hot tea
        • Smock races
      • These events were frowned upon by many
    • The cotswold games was brought about by Robert Dover
      • This attracted participants from both classes
      • wrestling
      • Jousting
      • leaping
    • Pedestrianism
      • The gentry employed footmen as messengers
      • There was often huge wagering on pedestrian races
      • Robert Barcley Allardice walked 1000 miles in 1000 hours
      • There was often match fixing, using false names and professionals impersonating amateurs


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