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This Is What A Christmas Tree Throwing Championship Looks Like

Probably more fun than trying to throw a shoe over a building.

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In case you missed it, the Christmas Tree Throwing Championships took place recently.

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The event, which took place at Keele Christmas Tree Farm in Staffordshire, saw incredible tree-throwing efforts.

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Participants taking part in the charity event had to throw a six foot, 22 pound tree as far as they could.

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They also had to see how high over a bar they could launch their tree.

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The BBC reported that each contestant had three attempts to see how far they could throw a Christmas tree and three attempts to see how high they could get one.

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The event was set up to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.

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Charlie Reynolds, the 19-year-old organiser, was quoted by the BBC as saying before the event: "We've got 100 trees of the same size and weight over the two days, because over time branches will fall off and they'll get lighter."

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He added: "In Germany they've been running a competition just after the main festive celebrations for about eight years, and always ask people to turn up with their old trees."

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The event took place on Saturday and Sunday.

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