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Get Mashed in Bridgend

They're at it again.  Not content with alternative food festivals (with the amazing collapsing cauliflower sheep) and taking the world record for the number of Elves in one place from New York, the ever imaginative team at Bridgend have come up with yet another weird and wonderful event.  It's called the Bridgend Mash up.

It will take place in the streets of the town centre on 7th May 2011 and essentially mixes (or "mashes") traditional athletics in the streets with contemporary urban street culture. 

Traditional athletics events are leaving the track and heading for the streets with long jumping, pole vaulting, sprinting and middle distance running.  Add into the mix more contemporary pursuits such as BMX, skateboarding and parkour as well as street dancing and a music stage and you have the Bridgend Mash Up.  It will also feature the Bridgend Bombshells, the area's only Roller Derby team (no, I'd never heard of this sport before either, but it looks great fun)

Plenty of entertainment throughout the day to keep you occupied, so for more information and to keep up with any new events added to the programme take a look at their website, facebook page and use #bridgend #mashup hashtags on Twitter

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