Watch: UK Wife Carrying Race 2014

The UK Wife Carrying Championships have a winner!

Richard Blake-Smith and his partner Anna beat Vytautas Kirkliauskas of Lithuania, carrying his wife, Neringa Kirliauskiene.

Rich said: "We put in a whole week's work, running around the athletics track near where we live - and it's paid off"

"We were pushed hard, especially by the Lithuanians there."

Competitors must tackle a 380-metre course, hurdling over haystacks, scrabbling up a steep slope, and dodging water pistols.

You don't need to be married to take part.

The race saw all combinations of competitors - men carrying women, men carrying men and one woman carrying a woman.

Rich and Anna will now compete at the World Championships in Finland in July.

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