Anyone who likes fun fancy dress and has a competitive nature may be interested in heading to Leicestershire next week in time for a special event.

Twyford is holding its annual wheelbarrow races on August 14th 2010 and is looking for more people who want to take part, the Melton Times reports.

Competitors will be able to take part in a variety of different races, including one over tough terrain and a water hazard.

Organiser Leigh Higgins said people taking part must stay in their barrow at all times to win the top prize of £150.

Alarmingly, he added that sabotaging the barrows of other participants is allowed "so long as you are not caught", while spectators are permitted to throw flour and other obstacles at those taking part to slow them down!

Prizes will also be offered for the best fancy dress, so a racing car driver outfit could be the ideal outfit.

Then again, given the slightly crazy nature of the event, a gangster fancy dress costume like those worn by the Anthill Mob in Wacky Races could be too!