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The Annual Gambo Race
The Annual Gambo Race has been documented since 2003 by Kenfig.org - there are limited photos of the years 2001 & 2002. Visit our uniquie pictorial Gambo Race archive - some photos have been donated by members of the local community, the majority of gambo race photos contained in the archive have been taken by Rob Bowen, Kenfig.org Local Community Group.

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All photos contained in the Gambo Race Archive that have been taken by Mr Rob Bowen are available to purchase at various sizes in their orginal high quality format. All images in the archive have been reduced in size and quality solely for inclusion on the Internet.
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The Gambo Race

The Gambo Race is a charity-based community event organised as a joint venture by Pyle RFC and The Cornelly Arms public house. It was started in 2001 and has become an institution in its own right gaining a reputation as a great and fun day out for all.
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The Gambo Race started in 2001
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World Adventure - Gambo a World meaning...
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Winning Gambo Team 2008

Winning Team 2008

Japanese Geishas Oriental Tea House complete with Samurai Warrior
The 2008 event was started by Wales & Ospreys prop Adam Jones and former Wales Captain & Ospreys Assistant Coach Jonathan Humphreys.
The event was judged by North Cornelly local County Borough Councillors, Jeff Tidesley and Megan Butcher.

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Winning Team 2006

Started and Judged by local dignitaries, the 2006 event was absolutely enormous.
Amazing Community Spirit were the buzz words - People travelled to the area from as far away as Manchester, Birmingham, London and Brisbane, Australia to witness this event. The Gambo Race 2006 was even talked about in central Government for its inginuity, coverage and community spirit. The Gambo Race 2006 was won by Bob the Builder.

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Winning Team 2004

Kenfig.org documented the 2004 Annual Gambo Race by popular demand.
Visitors to this years event was were from far and wide - Military Personnel from Royal Marines based in Swindon actually took part in this years event after having viewed the 2003 event online in Basra, Iraq. The Gambo Race 2004 was won by the Strongbow Express.

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The Annual Gambo Race 2008

Winning Gambo Team 2008

Gambo Race 2008

Winning Team 2008

Japanese Geishas Oriental Tea House complete with Samurai Warrior
The 2008 event was started by Wales & Ospreys prop Adam Jones and former Wales Captain & Ospreys Assistant Coach Jonathan Humphreys.
The event was judged by North Cornelly local County Borough Councillors, Jeff Tidesley and Megan Butcher.
This years event attracted ¼ Million hits on the website in 5 days following the event.

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The Annual Gambo Race 2007

Winning Gambo Team 2007

Gambo Race 2007

Winning Team 2007

Aliens & Spacecraft - Royal British Legion, Pyle
Out of this World... literally, space ships and aliens, NASA astronauts, Top Gun aircraft pilots, Police helicopter. The RAF and The Red Baron making for an aeronautic theme to this years event.
Live entertainment from local rock band Lemon.
The 2007 event was judged by The Mayor of BCBC, Councillor Mari Jones and her consort, Mrs Violet Cody together with local County Borough Councillor Jeff Tildesley.

Gambo Rock Festival

This year saw the introduction of the Gambo Rock Festival at Pyle RFC. Featured local bands included: (1) Ziggy Gielstien, (2) Virgin Summer, (3) Temporary Solution, (4) Lemon, (5) Half 'N' Half, Plus Special Guests

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The Annual Gambo Race 2006

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Gambo Race 2006

Winning Team 2006

Bob the Builder - New House Inn, North Cornelly
Started and Judged by local dignitaries, the 2006 event was absolutely enormous.
Amazing Community Spirit were the buzz words - People travelled to the area from as far away as Manchester, Birmingham, London and Brisbane, Australia to witness this event. The Gambo Race 2006 was even talked about in central Government for its inginuity, coverage and community spirit.

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The Annual Gambo Race 2005

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Gambo Race 2005

Winning Team 2005

Team F1 Ferrari - New House Inn, North Cornelly
Judged by the legendary Welsh Rugby Team scrum half, Gareth Edwards and Kenfig's Lord of the Manor, Lindsey Morgan.
Visitors came to this years event from as far away as Essex, London, Swindon (most of M4 corridor) - some were noted as having hired a taxi from Glynneath, West Glamorgan.

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The Annual Gambo Race 2004

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Gambo Race 2004

Winning Team 2004

Strongbow Express - New House Inn, North Cornelly
Kenfig.org documented the 2004 Annual Gambo Race by popular demand.
Visitors to this years event was were from far and wide - Military Personnel from Royal Marines based in Swindon actually took part in this years event after having viewed the 2003 event online in Basra, Iraq.

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The Annual Gambo Race 2003

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Gambo Race 2003

Winning Team 2003

Ant Hill Mob - Cefn Athletic Club, Cefn Cribbwr
Kenfig.org documented the 2003 Annual Gambo Race for the first time.
Judged by Jonathan Humphreys, Hooker and former Captain Welsh Rugby Team our first online coverage of this event attracted around 55,000 visitors in the four weeks following the event.

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Winning Team 2002

The Vikings - New House Inn, North Cornelly
Kenfig.org has kindly been donated photos from this years event by Mike and Pauline Daniels from North Cornelly and The New House Inn.
There are limited photos and also noted are the small turn out of on-lookers as opposed to the present day - The Pondarosa was still open in this year.

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The Annual Gambo Race 2001

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Gambo Race 2001

Winning Team 2001

The Zulus - Crown Inn, Pyle
The Gambo Race traverses a route from the Prince of Wales Inn, Kenfig through North Cornelly towards Pyle RFC.
Aimed at encouraging local community spirit together with raising monies for local charities, the Gambo Race has taken on a Carnival Type Atmosphere with each yearly event captured for posterity exclusively here on Kenfig.org

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2001 Event

Gambo Race Route

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The Gambo Race Route
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Gambo Race Route

The Gambo Race route begins in Kenfig then moves onto Maudlam and North Cornelly before heading towards Pyle for its finish. The race 'Pit Stops' are located at local pubs enroute; these are listed opposite:

Pubs Enroute || The Pit Stops

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The Prince of Wales Inn, Kenfig || The Start Venue
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The Angel Inn, Maudlam
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The Greenacre Motel, North Cornelly
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The Ponderosa Club, North Cornelly || Closed in 2003 - demolished in 2004
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The New House Inn, North Cornelly
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The Cornelly Arms, North Cornelly
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The Crown Inn, Pyle || Closed in 2007
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The Royal British Legion, Pyle
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Pyle Rugby Football Club, Pyle || The Finish Venue

Health & Safety || Gambo Rules

In the interests of public health & safety there are some Gambo Race House Rules in place which need to be adhered to at all times.
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No Water Pistols, Canons etc. to be used during the event
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No fighting, rude language, damage to property, cars etc.
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Use common sense with parking vehicles & respect the Law
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Place rubbish in bins - Respect the environment and the local area

The Winning Teams || The Annual Gambo Race

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Team

Representing

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2001
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Zulus
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Crown Inn, Pyle
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2002
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The Vikings
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New House Inn
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2003
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Ant Hill Mob || -- kenfig.org started documenting this event from this point -- ||
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Cefn Athletic Club
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2004
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Strongbow Express
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New House Inn
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2005
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F1 Ferrari
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New House Inn
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2006
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Bob the Builder
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New House Inn
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2007
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Aliens & Space Craft
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Royal British Legion, Pyle
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2008
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Japanese Geishas Oriental Tea House complete with Samurai Warrior
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Sponsored by David & Linda Smith
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2009
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The Circus
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The Cornelly Arms

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The 2002 Event
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The 2003 Event
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The 2004 Event
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The 2005 Event
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The 2006 Event
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The 2007 Event
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The 2008 Event
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The 2009 Event
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Annual Gambo Race || Some basic Facts

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The New House Inn have won 3 events in a row (2004 - 2006)
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The Gambo Race used to visit 9 pubs enroute originally
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The Ponderosa Club closed in 2003 just before the event took place
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The New House Inn have won 3 events since 2001
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The 2006 event was marshalled by police on horseback at Pyle
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The Gambo Music Festival began in 2007 at Pyle RFC
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Temporary Road Closures began at Fairfield, North Cornelly for the 1st time in 2008

Website Disclaimer || Kenfig.org Local Community Group

Disclaimer

The Kenfig.org Local Community Group is not responsible for the Gambo Race event in general nor are we responsible for the conduct of any person(s) during the Gambo Race event itself, we merely document the event. Where we publish any material that warrants a breach of Gambo Race Rules & the Law in general, we cannot accept any responsibility for the outcome by whatever means.
Rob Bowen - Chair / Author / Webmaster

Copyright || Intellectual Property Rights

All material contained within the Gambo Race section of this website is copyright protected. This includes all written material, images, photos, multimedia applications and image maps.
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