79_bisLegend has it that this event originated with Scottish smithies who, not content with pounding the hammer on the anvil all week, would keep their hand in on Sundays by seeing how far they could throw it!

 Nowadays Smithies and Smiths are as common as Browns and Joneses.

But when it comes to hurling the 22 pound heavy hammer at the end of its 1.27m handle, your best bet is to be called Edmonds or Sinclair...

...and preferably Craig SINCLAIR who, with a distance of 34.65m, fell just one meter short of Brian AITKINS’s 2007 Bressuire record.