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Alternative sports day challenges were tackled by the old and young alike in aid of charity at the weekend.

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The first Oxjam Olympics took place at Highbury Fields on Sunday with the aim of tackling obesity and raising money for charity Oxfam.

Among the quirky contests were a Space Hopper race and slug racing, whereby competitors had to crawl along the ground.

Oxjam Islington organised the sports day and manager Barry Causton, 35, said: “It was a great day with the aim of fighting obesity by offering sports in a different way.”

About 45 people took part and managed to raise more than £100.

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