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It’s 4pm in my local park and one of the lesser-known Olympic sports is getting under way.

16th August, 2008

It’s 4pm in my local park and one of the lesser-known Olympic sports is getting under way.

The sun has just made a brief bid for freedom and, as one, the playground mums reach into their nappy bags.

The scent of La Roche-Posay, Vichy and Nivea (for the less label-conscious) fills the air as this summer’s favourite amateur field game kicks off. Even the mothers who have already applied factor 50 at home...

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