London, Nov 14 : Gutsy Kiwis have shunned the traditional races with an egg and spoon in favour of running with bulls' testicles in their mouths.
In one of the most bizarre competitions, the participants from the Shepherd's Shemozzle in Hunterville, New Zealand had to run 50 metres with a bull's testicle in their mouth.
This year's winner, Josh Masters, said he had never carried a bull's testicle in his mouth before - but he claimed that it was "not too bad".
"Best of all, they weren't connected to anything," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
The competition was tarnished this year by a rumour that one spectator ate a raw testicle.
However, the organisers refused to comment on the tale, saying only that when cooked they tasted "lovely".
Fifty-six competitors ran to find and claim their dogs before heading to the nearest high hill for the lineup of culinary delights.
Masters won a jacket for his efforts and his dog, Scruff, was awarded with a bag of dog biscuits.