Amazing maze celebrates Olympic success

Cawthorne Maize Maze
Cawthorne Maize Maze
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A PAIR of South Yorkshire farmers were so impressed by Jess Ennis’s efforts in London that they created a maze in the shape of a giant javelin- thrower.

Jim and Sarah Williams from Cawthorne, Barnsley, created the huge puzzle for their 12th annual maize maze event.

The puzzle is made from 250,000 sweetcorn plants in the shape of a huge javelin thrower.

Staff at the maze are also hosting a quiz to test people’s knowledge of Jess’s heptathlon gold.

Sarah said that unlike our Olympians, the maize plants had struggled a bit this year due to the extreme weather.

She added: “Opening was delayed a week and the plants are not at the their usual height.

“But visitors are still enjoying a fantastic puzzle and all the other activities in the fun field including tractor rides to the farm.”

The maze is at Jowett House Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley and is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

Meanwhile, the star heptathlete was treated to some pampering in a swish London salon.

A team of hair stylists and make-up artists swept Jess’ hair up into a sleek bun and applied make up and fake eyelashes to the stunning 26-year-old at the Wella Studio, near Regents Park.

She completed her look with gold earrings and gold nail varnish – admitting that she hadn’t dared to tempt fate by wearing anything gold during the Games.

Jess said: “I didn’t want to jinx myself, but now, lots of gold. I’m going to enjoy it.”

Later, wearing a stunning peach dress, she partied with the cast of Downton Abbey at Athletics Night at OMEGA House in London.

She was also snapped with actress Lily James, who features in Fast Girls, a film about British athletics.