On Sunday, our Will J stepped out alongside 600 other conker hopefuls to fight for the coveted title of World Conker Champion 2008.
After weeks of practicing, his team, The St. Tanktonian Olympiad, rose early, dressed for combat and discussed tactics in the carpark.
They then waged many a battle
Against some strong competition
But were eventually beaten by a man who used kinetic energy theory to bash all his opponents out the conker ring and a lady from Essex who had a cracking aim.
Not that this stopped Will getting in some practice for taking the winners podium next year.
Next year, Will.