Thurgoona man Reg Williamson is no stranger to pie-eating competitions, but the Cancer Council NSW fundraiser on Saturday was his toughest yet.
Mr Williamson was up against 23 other contestants at Beechworth Bakery Albury but few even came close to his winning count of eight pies in 10 minutes.
“I’ve been in a couple competitions; they were quick, like how fast you could eat two or three,” he said.
“This is the first time I’ve had to eat as many as I can … (getting through eight) was not good.”
Bakery manager Laura Harris said the three-heat competition to kick-start fundraising for the store’s 2017 Border Relay for Life team went down well.
“We’re probably sitting at $400 raised at the moment and we’ll still have our tins out until October,” she said.
“Reg was very impressive – he didn’t seem to struggle, he just keep powering through.”
And as for the $100 voucher Mr Williamson won for his efforts? He doesn’t have any ideas on what goodies he’ll buy with it just yet.
“It won’t be spent for a while,” he said.