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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Gloucester Cheese Roll Results Are In!!!!!

This years Cooper's Hill Cheese Roll was celebrated on May 25. This is just too strange not to mention.

The Organizers' web sight includes a description of the event,which I quote:

At the command (given by the M.C.) of ........
'ONE to be ready!'
'Two to be steady!'
'Three to prepare!' .....
....... the guest 'roller' releases the cheese, which rolls down the hill at great speed,

The M.C. continues .....
....
and FOUR to be off!'

At this point the competitors hurl themselves down the slope after the cheese.
The first person to arrive at the foot of the hill wins the cheese.
Those who come second or third receive a small cash prize.

The slope has a gradient that is in places 1-in-2 and in others 1-in-1, its surface is very rough and uneven and it is almost impossible to remain on foot for the descent. Injuries incurred are usually minor and competitors (particularly the successful ones) enter again year after year.

If I said this myself, no one would believe me.

Here's what this melee looks like.






It amazes me how something as constipating as cheese can move that fast.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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