Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cheese anyone?

I have just heard the craziest news!

The annual cheese rolling event that has taken place on Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire for almost 200 years, has been "officially" cancelled!


I am so thankful that while we lived in Cheltenham, we took the opportunity to go and see it! I remember the traffic being so bad, that at one point we almost turned back.

Here's a few of the pictures I took.

Donald, Jenelle, Hannah and Ivan

See the small white dot? That's the prize!

This gives you a good idea of how steep the hill is!

These are the crazy people heading to the top of the hill. Can you find the naked bum?

Here's a Youtube clip that gives a good idea of what it must be like to actually do the run down the hill.

I can certainly see why people would think it dangerous and unnecessary.

But hey, if you're stupid enough to essentially throw your body down a steep slope in hopes of winning a 7 pound roll of cheese, who are we to judge?

1 comment:

  1. I'll say that was one fascinating video. It reminds me of the Spanish "Running of the Bulls" but without those nagging pointy things that seem to keep opening the participant bodies.