Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cheese Rolling

A few days ago I was watching this event on TV, at first I didn't pay attention to it because it was like a normal daily news until I saw people strolling down the hill to catch something up. And when I watched it longer, I found out that they were all chasing a rolling cheese. The annual event was called "Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill" located in Gloucestershire, England. The tradition has been going on since 200 years ago. The idea was simple, from the top of the hill a round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled, and competitors race down the hill after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese. The kind of cheese used for the event was Double Gloucester cheeses weighing 7 – 8lb. The contestants wore various costumes to add the fun of it. The event was made to continue the tradition and for fun and excitement. However, paramedics were also ready to give help because there were those people who got injured on the event. Click here for the official website. Here's the video of the event. Here are some of the pictures of the event and also the video.

(images from boston.com)

4 comments:

Rain said...

Ha ha ha! Look at those silly people, lol! Who in their right mind would do such a thing? Hmmmm....I probably would, hee hee!

Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

Omg that looks so dangerous. I would definitely break something. The crazy silly things people do.

boya arsila said...

I wouldn't be brave enough to do it ha ha...I guess I would just watch it from the side..be the cheer leader for you Rain if you take the part of the event=)

Rain said...

I guess the question is how MUCH do I love cheese? LOL