Hundreds Of People Chased A Cheese Down A Steep Hill And It Was Wonderful

It’s the annual cheese rolling contest in Gloucestershire.

1. Welcome to Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire for the annual cheese chasing competition.

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2. The rules are simple: a large circular cheese is rolled down the steep hill. And the first person to catch it wins.

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3. This is a very serious event.

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4. And competition is fierce.

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5. Injuries are common.

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6. There’s a lot of skill to it.

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7. But there can be only one winner of each race, who gets to keep the cheese.

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8. And victory is sweet, as winner Josh Shepherd found out.

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Unfortunately it turns out he doesn’t really like cheese.

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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