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The Strangest Sports In The UK

The UK is a weird and wonderful place, full of strange people doing strange stuff. 'The Strangest Sports In The UK' is a celebration of British absurdness!

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Snail Racing

The World Snail Racing Championships, which is held in Norfolk every year, is attended by hundreds of people. I'm guessing that last years race is just finishing now, right?

The World Snail Racing Championships, which is held in Norfolk every year, is attended by hundreds of people. I'm guessing that last years race is just finishing now, right?

Clog Cobbin

Clog Cobbin is an actual, real sporting event from Lancashire. Competitors have to throw a Lancashire clog (a type of shoe) backwards over the shoulder. The winner is the person who throws the clog the furthest, without it landing in the river at the end. I have no idea why this happens either!

Clog Cobbin is an actual, real sporting event from Lancashire. Competitors have to throw a Lancashire clog (a type of shoe) backwards over the shoulder. The winner is the person who throws the clog the furthest, without it landing in the river at the end. I have no idea why this happens either!

Stinging Nettle Eating

Stinging Nettle Eating is a, somewhat painful, sport from Devon. The championships are entered by many competitors every single year, something that I am sure they regret immediately.

Stinging Nettle Eating is a, somewhat painful, sport from Devon. The championships are entered by many competitors every single year, something that I am sure they regret immediately.

Gurning

The World Gurning Championship, held in Cumbria; involves pulling incredibly ugly faces through a horse'€™s collar. "Congratulations winner, you are the ugliest person here!"

The World Gurning Championship, held in Cumbria; involves pulling incredibly ugly faces through a horse'€™s collar. "Congratulations winner, you are the ugliest person here!"

Toe Wrestling

Toe wrestling takes place in Derbyshire, on a regular basis. The rival feet are put on a playing area, which is known as a toedium and then they fight it out.. They have even petitioned to be included in the Olympics several times. Oddly, without success.

Toe wrestling takes place in Derbyshire, on a regular basis. The rival feet are put on a playing area, which is known as a toedium and then they fight it out.. They have even petitioned to be included in the Olympics several times. Oddly, without success.

Egg Jarping

Egg jarping from Co Durham is a bit like conkers but with hard-boiled eggs instead. Why the eggs can't just be eaten in a show of peace is beyond me!

Egg jarping from Co Durham is a bit like conkers but with hard-boiled eggs instead. Why the eggs can't just be eaten in a show of peace is beyond me!

Tin-bath racing

Tin-bath racing is held on the harbour at Castletown, Isle of Man. This one actually sounds fun. Very wet, but fun!

Tin-bath racing is held on the harbour at Castletown, Isle of Man. This one actually sounds fun. Very wet, but fun!

Cheese Rolling

Cheese rolling is a popular sport in Gloucester. A 9 lb round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down a hill, and competitors have to chase after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese. It looks like a lot of danger just to win a cheese!

Cheese rolling is a popular sport in Gloucester. A 9 lb round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down a hill, and competitors have to chase after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese. It looks like a lot of danger just to win a cheese!

My next aim is to try all of these sports!

Can you think of anymore? Comment below.

Thomas Davis

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