Best faces from Gloucestershire's annual cheese rolling race

Hundreds of people attended Gloucestershire’s cheese rolling race today despite weather warnings of thunderstorms and lightning.

Held for the first time since the pandemic, the event saw participants gather at the very top of the almost vertical Cooper’s Hill in the village of Brockworth.

This is where a nine-pound wheel of Double Gloucester cheese, which can take on speeds of more than 70 miles per hour, was released down the hill.

Competitors haul themselves down the 200-yard slope and the first one to make it to the bottom wins the cheese.

Many normally take a tumble and this year it was no different.

Wet conditions made it extra hard, even for experienced cheese chasers who plunged down the slippery grass, leaving them muddy and a little bruised.

It was all over within seconds with former champion Chris Anderson winning his 23rd race after a year off in 2019.

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