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Cheese Rolling 2009

Re-live the thrills and madness of the annual Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill near Gloucester. Did you take part? See if you can spot yourself in one of our videos...

Cheese chasers (Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire)

Ladies' Race (Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA)

The annual Cheese Rolling event took place at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire on Monday 25 May 2009.

Thousands of spectators from near and far turned up to cheer on the intrepid - some may say foolish - competitors, as they hurled themselves down the hill after the Double Gloucester prize.

Click on the links below to watch the videos...

Cheese Rolling - Race 1
Film maker:BBC Gloucestershire
Length:56 secs
Cheese Rolling: Race 2
Film maker:BBC Gloucestershire
Length:56 secs
Date:May 2009
Cheese Rolling: Race 3 (Ladies' Race)
Film maker:BBC Gloucestershire
Length:1:20 mins
Date:May 2009
Cheese Rolling: Race 4
Film maker:BBC Gloucestershire
Length:1:18 mins
Date:May 2009

last updated: 08/03/2010 at 09:28
created: 26/05/2009

Have Your Say

Did you take part in the Cheese Rolling? Did you watch it? What did you think of it?

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This absolutely genius!! Just tell the health and safety people to take a holiday about now... this has got to be English heritage... err, somehow?! Every county should have one!Weldone to all those who took part :D

Michael Barrett
It was hilarious watching everyone go crazy over the cheese,I wish i lived in Glostershire!:(

Hannah Bungard
I took part in Race 3 (ladies race); I am in the brown hoodie with my hair in pigtails. I was nervous but once it got going I found it really funny and I had a great time. I tumbled a little but only got a couple of bruises and alot of sore muscles. I'll probably do it again next year and try a bit harder to win the cheese!

Rob Pean
Myself and Frend Guy Barritt did the one of the free for all down the hill, he received a disocated shoulder and I received a fractured ankle, Great Fun for one 43 year old and 44 year old

Penny Hills
Great day out. Even better as the weather was fine.Crowd atmosphere makes the event so much more fun than pain!

third place on forth race.

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