Say cheese and roll
Today ( 25/5) I visited the annual cheese roll at Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire.
This ancient event , comprises five races in which people propel themselves down the near vertical slope chasing after a rolling cheese. The first person to cross the line at the bottom , in each race is deemed to be the winner and for everyone else it's a case of hard cheese !
With the help from family and friend , I managed to make a circumnavigation of the course perimeter . This included a lung-busting ( well I am old !) climb up the hill ( one in three, in places) and a virtual slide clinging to beech trees and hanging on with gratitude to any passing sapling I happened to meet on my way down .
It was very enjoyable and it is rare indeed , that as a mere spectator , I also felt that I had been at the races.
I am off , just now to make myself a cheese toastie after all that exercise.