In pictures: Champions crowned in cheese rolling races

A man holding a wheel of cheese above his head
"With the cheese rolling, once you start there's no going back" said German competitor Tom who won the first men's race [PA Media]

From dedicated locals to overseas newcomers, hundreds of people have taken part in this year's cheese rolling event.

The annual tradition sees people run, tumble and fall down Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to win a wheel of Double Gloucester cheese.

"You just have to roll," said Abby Lampe, from North Carolina, who won the women's race for the second time.

Women tumbling down a hill
Competitors throw themselves down the steep hill to race to the bottom [PA Media]
Abby Lampe holding her wheel of cheese in the air
Abby, from the USA, won the women's race in 2022 - and again this year [PA Media]

There were definitely a few bumps and bruises, but luckily, no one is thought to have been seriously injured.

Crowds at the top of the hill as men run down
Crowds cheer on the first men's race [Reuters]
Dylan Twiss holding up a cheese wheel at the bottom of the hill, wearing a Gloucester City FC scarf
Australian Dylan Twiss celebrating after winning the second men's race [PA Media]

The winners included children's champions Orian and Louis, Dylan, from Perth, Australia, who won the men's second race and Josh from Brockworth who won the men's third race for the second time.

Four men on their way down the hill
Some chose to slide down the hill [Reuters]
Men tumbling down the hill with the winner still standing and holding his hand in the air
The hill is has an average gradient of more than 45 degrees over its 180m-long (200-yard) length [PA Media]

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