Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2024: Champ Chris Anderson shares winning strategies

Chris Anderson has some tips for anyone thinking of going cheese rolling
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The reigning champion of the famous Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event Chris Anderson has divulged his top strategies for catching the cheese. The Brockworth local has triumphed in the renowned Cooper's Hill competition an impressive 23 times since he first participated at the age of 16.

As the 2024 contest approaches (on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27) Chris has decided to share his winning tactics. Despite being a father of three, he intends to continue competing for a few more years before passing on his legacy to his eldest son.

Known locally as the 'King of Cooper's Hill', Chris advises those planning to participate to understand the risks involved. His warning comes as official bodies also urge people to consider the risks involved of chasing a cheese hitting speeds of 70mph down a very steep hill.

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Top cheese chasing tips from Chris

  • Make sure you know what you are getting into - it is dangerous.

  • If you fall over, get to your feet as quickly as possible.

  • Lean backwards when you are running down.

Chris himself has suffered a bruised kidney during his many years of competition. Speaking to the BBC, Chris admitted: "The older I get the more scared I am,. I have more to risk - I have a family to look after."

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