Friday, June 01, 2007

Is it sponsored by the NHS?

Apropos of the post below on the National Health Service in the UK, I have found one of the ways they ensure a hefty census of patients. Here is the website that describes it all, entitled, Daredevils face danger in cheese chase race. Yes, a cheese race.

Highlights of the article:

Dozens of madcap competitors risked their necks on Monday for a shot at glory in one of Britain's most barmy annual events -- chasing a rolling cheese down a steep hill.

Jason Crowther from Pembrokeshire, west Wales, won the first of the five bone-crunching races to complete a hat-trick of victories over the last three years. "There's no training you can do for this," said the battered 25-year-old, proudly clutching the seven-to-eight pound (3-3.5 kilogramme) cheese.

Oddball Japanese television personality Daisuki Miyazaw, 34, claimed second place in one race. Seemingly dazed, he said: "We are strong, but it hurts so much," before hobbling off for medical treatment.

6 comments:

John Norris said...

Ouch

Ouch!

Ouch!

Ouch!

Paul Levy said...

Thanks, John, for the video enhancement!

Steve Pashley said...

Perhaps it ought to be sponsored by the NHS. Afterall, happiness is the new wellness!

Thanks for the mention.

Steve

Markymark said...

Proof that you don't need to be smart to have a universal health insurance program.........

mark said...

Muenstrous!

Paul Levy said...

Ouch!