Shall be slaves to \’elfn\’safety:
Runners and spectators met at Cooper’s Hill near Brockworth, Gloucs, to carry on the 200-year-old tradition in which competitors chase a 7lb wheel of Double Gloucester down a 200-yard incline. Fans held an unofficial contest and hundreds ignored warnings to attend this year’s event.
Police said there would be no dedicated medical help for casualties and the unofficial contest could jeopardise the chance of an event being held next year under a different format. The contest still attracted about 300 people from as far afield as Holland.
Quite, if you want to do something howlingly stupid then go right ahead. That\’s why we\’ve already paid for the NHS after all: to patch us up after whatever it is that we\’ve decided to do.