the event took place as planned.
forecast was for a very wet day, but the sun shone and the crowd of between
3,000 and 4,000 people seemed to thoroughly enjoy the day.
A new rescue
team - SARAID (Search And Rescue In Disaster) - was present and
performed a brilliant and efficient job in rescuing the casualties from the
Ambulance, who are the irreplaceable first aid team for the event, were, once
again an absolute necessity, and dealt with numerous apparently serious
casualty was sent to hospital. (One other refused to go!)
We are very
grateful to all members of these teams, the official event could not take
place without their assistance.
RACE 1 -
1st. - Padam Shreer (soldier from the Royal Ghurkha Regiment)
- Hermann Stassen
- Chris Anderson
RACE 2 -
1st - Marc Ellis (New Zealand rugby international who played for the All
- Paul Kerr
- Matthew Rich
in the race was Leo Vanderelst (a Belgian ex-football star)
- Dionne 'Muppet' Carter (from New Zealand)
- Jo Stratton (from Canada)
- Felicity MacArthur
- 1st. - Aaron Walden
- Rob Milligan
- Stephen Gyde (holds the record for the most cheeses won,
cheeses in 14 years - 1978 to 1991)
Stephen Brain, who (with 16 cheeses between 1984 and 2000), is runner-up to
the record held by Stephen Gyde, unfortunately fell in the first race and
broke his ankle.