World Coal Carrying Championships 2017–Veterans’ Race

Veterans' Race

Yesterday, Easter Monday, the annual World Coal Carrying Championships were held in the village of Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire. These are three shots of the Veterans’ Race. View the full post

Struggling and Finishing

Continuing with the Coal Race theme some more photos from the last year’s women’s race. Although the majority of the participants always look to be struggling with the bag of coal very few seem to drop out of the races, most completing the race, encouraged by family and friends. View the full post

Race Photo Variations

More images from last year’s Coal Race in Gawthorpe. This time one photo resulting in three different images, hence the Post title, Race Photo Variations. This is a shot of a young woman who looks remarkably happy to say she is running with a bag of coal on her shoulders. View the full post

Women’s Coal Race

Following on from yesterday, some more photos from the Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championships. These are all taken during and of the competitors in the Women’s Coal Race. This is race is held after the Veterans’ Race and before the Men’s Race. View the full post

Veterans’ Coal Race 2015

I’ve been sorting out my HDD and decided to upload a few shots from last year’s World Coal Carrying Championships (known locally as the Coal Race). These are held in Gawthorpe, Yorkshire every Easter Monday. Over the next few days I’ll upload a selection of the photos from the various races, starting today with some shots from the Veterans’ Coal Race. View the full post

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