The World Coal Carrying Championship at Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire, on Easter Monday 2014 and the may pole

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The World Coal Carrying Championship at Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire, on Easter Monday 2014 and the may pole
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The world coal carrying championships take place each year in Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire on Easter Monday. Men and women race through the streets carrying sacks of coal. The Men’s Veterans Race takes place first, followed by a Women’s Race and two Men’s Main Races, with the best time being taken across the three men’s races. Men carry 50kg of coal and women 20kg. The races start from the Royal Oak public house, Owl Lane, Ossett and continue over a distance of 1012 metres to the finish line at the Maypole Green in Gawthorpe village. 2014 was the 51st Event.
Location: Gawthorpe, near Ossett, West Yorkshire, England, UK