United Kingdom eating challenges and contests category

The ShortList has an interview with Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, whose youtube channel just surpassed 300,000 subscribers. He is billed as the "UK's #1 competitive eater" despite finishing behind Leah Shutkever in the Highway 55 Burgers contest, an event he says he trained heavily for.
The Daily Mirror has an article about Kate Ovens finishing a 74 ounce steak in 18 minutes which bills her as "Britain's top food blogger". The only other women I am aware of who have finished a 72+ oz steak in under 20 minutes are Molly Schuyler, Stephanie Wu and Nadia White.
The Overtake has an interview with Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, who says he is making 3 times more as a food challenger than he did as a manager in a large stockbroking firm.
InYourAre.co.uk has an article about Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran eating 3.5 kg of doner kebabs in 30 minutes at German Doner Kebab in Reading on Saturday, which was billed as a world record.
Cook and Indi’s World Buffet will hold an eating contest in Glasgow, Scotland on May 28 awarding £500 to the winner. Entrants need to qualify.
The Daily Star has an article about Kate Ovens finishing a 2.5kg Yorkshire pudding in 55 minutes at the York Roast Co in York, England.
Nicki Chan Lam announces she finshed the Easter pancake challenge at Polo Bar in London, which is topped with a Cadbury egg.
Mission Burrito announces that Leah Shutkever was the first person to finish its "El Criminal" burrito challenge with a time of 10 minutes in Birmingham, England. update Leah has uploaded a video
DevonLive.com has an article about the 200 ounce steak challenge offered by Cattlemans Steakhouse in Paignton, England. The meal costs £179 but is free if four diners can finish it in under an hour. update Fox News has an article about the challenge
The World Pie Eating Championship, held in December at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England, will be recreated tomorrow for a commercial for online betting firm Casumo. The ad will feature non-traditional sports and the public is welcome to attend the filming.
Mission Burrito has an interview with Lee vs. Food about his inability to complete its new El Criminal Burrito Challenge, his first defeat in 9 Bristol, England area food challenge attempts. He has a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeeVsFood/ to document his competitive eating experiences.
The Independent and the London Economic have articles about Kate Ovens attempting a three foot long sausage roll at the Red Lion in London.
Cambridge University will hold a presentation about competitive eating on March 7. Dr. Barak Kushner of the University of Cambridge and Dr. Eric Rath of the University of Michigan will be the speakers. The talks are part of the Imaginative Things: Curious Objects 1400–2000 series.
Greg Roberts has posted a drawing of a Hasty Pudding eating contest from 1794 that awarded a gold laced hat to the winner.
Rub Smokehouse in the UK will award £500 in Rub Vouchers to the fastest finisher of its Nugzilla giant chicken nugget challenge if he or she can break 6 minutes. Andy Salisbury currently has the fastest time of 6:20. (via Chronicle Live)
Martin Appleton Clare ate a pie in a record 32 seconds to win the World Pie Eating Championship in Wigan, England for the third year in a row.   
Brandon Parry won the first prize of £750 in last night's burger challenge at Smoke Stop BBQ in Ford, England. The competition was closed to people considered "professional" eaters.
Kate Ovens and Beard Meats Food produced videos of the Thanksgiving dining event held yesterday at Pickle & Rye in London to promote NFL UK.
Radim Dvořáček finished the 7 pound Big ol’ Belly Buster Burger Challenge at Man vs Food in London in 27:45 to win £250.
The Scottish Sun reports that Elizabeth Branning was hospitalized after she ate a Carolina Reaper pepper, billed as the world's spiciest, in a charity challenge.
Stephanie Joshi of https://instagram.com/nuttyfoodiefitness has started a food challenge youtube channel with a Q & A session. She says that her favorite channels include Beard Meats Food, Erik the Electric and Matt Stonie.
Czech Radim Dvořáček was the first person to finish the 96 ounce steak challenge which includes five side dishes at The Ashville in Bristol, England yesterday.
Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran appeared on Monday's episode of The Digital Human produced by the BBC. The topic of the episode is super normal stimuli. (Download link)
Smoke Stop in Ford, England will hold a Belly Buster burger eating contest on November 24 or December 1 awarding £750 to the winner. The contest is closed to those considered "professional" eaters.
The second part of BBC's World Service Food Chain podcast about competitive eating is available online. This program focuses on the health aspects of competitive eating with Erik Lamkin discussing his history with eating disorders. Andrei Sidorov also attempts the Iron Pig Challenge at Porky's BBQ.
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