United Kingdom eating challenges and contests category

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.
Kate Ovens, Yasir Salem and Takeru Kobayashi will appear on BBC's Food Chain program tonight. The program will also visit an eating contest in Singapore. update The podcast is now available online (mp3 file)
"Chilli Queen" Shahina Waseem has started her youtube channel with a video of her victory in the chilli eating contest at the Alexandra Palace Foodies Festival in London Saturday, her 19th straight win in a spicy eating contest.
The Jersey Evening Post reports that "Beard Meats Food" was defeated in a spaghetti eating contest at Gorey Fete in Gorey, Jersey Thursday by a local female whose name was not announced. update A new article gives the name of the victor as Kerri Brown. "Beard Meats Food" disputes the results due to the heat of his pasta. update Aug 21 The Jersey Evening Post has another article giving Adam Moran's side.
The York Maze in York, England will hold the UK Sweetcorn Eating Championships awarding £200/£100/£50 to the top 3. A £1000 bonus will be paid if Carmen Cincotti's record of 61.75 ears in 12 minutes is broken.
Leah Shutkever has produced a video of her attempting to eat 10,000 calories in an hour at the Rub Smokehouse in Birmingham.
The Scotsman has an article about Rab Ha’, or Robert Hall, who was famed for his huge meals in early 19th century Glasgow which included 14 pounds of potatoes and an entire calf turned into pies.
In her latest video, Leah Shutkever attempted two challenges from the Flaming Grill in one session.
The Sun has an article about Leah Shuktever titled "The Perfect Woman?" focusing on her video of eating 12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts in 72 seconds.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that the Hillsborough Oyster Festival in Northern Ireland has been canceled after losing funding. The event's eating contest had brought in MLE competitors including Sonya Thomas, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo and Bob Shoudt. Michelle Lesco broke Colin Shirlow's ten-year winning streak in the competition last year.
Inapub.co.uk has list of tips for restaurants about holding eating challenges.
Saltdog Slims in Liverpool will hold an eating contest tomorrow awarding £500 in cash, an Xbox one, a Nintendo 64, a Wii, a Skateboard and more.
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