Brighton / Sussex eating challenges and contests category

Three random Sussex eating challenges
64 oz steak 64 Ounce Steak Macmillans Bar Worthing, England, UK also have 40 oz steak
big burger Man vs. Food Burger Falmer Bar Brighton, England, UK
42 oz. burger Beat the Meat Meat in the Middle Horsham, England, UK 30 oz. beef, 8 oz. pulled pork, 6 oz. bacon, 3 oz. cheese, includes salad
(All Sussex eating challenges and contests in database)

Teesside Live has an article about John "Food and the Beast" Dawes finishing third in last month's Nathan's qualifier at Seal Bay Resort in Selsey, West Sussex, England.
Vice.com has a report on last Saturday's Nathan's qualifier held at Seal Bay Resort in Selsey, England.

2023 Selsey, England Nathan’s qualifier

update Official results
1 Max Stanford 34
2 Radim Dvoracek 21.5
3T Ronnie Hartman 14.5
3T John Dawes 14.5

1 Rhea Jarvis 4

If accurate, Max Stanford’s total of 34 would break the UK record of 32 set by Beard Meats Food in 2019, but there might have been a miscount.

update Ronnie Hartman announced he was third with 14.5 hot dogs, Max Stanford was the male winner, and Radim Dvoracek was the runner up.

MLE is billing today’s contest in Selsey, England at Seal Bay Resort as the first British Nathan’s qualifier, but there was an qualifier in Birmingham, England in 2005 using pork pies instead of hot dogs.

The competition won by Rob Burns was the subject of a documentary, “The Big Eat”, which can be viewed on youtube.

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Radim Dvoracek from the Czech Republic, Max Stanford, John "Food and the Beast" Dawes along with Ronnie Hartman are expected to compete in the Nathan's qualifier at Seal Bay Resort in Selsey, England on August 26.
Ronnie Hartman announces that he will be competing in the Nathan's qualifier to be held in Selsey, England on August 26.
Registration will open today for a Nathan's Famous qualifier to be held in Selsey, West Sussex, England on August 26. I think this will be the first Nathan's qualifier held outside the USA since a Beijing qualifier in 2011. Registration is now open for the Slopper championship at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on September 2, the Buffalo Buffet Bowl on September 2, the USA Chicken Wing Eating Championship in Buffalo on September 3 and the Lewisville, TX tamale contest on September 30.
A man was hospitalized after swallowing a ghost pepper in an eating contest in Brighton, England. The unnamed competitor was facing off against Shahina Waseem, who is undefeated in spicy eating contests.
The Argus announces that two of its reporters were hospitalized after they attempted a spicy burger challenge at Burger Off in Hove, England.
The Daily Mail reports that the XXX Hot Chilli Burger at Burger Off in Hove, Sussex has hospitalized five customers who have attempted to complete it. 59 diners out of 3000 have successfully completed the meal.  
The Daily Mail has an article about the Saltdean Sizzler challenge at Paul's Pizza in Saltdean, England billing it as the hottest pizza in the world. The challenge has been completed 9 times out of the 1,307 times it has been purchased.

Digesting England by the pound / eatfeats region


Citizens of Hope & Glory,
Time goes by – it’s “the time of your life”.
Easy now, sit you down.
Chewing through your Wimpey[*] dreams,
They eat without a sound;
Digesting england by the pound.

Young man says “you are what you eat” – eat well.
Old man says “you are what you wear” – wear well.
You know what you are, you don’t give a damn;
Bursting your belt that is your homemade sham.

Genesis, “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” (1973) (That is Phil Collins on drums)

The English eating challenges (currently totaling 309) and contests in the database have been parceled out into 34 regions which are listed after the jump (all-England list of eating challenges and contests)
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