In pictures: Gawthorpe's 56th annual World Coal Carrying Championships 2019
Crowds lined the streets of Gawthorpe for the 56th annual coal carrying championships.
It was the hottest day of the year so far so made for sweltering conditions for the men and women completing the uphill 1012 metre route with 50kg of coal on their backs and 20kg for the women.
1. Uphill struggle
It is a long slog up Owl Lane in the first section of the race.
Austin Bishop cools down at the end.
3. Hard slog
John Hunter wins his heat in the Vets Race.
4. Signing off
John Hunter wins his race as he retires from 30 years of coal running races.