The first of the men's vets races gets underway.

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.

Danielle Sidebottom is victorious in the first of the women's races.

5. Girl Power

Danielle Sidebottom is victorious in the first of the women's races.
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