A TYTHERINGTON player has become world elver food champion after entering ‘for a bit of fun’.
Richard Cornock took property or home first prize following the baby eel eating competition found in Frampton-on-Severn on May 5.
Elvers are now virtually any protected species so organisers Frampton Fundraisers now use one particular man-made type of sustainable elver, re-named ‘el-vers’.
The ‘el-vers’ are made in Spain from fish formed in line with ‘eel-like’ shapes and before in oil and garlic oil.
Competitors usually are asked to eat a plateful in the quickest time. Richard’s time of one minute nine seconds was enough to national boundaries out last year’s place champion by a single further.
Dairy farmer Richard says: “I only really fell along for a bit of fascinating. I just turned up for a bit connected with a laugh.
“I am really chuffed selection won. I was amazed.
“It was every one of the really good humoured. I love this tool because it’s so distinctive to Gloucestershire.
“A lot of other places provide eating challenges but older eating is specific within Frampton.
“We’ve got to keep these lifestyle alive. ”
Once regarded as a cheap on top of that favourite with the locals, elver eels put Frampton using the map with the village labeled as the home of elver fishing.
But following a huge decline of numbers since the 1970s, the type of annual elver eating others had to be cancelled.
It returned in 2015 after an absence of more than have a look at decades.
Despite the fact his success Richard is literally undecided if he will come back to defend his title in 2013.
“Maybe it could be better to do it as a body off, ” he rumoured.
You can watch a movie of the event on Richard’s Youtube channel The Peculiar Farmer. The women’s tournament was won by Jess O’Gorman, who runs Frampton pub The Three Horseshoes.
Jess has scooped the women’s category during the past four years, following in the footsteps of her dad who exactly won it in year 1974.
The event moreover featured a children’s spaghetti eating contest as well as a pull of war, live piano and other entertainment.