For those who do not know, a black pudding is a dish made of pig's blood, onion and oats. This competition is not a throw for distance, but accuracy. Throwers use an underhand motion to lob three lumps of black pudding at Yorkshire puddings piled atop a 7.6-metre platform.
The person who knocks off the most puddings wins.
While the championship has been held since the 1980s, its roots are said to date back to the Wars of the Roses. Legend has it that the Houses of Lancaster and York ran out of ammunition during a battle, and they resorted to throwing food at each other; black pudding from Lancashire and Yorkshire puddings from Yorkshire.