Pancake day race a flipping success - The Stratford Observer

Pancake day race a flipping success

Stratford Editorial 16th Feb, 2018 Updated: 16th Feb, 2018   0

THE PANCAKE Day Races in Alcester weren’t dampened by the weather as hundreds of locals turned out to support and take part in the annual event.

Despite the cold, wet conditions on Shrove Tuesday there was flippin’ great fun for all as crowds lined the streets to watch the fun.

The event has been running for more than 50 years with local schools prominent in battling it out on the streets, frying pans in hand.

More than 200 people attended the event, from nursery children up to high school pupils, and for the first time, members of the local church community took part in the races.

Vicars, Baptists and other members of the Church turned up to take part in the first ever Vicars race, which proved a great success.

Although there were no winners in the vicars race, the groups were resplendent in their full vestments and all crossed the finish line at the same time, to demonstrate great team spirit.

Ian Whitehead, immediate past high bailiff, said: “The event itself has been running for over 50 years now but it’s the first time we have had the vicars race.

“Prizes were given out to all the school children that came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

“The weather wasn’t on our side but we had a great turn out as always.”

The races were sponsored by many local companies, including Simply Fresh, Sanders & Sanders and Seco Tools, who helped advertise the races.


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