Flippin' good village race

PUBLISHED: 14:26 22 February 2007 | UPDATED: 10:12 31 May 2010

Youngsters take part in the Whittlesford pancake race – Pic: Dick Harding

Youngsters take part in the Whittlesford pancake race - Pic: Dick Harding

SHROVE Tuesday was celebrated in style at the annual Whittlesford Pancake Race on the village green. Toddlers from the Whitsers Playgroup, Year Six pupils from William Westley Primary School and adults from the village all took part in three separate even

SHROVE Tuesday was celebrated in style at the annual Whittlesford Pancake Race on the village green.

Toddlers from the Whitsers Playgroup, Year Six pupils from William Westley Primary School and adults from the village all took part in three separate events.

Parochial Church Council member and ex-Whittlesford parish Cllr Annie Appleyard said the 11th annual race was another success.

"It was great fun and that's the whole idea of the day," she said.

"The race came about because we wanted to get St Andrew and St Mary's Church and the United Reformed Church involved with the village more.

"It's great that the school and the toddlers group takes part, as well as grown ups."

In an exciting adult's race, Dan Simpson raced across the finishing line with his pancake intact, ahead of Paul Ecclestone in second place and Sarah Hays in third position.

Mr Simpson, who is Class Five's form teacher, was competing in his first pancake race in the village after joining the school in September.

"It was a lovely morning and all of the adults went back to the URC afterwards to enjoy some pancakes," added Ms Appleyard.

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