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Another Pancake Day Successfully Marked with Races on the High Street

Published on: 1 Mar, 2017
Updated on: 4 Mar, 2017

By Martin Giles and Megan Wilman

The pancake races, organised by the Spike Heritage Centre and Guildford Borough Council have become an established part of the Guildford’s street events programme. And this year, blessed with good weather, there was fun for young and not so young…

For a pancake race you need pancakes and spectators might feel the urge to try one, carefully prepared by Guildford’s MP the Rt Hon Anne Milton (left) and her helpers. The pancakes were supplied by Waitrose and money raised was for the Mayor’s Local Distress Fund and The Orchard Dementia Centre in Chertsey. Click on any photo to enlarge.

The children’s races were highly competitive with runners showing athletic prowess and coordination. Here is one neck and neck finish between two Holy Trinity pupils…

…and another between two lads from Sandfield Primary. Don’t tell him but the lad on the right looks as if he might be about to loose his pancake!

Fleet of foot Jacob, from Holy Trinity, has won the race. Now, striking a winning pose, before anyone needed to ask, he shows he is a natural at winning hearts and minds too. Perhaps a future in PR beckons?

Sharp eyes from intent judges were required to make sure the speediest of winners was properly identified.

And talking of intent looks, how about this from Stuart Craggs of Experience Guildford? He’s taking no prisoners.

Captured mid toss – a member of the innovate Guildford team.

And here is that team led by the Mayor of Guildford, Gordon Jackson. Hope he keeps is chain out of the lemon and sugar.

Fire resistant suit – check, helmet – check, breathing apparatus – check, frying pan – check, er… pancake – check? Not the normal preparation for a Surrey firefighter!

That winning feeling – the team from Barlow Robbins Solicitors.

And that losing feeling. When you are last – there is no need to rush, as one of the Waitrose team discovered.

Winner of the housewifes’ race, Dylan White, enjoying “her” unofficial prize – a rescue by the firefighters.

Competitors in the last race of the day, the mascots’ race, are shepherded to the start line.

And the winner is… the Stag from the University of Surrey, the proud monarch of the pancake… but where is it?

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Responses to Another Pancake Day Successfully Marked with Races on the High Street

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    March 1, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    What a lovely bit of fun!

  2. K White Reply

    March 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    It was great fun, but a shame that the school children had to leave before the final mascot race, the most entertaining one of the day!

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