spot_img
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Flippin’ fantastic – on your marks, get set, go!

MOST READ

Pancake racers brought their pans to Dursley to compete in the annual race on Shrove Tuesday.

This quirky tradition saw runners competing against each other in a race down Parsonage Street, flipping pancakes as they go.

DSC7948 01 | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
The pancake race gets underway. Picture: Matt Bigwood

Starting at the King’s Head pub, racers tossed their pancakes six times in total – once at the start of the race, twice on the way up, once at the halfway point as they turned around, then twice more on the way back to cross the finish line.

DSC8088 01 | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
Isabelle Siggers,6, won the children’s race. Picture: Matt Bigwood

The fastest pancake flipper was Sarah Wynell-Mayow, who was running for animal charity Blue Cross. BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Jamil Foster, dressed as a banana, finished second.

DSC8124 01 | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
Ophelia Fox and Dursley Town mayor Symon Ackroyd Picture: Matt Bigwood

In the children’s race, Isabelle Siggers,6, took the plaudits. Meanwhile, Ophelia Fox was awarded the Eileen Nichols trophy for best dressed pancake racers.

DSC7872 01 | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
Charlie Marwood and Ophelia Fox from Dursley Escape Room. Picture: Matt Bigwood

Trophies were awarded by Dursley Town mayor Symon Ackroyd.

Dean Smith who watched the race, joked: “I can’t believe it’s Pancake Day, it’s really crêped up on us…”

DSC8158 01 | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
Jon Hughes Picture: Matt Bigwood
DSC8098 01 | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
Dursley mayor Symon Ackroyd and pancake race winner Sarah Wynell-Mayow. Picture: Matt Bigwood
DSC7893 02 | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
Racing to the finish line Picture: Matt Bigwood.
DSC8133 01 | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Jamil Foster and Jon Hughes. Picture: Matt Bigwood
52703007484 5f79ee6699 k | Flippin' fantastic - on your marks, get set, go!
Keep your eye on it… Ophelia Fox gets ready for the race. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Latest News

Jewel in the crown: F.Hinds celebrates sparkling refit

Family owned jeweller, F.Hinds, has recently refurbished their Stroud branch.
Skip to content