‘Pan’-European race was ‘flipping fun’

Sunday, 18th February 2018

THE annual Pancake Race took place in the town centre on Saturday, 17 February, and this year entrants came from as far afield as Germany.

The annual event, which is organised by Tamworth Rotary Club is now in its 29<sup>th </sup>year sees separate races for Children, Adults and a Relay Challange.

The race takes place on Market Street and sees participants toss and flip pancakes as they run from the Town Hall, down the street and back again.

The winners of this year’s first children’s race were joint winners, Dylan Cook and Ben Byrant.  The winner of the second race was Imogen Hilton.

Winning the adult’s individual race were Russ Hilton and Shane Ward.

This year’s relay challenge was between Radio Tamworth and the Twinning Association in Tamworths twin Town, Bad Lassphe in Germany; with Radio Tamworth taking the crown.

The Radio Tamworth team was made up of presenters Lee Bates, Chris Grantham, Paul Armstrong and Connor Taylor; the Bad Laasphe team was made up of Torsten Spillmann, Tobias Hof, Marvin Shafer and Harald Hagedorm.

All entrants received a certificate of entry and the Winners received a Certificate and Cup, with the Relay Teams also being presented with medals.

The awards were presented by Graham Barlow and Lee Bates from Rotary Club of Tamworth and Mayor of Tamworth, Councillor John Chesworth.

After the races, the entrants and visitors were treated to hot drinks and pancakes at Community Interest Café based in the Castle Grounds.