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Flippin' again at Warwick Pancake Races

Ian Hughes 6th Mar, 2019 Updated: 6th Mar, 2019

THEY were going flippin’ crazy once again in Warwick on Tuesday.

The annual Warwick Pancake Races saw young and not so young grab a frying pan for a dash round Market Place at lunchtime.

And after the races had to be cancelled for the past two years due to the weather it was sunshine all the way this time out.

Racers were cheered on by over 200 children, parents and passers-by.

In the school races, which featured 32 teams, Coten End dominated, winning both the Year 2 (team Perfect Pancake) and Year 6 (team Red Racers) races.

Among the taller contestants, newcomers BSI Merch enjoyed debut success, as they out-flipped the likes of Warwick Racecourse, Warwick Castle and CJ Events.

Former Warwick mayor Coun John Holland, accompanied by Tesco community co-ordinator by Melissa Hazell, presented the prizes – donated by Tesco – which included cream eggs for the younger flippers, and bucks fizz for the older racers.

David Smith, president of organisers Warwick Rotary Club, said: “We were delighted that the day turned out so well, it was really buzzing with so much energy from all the children.

“This is one of the events we arrange for the local community and we are delighted that local businesses have joined in this year.”

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