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Flat racing event proves a hit as flippers take to the streets

Updated: 10:02 am, May 07, 2015

SHROVE Tuesday panned out well for those racing on the streets of Alcester.

Hundreds of people lined the High Street to cheer on family and friends taking part in the town’s annual pancake races on Tuesday (February 17).

Everyone from pre-school children to town workers pounded the tarmac with a frying pan in hand in a bid to be crowned the winners.

And those who managed to cross the finish line the fastest were given a chocolate treat.

Winners of the toddler races included Alex Burns, Finley King and three-year-old Benjamin West.

Polkadot nursery saw Seb St. Vincent- Pickard flip his way to victory while Tom Stanton, Max Weston, Emily Pillinger and Natalle Rose took top spot in the five to six -year-old races.

Thomas Mills, Zach Taylor, Luca Diponio, George Perry and Christopher Hughes went flat out to win the seven and eight-year- old categories, while Hatty Poll won the Brownies’ race.

Charlie Molyneux, Elena Buxton and Tom Manning were the winners in the nine and ten-year-old races, while Kacie-mai Sallis, Harman Sidhu and Liam Venables beat their fellow 11 and ten-year-old competitors.

The ladies title went to 15-year-old Kate Delany, while Lord Nelson staff Adam Jones, Charlie Flavell, Ian Barnett fly were crowned winners of the pub and businesses race.

The event was the 51st organised by Alcester Court Leet and this year was sponsored by Simply Fresh and Sanders and Sanders estate agents.

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Teams from pubs and businesses put their flipping skills to the test. 0815022MMR10

In it to win it. 0815022MMR11

Children find the best viewing point. 0815022MMR8

Brownies get ready to race. 0815022MMR7

Young ones enjoyed the day. 0815022MMR6

Little ones line up on Alcester High Street. 0815022MMR1

Alcester Court Leet’s Mark Venables delivers the frying pans. 0815022MMR3

Sponsor Warren Sanders and son Max, three, race to the line. 0815022MMR2