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22nd Oct, 2021

Picture special: Court Leet pancake races on Alcester High Street

Harry Leach 28th Feb, 2020

THE annual Court Leet pancake races on Alcester High Street crêped up on us all again this year.

And what a successful event it was, despite the weather.

Brave children ran their socks off even in the stormy conditions.

The Shrove Tuesday tradition was open to anyone who wanted to take part.

From 1.15pm groups of toddlers, parents, grandparents, vicars and fitness groups took part in the event.

Altogether around 90 children ran while clutching their frying pans. Those who finished first received an Eater egg and a certificate to show their achievements.

Marc Venables, from the Court Leet, said: “One young girl who came first refused her egg as she had dropped her pancake, bless her.

“But the Alcester pancake race is not about winning or losing, it’s about taking part.

“I would like to thank everyone who showed fantastic spirit on the day. Not only did we have more races this year, but once again the great people of Alcester braved the weather to make us all very proud.

“Roll on next year…we can’t flippin’ wait.”

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