Crow country enjoys pancake day

PUBLISHED: 17:44 08 March 2011

Royston pancake race in the memorial gardens. The winning team from Palazzo Megan Renouf (front) l-r Matt Wells, Jason Todd and Stephen Cook.

Royston pancake race in the memorial gardens. The winning team from Palazzo Megan Renouf (front) l-r Matt Wells, Jason Todd and Stephen Cook.

Daniel Wilson

CROW country has gone flippin’ mad for pancakes.

On Saturday, Royston Parish Church held its annual Great Pancake Race on Priory Gardens.

Over £350 was raised, which will go towards the church’s cHALLenge scheme to build a new £500,000 hall.

The winning team was from the Palazzo restaurant on Kneesworth Street, and featured Megan Renouf, Matt Wells, Jason Todd and Stephen Cook.

In second place was Victory is Ours, with The Flippers and Harman’s Harriers, led by Reverend Les Harman, coming third and fourth.

Organiser Ken Charles said: “Its always a good day and it was well competed. Congratulations to the winning team.”

The area’s schools have been showing their pan-ache too, with Steeple Morden After School and Holiday Club (SMASH) holding a race last Friday.

Claire Cawdell from SMASH said: “We had a great turn out and the sun shone. Fifteen teams of four entered including a teachers team with Head Mr Lloyd.

“They competed in an obstacle pancake race in the school playground. The winners were The Davies Dashers and The Metro Pancakes, who pipped Mr Lloyd’s team at the finish line!

“We also managed to raise £104.63 for the SMASH club.”

Sandon School got in on the act when pupils ranging from two-and-a-half-years-old to ten-years-old competed in a race.

Year six pupil Leanne Coyne said: “‘We do loads of fun things at Sandon School and this was one of them. I love it here!”

Tannery Drift First School in Royston had a go too, with children from the nursery up to year four racing in the school playground on Tuesday.

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