Teams battle for the crown

Power of the Press on pancake day, snap happy Su Ann Chow-Seegoolam captures the moment , as Adam Meads tosses the pancake 111012j
Power of the Press on pancake day, snap happy Su Ann Chow-Seegoolam captures the moment , as Adam Meads tosses the pancake 111012j

FUN and fancy dress were on the cards at this year’s Pancake Race in Scarborough.

The event took place at its new venue near the Market Hall and attracted 14 teams from various local businesses.

Participants had to negotiate an obstacle course along Market Street, off St Helen’s Square, while keeping their frying pan and pancake intact.

The winners were Louise Leah and David Marshall from St Catherine’s Hospice with a score of 55 points.

Mr Marshall said: “We’re overwhelmed! I think we got extra points for skipping along and not falling over.

“The support has been tremendous and we’ll be back next year.”

Digital editor Adam Meads and features writer Su-Ann Chow-Seegoolam, who raced for the Evening News team, did not fare so well and came second to last.

Su-Ann said: “The cheering crowd and some humorous fancy dress efforts created a fun, lively atmosphere.”

Adam said he was hoping for a better score but thoroughly enjoyed the race. He added: “The added challenge of an obstacle course and the change of venue led to an exciting spectacle and I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.”

Organsier Nick Taylor thanked everyone involved for their support, saying: “It’s been great fun and everyone has enjoyed it.”