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Lowestoft Pancake Day race

The annual Lowestoft Pancake Day race returned on Tuesday 17th February to entertain the crowds with both the mascot and local relay races. For the first time in many years the race took part during a school holiday and attracted additional shoppers to the town.

The event involved a record number of teams taking part in a relay race whilst tossing pancakes along the route while wearing a chef's hat.

 

The annual Lowestoft Pancake Day race returned on Tuesday 17th February to entertain the crowds with both the mascot and local relay races. For the first time in many years the race took part during a school holiday and attracted additional shoppers to the town.

The event involved a record number of teams taking part in a relay race whilst tossing pancakes along the route while wearing a chef's hat.

Darren Newman Lowestoft Vision BID Manager said "The Pancake Day race has been on the Lowestoft events calendar for many years and has always been a really fun event and this year's event was the most successful in recent history with a record number of teams entering to win".

The hilarious contest was broken down into heats followed by semi-finals and a final.

Woody Bear from Pleasurewood Hills won the first race of the day, the mascot race to the delight of the crowds. Battling against 7 other mascots from around the area the crowd favourite Woody just narrowly beat Lowestoft's Kipper after defending champion from Access Community trust dropped his pancake.

In the main competition 20 team took part in the race where Iceland who had a three year winning streak were knocked out in the semi-finals. Wilko's and Team Beach Radio went through to the final and after it became too close to call and a re-run, Wilko's were triumphant!

Lowestoft Vision also introduced a new award this year for best 'flipping' technique which was won by team Pleasurewood Hills.

The light hearted and fun event brings out a real competiveness between the teams and is enjoyed by everyone who attends and certainly will be one to watch in 2016!

The real positive of the event was the number spectators and shoppers that were attracted to the event with businesses reporting an increase in footfall and sales

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