Winchester Cathedral choristers join in the fun of the pancake race.
It was a case of youth triumphing over age as the St Bedes Primary School team ran away with the trophy in Winchester Rotary’s inaugural pancake race, outside Winchester’s ancient and famous Cathedral’s west front.
The winning team from St Bedes Primary School display their trophy
The first pancake race was organised by the Winchester Rotary Club and was staged in front of Winchester Cathedral, who benefitted from funds raised.
Twenty teams enrolled for the race on a straight course lined with spectators, cheering their teams on, in the windy weather, which made tossing pancakes a tricky task.
Winchester Cathedral choristers first relay speed along the track.
Former Winchester Mayors : Councillors Dominick Hiscock, Therese Evans, Jane Rutter and Richard Izzard prepare for their relay race.
The ‘ Old Mayor’s team ‘ warm up their frying pans ! All together…….
The Winchester, Winnall TESCO supermarket team
Tesco and Sainsburys supermarket teams battle it out.
Sainsburys limber up
Sainsburys Badger Farm Team
Don’t smile – your’tash is on the move !
What’s cooking ? Rotary members look after the prizes
The Trophies were printed on a 3-D printer, innovative technology make for unusual prizes. Each one took about 15 hours to print.
Cutting edge technology used to produce the commemorative medals and trophies.
Former mayor Cllr. Dominick Hiscock at speed.
Worthy Down AGS ( SPS ) Adjutant General’s Corps put up a strong team.
A determined effort, as this competitor struggles against the gusty wind to keep his pancake on board.
Councillor Richard Izzard flips his pancake with skill.
Rotary member, professional videographer Steve Feeney films an interview with the Dean of Winchester, The Very Rev’d Catherine Ogle.
ROTARY VIDEO is on U-TUBE ” WINCHESTER PANCAKE RACE 2019 “
Flippin good show ! Nicky from the Sainbury’s team completes her run.
Great fun, posing for the press photographers and tv crews.
Taking a break !
More usually known for their superb choral singing in the Cathedral, today It’s Hi Ho, Hi Ho ! It’s off to the pancake race we go.
Words and photographs : Tony Knight photography & MEDIA