08:34AM, Wednesday 06 February 2013
Reigning champions La Roche have laid down the gauntlet to teams hoping to compete at the 2013 Maidenhead Pancake Race.
The Crown Lane gym will be entering two teams, the All Stars and the Elites, for this year's competition on Shrove Tuesday, February 12 and members are confident of regaining their crown.
Last year's winners, Daniel Moore and Jamie Townsend, who will be celebrating his 21st birthday on the day, are hoping to compete once again but the gym will select its strongest and fittest athletes for the teams closer to the date.
Daniel, 20, said: "I'd say we are pretty confident. I've been training the boys up, doing fitness training and squats.
"The key to success is that it's all about brute strength more than anything else."
Businesses can enter as many teams of two as they like, with an entry fee of £15 per team donated to local charities.
The first heats will kick off in the pedestrianised area of King Street at 12.30pm and competitors must ensure they run the 50-yard course while flipping their pancake at least twice.
Visit the events page of enjoymaidenhead.com for an entry form.
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