Teams wanted for annual Pancake Day race

Teams wanted for annual Pancake Day race

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Laura Enfield

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Teams wanted for annual Pancake Day race

Have you got the fastest flipping skills in town? Well then fire up your frying pan and sign up for the sixth annual Charity Pancake Race.

Teams of two are being called to compete in the fun but fiercely competitive Shrove Tuesday race. It will see runners 'fry' down King Street in Maidenhead in a relay race.

Each of them have to make the 50-yard dash carrying a frying pan and flipping a pancake at least twice along the way.

Last year the event attracted entries from eight organisations and raised £100 for charity Family Friends.

Sainsbury's has a taste for victory having lifted the winners' shield a record three times.

Department managers Jack Zorab, 22, and Jags Dhanoa, 29, were the winning duo last year and will be returning to take on any challengers this year.

Jack was keen to throw down the gauntlet and said: "It's good fun and for a good cause but we do it because we really like winning. Others teams can certainly try and beat us but I have no doubt we will win again.

"Me and Jags will be entering again but we're also hoping to get some more teams to enter so we can take the second and third spots as well and really monopolise it."

He declined to reveal any of their training secrets but did suggest that wearing inappropriate footwear may been a hindrance. Advertiser reporter Amanda Hall received a special mention last year for being the only competitor to ever complete the sprint in high heels.

Teams are encouraged to dress up and there will be a prize for the best costumes.

The event starts at 1pm on Tuesday and is organised by town centre manager Steph James. She said: "It's the year of the Olympics so everyone should have a bit of fun and enter."

Entry costs £15 and the closing date is Friday. Enter by clicking here or contact town centre manager Steph James on 01628 796128 or steph.james@rbwm.gov.uk

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