Flippin’ good time at King’s Lynn pancake race

Annual Pancake Race pictured  Joint Winners Hayes and Storr. Studio 28 King's Lynn.
Annual Pancake Race pictured Joint Winners Hayes and Storr. Studio 28 King's Lynn.

It was a day of flipping fun as Lynn’s annual Pancake Day race took place in St Dominic’s Square on Tuesday with local businesses balancing their pans.

The annual event was the first Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge of 2017.

Annual Pancake Race at the Vancouver Quarter King's Lynn.

Annual Pancake Race at the Vancouver Quarter King's Lynn.

Seven teams participated and the event drew a large crowd in after the action began at 2pm.

The teams from creative design agency Studio 20a and Hayes and Storr Solicitors finished neck-and-neck in the grand final and, without the use of state-of-the-art technology, opted to share the crown.

Last year’s winners, Ward Gethin Archer solicitors, finished third while west Norfolk radio station KLFM and Primark, the 2015 and 2016 overall joint champions, finished fourth and fifth respectively. Wilkinson and Boots completed the list of participants.

Vancouver Quarter marketing and events assistant David Blackmore said: “A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Pancake Racing challenge.

Annual Pancake Race pictured Ashley Tuttle  KLFM King's Lynn.

Annual Pancake Race pictured Ashley Tuttle KLFM King's Lynn.

“It was a brilliant event – even the sun came out briefly – and I was pleased to see so many members of the public cheer on the teams.”

The Vancouver Quarter started organising business challenges in 2013 as a way for, not only businesses in the vacinity to get out and meet other retailers, but also other businesses in the wider town.

Mr Blackmore added: “As a retailer it’s often difficult to get out during the day, so these challenges offer light relief as well as the chance to talk to one another.”

The businesses will compete in their next challenge – egg-and-spoon racing – in April.

Annual Pancake Race pictured  Boots King's Lynn.

Annual Pancake Race pictured Boots King's Lynn.

This will be followed by a beat the goalie competition in July and a mystery challenge in October.

The team with the most points after the four challenges will be crowned 2017 champions and a donation will be made to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Any businesses interested in taking part are being encouraged to email info@vancouverquarter.com