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Pancake Day race egg-cites the crowds in Swaffham




Swaffham and District Lions Club held their annual pancake race on Tuesday with over 30 contestants lining up for the event.

Some of the participants took on the challenge in fancy dress, with Lions members Alan Jude and Dennis Tallon dressed in full lion suits.

Swaffham Lions Annual Pancake Races at Plowright Place in Swaffham town centre
Swaffham Lions Annual Pancake Races at Plowright Place in Swaffham town centre

There was even someone dressed as Father Christmas for the race, as well as a Flying Fox.

Now in its fifth year, the event took place in Plowright Place during the morning on Shrove Tuesday.

Swaffham Lions Annual Pancake Races at Plowright Place in Swaffham Town Centre..Pupils from The Sacred Heart School Swaffham in race action, along with a competitor from Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice Support. (7585703)
Swaffham Lions Annual Pancake Races at Plowright Place in Swaffham Town Centre..Pupils from The Sacred Heart School Swaffham in race action, along with a competitor from Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice Support. (7585703)

Children from Sacred Heart School and Teenie Iceni’s Day Nursery took part in the annual tradition.

The races consisted of three categories with 12 participants taking part in the under fives race before 14 pupils from Sacred Heart took their turn.

Winners from the Sacred Heart category took part in a knock-out style competition, with adult groups such as the Lions, Tesco and the Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice, to determine the overall winner.

Swaffham Lions and Tesco go head to head in a race
Swaffham Lions and Tesco go head to head in a race

Zak Stones and Andy Fernandes of Sacred Heart came out victorious in the final.

They were rewarded with an engraved frying pan stating they were Swaffham Pancake Race Champions 2019.

Overall Pancake Race Winners from The Sacred Heart School Swaffham, LtoR, Zak Stones and Andy Fernandes
Overall Pancake Race Winners from The Sacred Heart School Swaffham, LtoR, Zak Stones and Andy Fernandes

This was presented to Sacred Heart team members by former president of the Lions Pam Tallon. In total there were 34 contestants taking part in the event.

“The event put on by Swaffham Lions is for fun and keeping the tradition of Shrove Tuesday pancake races,” Dennis Tallon of the Lions said.

Swaffham Lions Annual Pancake Races at Plowright Place in Swaffham Town Centre..Pancake Race fun with Swaffham Lions Members, (LtoR), John Ludlow, Dennis Tallon (lion), Pam Tallon, Alan Judd (lion). (7585710)
Swaffham Lions Annual Pancake Races at Plowright Place in Swaffham Town Centre..Pancake Race fun with Swaffham Lions Members, (LtoR), John Ludlow, Dennis Tallon (lion), Pam Tallon, Alan Judd (lion). (7585710)

“It is now five years of the tradition and we want to keep it going because it seems to be flying throughout the country.”

Swaffham Lions annual pancake races at Plowright Place in Swaffham town centre. Pancake racing gets underway
Swaffham Lions annual pancake races at Plowright Place in Swaffham town centre. Pancake racing gets underway


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