Pancake time already in Cromer

Pancakes took to the skies of Cromer on Saturday for the town's annual race.Men, women and children took part in three separate competitions during the event, which is organised by the Cromer Carnival Committee, helping families practise their pancake-tossing skills ahead of Shrove Tuesday.

Cromer pancake race success


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Pancakes took to the skies of Cromer on Saturday for the town's annual race.

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Men, women and children took part in three separate competitions during the event, which is organised by the Cromer Carnival Committee, helping families practise their pancake-tossing skills ahead of Shrove Tuesday.

The 35 competitors had to run along a 100-yard course - 50 yards for children - on West Street, flipping their crepe at four designated points, before heading back to the start.

In the final race of the day, winners from each of the contests took each other on and Jeremy Page, from West Runton, was awarded the cup as overall pancake-race champion.

Organiser Dave Roberts said, while most runners saw it as a bit of fun, their competitive sides occasionally broke through. He said: 'I think in the men's race there was a bit of competition. They think 'it's not very often I win something, but I'm going to win this'.'

Good weather ensured plenty of spectators lined the street to cheer on their favourite flippers.

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