CHEERING crowds gathered to watch pancake racers batter the competition.
Mold’s annual pancake race attracted nearly 100 contestants of all ages.
Excited children and fun- loving adults lined up to flex their ‘flipping’ skills.
Participants gathered in teams of four in the Daniel Owen Square at 2pm yesterday.
They were challenged to flip their pancake a minimum of three times before tying an apron onto the next participant.
Plenty of pancakes flipped onto the floor but the determined contestants raced on amid laughter and cheers.
“I dropped it but I was still fast,” said Sonny Davies, who took part with friend Jack Lovatt, both eight.
Larnie Foo, nine said: “It was really exciting. I was quite nervous but it was a good opportunity to take part.
“I really, really enjoyed it.”
Phoebe Owen-Morrell, 11, and Kirsty Qualters, 12, said they had lots of fun.
Staff from The Cottage Nursing Home in Mold flipped into action.
Cathy Quirk, Joanne Jones, Julie Hodgkinson and Sue Jones emerged the adult champions.
“It was exciting and exhilarating, we were laughing a lot but we put on an Olympic-style performance,” said Cathy.
Winners of the children’s races were Bella Bailey, Amber Evans, Elsie Laflamme and Amelia Vaughan.
Mold Mayor Geoff Collett said: “It has been a success.
“We’ve had 22 teams of four so we have had hundreds of people here, 88 taking part and loads of onlookers and organisers.
“We are very pleased especially on a horrible day like today. I will be having a pancake later but I will not be having one of these that has been all over the floor. It will be lemon and sugar for me.”
Rhiannon MacPherson took her two-year-old daughter Isla to watch the fun.
“We’ve come to cheer them on,” she said.
“We didn’t really know what to expect but there’s a great turnout.”
Isla said she wanted cheese on her pancake when she got home.