RUNNERS and food lovers alike had a flipping good time taking part in a town’s annual pancake race.
Shrove Tuesday saw the annual Mold Pancake Race take place in the town’s Daniel Owen Square.
Teams from Ysgol Bryn Gwalia, Ysgol Glanrafon and Ysgol Bryn Coch took part in a dash across the Square, alongside adult teams including town councillors, members of Flintshire Disability Group, Rotary Club of Mold representatives, staff from Cottage Nursing Home and a team from the Leader’s parent company NWN Media.
The races were run as relays with four members per team.
Runners had to toss their pancakes three times and run one length of Daniel Owen Square before handing their pan, pancake and apron to a team-mate.
Ysgol Glanrafon pupil Huw Minshull, nine, impressed with some top pancake flipping.
He said: “I enjoyed working as part of a team with my friends and had been looking forward to this because I’d been practising before.”
Thomas Hodgkinson, 10, who is a pupil at Ysgol Bryn Coch, said: “I really enjoyed it. The best bit about it was getting it over with because I was a bit nervous.
“I worried I was going to drop the pancake but I managed to keep it in the pan.”
Pans and aprons were provided by the organisers Mold Town Council and Cittaslow Mold, with the pancakes used in the race cooked by chefs from The Beaufort Park Hotel, New Brighton.
Participants were timed and the fastest teams were rewarded with prizes.
Ysgol Bryn Coch came out on top in the children’s event and after setting a blisteringly fast time and finishing more than 10 seconds faster than their nearest opponent.
The NWN Media team thought they had grabbed the adults’ prize, but the team was controversially disqualified due to a technical rule surrounding the tying of apron strings.
As a result the speedsters from Cottage Nursing Home were crowned winners for the second year in a row.
Prizes were donated by Spavens, of King Street, Mold, and Memory Lane, of Mold Indoor Market.
Samantha Roberts, Mold Town Council clerk, said: “We’ve had a really good turnout from all the schools, the weather has been kind to us and the children all really enjoyed it. So did the adults.”
Cllr Andrea Mearns added: “It was lovely to see a really nice crowd and a mix of young and old with a variety of ages and abilities.”