Pancake race tradition alive and well in Kington Langley

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Kington Langley Pancake Plate winners Oliver Mathewson, Jenny Stables, Ben Cunningham and Helen Mathewson The Kington Langley Pancake Plate winners Oliver Mathewson, Jenny Stables, Ben Cunningham and Helen Mathewson

Kington Langley kept its pancake race tradition alive by staging event on the Saturday before Shrove Tuesday.

The course along Church Lane was dry and there were individual races for different age groups and a team relay, with Easter egg prizes for all winners and a cream egg for everyone taking part.

All races were walking rather than running and there were points along the course where they had to toss their pancakes.

Results: under fives - 1, James Cunningham; 2, Robyn Cuthbert; 3, Jamie Harris; ages six to seven - 1, Felix Campbell-Smith; 2, Hannah Cuthbert; 3, Izzy Mathewson; age eight to 10 - 1, Oliver Campbell-Smith; 2, Ben Cunningham; 3, Ben Harris.

Oliver Campbell-Smith won the children’s competition to throw a frozen pancake the furthest, frisbee style, and Jules Phillips won the adult category.

The Kington Langley Pancake Plate went to the winning relay team, the Blues made up of Oliver Mathewson, Jenny Stables, Ben Cunningham and Helen Mathewson.

Organiser Alistair Mathewson thanked the parish council for arranging the road closure and Cherry and Don who provided teas, coffees and bacon sandwiches after the races.

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