Residents from Hinckley town had a flipping good time last Tuesday on Hinckley BID’s annual Pancake Race. Despite the freezing cold weather, a fantastic record of 70 people gathered to run up Castle Street while flipping a pancake at various points.
The race counted with the presence of two Twycross Zoo mascots and one from the new Leisure Centre. Various companies and organisations also joined in teams to try and win the trophy. Swinton Insurance, Steamin’ Billy, Skills for Living among others were proudly represented in the race.
The pancakes were kindly provided by the Crescent’s new Sainsbury’s.
Steve Wegerif, director of Hinckley BID said, before the event started: “Today is better than I was expecting. We have a blue sky, it’s not raining and the weather is nice and dry.”
The eventual winner was Aiden Brown from Steamin’ Billy pub. He admitted, prior to the race, to being “cold and nervous” but he still made his colleagues very proud.
After his victory he said to The Hinckley Times: “I just tried to run as quickly as possible and not fall on my face. I dare say I’ll be back next year to defend my crown, but maybe in fancy dress.”
The Hinckley BID is now looking forward for their next event: The Soap Box derby in July.
By Sara Vinagre.