WORLD PANCAKE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
A fun & entertaining knock-out relay race for businesses from Exeter and across the South West. It was not held in 2016 due to unsafe weather conditions
RACE REPORT 2015
Teams of four from businesses, shops and groups across Exeter were egged on by cheering crowds as they flipped it out in a knock-out relay race. Each race involved a short sprint along the portable running track, interrupted with several flips along the way. Speed was obviously the main tactic but some teams discovered that a dropped pancake undid all their good work. Eagle-eyed officials; including local MP Ben Bradshaw were on the lookout for incomplete flips but everyone demonstrated consummate tossing.
The final was between Crowdcube and Turner Lockyear Barnfield. The Crowdcube team quickly opened up a gap and were able to hang on to the lead with magnificent athletic leaps to catch pancakes mid-air. Turner Lockyear Barnfield did fight back and the last lap was close as Crowdcube dived for the line as the eventual winners.
A triumphant Richard Eckley from Crowdcube said: “We all had a lot of fun. This is the single greatest achievement of my life I dreamed of becoming a World Champion and now my dream has come true.”
TEAMS ENTERED IN 2015
Nexus Open Systems, WBW Solicitors, Stones Solicitors, Everys, Turner Locker Barnfield, Crowdcube, South West Water, The Organic Agency, Magdalen Chapter, Abode Exeter, Santander, Princesshay, WSP and Exeter Age UK.
Teams of between two and four people take part in knock-out relay heats. Each team member will run along a short course stopping to toss their pancake, four times along the way before passing the pan to the next person. The first entire team to cross the finish line is the winner.
20m Pancake Challenge – South West Athletics Academy offered members of the public the chance to try out how fast they could complete the ’20m Pancake Challenge’ on their amazing portable track either side of the main races.
Event Raises £2200 for Dream-A-Way & local charities
The 2014 pancake race raised close to £2200 for charity Dream-A-Way, and companies own charities.