Hinckley Town Centre had a mixture of ingredients making the town a sweet success this Shrove Tuesday for Hinckley BID’s 7th annual pancake race.
Many people from around all areas of Hinckley came to support the town and those taking part, whether it was serious entry or just entering for fun, and you could see the enjoyment of those competing and the spectators.
Those competing from North Warwickshire & Hinckley College were journalism lecturer Dayle Crutchlow and student Imogen Edwards, cheered on by the rest of the class who were covering the event for a project.
Also competing was the Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Richard Allen, who shared with the journalism students his thoughts on the event and if discussed his thoughts on the event and if he had any pre-race nerves.
“These events really bring the community together in such a positive way, and that’s what it is all about.” When asked what he was looking forward to the most, he commented “finishing the race!”
There were also entries from Hinckley Academy, Steamin’ Billy’s food establishment, Hammonds Furniture and many other independent contestants.
Hinckley BID who organised and ran the event explained how it was free to enter and contestants were asked only to bring a frying pan as the pancakes would be provided, as they were kindly donated by Sainsbury’s in The Crescent.
Jane, mother of two and resident of Nuneaton explained how exciting the event was for her two children who are both not at school yet.
“it is nice to travel over to somewhere new and not far off for such an exciting event not only for the kids but for the parents too!”
The winner of the pancake race altogether was a contestant called Tom and while there some sore losers, the event was a flippin’ success and the best one Hinckley Town has seen yet. So for those hoping to enter next year, you better get practising!
This article was written by Vicky Mepstead and photographs taken by May Obsborne. Both are students studying the Level 3 Journalism course at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College.