Ready steady toss! Mold Pancake Races

Pancake Races, Shrove Tuesday 28 February, 2pm Daniel Owen Square, Mold

Deri Spaven perfects pancakes ready for the 2017 races

There will be flipping great fun in Mold on Shrove Tuesday with the annual Pancake Races held  in Daniel Owen Square. Everyone is welcome to join in, by either racing or cheering the teams on, at the event on Tuesday 28 February, starting at 2pm.

The Pancake Races, which are now in their eleventh year, are organised by Mold Town Council and Cittaslow Mold. Entry to race and watch is free, with pans, pancakes and aprons provided for the runners.

The rules are very simple – people can enter the event on the day, just before the race at 2pm. Teams of four run in a relay for the pancake races – each person, wearing an apron, runs one length of Daniel Owen Square, tossing and catching their pancake three times. They then hand over their pan, pancake and apron to the next person in their team. Aprons have to be tied on!

Teams will be timed and the fastest adult team and children’s team, which has tossed their pancakes the correct number of times, will win a prize.

The pancakes are being made by Spaven’s Sweet Shop, King Street, Mold, who are also kindly donating the prizes for both the fastest children’s and adults teams. Alan Spaven said, “This is the third year that we’ve sponsored the Pancake Races. As a local business we do all we can to help support events and activities in Mold. I think that they give visitors and residents another good reason to come into Town to enjoy themselves.”

As with so many community activities the Pancake Races rely on volunteers to help on the day – thanks go to the stewards who will include members of the Rotary Club of Mold, town councillors and residents.

The Pancake Races are great fun, whether you race or watch. For further details please phone Jane Evans, Mold Town Council Support Officer on 01352 758532 or email supportofficer@moldtowncouncil.org.uk

Woops! Claire Parry, Tesco’s community champion, loses her pancake

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