Ready Set Go, in the Houghton Regis Pancake Race 2014 !

Ready Set Go, in the Houghton Regis Pancake Race 2014 !


Pancake Races were held in days gone by in Houghton Regis, but not for many years has one been organised by the local council. So, it was a great surprise to everyone that the event could be revived and turn out to be such a great success.

Despite weeks of inclement weather, Shrove Tuesday 2014, turned out to be a really nice day for the time of year; the sun was shining and this helped put everyone in great spirits.

Houghton Regis Town Council staff showed a flipping good turn of speed.

Teams from local schools were invited to participate, and several teams of adults, including some in fancy dress also had a go at charging down a lane in order to get their team across the finishing line in the shortest time.

Nisa Local entered teams.

The Childrens Society did their bit.

Leighton Buzzard's Town Crier was borrowed for the day, in full colourful attire, and started the teams off with a bell that originated from the old Houghton Regis Parish Council.

Town Mayor, Peter Williams presided over affairs and went on to present prizes.
The winning teams were as follows:
 ·        Years 1 and 2 – Houghton Regis Primary School
·         Year 4 Thornhill Primary School
·         Years 4 and 5 Houghton Regis Primary School
·         Houghton Regis Academy Team ‘D’
·         Nisa Team ‘B’
·         The Recycled Teenagers Team ‘B’

Recycled Teenagers; = made a point of explaining that the lady on the right was 89 !

Local town councillors line up for the off! Robin Hines, Alan Winter, Peter Williams, Pete Carrington

The overall winners were Houghton Regis Academy team D who were the fastest overall. Each participant was given a goodie bag which included a packet of Pancake Mix!

Regis the Lion added a comedic element to the racing! (a bit shorter than the last time I met him/her !) With apologies to teams not pictured. Maybe, next time!