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.|
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!