GALLERY: Hitchin and Baldock celebrate pancake day

Runners take part in the pancake race in Hitchin

Runners take part in the pancake race in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

Business owners, staff and members of the public came out to take part in pancake races in Baldock and Hitchin today (Tuesday).

Craig Humber, Matt Smith, Ben Smith and Liam O'Riordan, from CHQ Architects, The Winners

Craig Humber, Matt Smith, Ben Smith and Liam O'Riordan, from CHQ Architects, The Winners - Credit: Archant

Six businesses lined up to take on the pancake flipping and running challenge on Baldock High Street at 11am, in an event sponsored by Tapps Garden Centre in Wallington Road.

Runners taking part in the race in Baldock

Runners taking part in the race in Baldock - Credit: Archant

Last year’s champions CHQ Partnership successfully defended their crown with Liam O’Riordan, Ben Smith, Matt Smith and Craig Humber battering the competition in the short relay.

The 16th annual Hitchin pancake races kicked off in High Street at 11.30am with three race categories – mens, womens and fancy dress.

Among the contenders were Annette Clynes and Dale Jenkins, who ran on behalf of Hitchin Markets, and won the prize for best fancy dress.


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Money raised from the day, organised by Hitchin Rotary clubs, will be donated to the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth GC.

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