Gravesend goes flipping crazy for Pancake Day

PUBLISHED: 13:29 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:29 28 February 2017

The race begins!

The race begins!


The annual races took place in the town centre this afternoon

Pancake Day races were be held in Gravesend town centre today.

Shops and businesses came together as individuals or teams in a bid to win the top prize.

Heats took place at 12pm and 12.30pm on Shrove Tuesday, allowing people to take part in their lunch hours.

Gravesend town centre manager, Graham Long, said: “It was a chance to see and support your favourite shops and businesses having a laugh, some fun and a flipping good time.”

The fifth annual Pancake Day races were being held in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation. Gravesham Borough Council would like to thank McDonalds who supplied the pancakes and Outline Health and Fitness at Cascades Leisure Centre who are led the pre-race warm ups this year.

The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Greta Goatley, adjudicated and presented the trophies, which this year were donated by Gravesham Trophy Centre.

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