Great Pancake Race
February 18, 2010
The inaugural Cavendish Cancer Care Pancake Race 2010 took place at Coghlans Cookery School on Shrove Tuesday 16th February at noon.
Contestants from local companies ran in relay formation to the perimeter of The Gilder Group premises, all to raise money for Cavendish Cancer Care, raising over £600 for the centre.
Team Gilders led the way after the first leg with Chrissy Broughton getting a flier, Simon Lilley hot on her heals (head Chef of Coghlans) and TSG also getting off at reasonable pace.
As the race stretched out the Coghlans team developed a lead of maybe 100 yards, with final leg pace man Mark Price setting off 70 yards ahead of Team Mancake from TSG Media.
At the finish Coghlans landed their pancake onto the platter just 1 second before TSG as runner up. The bonus of the Coghlans team winning was that the £600 prize was donated back to Cavendish Cancer Care so doubling the amount raised for the event to well over £1200.
Teams are already being entered for the 2011 race when its promised an even bigger field and more pancakes to be tossed,
Competitors were treated to a Pancake buffet with savoury and sweet versions washed down with a cup of fresh Coghlans’ Blue Mountain Coffee