Flipping-good fun in Harleston this Shrove Tuesday

Harleston, Norfolk. Harleston Pancakes races along the Throughfare pictured from left Kubala, Carole Tilston, Julie Helsby and Lucy Marjoram ANL-140403-165824001
Harleston, Norfolk. Harleston Pancakes races along the Throughfare pictured from left Kubala, Carole Tilston, Julie Helsby and Lucy Marjoram ANL-140403-165824001

Some flipping-good fun is guaranteed in Harleston on Tuesday with the return of the popular pancake races.

Following last year’s successful event, which attracted nearly 60 competitors, another set of races through the town have been organised, including special competitions for Year 6 pupils of Harleston Primary School, Year 7 children of Archbishop Sancroft High School, as well as teachers and assistants.

Carol Wiles, part of the organising group from Harleston’s Future, said: “We really hope the children will come and have a run, but there are lots of opportunities for adults, too.

“Last year almost 60 people took part and many more stood and cheered them on. This year we would like to see more people coming along and getting involved.

“It’s just a bit of fun, but it does create a lovely community feel to the day.”

The short races will take place along The Thoroughfare from 10.45am until midday, with brief traffic delays while the races take place.

There are categories for shops, business, clubs and individuals and entry is £3 per person. Medals and a Champions Cup for the overall winner will be awarded at midday on Stone Court.

Entry forms are available around town and from Harleston Information Plus or contact 01379 853258, between 9am and 5pm.