To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Eastbourne witnessed thrills, spills and sugar and lemon drizzles as Langham Hotel claimed the sixth annual pancake race, writes Lloyd Webb.
A four person relay saw a teams from companies around the area compete in a hundred metre dash down Terminus Road flipping pancakes as they ran.
The charity event was run by St Wilfrid’s Hospice, which hoped to raise money for their cause as 20 teams turned out to compete.
The final was much contested and saw Langham Hotel pitted against Tesco Extra, Eastbourne Academy and Ansvar.
Langham Hotel got their hands on the coveted Pancake Race trophy as Eastbourne Academy finished runners up for a second consecutive year with Tesco Extra capturing the bronze.
Langham Hotel’s winning team consisted of David Nuna, 22, Jalem Naoolif, 20, Michael Ferguson, 22, and Aaron Bates, 29.
Mr Naoolif dedicated his win to his home city and said, “It has been emotional. That was for Paris, remember that!”
The race saw several of the Eastbourne locals turn out and cheer on teams. Nour Karkach, 16, of Eastbourne Academy said, “I think it’s just a good event to support the community and it’s simply just a bit of fun.”
Brian O’Hara, 44, of Tesco Extra added, “It’s good to see all the companies together. Because we work on the outskirts we don’t normally do this sort of thing.”
When asked if Tesco Extra would be racing again next year Mr O’Hara joked, “Of course! Training starts next week!”