Dursley's Pancake Race
Dursley's annual Pancake Race is held on Shrove Tuesday each year. The race is traditionally held in Parsonage Street at 12 noon. Depending on the number of runners who have entered, "heats" are held with the fastest runners qualifying for the grand final.
In February 2010, Dursley Town Council resolved to resurrect the annual Pancake Race, and to provide a trophy for the winner. The town's Chamber of Trade used to organise the event, but it had not been held following the demise of the group.
Each year a local charity benefits from the entry fees and any other monies raised during the event.
In 2018 all proceeds will go towards the 'Festive Dursley' event.
The 2018 Pancake Race was held earlier today with entrants representing local organisations and businesses taking part.
The final result were:
1st: Steph Hill (Henlow Court)
2nd = Andy Markham (Old Spot), Rebekah Storey-Young (Henlow Court) & Roger Cowley (Dursley Lions)
The children's race was won by Jay Randall-Smith who proved Superman could run faster than a Lion.
A trophy donated by Dursley Business Inclusive, in memory of local volunteer Eileen Nichols, was awarded to Jay Randall-Smith for the Best Fancy Dress Costume who dressed as Superman.
The Town Council would like to thank all the runners who braved the cold wet weather for participating and the following organisations and businesses who supported the event: Daisy Belle Floral Design, Dursley Lions, Mel King (Festive Dursley) and to Classy Glass who very kindly donated trophies and medals for the race.
The proceeds of this year's race will be presented to Festival Dursley, for new Christmas lights in the town centre.
Jay Randall-Smith receiving his winners trophy, medal and certificate from the Mayor.