Hatfield town centre workers batter it out in pancake race

PUBLISHED: 15:10 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:11 28 February 2017

Town centre workers go for Pancake Race 1st in Hatfield.

Town centre workers go for Pancake Race 1st in Hatfield.


Earlier today, employees of Hatfield town centre businesses took part in a lunchtime pancake race under the arcade in White Lion Square.

The winner was Chris Jefferys who works at Wrights Estate Agent in Hatfield.

Receiving his £25 gift voucher prize, Mr Jefferys said: “I’m a bit worn out but it’s fantastic to win.

“Thank you for the voucher.”

Presenting the prize, mayor Patricia Mabbott said: “The competitors did really well in the race but it was about more than that – we wanted town centre workers to come together, have some fun and see the benefits of living and working in a vibrant town centre that is open for business.

“Congratulations to Chris for winning the hard-fought race. He’s no doubt tired from winning the pancake race but on the flip side, he has won a £25 gift voucher.”

The race was well attended by Hatfield town centre business, including staff from Hatfield Library, a very keen and fierce male competitor from ASDA, and Eric Van Genderen – the owner of recently opened Calamity Comics, who was the runner up.

Eric said: “I’m a bit tired now. I got off to a false start, dropping the pancake at the initial flip on the start line.

“But I have to say that Chris is a worthy winner.”

Councillor Bernard Sarson, executive member for business, partnerships and public health, commented: “It’s been a great day for everyone and I hope that people enjoyed meeting fellow town centre workers.

“We all know that competition is a healthy thing in business – but this time it was just a good bit of fun.

“I’m just glad that the weather stayed fine for the event.”

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