Welwyn Hatfield gets battered on Pancake Day

PUBLISHED: 11:11 06 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:11 06 March 2019

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

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It was out of the frying pan and - well, back into the frying pan, hopefully, because yesterday Welwyn Hatfield celebrated pancake day with some flipping good races.

The Tenterfield Nursery team after the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Tenterfield Nursery team after the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield Town Centre’s annual Shrove Tuesday race saw numerous pairs of adults and children battling it out for the fastest time.

Businesses also turned up the heat in a flipathon.

Councillor Bernard Sarson, executive member for partnerships, said before the race: “You’d batter believe that the annual pancake race is back in Hatfield town centre.

“It’s a great chance for businesses to get to know each other over their lunch breaks and for visitors to take a look around the town centre.”

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The council congratulated the winners on Twitter, saying: “They really crêped up on other participants.”

A pupil from Hatfield Community Free School won leisure tickets at Campus West, while the adult winner, Jack from Bebo’s Cafe, received vouchers.

In Welwyn Garden City, the council got together with the BID to organise a business race in Jubilee Gardens, with a team from John Lewis beating the Willow team to the prize.

Meanwhile in Welwyn, St Mary’s Church organised the village’s annual race, with the Wellington pub providing the pancakes.

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The challenge was taken up by pupils at Welwyn St Mary’s Primary School, as well as adult teams drawn from the school and the business community.

“It’s a lovely community event,” said Welwyn St Mary’s headteacher Mary Westley. “It’s a really nice way of bringing people together.

“We have fun but it also emphasises the beginning of Lent.

“Well done to everybody.”

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn St Mary's Flippers prepare for the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn St Mary's Flippers prepare for the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn St Mary's Flippers prepare for the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn St Mary's Flippers prepare for the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn St Mary's Flippers prepare for the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn St Mary's Flippers prepare for the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Pancake Day race at Hatfield Town Centre was a success. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield CouncilThe Pancake Day race at Hatfield Town Centre was a success. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council

The Pancake Day race at Hatfield Town Centre was a success. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield CouncilThe Pancake Day race at Hatfield Town Centre was a success. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council

The Pancake Day race at Hatfield Town Centre was a success. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield CouncilThe Pancake Day race at Hatfield Town Centre was a success. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council

The Pancake Day race at Hatfield Town Centre was a success. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield CouncilThe Pancake Day race at Hatfield Town Centre was a success. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The heat was on for the Pancake Day race in Welwyn Garden City, organised by Welwyn Hatfield Council and the BID. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield CouncilThe heat was on for the Pancake Day race in Welwyn Garden City, organised by Welwyn Hatfield Council and the BID. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council

The heat was on for the Pancake Day race in Welwyn Garden City, organised by Welwyn Hatfield Council and the BID. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield CouncilThe heat was on for the Pancake Day race in Welwyn Garden City, organised by Welwyn Hatfield Council and the BID. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council

The heat was on for the Pancake Day race in Welwyn Garden City, organised by Welwyn Hatfield Council and the BID. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield CouncilThe heat was on for the Pancake Day race in Welwyn Garden City, organised by Welwyn Hatfield Council and the BID. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Tenterfield Nursery Team competes in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Tenterfield Nursery Team competes in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Teams compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOTeams compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Welwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn St Mary's pupils compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOTenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOTenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Wellington compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Wellington compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO(L-R) Welwyn St Mary's Flippers, The Wellington and Tenterfield Nursery compete in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2019. Picture: DANNY LOO

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