A NORTHALLERTON fine food shop has declared this year’s pancake race the best ever.
In the event organsised by Lewis & Cooper, 38 adults took part from many of the town’s shops, businesses and other organisations, including Lewis & Cooper, Barkers, Bettys, Sainsbury’s, Northdale Horticulture, Armstrong Watson, Sam Turner’s, Café Natural, Bag2School and The Golden Lion Hotel.
The winner was Stan Parry, from Barkers. second was Chris Howarth from Sam Turner’s, third was Stewart Bankier from Café Natural.
Applegarth School pupils took part in an amzing seven races, with the winners being: Year 6 Daniel Hill, Year 5 Reece Bickerton, Year 4 Harry Bellian, Year 3 Shaun MacPhee, Year 2 Ruby Wilbor, Year 1 Holly Hilton and Foundation Stage Edward Barnbrook.
In all, £175 was raised for Lewis & Cooper’s chosen charity for 2013, the Great North Air Ambulance service.
Bettina Bell, Lewis & Cooper’s retail director, said: “I think it might be the best turn out yet, since we reinstated the town’s annual Shrove Tuesday races four years’ ago.
“We’re very grateful to everyone who supported the event – including Northallerton & District Round Table, Bettys and Applegarth School – but especially all those who turned out to run or to cheer.
“We had great fun, and it was good to see so many of our fellow traders out.”