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9th March 2011 THE GREAT ROSS PANCAKE DAY RACES.............

The Ross Pancake Day Races were such a great success last year, that the Association of Ross Traders, (ART) decided to repeat the event this year and lots of local shop keepers, business people, members of the public and their children signed up to join in the fun.

The races on Tuesday began at 2:30pm with various races taking place, all of which were started by Ross Town Mayor, Councillor Jo Lane. The first race was the Retailers sprint, which was won by Richard Mayo of Truffles. This race was snippily followed by the Hairdressers’ sprint, then the Café sprint. Negotiating the course up Broad Street next were the Estate Agents, followed by Motability, who all scooted up to the finishing line with frying pans and pancakes intact.

The Men’s sprint was well subscribed but the ladies had to run two heats. Next came the Charity Shop sprint, the Open Relay then the Pubs & Hotels’ Relay. Unlike last year, Shrove Tuesday didn't fall in half term so the children's races were held back until after school hours so that the children didn't miss out on what turned out to be yet another really fun day for Ross-on-Wye.

As well as the races, there was a prize for the 'Best Pinny,' which was won by Paula Wade.

Many thanks to Norman Bricknell for sending in some of his photographs of the event. See also the Ross Pancake Races page.

Compere, Ben Abbott with Richard Mayo, who won the Retailers sprint.

It was great to see Motobility taking part.

This was a pretty closely run race.

A young lady from Ross Court approaches the finishing line.

A man from Barclays heads for the finishing line.

The Barclays relay team.

Entrants from Wilton Court.

Another great sprinting effort.

Norman Bricknell reaches the finishing line.

The Estate Agents.

Another scooter reaches the line.

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