Annual Pancake Olympics, a Flipping Success!
Annual Pancake Olympics a Flipping Success
Crowds gathered to the High Street on Saturday 10 February to cheer on brave teams taking on challenges as part of the 15th annual Littlehampton Charity Pancake Olympics. The event, organised by Littlehampton Town Council, saw 8 teams take part in three fun Olympic inspired disciplines to win money for their chosen charities.
In the first challenge the teams faced the unique pancake discus discipline. Teams were tasked with throwing a pancake onto the centre of a target to collect high points. The winners of this round were Littlehampton Sea Cadets. Following closely behind were Littlehampton Players Operatic Society, and taking bronze was Littlehampton Wave Life Saving Club.
The second discipline and the one requiring great concentration was traditional pancake flipping! With just 30 seconds to secure the highest number of flips, the teams really felt the pressure. Bronze went to Littlehampton Baptist Church Team 1, Silver to Oak Grove College and Gold to Littlehampton Players Operatic Society.
The final challenge was the relay, where team members were tasked with walking from one end of the arena to the other and flip their pancake into their teammate’s pan, the teammate then had to walk back to the start and flip their pancake over their shoulder and into a basketball hoop. The Littlehampton Wave Life Saving Club team took the Gold, took Littlehampton Baptist Church Team 1 Silver and Littlehampton Baptist Church Team 2 took Bronze.
Winning the whole competition and receiving the top prize of £100 for their chosen charity courtesy of Arun Yacht Club was the Littlehampton Players Operatic Society.
The silver medals and £75 prize money courtesy of Event Power Engineering went to the Littlehampton Wave Life Saving Club. Finally, scooping up the bronze medal along with a £50 prize for their charity courtesy of Event Power Engineering Ltd was Team 1 from the Littlehampton Baptist Church.
Speaking at the event, Town Mayor Councillor Freddie Tandy, said: “Thank you to all the participants and spectators for braving the cold to support this charity event. Every year, hundreds of pounds are raised through the teams participating in the challenges. We thank our sponsors Arun Yacht Club and Event Power Engineering as well as Morrisons for the pancakes. I would also like to thank Tyndall Jones for doing a collection in aid of my charities – local men’s mental health groups. Congratulations to all the winners – you did brilliantly!”