St Albans charity pancake races are flippin’ good fun

PUBLISHED: 17:02 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:38 19 February 2018

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2018

It was flippin’ fun and crepes galore for the eighth annual St Albans charity pancake races this Strove Tuesday.

Team Debenham Ottaway at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Team Debenham Ottaway at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams from businesses across the district congregated in the city centre for an February afternoon of charity competition, either in the walking or running heats.

PrivateFly took home gold in the sprinting round, fending off 19 other teams for the title, and Manpower came out top against 11 other teams in the walking contest.

Volunteers with buckets collected money for Home-Start Hertfordshire - a family support charity

It was run in conjunction with The Hertfordshire Business Independent. Home-Start strategic operations manager Suzy Moody said: “Considering the weather wasn’t that great, it is quite chilly, we have had a fantastic turnout.”

Team Willmott Dixon at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Team Willmott Dixon at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Adding: “The money is all going to Home-Start Hertfordshire, it’s going to help us support more families who are struggling, to really make a difference and help parents be the best they can be and improve their children’s outcomes.”

Team Pizza Hut at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Team Pizza Hut at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Team Manpower at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Team Manpower at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Team Brian Robson Coachworks at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Team Brian Robson Coachworks at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Team Tiger at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Team Tiger at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Team Oaklands College at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Team Oaklands College at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Volunteers collecting for charity Home Start at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Volunteers collecting for charity Home Start at the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Amthal Fire & Security's Paul Rosenthal and Alban Hospitality's Richard Marrett commentate on the races at St Albans pancake race. Picture: Danny Loo Amthal Fire & Security's Paul Rosenthal and Alban Hospitality's Richard Marrett commentate on the races at St Albans pancake race. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Spectators watching the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Spectators watching the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Spectators watching the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Spectators watching the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Spectators watching the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Spectators watching the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Spectators watching the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Spectators watching the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Mayor of St Albans Cllr Iqbal Zia watches the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Mayor of St Albans Cllr Iqbal Zia watches the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Teams compete in the St Albans pancake race 2018. Picture: Danny Loo

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