Fan-toss-tic victory for the planners

PUBLISHED: 12:17 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 12:57 06 May 2010

Flippin' good fun!

Flippin' good fun!

PLANNERS proved to be a dab hand with the frying pan when they surged to victory in the annual St Albans pancake race. There were no appeals as the Planning Boys from St Albans council breasted the tape to be awarded the coveted Frying Pan by Deputy Mayor

PLANNERS proved to be a dab hand with the frying pan when they surged to victory in the annual St Albans pancake race.

There were no appeals as the Planning Boys from St Albans council breasted the tape to be awarded the coveted Frying Pan by Deputy Mayor Cllr Geoff Harrison.

They saw off competition from 13 other teams including previous winners the St Albans Clergy whose challenge faltered when one of their team members had a dramatic tumble.

Last year's winners, St Albans Environmental Health, were narrowly forced into second place while Barneys Bar and Restaurant and the Verulam Arms pub also made the final.

Despite the wind and with storm clouds overhead the teams, which included Barclays Bank, Grove House, Boots and Bretherton Law as well as a number of others linked directly or indirectly with the council, were in fine flipping form.

The winning team keeps the trophy for the year before relinquishing it on Shrove Tuesday 2009.

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