Flipping good fun!

NDET 96030 Stanton by dale pancake race.
NDET 96030 Stanton by dale pancake race.

AGE is no object when it comes to charging from one end of a field to the other holding a pan and pancake.

On Saturday, six teams of runners, clad in all manner of fancy dress and aged from just 18 months to well over 50, battled it out in Stanton-by-Dale’s annual pancake race.

NDET 96031 Stanton by dale pancake race.

NDET 96031 Stanton by dale pancake race.

The racing ground was in front of the Stanton Hall Nursing Home in the village and more than 100 pancakes were served up in the Old School afterwards.

Church warden Ralph Homer said of the event, which has been running for more than 20 years and to which runners bring their own pancakes: “Everyone enjoys it every year.

“Although I’m not sure you’d want to eat some of the pancakes used in the race – they were a bit leathery.”

NDET 96032 Stanton by dale pancake race. Oliver Curtis runs his race.

NDET 96032 Stanton by dale pancake race. Oliver Curtis runs his race.

NDET 96033 Stanton by dale pancake race. Sophia Allsopp ready to race.

NDET 96033 Stanton by dale pancake race. Sophia Allsopp ready to race.

NDET 96034 Stanton by dale pancake race. Clowning around Anna Gray, Pheobe Goller and Amelia Goller.

NDET 96034 Stanton by dale pancake race. Clowning around Anna Gray, Pheobe Goller and Amelia Goller.

NDET 96035 Stanton by dale pancake race.

NDET 96035 Stanton by dale pancake race.