CHILDREN and adults who took part in the Warminster Pancake Day races on Saturday had some flippin’ good fun.

The annual event in the Lake Pleasure Grounds attracted 24 competitors and a large crowd of onlookers.

Sally Ward, of race organisers, Warminster Town Council, said: “It was really good fun. There was a lovely community spirit.

“Everybody cheered each other on. It was really nice and the adults seemed to want to get involved this year.”

Ann Hedges and members of the Warminster branch of Diabetes UK, which sponsored the certificates and medals, presented them to the first, second and third-placed competitors in each of the races.

Races were run for children and adults in five categories: under 5s, 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years, and adults.

The winner of the adults race was Mike Crook, with Anna Curtis and Roxanna Gheorghe, from the Ashwood Care Home, finishing in joint second.

There was a closely-fought competition to win an all-girls race, won by Penny-Jayne Loveday.

One mum, Ling Khaw, had to give a helping hand to her daughter, Victoria Khaw, to flip the pancake along the way in the under 5s race.

An unofficial race was staged at the end for the oldest competitors to take part, Ashwood care home residents Diana Turner, 83, and Arthur Pimm, 90.

The event was compered and started by Warminster Community Radio.

Mrs Ward said: “The sun came out so we were really lucky with the weather.”

Last year, the event was held on Shrove Tuesday during the half term holiday and was nearly rained off. It moved to Saturday this year to allow youngsters to enjoy the fun.