Rotary Club Of Warwick

Mar2 - Pancakes beaten by the weather

Very regrettably this year’s Warwick Pancake races turned into a damp squib as icy showers at lunchtime put paid to the traditional pancake races organised by the Rotary Club of Warwick for adults and children.

Organisers had the square ready in good time,The Globe Hotel staff appeared with welcome pancakes, and Thos Lloyd put on hot coffee to warm everyone up, but as locals turned up for the Adult races at 1pm the rain started.   With some teams being put off by the conditions a re-arranged programme saw a team from Carty Services run against The Globe Hotel, and this was followed by NHS Warwick running against a team from Leycester House Care home (staff, not residents!).  The eventual winner of the competition was the team from the Globe Hotel who were presented with their prizes, provided by Tesco, by the Mayor of Warwick, Cllr Christine Cross.

By the time it was the turn of the children the rain was increasing and the conditions under-foot were getting increasingly dangerous.   Although a few of the primary schools bravely turned up, many of them in their new Hi-viz tabards which had recently been supplied to them by the Rotary Club, other schools cancelled in anticipation of the conditions and the decision was taken by the organisers, after discussions with the Health & Safety Officer, to abandon the children’s races.  

Club President John Taylor said his priority was the children’s safety, and it was too cold and wet to have small children standing around and also risking falling on the slippery surface.   Disappointment for the children was somewhat appeased by the appearance of more pancakes from the Globe and a distribution of mini chocolate Easter eggs.

Some of the Adult Runners

Some of the Adult
Runners

The winning Globe Team receive their prizes from the Mayor

The winning Globe Team receive their prizes from
the Mayor

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