Rotary Club Of Warwick

Feb15 - Pancake Race Cancelled

Tuesday February 13th dawned wet and cold with an icy wind, with rain forecast until the afternoon. Race organisers, the Rotary Club of Warwick, having consulted with local school heads, reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s pancake races.

Teams from 5 local primary schools were disappointed but with years 2 & 6 due to race in the square, they would have got extremely wet and cold. Jackie Crampton organiser said “we want the races to be safe and fun, and the day looked miserable. We try to keep traditions alive and this is one of the events we arrange for the local community.”

Tesco had contributed the prizes and the Globe Hotel were due to defend their title against Warwick racecourse. Thomas Lloyd in the square was anticipating demand for coffees and pancakes but it all had to be abandoned.

Next years races will be on March 5th, some 3 weeks later when hopefully we can expect warmer weather.

For further information contact: Jackie Crampton, Rotary Club 01926 492496,