Runners line up for town’s fundraising pancake challenge

THE region’s best-known fine food store has challenged fellow traders to a pancake race.

The Shrove Tuesday contest will see staff from stores, businesses and other organisations across Northallerton come together and race to the finish line brandishing frying pans.

The event is being supported by Northallerton Town Council and Applegarth School, and has already signed up competitors from Sam Turner & Sons, Sainsbury’s, Northdale Horticulture, Joe Cornish Gallery and more.

Flipping a pancake all the way, runners will attempt to stay on a course on the town’s Applegarth playing fields on Tuesday, February 21. Money raised will go to Lewis & Cooper’s nominated charities ““ Herriot Hospice Homecare, a local organisation providing care at home to terminally-ill patients across Hambleton and Richmondshire, and Help For Heroes, which helps ill and injured servicemen and women.

Last year Stas Struzanovs [CORR] of Bag2School, took the trophy in the adults’ race, which followed heats run by pupils from nearby Applegarth School.
This year’s event will once again put pupils against each other, with the fun starting at 11am. Spectators are welcome.

The race covers just over 50m ““ equivalent to the distance between the town hall and market cross, where the race used to be run in years gone by. It was restored to the town’s calendar by Lewis & Cooper in 2010.

Bettina Bell, Lewis & Cooper’s retail director, said: “We are delighted to be able to run this event for the third year. The race has always been really well supported by the town and it’s a fantastic opportunity to bring the community together for good causes.”

Entrants for the main race can turn up on the day ““ fancy dress is encouraged ““ in return for a donation of at least £2.50.

For more information about the event, please call 01609 766702 or email “”: