Better Bankside Pancake Day Race 2013
Until Tue Mar 4
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Feb 21 2014
For the 2014 annual Better Bankside Pancake Day Race, teams of four drawn from local businesses are encouraged to donate a minimum of £20 to the charity Paintings in Hospitals. This year American actor and star of ‘Man vs Food Nation’ and ‘Amazing Eats’ Adam Richman will be participating alongside Food Network chef Andy Bates.
The rules state: 'Each pancake must be visibly flipped, whereby the whole pancake flips in the air,' and competitors should be aware that 'Marshals will advise on validity of flip by shouting your team number and the word “again” if the flip is not valid or pancake falls on the ground. Marshals cannot be argued with.' That's them told. The winner is the first team past the post with more than a third of the pancake in the pan still whole. As many of the teams go head to head with each other at other times during the year in events such as boules contests and quizzes, things can get quite competitive on Pancake Day.
Watch the action unfold inside Borough Market, where there will be music to add to the festive atmosphere and some of the market traders will be on hand with foodie treats. You can enter into the spirit by buying a lunchtime pancake (the nearby Southwark Cathedral refectory usually has a special menu, too). A representative from the cathedral presents the winners' trophy.
Teams will be provided with pancakes and pans. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and contact details to sign up.
Borough Market Southwark St
- Date Time Price information
Tue Feb 12 201312:00