The annual pancake race in Northallerton was a great success, although held a week later than planned to ensure local schools could participate.

Northallerton BID, which represents more than 200 businesses in the town, staged the race.

Manager Alex Shennib said a large number of people turned out for the race on the Applegarth playing fields on Tuesday, both as supporters and participants.

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He added: “Everyone had a great time with lots of laughter and smiles all around. Northallerton BID would like to extend congratulations to the winners of the race, Johnathon. representing Colin Hutson Accounting, Emily, representing North Yorkshire Police, Patricia Shore, representing Beau Cocoa, Susan and Carmel, representing Earth Unwrapped and Zetland Wines, and finally Fiona and Tilly, representing Barkers.

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"Each winner was awarded a prize generously donated by Beau Cocoa. Donations were also collected from all participants for our chosen charity, Hambleton Foodshare.

“The BID would like to express gratitude to the other sponsors who supported the event; Tesco, Colin Hutson Accounting, Northallerton Town Council, Clark Willis Solicitors, and Walker Foster Solicitors.

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"We would also like to thank Deputy Mayor Cllr Paul Cornfoot for his assistance in selecting the winners and explaining the rules to the participants and The Wombles of Hambleton who participated in the race and collected litter.”

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