Ready, steady, toss

THE 2011 Heath and Reach WI pancake races attracted a flipping large crowd to the village’s Thrift Road recreation ground.

The fun began with a hard fought relay race that saw the Little Fishes mum group from St Leonard’s Lower Church taking the winners trophy with the Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade going home with the wooden spoon.

Flipping good fun!

Flipping good fun!

The ladies of the WI came “somewhere in the middle” despite a “noble effort.”

Hannah Jaggard of South Street, Leighton, showed a clean pair of heels to cross the finish line first in the race and revealed that she entered with the intention of battering the opposition.

She said: “I’m ecstatic.

“I’ve been training with Gregg at Harpers Gym at Tiddefoot Leisure Center three times a week and came here to win.”

Other racers included youngsters from St Leonard’s Lower School.

WI president, Jill Thomas, said: “It was a beautiful day, everybody enjoyed themselves and we sold lots of lunches and home-made cakes.”

Money raised will go to prostate cancer research.