Waterlooville pancake race was flippin’ great

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STAFF from a fashion and homeware store have tasted glory in a pancake race.

Matalan was one of eight teams to enter the Waterlooville pancake race with prize money of £200 at stake.

CHAMPS The winning team from Matalan, from left, Max Baker, George Mourne, Lewis Doody and Ollie Bodenham. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (14656-924)

CHAMPS The winning team from Matalan, from left, Max Baker, George Mourne, Lewis Doody and Ollie Bodenham. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (14656-924)

The cash was donated by Bray Associates, the company behind the weekly markets, and the winner was asked to donate to a charity of their choice.

Although Waitrose has dominated the leader board in recent years it did not enter a team, opening up the field to other businesses in the town.

Corinne Hog, homeware manager at the store, said: ‘We are really proud of our colleagues.

‘We’ve been raising money all year for the NSPCC so that really drove them on.

‘We had a last-minute replacement because of an injury but it didn’t hold us back.’

Competitors had to run 100 metres and flip the pancake twice on the way there and twice more on the way back, in a relay.

Waterlooville retained firefighters, Asda, Waterlooville police, Barclays Bank. Co-operative Funeral Care, Halifax, and managers from Havant Borough Council also took part.

Rosemary Wilson, chairwoman of the Waterlooville Business Association, handed Matalan the Battle of Waterlooville Shield.