SALISBURY businesses put their pancake flipping skills to the test today in the eighth international pancake day race.

Organised by St Thomas’s Church and in support of The Trussell Trust, the race took place in the cathedral Cloisters this morning, with teams taking part in a bid to win the golden frying pan.

Competitors included representatives from Wiltshire Police, Middleton and Major, Salisbury Cathedral volunteers, The Trussell Trust, Alabare and Marks and Spencer, but it was the Jordan and Mason Estate Agents team that walked away as winners.

Wearing a sombrero hat and donning the golden frying pan, winner Jack Jordan said he had not trained for the event, adding: “It was easy work [and] really enjoyable.”

Jack competed in the final heat against representatives from JoJo Maman Bebe and Friends of Salisbury Cathedral.

Reverend Jonathon Plows of St Thomas’s Church, who hosted the competition, said: “Having moved to the cathedral last minute, [the pancake race] was an exciting and keenly fought event with lots of good community fun.”