SALISBURY served up a flipping fun time as pancake day was celebrated in style for the Annual International Pancake Race.

The Shrove Tuesday tradition, organised by St Thomas’s Church and the Trussell Trust, saw teams battling it out for the much-coveted Golden Frying Pan 2018.

This year entrants dodged the rain and competed in the Cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral, with all eager to show off their skills.

Representatives from the Salisbury Diocese, Barclays, Sarum College, BID, Scouts, Babylon School of Language, Friends of Salisbury Cathedral, Burger King and Harnham Parish all took part.

Entrants came from as far as Germany with Babylon School of Language pupil Wulf Joerck taking part in his first-ever pancake race.

There was also a mother and son race with Linda and Tim Baker taking each other to be crowned champions. The younger Baker was victorious and eventually went onto win the Golden Frying Pan for the 4th Salisbury (Harnham) Scouts.

He said: “It feels great to have won, it is the first time that I have entered something this. We thought it would be fun to promote our Scout Jambori in 2019 and now it is something we could organise when we go.”

Tim, along with team mate Ruaraidh Collar, beat off a team from Barclays bank represented by Rebecca Bowles and Salisbury Cathedral’s Amber Rawlings.

Also taking part for the first time was St Thomas’s Church Rector Reverend Kelvin Inglis.

He said: “It was really good fun but a black cassock is not the best thing for running in. It is just interesting how competitive you get. It is a race that is a bit of fun but when you are on the starting line it is different.

“It was a bitterly cold day but it was lovely to have many people cheering on.”