IT was rather a stately affair, unlike the usual dash with panache, but Councillor Jeff Dutton, The Mayor of Huntingdon, won the Mayor s Pancake Race in Huntingdon s yesterday. As it happens, he walked it, but then so did the other two mayors, dutifully t

Rebecca Young, first, in St Peter’s School girls’ race with Nicola Bacon, second, and Lois Wardley third.

IT was rather a stately affair, unlike the usual dash with panache, but Councillor Jeff Dutton, The Mayor of Huntingdon, won the Mayor's Pancake Race in Huntingdon's yesterday.

As it happens, he walked it, but then so did the other two mayors, dutifully tossing their pancakes at the start, half way through and at the finish.

The annual Shrove Tuesday event was slowed down this year because the Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor David Oliver, is under doctors orders to take things steadily, so it was suggested that the three walk the race instead of running it. Cllr Oliver came joint second with the Mayor of Ramsey, Councillor Ian Walker. The Mayor of Godmanchester, Councillor Richard Butcher, was unable to take part because of illness.

In the Retail Relay, only two teams of four took part, Wilkinsons from Chequers Court and Pop Bellies café in Huntingdon High Street. Wilkinson's won.

Dominic Everitt won with Jake Shepherd second for the St Peter’s boys.

In other races, David Warren won for the Leonard Cheshire Homes, bagging a £10 voucher for The Card Gallery. In the Spring Common School race, the winners were Millie Brading and Stephen Irvine. For St Peter's School, a race sponsored by Cambridge Building Society, Rebecca Young and Dominic Everitt came first in their heats and in Thongsley School's race, the winners were Ike Mangandwi, seven, and Kyle Dipper, nine.