CROWDS in Huntingdon High Street watched the pancake racers rush through the town yesterday, Shrove Tuesday. Winner of the Chain Gang race, which included mayoral representatives from Godmanchester, Huntingdon, St Neots and Chatteris, was Johnny Sarabia,

The team from the Samuel Pepys Pub.

CROWDS in Huntingdon High Street watched the pancake racers rush through the town yesterday, Shrove Tuesday.

Winner of the Chain Gang race, which included mayoral representatives from Godmanchester, Huntingdon, St Neots and Chatteris, was Johnny Sarabia, husband of Councillor Jennifer Sarabia, the Mayor of Huntingdon.

Cllr Malcolm Cohen, Mayor of Godmanchester, finished second and councillors Sue Elam, Mayor of Chatteris, and Fiona Birks, deputy Mayor of St Neots, were joint third.

In the retail relay races, the team from Wilkinsons in Chequers Court beat J'Amy, makers of trophies, based in Godmanchester, to set up a final with runners from the Samuel Pepys pub in Huntingdon High Street, after they defeated the Market Inn in the market square.

The crowd in Huntingdon High Street.

Dressed as super heroes, Batman, Robin, Spiderman and Wonder Woman, they beat the wonders of Wilkinsons to take the title.

Winning for the second year running, among those competing for the Leonard Cheshire Home, Brampton, in manual wheel-chairs was David Warren. In the electric wheelchair section, the winner was Matt Long.

There were seven races by pupils at Spring Common School in Huntingdon which fielded over 40 youngsters taking part.

Winners were: Calvin McGarrigle, seven, Corey Macleod, 10, Sammy Kinsey, seven, Oliver White, nine, Ricky Kemp, nine, Daniel Jackson, 11, Jessica Cross, 11, and James Haywood, 15.

In the first race involving St Peter's School in Huntingdon there was just a hair's breadth between winner Jack Hedges and second placed Rebecca Harrold, both 12.

However for the second St Peter's race, Shezan Amin, 14, was a clear winner.

There were five races with pupils from St John's and Thongsley Fields Primary Schools in Huntingdon. St John's pupils definitely had the edge winning the first four races with first place medals going to Dannyal Saddiq, aged four, Kai Linnell, seven, Sean McHugh, 10 and Tyrone King who was celebrating his 11th birthday yesterday - as was the winner of the final race, Thongsley pupil, David Lapins born on the exact same day.