20th Jan, 2020

Exciting finale to this year's annual Worcester Cathedral Pancake Race

WORCESTER Cathedral was the setting this morning for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race.

Teams of choristers ran around the medieval cloisters cheered on by youngsters from King’s St Albans Primary School.

The two teams are Decani (The Dean’s team) and Cantoris (The Canon Precentor’s team) represented the sides of the Cathedral Quire that the choristers sit in – Decani on the south side and Cantoris on the north side.

Boy and girl choristers, Cathedral vergers and members of the music department raced around all four sides of the Cloister, navigating various obstacles on the way.

It was a great way to work up an appetite for some delicious pancakes.

Last year’s race was won by Cantoris so Decani will was keen to snatch the victory this year.

But this year – for the first time in the event’s 15-year history – it was a dead heat.

The mayor made up a  lot of ground on the High Sheriff in the home straight to leave it all square.

Everyone won in the end though – all getting plenty of pancakes.




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