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In Pictures: Businesses brave the weather for 12th annual Windsor and Eton Flippin' Challenge

A rain-battered racetrack couldn’t stop businesses battling it out in the 12th Windsor and Eton Flippin’ Pancake Challenge today (Tuesday).

The event saw 15 teams compete for the sought-after frying pan trophy at Windsor Royal Shopping.

Organisers had to switch the course under cover, with steady-handed flippers instead racing towards the finish line near the Cattle Grid restaurant.

Shanly Homes, racing under the popular team name Batter Late Than Never, finished first ahead of Datchet-based ComXo who had to settle for a silver medal.

Wren’s Wenches, from the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, Thames Street, won best dressed while The Gallery at Ice’s pink flamingo won the mascot race.

The event raised more than £560, with half the money due to be donated to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

Windsor, Ascot and Eton town manager Paul Roach said: “It was obvious that the weather was against us but I can guarantee the racetrack was exactly the same length as it would have been outside.”

He added: “It was great to see the support of all the businesses and people really made a day of it.”

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