James takes the honours in Belford

Belford held its annual pancake races at Sunnyhills on Shrove Tuesday.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 19 February, 2016, 11:07

The event, organised by Ian (Reg) Carruthers, was one of the most successful the village has had.

It was very well attended by a large number of children of all ages, together with their parents.

The pre-school race was won by Blake Grieve and the first school section by Kacie Robb.

The middle school race was won by Daniel Rae and the girls race by Rebekah Hamblin.

The overall winner of the adults and children’s combined race was youngster James Gilhome who demonstrated great speed.

The weather was fine but when the runners turned onto the final straight, the strong westerly wind deprived many of their tossed pancakes – some of which flew backwards over their heads and had to be retrieved before finishing the race.

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Such was the case of Toby, the owner of Sunnyhills, who then provided all of the competitors with free pancakes and juice, paid for all of the medals and gave free tea and coffee to the parents.

The new owners of Sunnyhills have certainly been a great support to Belford since they took over.

This has been most appreciated by all involved in the various events which have taken place or started from there.

Belford prides itself on its village events and on Saturday, it holds its annual ‘make a pie’ competition at 6pm in the Black Swan pub.

All are welcome to enter this event.

This always proves to be a popular event, especially when the pies are devoured afterwards by all in the Black Swan.