The Wimborne Minster Pancake Race is all set to run again this year. It will take place on Shrove Tuesday 21st February.

The venue is as always, outside the main north porch entrance to the Minster and the first race will commence at 11.00am as the Pancake Bell is tolled.

Competitors will be required to run round the Minster tossing their pancakes at the four corners of the church. In the event of wet weather the races will take place inside the Minster as they did last year.

All competitors should report to the north porch by 10.30am to enrol, complete with frying pan and ready cooked pancake. Anyone can enter, male or female, young or old, individuals, schools, groups and organisations. All are most welcome.

So have we some challengers (over 18) to win the “John Loader Memorial Cup”, presented by Martyn and Kathy Curtler and become the Minster Pancake Champion 2023? The winner will also receive a prize presented by Viewpoint/Dorset View Magazines to whom we are most grateful.

There will also be races for the under 18’s. Depending on the number of entries these will again be spilt into three age ranges 4-9, 9-13 and 13-18.

Likewise there will be races for pre-schools and toddlers and those using wheelchairs. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.

No. 9 On the Green will have pancakes to purchase for everyone to enjoy both before and after the races.

So come on, get yourself into training for the big day and pick up an entry form from the Minster or the Parish Office in Church House, (next to the Minster) or just turn up in the day and have some fun!

Reporters and photographers welcome.