ANIMAL instinct took over as Woking went head over heels for Pancake Day.
Some flippin’ great costumes were on display at Jubilee Square as the town’s annual Pancake Race – hosted by Woking Shopmobility – served up its latest batch of frying pan kings and queens.
As a tribute to the arrival of WWF-UK and their Living Planet Centre in Brewery Road, the relay, which pits teams of four against each other to be crowned champ-ions, carried a wildlife theme.
It also made for a thrilling mascot race featuring Woking Football Club’s KC Kat, Surrey Police’s Numpty the elephant, New Victoria Theatre’s Victor the mouse, town mascot Stanley the tiger, and WWF-UK’s Polly the Panda. WWF-UK Marketing Manager, Amy Kobelis, said: “It was great fun to be part of the pancake race. It was a great event, and Polly the Panda faced some excellent competition.
“We’re really pleased that the theme was animal hats in honour of WWF.
“We have felt really welcome in Woking since we moved into the Living Planet Centre, and we now really do feel part of the community.” After a hilarious round of heats, in which runners were fortunate not to cross the finish line wearing their batter, the competition reached the knockout stages.
But it was the Peacocks Security quartet who came out on top, putting their training to good use to bring home the gold.
Completing the podium were two teams from trading, investment and information solutions firm, Fidessa.
There was also a prize on offer for the best dressed squad, which went to the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, aka the speedy bunch from the York Road Project.