Slideshow: Caldecott pancake racers try to batter the opposition

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Villagers turned out armed with their frying pans ready for the annual pancake race and a flipping great time was had by all.

People in Caldecott tried very hard to make sure they didn’t have egg, or pancake, on their faces when they raced for the finishing line in the village’s traditional battle of the pans.

Pancake Races: Caldecott: annual WI pancake race celebrating Shrove Tuesday The children's race l-r Willow Young, 5, Sam Davidson, 5, and eventual winner William Davidson, 4,  Tuesday 17th February 2015 NNL-150217-155249009

Pancake Races: Caldecott: annual WI pancake race celebrating Shrove Tuesday The children's race l-r Willow Young, 5, Sam Davidson, 5, and eventual winner William Davidson, 4, Tuesday 17th February 2015 NNL-150217-155249009

Defending men’s champion Jake Hill showed his challengers a clean pair of heels, leading from the start to the finish to win for the third time, battering the opposition in the process.

Turning up the heat in the ladies race was the eventual winner Pauline Graveson.

It was a toss up who would win the children’s race with William Davidson running out the victor, with Samuel Davidson coming second.

The secondary school race was won by the egg-cellent Chiko Manuel, who sprinted away from the pack at the start to win.

The race was started in 1983 by the village’s mums and tots group before the Women’s Institute took over organising it.