GLOOMY weather on Tuesday did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of participants in Malvern Rotary Club's pancake race, now in its tenth year.

Held as usual in Priory Park behind Malvern Theatres, the event attracted a a good turnout of both teams and spectators.

The adult races were launched by Barry Jones, the Rotary Club's president, Phil Merrick of Malvern Hills District Council , Steve Morris of Morgan Motors and James Aldridge from Waitrose.

There were plenty of laughs and hot competition with the Morgan team winning the Elite (under 50 years old) category, with the Wait from Waitrose team second.

The vintage category was won by Team Pancanmakers, closely followed by Save the Children.

There was also a prize for the best-dressed team, which was won by Chicken Run.

Sandy Gibson of Rotary said: "Since sponsorship money is yet to be collected, it is too early to say who will win the Most Sponsored team prize. Funds raised will go to charities nominated by the teams and to the Rotary Club's End Polio Now campaign helping eliminate polio globally."

The adult races were preceded by the children's event, which attracted 40 enthusiastic young pancake racers.

Mr Gibson said: "Rotary thanks our sponsors Waitrose and Morgan, together with support from Malvern Hills District Council and Malvern Theatres."