On Shrove Tuesday every year the ladies of Olney, Buckinghamshire compete in the world famous Pancake Race, an Olney tradition which dates back to 1445. The 2017 race will be held on Tuesday 28th February. The race starts at 11:55am. Children from Olney schools also take part in their own races. Since 1950 Olney has competed against the women of Liberal, Kansas, USA in an international race.
Pancake Day Race 2011
The 2011 Olney Pancake Race was won by Nicky Sallis, who won in a race time of 1:12.
Liberal, Kansas USA won the international title. Nicole Schowengerdt, age 28 won in a race time of 1:03.41