Runners, did you collect your prize bag?

Runners, did you remember to collect your prize bag from the Church after the race? We still have 9 bags left over. The prize bag is a Francis Jackson Bag containing toiletries donated by Cox & Robinson. Each bag contains an envelope containing a £10 note, a voucher from Olney Healthcare, a voucher from MuchaDo and some envelopes contain other valuable vouchers which were put in randomly.

So well worth collecting!!

Please email David Phillipson to arrange collection.

Another World Record Set By Devon Byrne

Devon Byrne won both the Olney Pancake Race and the 2014 International title beating Liberal’s fastest runner Summer Parsons. Devon also beat her World Record of last year .. meaning she has set another World Record!

The results are as follows:


1st Place: Devon Bryne Time 55.61 seconds

2nd Place: Emma Maitland

3rd Place: Saija Linden


1st Place Summer Parsons Time 63.5 seconds

2nd Place Destyni Lucero

3rd Place Lakeria Eatmon




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On Tuesday 4th March Daybreak will be LIVE from Olney Market Place, the original home of the pancake race. We’ll be celebrating Shrove Tuesday and the Olney Pancake Race with you.


COME DOWN AND JOIN US FROM 6.30am. It’s your chance for you and your family to be on television. We’ve got our pinnies and pans ready and we’d love to see you there. Aldo Zilli will be there too showing you how to make the best pancakes. He has the world record for the most tosses of a pancake in a minute (117 times).

We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Please contact if you are able to attend and let me know how to contact you and who you’ll be coming down with.

Flippin’ Spectacular Raffle Prizes


















There are some spectacular raffle prizes this year. Check out the ‘Raffle’ page on this site for more information and where to buy your tickets.

New World Record Set in Olney

Devon Byrne, 19, not only won the Pancake Race in Olney but she also set a new world record, with a time of 56 seconds. Devon broke the previous record of 57.5 set by Tasha Gallegos of Liberal in 2009.

Devon also won the 2013 International title in today’s match between Liberal, Kansas, and Olney, England, for the second year in a row.

Devon’s mother Lesley was a three-time Olney race winner in 1988, 1989, and 1993.






 Devon set an incredible pace and was ahead by some way from very early in the race.



Devon flying through the finish line.


Devon receives a kiss from the Verger for winning the race.


Celebrity Chef, Lesley Waters, was there at the finish to congratulate Devon on her win.





Lesley’s Recipe from the Cook Off – Blueberry Pancakes with a Salted Butter Scotch Pecan Sauce


Serves 4

  • 2 Large eggs
  • 30g caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 110g plain flour
  • Approx.120mls milk
  • 55g blueberries
  • Butter or sunflower oil for cooking

For the sauce:

  • 110g soft brown sugar
  • 55g salted butter
  • 200mls double cream
  • 55g pecans or walnuts Extra
  • blueberries to serve
  • Vanilla ice cream to serve optional

To make the sauce place a small heavy pan over the heat add the sugar, butter and cream and whisk until heated through. Stir in the nuts and set to one side.

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl stir in the sugar. In a separate bowl or jug mix together the eggs and milk, then add to the flour mix to make a smooth batter. Briefly fold through the blueberries.

Heat a little oil or butter in a large non-stick frying pan and  spoon the mixture allowing it to spread to about  8cm in diameter, fry the mixture in batches of three. Reduce the heat and cook for about approx 1 ½ minutes until small bubbles appear on the surface  then carefully flip over and cook for a further minute or two until golden. Flip onto a plate and keep warm in a low oven while you cook the rest. Serve piled up drizzled with sauce. Serve with extra blueberries and ice cream.