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Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races

Teams from RBS and estate agents Kalmars won SE1's two Shrove Tuesday pancake races.

Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
Better Bankside pancake race at Borough Market
Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
Better Bankside pancake race at Borough Market
Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
The 'Creped Crusaders' team from RBS pose with the trophy created by London Glassblowing
Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
Adam Richman and Andy Bates promote their new Food Network show
Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
Over at More London the contest began with a warm-up led by a giant chicken
Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
The London Bubble pancake race takes the form of a scavenger hunt where contestants must gather ingredients from around the More London estate
Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
Competitors race across the More London estate to the bemusement of passers-by

Better Bankside held its eighth annual race in Borough Market which was won by the 'Creped Crusaders' team from RBS's Southwark Street offices.

Other entrants included teams from Borough Market, Glaziers Hall, Decanter magazine, Winkworth Sherwood, Southwark Council, Vinopolis and etc venues.

The races were started by Canon Bruce Saunders, sub dean of Southwark Cathedral. Money raised by the competition goes to the Paintings in Hospitals charity which is based at the Menier Gallery.

The winners receive a trophy made by Bermondsey-based London Glassblowing as well as individual cook kits from Borough Market.

For the second year the Flipping Marvellous SE1 Charity Pancake Race took place on the More London estate near London Bridge.

This year's champions were the team from Kalmars, the Shad Thames-based estate agents.

Competitors included staff from the Aqua Shard restaurant, Norton Rose Fulbright, PwC, the Stress Exchange and Time & Talents.

The event is a Team London Bridge and London Bubble Theatre initiative in aid of LB+, a creative training programme for young people.

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