Businesses from around King’s Lynn battled it out to be crowned the best three-legged egg and spoon racers in town on Thursday 2 April.
The annual event was the second Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge of 2015 and drew a large crowd in St Dominic’s square after the action began at 1pm. The team from Ward Gethin Archer, beat a team from Burger King in the grand final to take the crown.
Primark and Sainsbury’s finished third and fourth respectively. Wilko, New Look and a mixed team of RBS and Costa Coffee completed the list of participants and also competed in a “wooden spoon” competition, which was comfortably won by New Look.
“It was brilliant to see so many people line the route to cheer on the teams taking part in our egg and spoon racing challenge,” said Vancouver Quarter marketing and events assistant David Blackmore. “The sun was shining and there was an excellent atmosphere in the town centre throughout the challenge. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and well done to our winners Ward Gethin Archer.”
Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter centre manager, added: “The business challenges started two years ago as a way for businesses across the town to get out and meet other retailers. It can be very difficult for retailers to get out during the day so these challenges offer light relief as well as the chance to talk to one another.”
Despite missing out on winning the challenge, Burger King could take some consolation from the fact their team secured the quickest time overall with 53 seconds in their heat. Sainsbury’s and Primark also clocked impressive times of just over a minute during the course of the challenge.
This event followed pancake racing in February, which was won by Alive Leisure. The businesses will compete in their next challenge – beat the goalie – in August and this will be followed a final mystery challenge in October.
The team with the most points after these four challenges will be crowned Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge 2015 champions and a donation will be made to a charity of the winner’s choice.
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