UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to the poor weather, the Pancake Race that was due to start at midday today has had to be cancelled.

Tenby Lifeboats RNLI has issued apologies to all who were coming, “but the weather is against us this year.”

It’s such a shame, as Tenby’s popular Pancake Race was expected to be bigger than ever.

Tenby pancake race
RNLI crew members at last year's race (Pic: Gareth Davies Photography)

This year, the annual Pancake Race was to fall on Shrove Tuesday so the seaside town centre was expected to be packed full of people supporting the cause.

The fundraiser is always a popular fixture on the Tenby events calendar, especially with it being half term, with lots of families flocking to the seaside town to see the spectacle of toddlers, children, mums and dads, and even Tenby’s very own lifeboat crew racing up Tudor Square, which always proves to be ‘flipping’ great fun!

“This year, our big event falls on Shrove Tuesday - this hasn't happened since the very first race back in 2010!” said the organisers.

The races were planned to start at 12 noon, on Tuesday, February 13.

Tenby RNLI pancake event
Races for all ages were to take place (Pic: Gareth Davies Photography)

Participants were asked to bring their own frying pan and pancake. The run was to be 60 metres while tossing your pancake, with prizes up for grabs for the winners.

Entry donation was set at £3 per runner. Donation buckets were planned to be around the square for those whose running days are over to contribute.

Races were scheduled for everyone from the under 5s to the mums, dads and grandparents, ending of course with the crew race which has become famous for the amount of cheating that goes on!

RNLI mascot Stormy Stan was even hoping to make an appearance.