Picture gallery: Batman has a flipping great time at Norwich Pancake Day races

A flipping great time was had by all as superheroes, chefs, pieces of fruit and cathedral clergy showed off their skills with a frying pan.

The sun shone brightly and the skies were blue as Pancake Day events were held across Norwich today (Tuesday).

Teachers and pupils at Norwich High School for Girls took part in the 30th anniversary edition of the school's fancy dress pancake race.

Girls dressed as Where's Wally?, Batman, bananas and a shark could be seen dashing across the school's Dingly Dell pitch with a frying pan and pancake in tow.

Patricia Cockburn, language teacher and organiser of Norwich High School for Girls' pancake race, said: 'It is always a pleasure to take part in this Norwich High School tradition, now in its 30th year, which sees the girls compete against each other in a friendly way.'

The girls' school pancake race was held in aid of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust which takes young people aged between eight and 24 sailing to help them regain their confidence, on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness.

Each pupil and member of staff donated 50p to enter the race towards the charity.

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Dengyi Zhou, 12, a Year 8 pupil who was part of the winning Superheroes team, said: 'It was really good fun. We had a very heavy frying pan but still managed to stay ahead.'

Meanwhile, teams of choristers and staff at Norwich Cathedral challenged Graham Smith, Dean of Norwich, to a pancake race in the cathedral grounds.

The Dean was beaten 'by a whisker' to a chapter steward in their race while a team from RAF Marham beat a team of choristers in another close finish.

Tens of people took part in the event which saw RAF Marham's catering staff on hand to dish out the pancakes and a record number of spectators.