Tuesday 25 February 2020

The Milton Keynes Rose would like to thank the 12 teams that took part in the inaugural Milton Keynes Rose Corporate Pancake Race on Tuesday 25 February 2020, Shrove Tuesday.

Several local organisations joined in the fun with relay teams from Milton Keynes Council, EMW Law, Green Cross Training, Bridgman & Bridgman, Opus Restructuring LLP, Geoffrey Leaver, Alan Francis Estate Agents, Mirus IT Solutions, The Parks Trust and My Milton Keynes.  After two heats and the final, the team from Mirus IT Solutions were crowned the winners coming over the line with a time of 3.45.95 seconds.

Mirus IT were awarded The Frying Pan trophy which was presented by Trudie Bird BEM and the customary book of Olney Hymns, presented by Corporate Pancake Race Director Andrea Cartmell-Brock, former three times Olney Pancake Race Winner in 2004, 2005 & 2006.

The event raised over £500 with all proceeds going towards the development of the Milton Keynes Rose including the engraving of two new pillars. The new pillars which will be unveiled in the summer of 2020, will be National Volunteer’s Week (held over the 1st week in June) and World Refugee Day on 20th June. The last pillar to be engraved at the Rose was the Founders Pillar in 2017 to commemorate Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday.

The new pillars were chosen at the bi-annual meeting of the Pillar Panel. Chaired by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, the panel is made up from members of community, MK Cenotaph Trust and The Parks Trust, these organisations meet every other year to decide a new pillar engraving from the pillar submissions from received from community groups.  Criteria for new pillar submissions can be seen on The Parks Trust website here: www.theparkstrust.com/parks/milton-keynes-rose