Record time at Olney Pancake Race

THE annual Olney Pancake Race has been won in a record breaking time by an 18-year-old who was taking part in the event for the first time.

Devon Byrne, whose mother has won the race three times, became the first woman to complete the course in under one minute, finishing in a time of 58.5 seconds.

Olney Pancake Race

Olney Pancake Race

There were 22 competitors in this year’s race who were watched by more than 1,000 people who lined the streets of the town.

Miss Byrne was the first woman to complete the 415 yard course which finished outside the church.

Speaking at the end of the race, Miss Byrne said: “My legs hurt. I train at Milton Keynes Athletics Club so it goes with the territory.”