Eight teams from businesses and organisations around King’s Lynn battled it out to be crowned the pancake kings.

The annual event was the first Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge of 2015 and drew a large crowd in St Dominic’s Square on Monday.

The team from Alive Leisure, which runs the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Lynnsport, St James Pool, Downham Leisure Centre, and the Oasis at Hunstanton, beat a team from Ward Gethin Archer in the grand final to take the crown – or in this case, an engraved frying pan.

Wilkos and Primark finished third and fourth respectively. Sainsbury’s, West Norfolk radio station KL.FM, Beales and Burger King completed the list of participants and also competed in a ‘wooden spoon’ competition, which was won by Burger King.

“A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Pancake Racing challenge and to Sainsbury’s for providing the frying pans and pancakes,” said Vancouver Quarter marketing and events assistant David Blackmore.

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter centre manager, added: “ As a retailer, it’s often difficult to get out during the day, so these challenges offer light relief as well as the chance to talk to one another.”

Despite narrowly missing out on winning the challenge by a matter of seconds, Ward Gethin Archer took consolation with the quickest overall time of 47 seconds.

To commemorate their success, Alive Leisure will be presented with an engraved frying pan thanks to Timpson, within Sainsbury’s in the Vancouver Quarter.

The businesses will compete in their next challenge – egg and spoon racing – in April. This will be followed by a beat the goalie competition in August and a mystery challenge in October.

The team with the most points after the 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.