DOZENS of children and adults spilled on to the square to take part in Ruthin's annual pancake day races.

Competitors from schools competed for the coveted title with spectators from as far away as Hertfordshire.

Adults from local businesses also competed with Tesco and Cavendish Estate Agents sending runners, as well as the Free Press.

The race, which has been run annually for almost 40 years, was run this year in aid of children’s hospice Ty Gobaith.

Elizabeth Smart, chair of the race committee, said: “I'm absolutely delighted with how it went today, there is so much support locally, from local businesses, and the police turned up as well which was fantastic, a great great help."

Full story and pictures in this week's Free Press