Pancakes are thought to have originated as a way of using up ingredients before Lent but did you know the idea of a pancake race is said to have its roots in our region.
At Olney near Milton Keynes they've been holding them since the 1400s. Boys and girls up to the age of 17 can take part but after that the rules only allow women to compete... and they must have lived locally for at least three months.
One of the oldest pancake races in the country has taken place at Olney near Milton Keynes.
The race dates back to 1445 and covers 445 yards from the market Place to the Church. To be eligible to take part competitors must have lived in the town for at least three months.
Hundreds of people watched the traditional Onley pancake race near Milton Keynes today. The annual race first started in 1445.
The winner was 18-year-old Devon Burn setting a new world record time.