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Pancake Parlour Swimming Challenge

Posted by: 3AW Breakfast | 22 November, 2012 - 10:43 AM
Pancake Parlour Swim Challenge

This year the challenge was set for John Burns to swim 100-metres up against gold medal winning Paralypian Ellie Cole, Octogenarian swim record holder Hazel Gilbee and 6-year aquatic prodigy Abbey Carr.

To no one's surprise, Ellie took out gold, 2028 Olympian Abbey took Silver, Burnso Bronze and Hazel Gilbee received the honorary platinum award for fourth.

WATCH: The 2012 Pancake Parlour Challenge


LISTEN HERE: 6-year-old swimming sensation Abbey Carr lays down the Challenge to 'Burnso'

IMAGE: Six-year old Abbey Carr is a demon in the pool


Since the launch last week, Burnso has been training hard to give the three girls a  run for their money.  

WATCH: Burnso's 2012 Pancake Parlour Challenge Training Video


THE HISTORY OF THE CHALLENGE: The Pancake Parlour Challenge is now in it's 6th year. The idea is to pit one of our own against a champion in a specific field... all in the name of charity!

There have been some classics over the years and the original which saw John Burns challenge our then Police reporter Paul Bentley on a run around the tan.

The last few years it's centred around one of the buzz events or interests of the year, from renovations to masterchefs.

This year, the event that captured everyone's attention took place in London. Our Olympians did a great job, but it was the Paralympians who inspired us with a herculean effort and a bagful of medals.

So, we decided Burnso could learn a thing or two from one of our more decorated Paralympians in the pool, enter Ellie Cole.

There was another mammoth effort from some female swimmers this year, four women broke a world swimming record in the 360+ years age group and one of them was Hazel Gilbee.

She's agreed to give Burnso a run for her money as well...

VIDEO:  Meet the competitors....

* Unfortunately due to illness in his family 3AW Newsreader David Armstrong is no longer able to compete as planned. We wish him all the best!

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Will miss Ross and John's program during the Christmas break...enjoy your holidays and have a fantastic Christmas

    Rose Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 9:16 PM
  • Please get John Michael H and Nick Mc C off and replace them with the guys that did it in their absence. I can be bothered listening on Sundays anymore. Had enough of JMHs hysteria and what seems Nicks lack of knowledge which seems surprising given his job experience. The others had good discussions without hysteria. It was great listening. Please make some more change.

    Peter Nugent Sunday 9 December, 2012 - 9:55 AM
  • John, you should be given gold for looking so good..

    Faye Saturday 8 December, 2012 - 6:43 AM
  • Burnso you look like Sean Connery with your facial hair.

    Gloria Friday 7 December, 2012 - 1:49 PM
  • good luck abbey, our beautiful grand-daughter. thanks ross and john for putting a smile on my face every morning

    nana jude Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 7:20 PM

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