Fundraisers Stuffed with Success after Peter’s Pie Eating Competition
People from across south Wales have scoffed against the clock in a bid to be crowned the Peter’s Pie Eating Champion, all in aid of George Thomas Hospice Care.
During the event, held in Walkabout, Cardiff, a total of 79 pies were eaten in three 10-minute rounds.
In a blaze of gravy glory, Olympic swimmer Ieuan Lloyd took the title of pie champion for a second year after eating a record 8 pies in ten minutes.
Ex champion boxers Nicky Piper and Steve Robinson couldn’t bring enough fight on the night to beat the 18-year-old from Penarth, eating 7 pies between them.
Commenting on the win, Ieuan said: “I aimed to eat at least eight pies to beat my record of six and a half last year, and obviously I wanted to retain the title. I’m really pleased to have succeeded on both fronts but I’ll definitely be upping my training this week!”
Spectators enjoyed a pie and pint for £3 as the action unfolded, and funk soul band Brother Ray entertained between rounds.
29-year-old Llewelyn Smith from Newport scooped the trophy for the fastest pie eaten after chomping one down in 33 seconds.
He said: “I was surprised to win but really pleased. I watched the clock to see what my time was for the first pie and thought 33 seconds was a good effort. Peter’s are my favourite pies so it did make the challenge that little bit easier!
“The whole evening has been really fun.”
George Thomas Hospice Events Manager Nicky Piper said: “The money raised will help more cancer patients receive the treatment they need in the comfort of their homes.
“Thank you to Peter’s Pies for helping to organise what has been a great event, and for making the evening possible.”
Clare Morgan, Marketing Director for Peter’s said: “Congratulations to Ieuan and thank you to all the competitors for their donations.”
To see more photos from the event, visit Peter’s Facebook page.