St Mary's Village Carnival Duck Race
Posted on July 16, 2007
The fourth annual Duck Race in the River Ouzel brought down the curtain on this year's St Mary's Village carnival. In front of a good crowd, especially of youngsters, 250 ducks were launched into the the river at the appointed hour.
With a strong current and against a head wind the flock was soon spread out. Three ducks established an early lead and led all the way but a late surge, by what would be described in the Tour de France as the peloton, resulted in what until then had been the third placed duck being overtaken only inches from the finishing line. Six winners shared £150 and £350 contributed towards the Carnival's profit of £11,000.
- 1st - #128 - Mrs T Watkin and Ian Ruffle - £37.50 each
- 2nd - #217 - Mr & Mrs D Ross and Mrs H McCluskey - £25 each
- 3rd - #243 - Mrs L Chapman and Georgia West - £12.50 each
More photos and results can be found on the Carnival website.
Source: St Mary's Village Carnival
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