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Tadcaster Duck Race 2013

A fantastic turnout for the Tadcaster Duck Race 2013 with BBC Radio York’s Adam Tomlinson commenting on the day. Chris Cook Olympic and Commonwealth swimmer, Claire Frisby from BBC Look North and Madeline Griffin, Tadcaster East Primary school winner of the School Paint a Duck Competition helped to launch the ducks into the water.

As hoped, all 2,000 ducks were bought in plenty of time for today’s race. The weather picked up and we were all treated to some glorious sunshine which lasted all day.

The duck race itself was quite eventful, instead of a record breaking 9 minutes (the duck race record) the ducks took their time due to a surface breeze which forced the ducks backwards on several occasions.

Also the Best dressed shop window in Tadcaster results were as follows:-

1st Place                The Little Delicatessen

2nd Place               Something Special

3rd Place               Wards Butchers


There was a great attendance and a wide variety of stalls etc. Phil from Sycamore Farms brought some fresh produce, The Tadcaster Grammar Sax group played some lovely music, The Step 2 it Dance crew had the kids dancing, the Lower Wharfe Canoe Club showed people how easy it was to take to the water and many stalls were arranged by the Tadcaster Swimming Pool staff.

After the duck race there was an auction for a signed Leeds Football shirt and 3 iPod Nano’s to raise even more money for charity.

The Duck Race winners were:-

1st Place                K Place

2nd Place               C Goodman-Milne

3rd Place               C Oakley


Thank You All

Special Thanks

Tadcaster Swimming Pool

Tadcaster Duck Race 2013


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