Beccles Duck Race 2012 Completed

The Beccles Duck Race is always a brilliant occasion and this years event was a great success

With every light hearted event featuring an animal reports are always filled with puns. If it were needed the report of this years duck race could go something like this:

“This years Beccles Duck Race sent the crowd ‘Quackers’ with competitors waking up at the ‘Quack’ of dawn to get to the river to practice some high speed duck racing. With a £100 prize for first place, winning would certainly fit the ‘Bill’ and would make a brilliant ‘deducktion’ to the weekly shop. It certainly was an ‘Egg-stravagent’ race with a river full of contenders separating the bollards from the ‘Mallards’.”

Obviously here at Love Beccles we would not need to resort to such puns! The event saw huge crowds of spectators on the edge of the river watch all manner of rubber ducks descend the river. Racers made their ducks stand out from the crowd by painting them in some wacky designs, which were needed in such a huge flock!

As well as the race local companies also ran stalls, along with shows to keep everyone entertained including a Circus Workshop, a Dog Training show, a Martial Arts group as well as the Beccles Sea Cadets making an appearance.

People in Beccles are already looking forward to next years event, with the lucky race winners waiting to collect their ducks from Beccles library on September 17th. For the latest updates on next years event keep up to date with Love Beccles.

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