Duck sell-out at Whittlesey produces the fastest time since records began - and this year organisers introduced a Golden Egg award

Duck Race at Whittlesey: It was a sell out for ducks this year (over 1,000) and a great crowd turned

Duck Race at Whittlesey: It was a sell out for ducks this year (over 1,000) and a great crowd turned up over Easter to witness the event. Picture: TREVOR WINDLE - Credit: Archant

A sell out ensured that 1,000 ducks took to the water at Whittlesey on the horn blast of last year’s race winners Holly and Page assisted by the mayor Councillor Julie Windle.

Duck Race at Whittlesey: It was a sell out for ducks this year (over 1,000) and a great crowd turned

Duck Race at Whittlesey: It was a sell out for ducks this year (over 1,000) and a great crowd turned up over Easter to witness the event. Picture: TREVOR WINDLE - Credit: Archant

Since records began this was the fastest race with a winning time of 14 minutes 20 seconds for duck number 648 belonging to Sue Taylor who won £50.

Christine Buckler with Duck 789 scooped £25 followed by St John Ambulance representative Pauline Richards with duck 823 who won £10.

For the first time there was the Golden Egg award and then went to Cailin Passmore who actually bought the last ticket available and her number 893 was the winner. Organisers thanked Cambridgeshire Fire Service, St John Ambulance, RWT Photography for the commentary and annoys, Alan Hobbs of Street Pride for transportation of the ducks, Whittlesey Vets Ltd for the use of the car park and Andrew Roddham and his daughters Frankie and Alex for collecting the ducks at the finish line.

Trevor Windle and David Bailey provided video footage and photography.


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And the Whitwell family got a special mention for their help with the ducks whilst Whitt the Duck was thanked for turning up.

Whittlesey town clerk Sue Piergianni co-ordinated the event.

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The mayor’s charities benefitting were the Young Persons Counselling Service and The Alzheimer’s Society.

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