Knaresborough Duck Race – New year’s day

The Duck race on the river Nidd new year’s day 2011.

It was lucky that the weather had warmed up as it was frozen only a week before. Around 5,000 ducks were dropped from High Bridge at 1.30pm where they slowly made their way down -stream to the finish line outside Marigolds Cafe. A few ducks were reluctant starters so were helped along by the hoses of the Knaresborough service.

It was organized by Knaresborough Cricket Club with Henshaws benefiting from the proceeds.

Results for the duck race are as follows:-

1st      3521   Steph Mustwith

2nd    1129    Unknown

3rd     1446    Liam Blackburn

4th     1548    Rob Brown

5th     1572    D Winspear

6th     3556    Carter

7th     1909    T Kendall

8th       738    A Tattersall

9th     1104    K McMillan

10th   2009    H Walton

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