The Kenilworth Lions’ Duck Race was held today in Abbey Fields continuing a great local tradition which has taken place on Boxing Day and is held in great affection by local residents. Despite the earlier rain, weather conditions for the race itself were fairly dry, and the crowds turned out in large numbers as usual.
The Finham Brook was fairly full and fast moving, so the ducks moved at some speed away from the start line after being launched by the Mayor of Kenilworth, Cllr Alison Firth together with Lions president Graham Pemberton and other willing helpers.
Ten minutes later the first ducks were spotted approaching the Finish line, with leading duck looking a certain winner until it caught in a weed in the brook, and stayed there helplessly while the rest of the leading pack caught up and overtook. Such are the uncertainties of plastic duck racing, unfortunately!
The four winning ducks were numbered:-
Congratulations to the lucky winners, and thankyou to everyone who supported us today. Kenilworth Lions wish everyone a very happy remainder of the Christmas holidays, and a successful New Year.