Previous Years Races


~~~~~~~~2016 Race~~~~~~~

A Big Thank you to the

Lord Mayor & Sheriff of Norwich

Who started the race on

Sunday 3rd July 2pm 2016

  Jane Stafford organizer pictured with 
Lord Mayor Marion Maxwell & Sheriff Richard Marks

The Winning Numbers

 Lucky Dip
0313
3664
1153
1880
1757
Race winners
3238
3410
5192
1742
5612

Thanks also go to all those who supported the event

and worked to make it a success.

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~~~~~~~~2015 Race~~~~~~~

The 2015 race was unique .....

The Lord Mayor Brenda Arthur, and Sheriff Beryl Blower drew Lucky Dip Ducks before the race then after the, countdown heaved ALL the ducks into the river, then the fun began ...

The tide should have turned at around 4pm but the heavy rain made it later and that combined with the wind mean't the ducks went in the opposite direction and then just to tantalise the racegoers they changed their minds for a few minutes before a gust blew them on upriver, then a few broke away and made for the finishing line.

Then owing to time constraints the finish was moved towards the ducks and 5 winners were collected much to the relief of the hardworking Duck Race Team then a Little Lost Duck was selected at random from the back of the race.

The Lord Mayors Lucky Dip winners were:-

 3169 Astra Meal for 2 at Wetherspoons

1770 Seagrove/Chilvers Hollywood Bowl

2714 Meal at Nandos

2377 J Carter Odeon tickets

The Race winners were:-

0811 Oliver Ward £500

3053 Andrew Stone £250

0032 K Glanville £125

4480 Amanda £75

4359 Abbey Murray £50

The Little Lost Duck was:-

2618 Debra Fat Cat Brewery Tour & Tasting

 

A BIG THANKYOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

see list on the right

CITY OF NORWICH BRASS BAND

AND TO

THE LORD MAYOR AND SHERIFF

for their support

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~~~~~~~~2014 Race~~~~~~~

What an amazing day it turned out
Early showers then persistent rain
But nothing dampens the spirit of Norwich's
Quacking Duck Racers!
The ducks were launched by
Lord Mayor Judith Lubbock and
Sheriff William Armstrong
They made their way down river to the finish line
where the winning 5 ducks were collected
The Lord Mayor announced the winners from the bridge

Golden Duck £500
1st 3279 J Drewery
Silver Duck £250
2nd 3480 J Johnson
Bronze Duck £125
3rd 4792  D Draper
£75
4th 0070   C Kinsley
£50
5th 2624 A Starling 

Click the picture below for EDP gallery
 http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/photo_gallery_spectators_brave_the_rain_for_great_norwich_duck_race_1_3672183




 
Get your Duck like this proud Mum!
He'll sell you one too
if you like!
Keep up with the Race Gossip 
on
 

We look forward to seeing you this year at

The Julian Bridge & Queen of Iceni
and
We are proud to welcome
http://www.sistemanorwich.org.uk/ 

who will be bringing their fantastic children's orchestra
to the race
to make the day go with a swing
 ~

Too late for 2013
BUT WE'LL BE BACK
July 6th
Great Norwich Duck Race 2014
Bookmark this site now
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~~~~~~~~2013 Race~~~~~~~

Julian Bridge, Riverside
Norwich 

Last year was a great race 

Click the picture for more

The Lord Mayor presented prizes to the Duck Race winners

and to the Beaver, Cub and Scouts who helped

5000 Ducks splashed into the water

and raised an amazing sum

towards scouting activities in Norwich


2013's race was the best yet

More Ducks, More Duck Racers & More Sunshine

Sorry that you could not all hear the results

(Next year we will have a sign board up with the results on hows that for progress!)

so here they are:

1st Prize £500 goes to Dean Cook of Norwich, Duck 2521 

2nd Prize £150  to Tanya Donnachie of Norwich, Duck 982

3rd Prize £100 to Gary Blazer of Bergh Apton, Duck 1625

4th Prize £50 to Adam Gilbertson of Norwich, Duck 5313

We thank the Lord Mayor

for his support in starting the race.

See you all in July 2014

Look who was in the parade too:

Who sold you a duck ?



 Selling Ducks at Sainsburys
Ducks at B&Q
Here a quack, There a quack, everywhere a quack quack!


 

The Great Norwich Duck Ride 2013

 

Two intrepid scout leaders from Norfolk Mathew Burrell & James South

travelled from Koblenz to Norwich

on a sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for scouting

They will arrived back in Norwich on 7th July in time for

The Great Norwich Duck Race

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Adults raise the pounds so that the kids can spend a penny.

21 June 2013: Two adult Scouting volunteers are preparing for an epic cycle ride from Germany back to Norwich to raise money for new toilet facilities at an Old Lakenham camping ground.
The pair, Matthew Burrell (32) and James South (29) both from Norwich will be starting the approximate 360 miles home from Koblenz on Tuesday 2 July.
They will travel via Hohenlimberg where local Scouts are linked with the 1st Norwich Sea Scouts who are based in Old Lakenham.
The new camping ground just off Cooper’s lane in Old Lakenham provides Scouting’s young members with a place to camp and take part in outdoor adventures including water activities using the river access.
“While the site is fantastic at moment, the addition of some toilets and basic washing facilities will mean that more young people can enjoy the great outdoors” Matthew explained.
The finish line of the ride will be the starting line of another Scouting fundraiser the Great Norwich Duck Race, which takes place a 14:00 on Sunday 7 July at Riverside and is part of the Lord Mayor’s celebrations.
The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Keith Driver has provided letters for the Burgermeisters of both Koblenz and Hohenlimburg that will be presented while the cyclists are en-route.
Sponsorship helped them raise around £2000 for scouting in Norwich



STOP PRESS: CYCLE CHALLENGE

Ducks will be cycling from

Norwich's Twin City of Koblenz in Germany

Mathew Burrell former District Commissioner for Scouts
in Southern Norwich is taking on this challenge 
in support of scouting and in particular





The route to be taken from Germany:
Koblenz D
Hohenlimburg D
Venlo NL
BredaNL
Hoek Van Holland NL
Harwich GB
Norwich GB  
arriving back in time for the race on 7th July
 

  LATEST NEWS FROM THE DUCK TRAINING CAMP

Some ducks are planing a trip to Norwich Connecticut USA

The race there is on The Yantic River on Saturday May 11th

The eggs were laid in the spring



Now they are all hatched and quacking away



 Local ducks have been enlisted to help with training


The "Maulin' Mallard" from Hardwick Airfield, Norfolk
has come out of retirement
and is helping to train the ducks 



 So don't miss this years Duck Race it's going to be a 'quacker!'

 


OK FOLKS DUCKS

Well 2013 has arrived and so have plans for racing

The race is on Sunday 7th July from the Lady Julian Bridge Riverside.

AND

This year we hope to enter some ducks in a sister race in the USA

Norwich Sunrise Rotary Club in Connecticut

 

Their Duck race is on 11th May so keep watching this site for more info'

You can see pictures of their Ducks here:

 

~~~~~~~~2012 Race~~~~~~~

 

Great Norwich Duck Race July 8th 2012


 Olympia Duck led the sales drive in this 
Olympic Year


This Summer at the end of
The Lord Mayors celebration week
Thousands of little Ducks
will be launched from
The Julian Bridge, Riverside
then approx' 20 minutes later
the winning Ducks will be
plucked from the river.
You can view the race whilst relaxing with a cool drink on the terrace at
The Queen of The Iceni
 We are sorry that we have no band playing this year
If any racegoers know of a
BRASS BAND or TRAD JAZZ BAND
THAT WOULD MAKE THE DAY GO WITH A SWING
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
1stncss@gmail.com
The winners will have their prizes presented
by the Lord Mayor at City Hall.

It will be a quacking good day
don't miss it! 

At 3.00pm The Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich started the Duck Race
After a tense few days with the wind in the wrong direction
Race day was kind with a Sou'westerly that blew 3,500 ducks down river.



The winners are as follows
1st Mr Albury
2nd Mr P Roberts
3rd Craig Higgins
4th Darren Johnson
They will be contacted and prizes will be presented at City Hall
with the winners of the Lord Mayors Procession Floats.
A big thankyou to all who got a duck and took part
You have helped scouting in Norwich
and 1st Norwich Sea Scouts complete their new HQs building
1stncssnewhq.blogspot.co.uk

~~~~~~~~2011 Race~~~~~~~


Great Norwich Duck Race 2011

The Lord Mayor and Sheriff
launched the Ducks a little after the scheduled start at 13.20, due to a boat movement,
 and after a nail biting race 
the four winning Little Ducks were
plucked from the river along with the winning Big Duck 
We were entertained excellently by the
The Hellesdon & Sprowston Brass Band
who played throughout the event on the terrace at
The Queen of The Iceni
The winners had their prizes presented
by the Lord Mayor at City Hall.
Corporate Duckrace
Winner: Green Cuisine
The prize is going to their East African Charity
Little Duck Race
Winners:
£200 P Sparrow
£150 M Sayer
£100 D Simnor
£50 G Russell
It was a quacking good event