Don’t duck out of this exciting start to year

Last year's terrific duck race
Last year's terrific duck race

GET 2011 off to a quacking start down at Middle Rasen.

The popular New Year’s Day duck race starts at midday from the bridge in Low Church Road, when around 1,000 individually numbered yellow plastic ducks will be launched into the River Rase.

The ducks will then rapidly float downriver to the finish in Church Street 15 to 20 minutes later.

Prizes this year are £100 for the first duck home, £50 for second place, £25 for third and £5 each for the last three ducks to finish.

Event sponsors pay for the cash prizes, so proceeds from duck sales go to the local cricket and football club.

For the full story see the Market Rasen Mail - Out every Wednesday!