Wymeswold all set for competitive duck races and family fun

The scene of one Wymeswold's previous duck races 'PHOTO: Supplied
The scene of one Wymeswold's previous duck races 'PHOTO: Supplied
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Wymeswold’s duck races are back for more quacking fun on Sunday.

The five-mile Wymeswold Waddle run and a two kilometer family fun run are being held on the same day.

This year there will be a series of spectacular flypasts by a Spitfire and Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 2pm, plus there’ll also be live music, stalls and games.

For the first time there is also a tug-of-war challenge as Wymeswold’s young farmers will be taking on the chefs of the Windmill Inn in a not-to-be missed encounter.

The five-mile Wymeswold Waddle road-race will kick off the day’s proceedings at 10.30am and the whole of Narrow Lane will be closed off as the runners head off on the out-and-back course to Six Hills.

The family fun run at 11.30am is open to all ages and there’s a goody bag at the end for all entrants.

Duck races will get underway at 12.30pm and there will be the usual four betting races plus a children’s race and the inter-pub challenge.

All profits generated by the duck races and Wymeswold Waddle are then distributed to local charities, societies and good-causes.

For entry details visit www.wymeswold.com