Warming up and stretching


I thought I would let you all know how I am getting on!

So, I secured the services of a tip top trainer this week in the form of school mum Michelle Green who is a whizz at exercise, diet and sports therapy so she has offered to oversee my training regime.

I know I am in good hands.

Please feel free to follow my regime at home if you like and let me know how you get on….

So, for week 1, its all about warming up and stretching:

You can make or break your training session before it even starts! Prepare your body and your mind for what you are about to do to get the most out of it and make sure you don’t injure those wings.

Start gently with a waddle or a few laps of the pond to get the muscles warm and think about what you’re going to do. After a few minutes increase the pace a little, you should start to feel your heart beating a bit faster under your feathers.

Time to move on to some specific exercises so get those wings circling, beak to feet, wing tips to the ground at the side of you. Repeat each of these 10 times. The important thing to remember about a warm up is that it should be ‘dynamic’ so keep moving. After a few more minutes of these you should feel ready to hit the pond for a good workout.

Wow, I feel great now, ready to take on the world……what’s next Michelle??


If you are looking for a fun-filled family day out this May, the annual Storrington Village Duck Race promises  thrills &  spills as the Ducks race to glory alongside a great range of entertainment for all the family.

Join us from midday on Sunday 8th May at Riverside Walk and Library Car Park to race ducks and raise money for The Friends of Storrington First School.

There will be the regular hotly contested 6 Duck Races; the top ten placed ducks from each of the first 5 races being entered into the final race of the day. Ducks for each race can be bought in advance or on the day from the many volunteers in the village in the weeks leading up to the big day. Cash prizes are on offer for the winning ducks.

To add to the entertainment, there will be fun-fair rides and face-painting, craft stalls and gourmet coffee as well as bric-a-brac and the ever popular Dad’s BBQ which will this year be given a run for its money by a mouth-watering cake stall.

All proceeds from the Duck Race will go to Storrington First School.


The Duck Race team are taking bookings for stands now so if you have an idea for a stall or a craft business you want to promote, get in touch with info@storringtonduckrace.co.uk and one of us will get in touch.


For the latest info, stand news and Sam the Duck blogs, log onto https://storringtonduckrace.co.uk/

For more press information contact Julie Fourcade on 01903 741546 or julie@fourcade.co.uk

Training starts now


I know, I know, I know…..

It’s been a while since I last posted anything but I have been travelling in warmer climes since my heroic efforts in last years’ Storrington Duck Race.

You see, I was spotted by an elite Duck Racing Crew (DRC) and I was invited to travel to their top secret training camp in America (where one of my lesser known relatives called Donald is from I think) to hone my skills ahead of this years’ event on 8th May from midday at the Riverside walk and Library Car Park.

So this year it’s going to get feisty…..I am out to win!

Yes, I am going to enter into each of the 5 races to give myself 5 chances to get into the final race and take that cash prize…..!

So, join me over the coming weeks as training starts for real and I get into shape for the big day.

Now, where did I put that wet suit…..? Come on….its still a bit chilly out there you know!

Sam xx