Hello, Sam the Duck here, I can’t believe it’s only just over a week to go until the Duck Race, how quickly did that year fly by?
Anyway, I am back and I am looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday 7th May for the annual Storrington Duck Race.
I hear there are some changes this year though.
There will more hotly contested races this year with 6 heats; the top ten ducks from each heat being entered into the Grand Finale, making 7 races in all.
That gives me more of a chance of winning yes?
Well actually, no, I decided after last year’s debacle that I would take a back seat this year and rather than being ‘in it to win it’, I will help the youngsters.
But before I get ahead of myself, perhaps you don’t know what happened last year.
Well, let me tell you.
I am sure you will remember that I trained like a dog, or was it like a duck, to be in tip top condition.
I learnt how to breathe, I ate well, I stretched, I meditated, I focused and oh boy did I get in the zone….in short, I was totally ready for the big day.
So what went so wrong….
With all the training and focus and hard work….. I was so exhausted that I slept through the whole thing!
I dreamt that I had won and won big but in truth, I snored my way through the most important day of the year.
So this year I have decided to dedicate myself to helping sharing all the things I have learnt to help the youngster paddle to glory.
Over the next few days I am going to introduce you to a few of the up and coming ducks who will be competing on the day, perhaps one will take your fancy for a bet?
Keep an eye out for them all won’t you!