Category Archives: Duck Race 2015

Sam the Duck’s Diary – Wednesday 29th April

Well, what a week it’s been. I am one shattered Duck in need of a rest…..

You see Simonetta Cole wasn’t the only Storrington representative in London at The Marathon on Sunday.

What? You didn’t see me? How could you have missed me…..

Yes, I made it round the 26 mile course in a new P/B of 4hrs 27 mins and there are holes in my trainers and my poor little webbed feet are blistered and battered.

So, with only one week to go, its rest and recuperation for me in the last few days before the big day on Sunday 10th May.

But not all of us ducks are taking race day so seriously, I can tell you a few of our number are far more interested in the ice-cream sales at the school and unless they get a wiggle on they will be carrying a few extra pounds on the big day.

That is unless they get themselves to Nancy’s weigh in’s!

There’s still plenty of time to get in shape that’s what I keep telling them.

And far be it from me to tell you which of my number are in need of a few jogs and sit up’s…..I wouldn’t want to spoil my chances on race day….!

Right, where’s that pumice stone…..?

Original photo credit to Petr Brož

Sam the Duck’s Diary – Tuesday 14th April

So, the kids are back at school today and it was lovely this morning to hear all their noise and chatter about their Easter holidays, it sounds like they all had good rests and are ready for the summer term which see the pool being used once again.

And us ducks love it when the pool is being used….once school is closed for the day and everyone is tucked up in bed, we sneak out of the FOSS cupboard and have a splash and a paddle although some of our number use it as a chance to get some serious training for the big day, some ducks are so competitive!

Anyway, I don’t know about you but I am so pleased that the sun is now shining. It’s always a long winter for us Storrington Ducks shut up in the FOSS storage cupboard but now we are out, we have been sorted and we are all in serious training for the Duck Race from midday on 10th May.

I just wanted to say a few thanks to some of our sponsors this year, without them we wouldn’t be able to put the Duck Race on:

  • H D Tribe Funeral are sponsoring the 2nd place duck – a cash prize of £50! Many thanks to them
  • Thanks to Alan’s IT Solutions for hosting our website – couldn’t do it without you !
  • our compere extraordinaire Marcel Hoad of Fowlers Estate Agents is going to man the mike again this year! Thank you Marcel for your continued support
  • Miils & Co are sponsoring us, look out for their advert in our programme
  • Thanks to Flowerwise for sponsoring us this year
  • A Big Thank you to BITS n PC’s in Storrington for their sponsorship this year.
  • Welcome to Chain Telecom Group our first sponsor for 2015!

There is still time to get involved by advertising with us, taking a stand or just offering your time, do get in touch as every little really does help.

Also, we are now taking bookings for the car boot Sale which always accompanies this event. Sunday 10th May, 12 – 2.30pm. £8 per pitch.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in May….Sam

Duck Diary – Entry 1


My name is Sam the Storrington Duck and welcome to my diary.

I am in training for the Duck Race which starts at midday on 10th May.

I didn’t win a single heat last year but this year I want to take the top prize.

Over the next 7 weeks I will be sharing my adventures and updates as the big day gets closer and closer.

So, please share with me your training tips and I will let you know how I get on.

In the meantime, make sure the date is in your diary and if you are interested in a stall or car boot pitch then get in touch with Nancy at

And I look forward to sharing my adventures with you….

Keeeeeeeep reading!