This weather is quackers! Too wet even for the ducks as race is off again

The annual duck race is off
The annual duck race is off

The ninth annual duck race has been postponed for the second time, as the poor weather conditions have once again become too wet – even for the ducks.

The race, run by the Thame Round Table, was originally intended to take place the weekend of the Thame Carnival in mid-June, but had to be postponed until this weekend.

However, more rainfall has forced the group to put the event on hold once more – this time until September 9.

This will be the ninth annual duck race in Thame, at which organisers plan to release 2,500 toy ducks into the River Thame from the bridge on the old Long Crendon Road, in dramatic style.

They will then race down the quarter-mile course to the finishing post. There will be prizes for the first three ducks to finish.

The cost to sponsor a duck is £2 and the proceeds will be donated to nearby charities and worthy causes.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from Thame Citizens Advice Bureau and through various organisations and youth sports clubs in the town.

For more information visit the Round Table Facebook page at or visit the group’s website at