Kent Messenger Maidstone
200: ducks needed for the entire afternoon of racing. 35: races during the day. 25: ducks in every race. One: trophy which each winner gets to keep for a year.
Four: corrugated strips inserted into the Loose Stream by volunteers, to create a fastflowing stretch.
One morning: Spent giving the ducks a “medical.” Each duck has a lead weight underneath it to stop them toppling over. The “medical” involves checking each duck is the right weight and it is positioned correctly.