The annual KSRC pudding races are taking place this Saturday, 8 December on the River Dee. This historic event enables the rowing club community to come together for a celebration of the club and sport before the Christmas break. Athletes, coaches, parents and alumni will gather on the banks of the Dee to witness the spectacle, every athlete in the club competing for the prized “puddings”. Over the past few years the fancy dress combinations have increasingly become a major feature of the day and once again, this Saturday looks as if it will be a fine affair, with 14 “VIIIs” taking to the water, each with a unique take on the Christmas theme of fancy dress.
The pudding races also give the club an opportunity to recognise achievements by our athletes and alumni. This year we will be naming three new fours after alumni. Olivia Rogerson, Will Orchard and Wilf Le Brocq will all be naming boats, recognising their achievements in the sport since leaving King’s. John Blackwell will also be awarding the “Scantlebury Duck” which dates back to the 1960’s.
As always, all parents, supporters and alumni are warmly welcomed. The racing will begin at 9:30am with the finals running from 11:30-12:00. The awards ceremony and boat naming ceremony will then run from 12:00-13:00.
We hope to see you there!