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The results are in from another hugely successful Deepings Raft Race!

We love a bit of quirky British fun and this annual charity event on Sunday August 4 attracted big crowds watching the action on the river, enjoying the entertainment throughout the day and the many stalls.

ESP was there to capture the action as 40 rafts took to the water on what proved to be another great family day out with the streets packed with people.

Out of those entered 34 completed the course with crews in colourful fancy dress for this year’s theme of Mardi Gras and Carnival.

Spokesman Andy Pelling told ESP – “Huge crowds attended and everything ran smoothly. There were lots of great Mardi Gras outfits. A massive thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and marshals. We will announce how much was raised for the good causes in a few weeks.”

So here are this year’s winners:

Mini Raft – first past the post:

Mini Raft – Best design

CATEGORY     TEAM NAME                   RACE TIME (Min:Sec)

Youth Race     The Festival Five              9:28 (short course)

Main Race      The Fat Tuesdays Boys    11:50

Fun Race        The Man Cave Boys        14:03

Ladies Race    Rio Trio                            18:47

Pub Race       The Deepings Stage         20:57

Best Dressed Raft was a tie between 2 teams: Spalding Round Table and Rio Trio

Grab the September issue of ESP magazine to see our photos and follow us on Facebook to see more.

Various other competitions were run with prizes awarded – check their website for more on or their Facebook Page, Deepings Raft Race.

Photos: Mike Harris for ESP

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