Paddling action at this year’s Dragon Boat Races!

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Posted on: 10 Jul 2024

This year we held not one, not two, but THREE days of Dragon Boat Races at the Victoria Embankment!

The action started with a special NUH Staff Dragon Boat Race on Saturday 29th June, with nine teams from Nottingham’s NHS hospitals taking to the water. Too Fly for an MI came out top, with Team Radiotherapy coming second and National Rehabilitation Centre finishing third. Two Weddings and a Dragon Boat won Best Dressed on the day after dressing up as brides on a hen do.

The following weekend, we had two days of back-to-back Dragon Boat Races, with businesses and staff from across Nottingham coming together to take on the challenge.

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On Saturday 6th July, NRA Roofing snagged the gold, with Wet Bandits following close for Silver, and Mother Truckers in third. Priory Panthers became the animals of Noah’s Ark for the day and sat two by two in the boat, which helped them win the Best Dressed award.

Sunday 7th July rounded off our Dragon Boat Races with another eight teams competing for gold on the day. May The Oars Be With You finished first with a time of 1:09.68 which was closely followed by Team LCNS, who were just a second behind the winning team. LAC Logistics Automation took home the bronze medal, with The Bluebirds winning our Best Dressed in their DC Comics and Marvel superhero costumes.

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Sophie Parkins, Corporate Relationship and Events Manager, said: “We have been blown away with the support for our Dragon Boat Race Events, which for the first time took place over three days this year. The enthusiasm and excitement at all the events was brilliant, despite the weather, and the team outfits were fantastic!

“The money raised will make such a difference to the patients, families, and staff at Nottingham’s hospitals, and we are truly grateful for all the support. Special thanks also to Anaconda for supporting us in hosting the events. Roll on 2025!”

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Dragon Boat Races. Keep an eye on our social media for the announcement of next year's events!

If you took part, you can find photos from the day on our Facebook page.

Watch highlights from the day 👇

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