Marykirk raft race makes a splash

20130519- Marykirk Raft Race. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography. 'No use without payment.
20130519- Marykirk Raft Race. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography. 'No use without payment.

The 2013 Marykirk raft race was left in doubt as torrential rain and high water conditions threatened the annual event, which raises money for various charities.

But the day was saved when the coastguard deemed conditions safe on Sunday and the day turned out to be warm and sunny.

Fifteen rafts competed, and in first place were ‘Nuns on the Run’ in 23.07, second were ‘Cell Block Marykirk’, closely followed by ‘Auld Bent’.

The best dressed raft was named as ‘Neyy Bother’, and best constructed raft was ‘NOV’.

After the race crowds gathered at Marykirk Park for an afternoon of entertainment.

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