Wraxall birds arrive en masse
Abbots Leigh partners Richard and Emma Whiteside left no room for other Wraxall Village Club members as their birds, arriving en masse, dominated their latest race.
Wraxall Village Club young birds were liberated from Lyndhurst in the New Forest.
Assisted by a following south east wind, the birds romped home. Abbots Leigh partners Richard and Emma Whiteside left no room for other members as their birds, arriving en masse, dominated the result and took the first 16 places, the winning bird completing the 60-mile flight in 62 minutes.
Eleven members sent 207 birds: R & E Whiteside 1672 yards per minute, 1672,1672, 1672, 1671, 1671
In an another race, the birds were released from Littlehampton. They made good time, flying into a westerly wind. The leading bird, in a close finish, went to Lulsgate member Dave Moore, completing the 102-mile flight in 158 minutes.
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Four members sent 76 birds: D Moore 1136 yards per minute (38.7mph); G Summers 1135; D Moore 1134; T & M Carpenter 1100; G Summers 1087, 1086.
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