Nottingham NRF from Newton Aycliffe
The third old bird race for the Nottingham North Road Federation was held from Newton Aycliffe on the A1’s HGV services hauliers stop as the liberation site this is at the 100 mile mark race point for most members and on Saturday the 20/6/20, on a sunny morning 60 members sent 1,071 birds at 08.00am Ian Daikin got the race on its way into a light south west wind. The top twelve positions now and taking the gold card and winning the federation and also achieving 2nd,3rd,4th and 9th federation was Riggott & Richardson of Ollerton NRFC with their team of their Wildesmersch widowhood cocks flying 97 miles with velocities of 1351, (2x) 1349, 1313 and 1302 5th And 11th fed was The Walton Brothers of Ollerton with a 2y chequer widowhood cock and a 1y chequer widowhood cock flying 98 miles doing 1312 and 1300.
Andy Kemp with his 6th Fed and guard dog
6th Fed was Andy Kemp & Son of Calverton NRFC their bird is a 2y chequer widowhood cock that was bred by Les Rogers and Hubert Walker of Newark as he was purchased in a kit of 12 young birds Andy obtained from them in 2018. This cock back in 2019 after a training flight before the first race of the season he returned home very badly injured and Andy said when he was given corn and water to consume it just all poured out of him through his wounds so Andy and his family cared for him and stitched him back together with cotton and applied disinfectant powder to his wounds and now after His long drawn out recovery he has repaid you with a 1st Calverton club and 6th federation I guess you have to be patient and give everything a chance in this sport at times Andy flew 112 miles doing 1308. 7th,8th and 10th federation was Paul cruising Crooks of Ruddington NRFC with his team of Herman Cuesters flying 115 miles with velocities of 1306,1304 and 1300.573. 12th Fed was Kevin & Donna Spiers of Ruddington NRFC their bird is a 4y blue hen which is flown on the roundabout system she is a Danny Van Dyck X Gaston Van Der Wouwer they flew 113 miles doing 1299. To the clubs Blidworth FC (3/40) 1st & 2nd Mr & Mrs S Rowland & son on 1294 & 1252. Calverton FC (9/159) 1st & 2nd Andy Kemp & Son on 1308 & 1270 Cotgrave FC (6/62) 1st J & A Cole 1252 2nd H D Fisher 1215 Ruddington FC (8/281) 1st & 2nd Paul Crooks 1306 & 1304 Syston FC (13/152) 1st Geoff Myring 1223 2nd Mr & Mrs Pateman & Son 1214 Eastwood FC (5/99) 1st & 2nd John Parker 2 x 1215 Grantham FC (7/110) 1st & 2nd John Norris 1267 & 1266 Newark FC (4/104) 1st R Pacey 1243 2nd Mr & Mrs C Wright 1230 Ollerton FC (5/64) 1st & 2nd Riggott & Richardson 1351 & 1349.
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