Tom Corrie jnr
This week takes us to Catterick in North Yorkshire, around 137 miles back into Central Scotland. The weather was unpredictable, and our race controller decided to race on Sunday. The weather at the race point was excellent with a light south west wind turning north west on route. The liberation of 1700 birds and 8 Fauldhouse baskets at 06 50hrs. Report was the birds didn't clear well from the race point and the race turned out a "real stinker" with the winning velocity in the 900ypm and some clubs were won in the 700ypm. These velocities speak for themselves with returns that can only be described as horrendous!
What happened ? well it wasn't the weather as it was clear all the way home! On speaking with a fancier, he had a pigeon at the race reported 100 miles south of the liberation! Whatever happened it’s the end of the season for a lot of fanciers who have endured one of our most difficult young bird programmes ever recorded. With the weather absolutely terrible over the next few days the birds had little chance of returning.
The young bird racing is becoming a nightmare and we have to come up with a programme that protects our future of our sports.
Well enough said about that race!
Congratulations to this week’s winner Jim Moffat, who resides in Stepps Glasgow and who fly’s in the Uddigston & Dist club.
Jim's winner is a Vad en poel from a hen gifted by Wullie Strang and the sire out of John Duthie of Dundee lines.
The winning check hen has had every race and had two 30 miles training flights this week and got to see her mate before basketing.
Well done to Jim who wins 1st Centre section 1st Open 1700 birds. This is a cracking way done in the wild west !
Around the clubs
Chryston. 1st A Crook vel 761. 2nd J & J Hood. 3rd,4th C Gray
Alfie Crook wins Chryston club
Clarkston. 1st,2nd T Corrie Son G/son. 3rd,5th D Mitchell & Son. 4th P Stangoe
Tom Corrie Son G/son win Clarkston
Airdrie. 1st ,4th GWP Macaloney. 2nd,5th C Baird. 3rd J Hendrie & Sons
GWP Macaloney(C & R) win Airdrie
New Stevenson. 1st,2nd,3rd,4th JJK Gillon. 5th P Kerr
Josey(L) & Kelly(R) Gillon win New Stevenson
Blantyre. 1st,3rd W Semple. 3rd A Wylie jnr
Wullie Semple wins another in Blantyre club
Greenfield. 1st,2nd,3rd,4th M Krivokapic. 5th J Leggate
Mio Krivokapic wins Greenfield club
Burnbank. 1st Torrance & Man. 2nd,3rd,4th,5th J McGuire
Alan Torrance wins Burnbank
Newmains. 1st,4th A & J Cook. 2nd D Crawford. 3rd Lindsay & Henderson. 5th W Smart
Coatbridge SC. 1st Christie Bros. 2nd,4th Sharp Cummings Durning. 3rd J Donnely. 5th J Forsyth
Low Waters. 1st G Lightbody.
George Lightbody continues his fine season winning Low Waters
Lanarkshire Social Circle. 17 lofts sent 383 birds
1st,5th J Moffat. 2nd GWP Macaloney. 3rd E Robin jnr. 4th Lindsay & Henderson
Well done to Wullie Gordon winning Breeder/Buyer £417
Well done to Billy Gordon winning the Lanarkshire Social Circle Breeder/Buyer
Well done to Jim Moffat & George Baird & winning Young Bird Exchange £60 each
Cambusnethan/Morningside. 1st,2nd J Cook. 3rd J Curley. 4th W Smart. 5th Eadie & Kelly
Carluke. 1st,2nd,3rd C & E McMillan. 4th,5th A Wilkie
Callum McMillan wins Carluke
Fauldhouse. 7 lofts sent 175 birds. 1st J Burt vel 981. 2nd Wilson & Mackie. 3rd J Hadfield. 4th Lumsden Colligan & Hope
Lanark & Dist. 1st Mr & Mrs Megahy.
Stuart Megahy wins Lanark
Cambuslang. 1st,3rd,4th,5th E Robin jnr. 2nd W Gordon
This weeks section winners
Centre 36 sent 607.
1st J Moffat 947. 2nd GWP MaCaloney 918. 3rd C Baird. 4th J Latimer. 5th J Boyle
Jim Moffat wins 1st section ,1st Open Lanarkshire federation 1700 birds,also winning Lanarkshire Social Circle & Uddingston clubs
East section, 25 sent 503
1st,4th A & J Cook 940. 2nd D Crawford 931. 3rd Lindsay & Henderson. 5th J Curley
Jackie Cook wins another in Newmains & Cambusnethan/Morningside
West section,30 sent 436.
1st,4th,5th E Robin jnr 905. 2nd G Lightbody 903. 3rd W Gordon
Eddie Robin jnr wins another in Cambuslang,the west section and sits top of the average board for YBirds.Top flying Eddie!
And below his racing loft
Combine Average Leaders Board
1st GWP Macaloney 1204
2nd J Cullen 1200
3rd G Mann 1179
4th Eadie & Kelly 1175
5th J & K Miller 1171
Young Bird Average Leader Board
1st E Robin jnr 1040
2nd Lindsay & Henderson 1030
Ian Lindsay (L) is having a good YB season sitting second in Average table
3rd GWP Macaloney 1022
4th J Cameron 1012
5th J Moffat 1002
Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire Press Officer
Jim Latimer wins Dalziel club
Frank Hillan of Coalburn,recent photo received of Frank displaying the trophies 2008.Frank had a good race from Ypres and keeps a nice pigeon.Keep the good flying going Frank
Billy Ramage wins Larkhall & Dist