David Reynolds Story by Dave Bunker Brierley
David Reynolds is a name that has become synonymous with European marathon and long-distance pigeon racing over the past decade. His rise to the top of this highly competitive sport in Germany is a story of dedication, hard work, and an unwavering passion for pigeons.
David's journey to the top began in the early 70's when he discovered a love for pigeon racing. He was fascinated by the birds' ability to navigate and find their way home over vast distances. He started by working towards his dream of winning Barcelona with a small racing pigeon loft, and over time, he developed his knowledge and skills, as life tends to he was forced to leave the sport for over 30 years while he pursued a career and had a family.
In 2012 David entered his first distance race with his pigeons and came 1st club and got on the sect sheet in the French race of 550 miles, which was a significant achievement for a beginner. This success inspired him to work harder and aim higher, and he began to breed pigeons that were more resilient and had better endurance, his pigeon strain of choice was the magnificent Marcel Braakhuis pigeons from the Golde Couple, often referred to as The Black Mudererers, because of the mainly Dark cheq almost black colouring.
David's efforts paid off and he soon became known for his marathon/long-distance racing pigeons. In 2017, he attempted the first real test of the strength for his birds entering 5 birds in the national Brive a distance of a staggering 805 miles clocking 4 out of 5 and three of them in race time winning the 3 furthest prize birds in Germany. This victory marked the beginning of David's rise to prominence in the world of marathon racing.
Over the past ten years, David's success in marathon/long-distance pigeon racing has been nothing short of extraordinary. He has won numerous top sect and open placing in national competitions, beating top-performing fanciers from all over Germany.
David's secret to success lies in his dedication to his pigeons. And his total medicine free approach to the health of his team and he spares no effort in ensuring that his birds are in the best possible condition for racing. He has invested in top-class breeding stock, utilizes advanced breeding techniques, and provides his pigeons with top-quality food with a feeding system that is being used by many other flyers across Europe with outstanding success.
The supplements packet that he put together covering in detail all aspects of the birds physiology to support their health and natural immunity is enhancing there performance to levels that are breath taking, now being competitive out to 900 miles.
David's success story has not only inspired other pigeon breeders but has also cast a new light on Marathon pigeon racing across Europe. He has proven that with dedication, hard work, and a love for one's craft, anything is possible.
In conclusion, David Reynolds's rise to the top of marathon / long-distance pigeon racing is a testament to the rewards of hard work, perseverance, and passion. He has earned the respect and admiration of his peers, and his success story has become an inspiration to many. As pigeon racing continues to evolve and grow, it is clear that David Reynolds's legacy will continue to shape the sport for many years to come.
Yours in Sport
Dave Bunker Brierley