Lanarkshire News - Hexham
This week we are in Northumberland, North East England, for a race from Hexham around 97 miles back into Central Scotland. The weather has been dodgy all week with sleet and snow and weather that just isn't spring. Race controller took the decision to race mark Thursday for a Friday race. The word came through that the 6,200 Lanarkshire federation birds and 23 other organisations crates birds were liberated at 7am in a North West wind.
The race was won in 2hrs 13 minutes for a velocity of 1290ypm.This is a terrific velocity for such a wind into this area. But it didn't reflect the race as it was very erratic with birds scattered to the four winds. Returns were reported as a mixed bag, good bad and ugly ! My own is the later.
Cant gloss over it, can’t see anywhere near the numbers of entries for next week’s convoy.
This weeks winner is the brilliant partnership of GWP Macaloney who take the first two places in the Open federation and nine in top fifteen of section. They are just different class!
Their winners are bred from their new dream pair lines, generations of federation and National winners.
Well done to the Macs on another federation topper, which beat the full 7,300 convoy.
Only fancier to supply details to me of his winner this week was Alec Stewart of Clarkston & Dist. club, Alec had a fine race winning with a Lambrecht, hen, bred from parent bought from Ted Balmer, this was a good race for Alec also recording 3rd,6th7th club 230 birds. Alec has a very smart set up and his lofts and garden is a credit to him and his sport. Well done Alec.
1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th, GWP Macaloney
GWP Macaloney winners of 1st, 2nd Open and 9 winners in top 15 of North section. They win Airdrie & Lanarkshire Social Circle clubs.
GWP Macaloneys 1st Open winner, bred out of Double Vision x Blue Caviar.
GWP Macaloneys winner of 2nd Open winner bred out of Caesar x Vision772.
Jim Cameron wins Uddingston & Dist. and also 1st centre section
2nd,3rd J King
4th Wilson & Cairns
5th J Wood
1st J Green & Son
J Green & Son win Burnbank club and 1st West section & winner
2nd G Baird
3rd,5th M Krivokapic
4th W Bosewell
Full list of winners on Lanarkshire federation website.
Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire Press Officer
Dave Burnside wins Lanark & Dist. Tommy McDonagh winner of Blantyre club
Kelly Gillon of JJK Gillon wins New Stevenson.
Andy Eadie wins Newmains club. Robert Cairns wins Cambusnethan/Morningside club
George Truesdale wins Chapelhall club. George Baird wins Greenfield club.
Pollock & Cairney win Coatbridge SC club
Eddie Robin jnr wins Cambuslang club. Andy Graham wins Carluke club.
George Lightbody wins Low Waters club
Norman Orr wins Larkhall &Dist. Gordon Orr wins East Kilbride.
Alec Stewart winner of Clarkston & Dist. club & Alec Stewarts loft
Colin Gray winner of Chryston club
John King winner of Dalziel club
Gary Harrison winner of Coalburn club