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Lanarkshire Federation - Catterick Race - 21-05-21

Lanarkshire Federation - Catterick Race

This week we were at Catterick, North Yorkshire around 139 miles back into Central Scotland. The weeks weather has been very unsettled, some federations changed their race day.

It looked difficult to predict what was best, our race controller Paul Macaloney stood fast and his decision was to go for a Saturday race.

The day started rather overcast but brightened up well and the birds were liberated at 10:15 in a light south east wind.

The winners made great speed, into the sixty miles an hour bracket. The fantastic GWP Macaloney had two pigeons that had a magical result winning the federation and beating the 5,300 Lanarkshire convoy and in total convoy of over 6,000 by over 100 ypm.

It’s a breath taking result from a race of only 139 miles and to put that sort of distance between themselves and the other lofts in Lanarkshire and surrounding federations. 

Their performances are remarkable and every week they are looking to break records.

The two Blue cocks hit the traps to be first but like always there can only be one winner. They are bred out of their best lines including   Stefaan Lambrecht Den Bulk, Vandenabeele ,Andreas Drapa lines.

The winner is called B-52 and is a previous 1st Open federation winner.

The 2nd Open winner Super 90 is bred out of Supermac 76 x Rik & Jan Hermans & Jan Hooymans breeding lines.

A real mixture of all their winning lines.

Well done to the Macs who win Airdrie club & Lanarkshire Social Circle as well as 1st,2nd,9th,15th Open federation. They are just on a different planet!

Special mention to our secretary Jim Cameron who has had 2 x 1st sections and 2nd section in the first three races. Brilliant flying Jim.

The race itself was erratic with birds scattered throughout the day. Returns were a mixed bag.

Section top five

North section

1st,2nd ,4th GWP Macaloney

3rd Sharp Cummings Durning

5th I Rankin

Centre section

1st J Cameron

2nd Mrs Blyth

3rd J Lawrie & Son

4th J Carswell

5th Bolsen & Gilfillan

West section

1st M Krivokapic

2nd A Morrison

3rd B Ward

4th,5th G Baird

Full report on all section winners on 

Some club winners haven't got a photo unfortunately to show.

Tom Corrie jnr 

Lanarkshire federation press officer

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Pic 1 Gary Harrison 21 05 21                                   Pic 2 Kelly Gillon 21 05 21                                                Pic 3 Davie Love of Clarkston club 21 05 21 
Gary Harrison wins Coalburn                Kelly Gillon of JJK Gillon win New Stevenson.          Davie Love wins Clarkston.

2 Pic 1 Mio nest boxes 21 05 21                  2 Pic 2 Mio loft 21 05 21
Inside Mio Krivokapic loft showing his unique nest boxes & 
Mio Krivokapic small winning loft.

2 Pic 3 Richard Jukes snr 21 05 21
Richard Jukes wins East Kilbride club

2 Pic 4 Jim Cameron 21 05 21
Jim Cameron is having a brilliant start winning 2 x 1st Centre sections also winning Uddingston club.

2 Pic 5 Mio 21 05 21
Mio Krivokapic wins 1st west section and Greenfield club.

2 Pic 6 John Hood with John McCallum 21 05 21
John Hood with friend John McCallum win Chryston club

2 Pic 7 Wullie McDonald 21 05 21
Wullie McDonald wins Dalziel club. 

3 Pic 1 B52 1ST OPEN FEDERATION 21 05 21     3 Pic 2 2ND OPEN 21 05 21
B52, this weeks 1st Open federation for GWP Macaloney "What a cracking pigeon" Already double 1st Open federation & 
Super 90 is 2nd Open federation for GWP Macaloney. 

3 Pic 3 RIMG0143 21 05 21
Brian Ward (R) wins Blantyre club.

3 Pic 4 IMG 0840 21 05 21
Arthur Morrison wins Burnbank club

3 Pic 5 RIMG0518 21 05 21
Paul & Wullie Macaloney win 1st & 2nd North section,1st,2nd Open federation. Also winning Airdrie & Lanarkshire Social Circle clubs

3 Pic 6 John Lawrie Son 21 05 21
Lawrie wins Newmains & Cambusnethan/Morningside clubs

3 Pic 7 RIMG0440 21 05 21
George Lightbody wins Low Waters.

3 Pic 8 RIMG0493 21 05 21
Norman Orr wins three in a row in Larkhall & Dist.

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Wullie Cummings(L) & Jim Durning (R) of Sharp, Cummings & Durning win Coatbridge SC & Sharp Cummings Durning winning loft