Kelso 2 - Lanarkshire Federation
We were back at Kelso in the Scottish borders for another unpredictable weather weekend, which is always the way with the young bird season. The race controller hasn't had it easy trying to get the best racing conditions for our youngsters.
Young bird racing, although being competitive, should be based on education and building for the future. We are all our own race controllers and have the ability to make your own decision when you send.
The birds were raced marked on the Friday for an expectation of a Saturday race. It’s a nightmare when the wind is in the east as we are racing out of the east and the cold air from the North sea moves inwards and creates misty slow moving cloud with poor visibility. Our race controller held fast and with conditions improving went for a late afternoon liberation at 1600hrs.
The distance of about 62 miles back into central Scotland wasn't the easiest for the 4,000 convoy with most birds really struggling to home within the first two hours and a good many stopping out for the night. Report that a good few made it the next day.
This is racing as earlier stated you are your own race controller and our controller had his own birds in the convoy so has the birds interest in mind. Everyone is entitled to their say and many have but there are not many willing to take such a job on.
This weeks winner are the "New Kids on the Block", Barclay McCrindle & Son who have took the federation by storm topping the federation two weeks in a row in their first two races competing in the federation. What a start they have had and their competition is very much welcome in our Federation.
Barclay McCrindle wins 1st Centre section,1st Open Federation 4,000 birds
This weeks winner of 1st Centre sect, 1st Open federation, 4,000 birds in a very difficult day is a Blue Cock direct Marina van de veld pigeon. Well done to the McCrindles. They also win 4th &7th Centre section.
In 1st North sect, 2nd Open federation is the brilliant GWP Macaloney partnership who also 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th section.
2nd Open federation for GWP Macaloney
Wullie McFall, who unfortunately I haven't got a photo of, wins 1st West section this week.
For Lanarkshire news to continue it has to evolve and keep updated it needs information, unfortunately I am not getting the information or photos of each club winners to make it more interesting for the article to have some merit. You are only as good as the tools you have!
I have provided my mobile number and email address for these to be sent.
I thank the small amount of members who send me their club information.
So don't moan if your club is not highlighted .
1st&4th B McCrindle
2nd T Richardson
3rd J Whiteford & Family
5th Wilson & Cairns
1st &2nd GWP Macaloney
3rd J Moffat
4th D Follis
5th D McCaig
1st W McFall
2nd G Baird
3rd W Bosewll
4th & 5th J Green & Son
Young bird average update
1st B McCrindle & Son
2nd GWP Macaloney
3nd T Richardson
4th J Moffat
5th J Whiteford & Family
Combine Average Update
1st GWP Macaloney 1291
2nd J Wood 1236
3rd Eadie & Kelly 1234
4th C Gray 1213
5th W Boswell 1196
Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire Federation Press Officer
Pigeons at war, puts racing pigeons into perspective
Colin Gray wins Chryston club & Colin Grays loft
Andy Graham wins Carluke club
Ryan Feelie wins Blantyre Kelso 1 race Jim Moffat wins Uddingston club
Billy Allison wins Cambuslang club Danny Mitchell wins Clarkston club
George Baird wins Greenfield club Matt Dunsmore(L) wins Dalziel club
GWP Macaloney win Lanarkshire Social Circle (749 birds) & Airdrie club
Tam Richardson (R) wins Cambusnethan/Morningside club Wullie Semple wins Blantyre club
George Lightbody wins Low Waters club