Racing Pigeon results
By Kevin Mason
King’s Lynn North Road had seven members send 93 birds to Great Driffield and were released at 0900hrs in a west wind.
West Lynn’s Roger Wells won his first race of the season when his bird took 2hrs 12mins to fly 93 miles, and was well clear of the rest.
Result: 1, 2 Roger Wells, 1230, 1160; 3, 4, 5 Reg Madder, 1037, 1036, 959; 6 Her Majesty the Queen, 889.
Gaywood SRFC: six members sent 91 birds to Bovingdon. The Fed’s top partnership of Wretton’s Ogden family had a very good race,when their youngsters won the top three positions, and were clocked in just three seconds.
Result: 1, 2, 3 Rod & Gloria Ogden & Sons, 1461 (two birds) 1460; 4 Will Byrne, 1416; 5, 6 Her Majesty the Queen, 1381, 1380.
New Lynn RPC also raced from Bovingdon, when eight members sent 219 birds and were liberated in a light NW wind at 0930 hrs. Jamie Stevens, Bluey Boughen and Timmy Simper won for the second week running, when their Laser Gun x Village Lad bloodlines took almost 1hr 40 mins to fly 82 miles. Kim Peacock and Bernie Byrne won 1st pools and the nom; 2nd pools went to the S.B.S. partnership.
Result: 1, 3, 4 Jamie Stevens, Bluey Boughen & Timmy Simper, 1453, 1411, 1409; 2, 5, 6 Manning Brothers & Son, 1433, 1391 (two birds).
Clenchwarton Victory (South) had six lofts send 88 birds to Bovingdon. South Lynn’s Peter and Dave Ellwood had a decent race winning three of the first four positions. Their winner was a Leemputten and took 1hr 38 mins to fly 80 miles.
Result: 1, 3, 4 Peter and Dave Ellwood, 1448, 1365, 1356; 2, 5, 6 Her Majesty the Queen, 1389, 1347, 1297.
Clenchwarton Victory (North) raced from Great Driffield when six members sent 77 birds. The birds were well spread out, and Watlington’s George Moon led the way when his winner took 2hrs 22 mins to fly 98 miles.
Result: 1 George Moon, 1211; 2, 5 Tom Williams, 1177, 988; 3, 6 Ken Jolly, 1156, 913; 4 John Campbell, 1048.
The Fens Federation had their first young bird race of the season from Bovingdon, when seven clubs sent 1,034 birds. The best local birds went to the Lynn partnership of Stevens, Boughen and Simper, when they took 12th, 13th and 14th; Rodney Cochrane also had three birds in the top 20, taking 18th, 19th 20th, with the Wereham FC.