This weeks Yorkshire middle route Combine race should have been from Bourges but due to bad weather the birds were brought back to Eastbourne on the 14TH of July 2014 was liberated in a light North West wind and Topping the Combine and the South Section is Kerry Mellonby and Ricky Wheelhouse of Bridlington on 1389. Topping the North Section is Mr & Mrs Hotham of Filey on 1377. Topping the Central Section is J & A Barmby of Hunmanby on 1358. Topping the West Section is Mick Burdett of Norton on 1355. Well done everyone
Even on the darkest of days, there is a light shining somewhere.
And so it was on Saturday when the North Road Championship Club staged its final old bird race of the season from Thurso.
The glorious sunshine on one of the hottest days of the summer descended into gloom and despondency over many lofts, the majority of those competing in fact.
But, here and there, that sunshine retained its sparkle – nowhere more so than around the Boston home of Carl Upsall who achieved what NRCC chairman, Brian Garnham, described as a “fantastic” win.
Carl with G.Son Reece and thier winner
Due to the very poor weather which gave many fanciers very little chance of any training leading up to the first Up North Combine race of the 2014 racing season on Saturday 5th April, the Combine decided to put racing back a week. The weather did pick up giving the members a chance of some training, but due to the poor weather forecast on the Saturday the UNC put back basketing from Selby (Bubwith) until the Saturday for a Sunday 13th April liberation. This proved a very good decision, the East Cleveland Federation 91 members entry of 2,204 birds were up and away at 7.10am flying into a Westerly wind.
- Gavin Leahy leads the hunt from Huntingdon
- Sparkes fly in the battle for Jouy le Chatel
- Carmichael leads the Hunt for Huntingdon
- Dave & Pat Evans win hard Arbroath
- R Nicholls on top from Huntingdon
- Broken Pigeon wins Kings Cup
- Stan Proves Dangerous from Carentan
- Mellonby & Wheelhouse clear up at Clermont
- Mr & Mrs Edmonds top Combine from Billericay