Cross channel challenge

PUBLISHED: 14:19 18 May 2011

Wraxall Village Club release their birds for the first cross channel race of the season.

WRAXALL Village Club birds were liberated from Carentan (France) for their first cross channel race of the season.

Facing a brisk north west wind, the birds responded well to the challenge, none better than the birds of Jackie and Nick Stone of Portishead, who enjoyed an excellent race. The winning bird completed the 164 mile flight in four hours 15 minutes.

Results: (18 members sent 241 birds): J & N Stone 1134 yards per minute (38.66 miles per hour), 1128; Wyatt & Grey 1122; J & N Stone 1117, 1111; J Atherton 1110.

Loft knockout winner was Nobby Knight.

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