Hard work pays off for the Garnham duo

CLUB secretaries Brian and Angie Garnham were rewarded for all the hard work they put into the sport of pigeon racing with another win in Boston and District FC from Newton Aycliffe on Saturday.

But the fastest bird into town belonged to back-to-form Carl Upsall, with his winner in Boston Central RPC, where he took six of the first eight positions.

For a change, the rain held off for most of the race, but the birds faced a strong south-west wind.

Results from Newton Aycliffe:

Boston Central (10-174): 1 Upsall and Frost 1272 yards per min, 2 Tim Appleby 1256, 3 and 4 Upsall and Frost 1252 and 1227, 5 G. and C. Edwards 1226, 6, 7 and 8 Upsall and Frost 1218, 1216 and 1212, 9 Tim Appleby 1211, 10 Appleby and Dtr 1195, 11 Tim Appleby 1193, 12 D. Pelka 1184.

Boston and District(6-89): 1 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1239, 2 and 3 Mr and Mrs E. Attwater 1226 and 1219, 4 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1189, 5 D. Brackenbury 1177.778, 6 and 7 Hardy, Troops, Burt and Son 1177.778 and 1173, 8 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1171, 9 Hardy, Troops, Burt and Son 1169, 10 and 11 D. Brackenbury 1167 and 1155, 12 Mr and Mrs Attwater 1138.