Pigeons perform at Whitley Bay re-run

Contrary things, racing pigeons. Last week, when competing from Whitley Bay in what was thought to be good flying conditions, they did not perform well into Boston.

At the weekend, in a repeat race from Whitley Bay, when weather was of concern to fanciers, they performed much more consistently.

Again, man of the moment, was Ray Knight, of Old Leake, who repeated the previous week’s feat of taking the first three places in Boston and District FC, while Polish fancier Marek Kula won the Boston Central RPC, from fellow countryman, Dariusz Pelek.

In fact, these two dominated the race, Andrew Kirkman and Tim Appleby being the only other two to feature in the first 12.

Results from Whitley Bay:

Boston and District FC (10-128): 1, 2 and 3 R. Knight and Family 1583, 1545.679 and 1545.385, 4, 5 and 6 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1524, 1487 and 1485, 7 Mr and Mrs E. Attwater 1458, 8 and 9 Hardy, Troops, Burt and Son 1443.723 and 1443.597, 10 and 11 Mr and Mrs Attwater 1429 and 1421, 12 C Collins and Son 1404.

Boston Central (7-236): 1 Marek Kula 1554, 2 and 3 D. Pelka 1516.802 and 1516.663, 4 A. Kirkman 1506.623, 5 Marek Kula 1505.446, 6 D. Pelka 1506.446, 7 A. Kirkman 1503, 8 D. Pelka 1501, 9 and 10 Marek Kula 1494.452 and 1494.182, 11 Tim Appleby 1487, 12 Marek Kula 1485.