Upsall loft is fastest home from Lerwick

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

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Pigeon racing’s blue riband race, the 500-miler from Lerwick in the Shetland Isles, was held in conjunction with the North Road Championship Club.

The open race was won by Eddie Seabourne, of Norwich, and the best-placed Boston fanciers were Carl Upsall and grandson Reece, who were eighth, Dave Brackenbury in 11th, and Mr and Mrs Brian Garnham, who were 28th .

Club results from Lerwick were:

Boston Central RPC: 1 Upsall and Grandson 1008 yards per minute, 2-8 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 865, 834, 736, 734, 613.3756, 613.3398, and 590.

Boston and District FC: 1 D. Brackenbury 930, 2 Mr and Mrs Garnham 865, 3 D. Brackenbury 840, 4 Mr and Mrs Garnham 834, 5 D. Brackenbury 828, 6 Mr and Mrs Garnham 736, 7 L.R. Manning 727.

Results of the race from Alnwick were:

Boston and District FC: 1 and 2 J. McFadyen 1414 and 11388, 3 Gough and Reed 1371, 4 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1342, 5 Hardy and Burt 1324, 6 J. McFadyen 1322, 7 D. Brackenbury 1317, 8 Hardy and Burt 1314, 9 1308, 10 Hardy and Burt 1306, 11 Mr and Mrs Attwater 1301, 12 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1291.

Swineshead and District RPC: 1 and 2 G. Wheatman 1226 and 1201, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Mr and Mrs T.F. Welby 1193, 1175, 1158 and 1142, 7, 8 and 9 G. Wheatman 1133, 1103 and 1067, 10 Pearson and Simpson 1021.