Youngest member has the fastest bird

This week’s race for Gainsborough and District Homing Society was to Billericay, over a distance of 135 miles.

Ten members sent 17 birds, which were released on Saturday at 10am into a light north easterly wind.

First bird home for Gainsborough and District Homing Society belonged to the club’s youngest member – Patrick Axe.

The Owston Ferry youngster broke his novice status in only his third race.

Congratulations from all at the club.

Results: 1st P Axe 1446, 2nd D. Potts 1429, 3rd G. Shearman 1428, 4th C. Holgate. 1424, 5th G. Shearman 1418, 6th C. Holgate 1406, 7th Mr and Mrs Douce 1382, 8th D. Potts 1381, 9th Mr and Mrs Healey 1373, 10th Mr and Mrs Hall 1340.