Greytown Racing Pigeon Club news

2016-06-22 06:00

MISSING last week's race from Bloemfontein due to inclement weather we were hoping for great things from this week's race from Dealesville­.

Unfortunately, things did not turn out as we expected as the returns were not up to scratch.

Once again the Naicker Bros proved their superiority by filling the first four positions on the result sheet of the six birds clocked.

Their first arrival was timed at 15.33 after an 8.30am. liberation, the 473km at a velocity of 1117.420 metres per minute, followed by their second arrival six seconds later at a velocity of 1117.156 mpm. Next was at 15.38 with a velocity of 1104.936, then at 16.07 their fourth with a velocity of 1034.695.

Fifth position was Chris Uys pigeon at 17.11 - velocity 905.573 mpm, rubbing Old Grizzle's nose in the dirt by 11 minutes when his arrival clocked at 17.22 to record a velocity of 888.736 mpm.

Next week the birds are to go to Bloemhof approximately 520km so we are hoping the weather holds out to give us a perfect race.

Now for better news - Attie Joubert is out of intensive care and showing a vast improvement after surgery. Get better soon Attie - we miss your cheerful smiling face.

Results: Naicker Bros: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1117.420, 1117.156, 1104.936, 1034,695.

C. Uys: 5th: 905.573

T.R. Tathan: 6th: 888.735

Good flying.

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