Regarding an automated e-mail sent by the website: -
In the period between the last old bird race and the young bird race in September I have decided to compile a couple of articles to give due recognition to strong performance lofts within each section. To this aim I had asked the fanciers who have helped me with the section reports for each race to assist me once again. This report is by no means conclusive as many will be on holiday so I hope to follow up with a further report to complete all the sections once I have the information to hand, if you feel someone has been missed out please let me know and we can make an inclusion in my next article.
See the latest standings, with averages to compete for re the final race. Click on to the file: -
Workers at the Congleton marking station having a much needed break, re the Sigogne race marking: -
The National Flying Club final old bird race of the season took place from Sigogne
The weather for the Grand National this year was against us from the start and we would like to extend our apologies for that but looking to the future we will take on board the many constructive suggestions that have been given. As it transpired the winds in the channel were stronger than expected and coupled with the heat wave we are experiencing it proved too much and it was not going to change over the following days. The cloud cover reported was considered fine for liberation but one thing for sure, we will learn from this and did not release the birds without due diligence or consideration to their welfare. A meeting with all the National and Classic clubs is being held with the RPRA to discuss the way forward, our Chairman will be in attendance to consider the future racing in such conditions.