|Posted by kevin spencer on May 24, 2015 at 3:15 AM|
This was the last middle distance race of the season and we were in contention for a few prizes like old silver and bronze rings for both birds and teams so we needed one last good result. The birds looked in great shape when they went into the baskets but we only have around 8 or 9 old birds that have been consistantly good and they have had a lot of races.
The race was forcaste to be hot but not too taxing so we risked them one last time for the season, as I feared it was one race too many they came home well enough but 30 mins or more too late for any prizes, fortunately our young birds in the race picked up the pieces and put in decent races so we are waiting untill all the points are added up in both clubs to see how we ended up the season at middle distance.
In the Odiaxere Club think we have missed the silver medal for the team performance by just 1 lousy point we clawed back a few points in this final race but just fell short but Bronze will still be an acheivement in our first year, I also think we have a bird that will take the Bronze ring for its individualperformance so thats great again. In the catorgary called Borrachos (thats young birds competing against the older birds) we have won the Gold , Silver and Bronze rings.
We have shown my ex racing partner who has the loft right next door to ours that he doesnt know it all like he thinks he does and he has been stuffed in the middle distance by us racing to exactly the same location with around 8 decent old birds and a new team of young birds not a year old yet..