PIGEON RACING: Grantham club secretary wins 500-miler

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Grantham and District North Road Club’s marathon 500-mile race from Lerwick in the Shetland Isles was won by club secretary John Norris who recorded eight birds in race time.

Race sponsors were Dave and Marion Wells.

Results: 1 J. Norris 883.8, 2 J. Norris 883.4, 3 J. Norris 871.5, 4 J. Norris 822.5, 5 J. Norris 820.0, 6 J. Norris 817.5.

Grantham and District North Road Club’s race From Whitley Bay was won by Dave and Andrew Fowler, their third victory on the trot.

Race sponsor was Hoofhearted of Harrowby.

Results: 1 D. Fowler and son 1264.0, 2 J. Norris 1245.2, 3 M. Tudor 1237.4, 4 D. Gilbert 1208.9, 5 D. Gilbert 1207.3, 6 D. Gilbert 1191.2, 7 D. Gilbert 1190.0, 8 D. Fowler and son 1176.9, 9. D. Fowler and son 1172.3, 10 D. Fowler and son 1172.2.

l Grantham United’s race from Newbury was won by J. Ramm whose birds were three of the first four home.

Twelve members sent 160 birds.

Results: 1 J. Ramm 1800, 2 J. Ramm 1790, 3 Mr and Mrs D. Dixon 1733, 4 J. Ramm 1727, 5 Mr and Mrs L. Gilbert 1714, 6 C. Creighton 1706, 7 E. Crawford 1701, 8 C. Creighton 1636, 9 H. Walker 1624, 10 Mr and Mrs L. Gilbert 1620, 11 J. Ablitt 1606, 12 D. Parker and son 1605, 13 A. J. Gillbard 1600, 14 K. Hollingsworth 1567, 15 G. Jones 1526, 16 B. Baker 1505.