Homing season comes to an end

NINE members of Todmorden Homing Society sent 64 birds to Carentan for the last race of the season.

Held over until Monday due to poor weather in the south of England, they were finally released at 07.45am into a north west wind.

First to clock after seven hours 20 minutes was Kevin Thorp flying 307 miles to Lydgate, followed by Leach Brothers at Hardcastle Crags, with Kevin Thorp again in third.

Result: 1, K. Thorp, 1226.53; 2, Leach Brothers, 1209.78; 3, K. Thorp, 1203.90; 4, Leach Brothers, 1145.02; 5, S. Cunningham/Sheard, 1027.45; 6, P. Emmet, 1010.37; 7, B. Sheard, 1001.01; 8, Cullinane and Son, 1000.93; 9, B. Sheard, 959.11; 10, K. Thorp, 931.74; 11, Leach Brothers, 919.11; 12, P. Emmet, 911.72.