Fougeres Charity Race - Saturday 7th July 2012
Marking Thursday 5th July
Racepoint (code: 5064) Fougeres, Parc de L'Aumaillerie
(The park Aumaillerie)
Coordinates: 48°20'06,00/01°10°10,00 West
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Richard Green both suggested and very generously volunteered to organise this race. The charity to benefit has not yet been established but Richard would like it to be something small and local so that the money raised can really count. Further details will be announced soon.
3rd July 2012
1,483 birds entered so far but extra birds WILL be accepted at Marking on the day.
Penkridge 25 Members send 230
Salisbury 115 Members send 913
Walkern 41 Members send 340
Total (thus far) 181 Members send 1,483
6th July 2012
The final figures for the entry to this race is 199 members have sent 1,693+4 birds (Richard forgot to include his own).
We are all indebted to Richard Green for suggesting and organising this race which has proved, from the entry, to be a great success despite the problems this season has seen. On behalf of both the Club and all its members I would like to publically thank him for his initiative, work and dedication to us all.
Richard has passed this message: “Please extend my personal thanks to all the members of the BBC for their help at yesterday’s marking especially at Salisbury where everything went so smooth.”
“Good evening members this is Richard Green the organiser of the Fougeres Charity National just to let you know that the 1697 birds entered in the National arrived safely at the race point and this line will be updated at 0800 in the morning hopefully with news of liberation.”
Saturday 7th July 2012
“Unfortunately due to the bad weather in the South / South West of England the birds at Fougeres have been held over and will not be liberated on Saturday. This message will be updated at 0800hrs on Sunday morning.”
Sunday 8th July 2012
“Good morning members this is Richard Green unfortunately it is overcast and drizzling with rain at Fougeres therefore a further update will be put on this site at 0930hrs.”
“Conditions are improving at Fougeres and along the line of flight and I will put a further update on this site at 1030.”
“Good news the birds have been liberated at 1035hrs into a light North West wind . Please do not forget to verify your pigeon within 60 minutes after verifying you will be asked to press the 1 button on your phone and you will be given a 4 digit number which should be recorded on the top right hand corner of your verification paper. I will update this line as soon as possible this evening with the provisional early times. Please ensure that you post your clock envelopes to me and not the Club Secretary. Good Luck.”
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