The National Flying Club young bird race was expected to be from Fougères, but due to bad weather on the Saturday the birds were brought back to Falaise and released on the Tuesday morning at 09.30am BST. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
The national race from Gueret, which concludes this season, was a tough one because of the late liberation. At some places, prizes were won up to Monday noon. Jimmy Van Kerckhoven won the race with the fastest pigeon of all 19,035 competitors.