Lowen’s rare victory
The Diss and District Racing Pigeon Club sent 254 birds to Woking last Saturday as the old bird campaign begins to draw to a close.
Liberated at 8.15am, the leading birds were back in their lofts just after 10am with Tom Lowen picking up a rare victory.
Lowen, flying exactly 100 miles from racepoint to loft, won with a yearling cock at a velocity of 1,575 yards per minute. A few minutes later over in Banham, George Burrows and son James were clocking two pigeons to take second and third while Kathy Terry of Gipping took fourth, with Graham Seaman fifth and Brian Brooks sixth.
n The previous week the club raced from Salisbury with Steven Kaschner, who has enjoyed a decent return to Diss RPC in 2015, winning with a velocity of 1,678 yards per minute. Andrew Daniels was second and Tom Lowen third.
Tomorrow sees the last inland old bird race of the season from Eastbourne, with an intriguing Loft Knockout Cup Final between Glen Arterton and Andy Hampton.