Roddy and Colin fly to the heights


Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - SPORTS -

A FAT H E R a n d s o n part­ner­ship of Roddy and Colin Rae took the hon­ours at a busy meet in Thorn­ton, Fife.

The duo are part of the Aberdeen and District rac­ing pi­geon club, based in the city’s Wood­side Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

The birds had a stiff test dur­ing the meet due to fog on the East coast.

Even so, the win­ner, a year­ling blue bar cock, cov­ered the 79 miles in 1hr 44mins.

A to­tal of 46 mem­bers from six clubs sent 994 birds to the event.

The race started at 11am and the Rae duo elec­tron­i­cally timed their bird com­ing in at 12:44.52.

That gave the vic­tor a ve­loc­ity of 1,339 yards per minute.

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