Thursday, 2 September 2010

Europa Training / Build up to Folkstone

The Europa birds were trained from 80 miles today and recorded 147th, 291st, 342nd, 366th and 395th from the 812 that timed in. The last of these was just 3 and half minutes behind the winner.
So just one last big toss to go now tomorrow before they have a well earned rest over the weekend. Then 35 mile tosses up to Friday and then they will be basketed for the big one from 250 miles on the 12th September! They have so far done everything asked of them, have rarely been outside the top 300 in the result. They have peppered the top 100 on a regular basis, have been 1st from the training tosses and are now ready for a crack at the main event!

The build up to the Welsh South East Combine race from Folkstone for my own birds is going well and I would go as far to say they are in the best form/condition they have been in all season! They have exercised around the loft every afternoon this week flying with vitality and vigor for up to 1 hour and 30 mins. They have been fed as much as they can eat to get the body weight back up and they are looking well inside the loft. The droppings are like marbles and I am 100% happy with them. The only concern I have is several are quite far advanced in the moult but they should be able to go on Saturday night with a bit of luck! I plan to give them a training toss from 35 miles tomorrow afternoon as a warm up and then they will go to the race with every confidence of achieving a good result!

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