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PostSubject: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 5:38 pm

After a postponed race on Saturday - our birds were up this morning (Sunday) at 9:00 hours in a dull and overcast sky with a slight head wind.

As far as we can tell, the forecast was for showers en route and the wind veering slightly within an hour of liberation. Which is a shame as yesterday (Saturday) was a really lovely day.

We were at the same place as our very first French race today, (93 miles), which was supposed to be the first of two comeback races but now they have cancelled the second comeback race. But at least we felt we were on a slightly more level playing field to everyone else, as at least our birds had been to this liberation point before.

By 11 o'clock we were expecting to see birds, but nothing turned up until 11:33, closely followed by another two birds a minute and a bit later.

By clock reading time we still had 3 of our 11 birds away. So we went to the club with heavy hearts.

However - after the clocks were read, we found out, not only were we first, but second and third! And the best thing about the day was, not only did we win, but we were nearly 9 minutes in front of the French National Champion, who is in our club, who took fourth place.

We don't know how we will have got on in the Fed until mid week, but we will let you know in due course.

In finishing, I would just like to thank Hil for all the hard work and effort she puts in to our birds, it is really really appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 6:23 pm

well done to the both of you Very Happy  a deserved win after all your dedication a terrific effort when all considered ,I cant think of a more deserved winner and nice people too ...a large French brandy on the balcony is well deserved tonight king queen
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 6:25 pm

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well done to the both of you Very Happy  a deserved win after all your dedication a terrific effort when all considered ,I cant think of a more deserved winner and nice people too ...a large French brandy on the balcony is well deserved tonight king queen

Cheers Buddy!

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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 7:35 pm

Very good on a testing day too! Hope the others turn up.
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 8:28 pm

Well done hil, and that bloke that helps you lol!
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 8:33 pm

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Well done hil, and that bloke that helps you lol!



I know I am just a poo shoveller!

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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 9:51 pm

Great one Phil, congratulations mate, first three, the frogs won't like that. You'll be drug tested next. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 10:05 pm

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Well done hil, and that bloke that helps you lol!



I know I am just a poo shoveller!

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Seriously top result mate, well done, not just beat them but rubbed their noses in I think Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 10:22 pm

Congratulations Phil
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Sun May 07, 2017 11:52 pm

Very well done!!
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Mon May 08, 2017 1:50 am

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Well done hil, and that bloke that helps you lol!
Brilliant job Hil Smile Smile I was going to say Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes "feckin brilliant job etc" lol! lol! lol! but decided not too in my wisdom. cheers & so XXX from the  alien here for a job well done as such  Smile  Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Mon May 08, 2017 8:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Mon May 08, 2017 12:07 pm

Brilliant well done to you
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Mon May 08, 2017 1:29 pm

Thanks to everyone that sent congratulations - it means a lot to us.

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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Tue May 09, 2017 2:49 am

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Thanks to everyone that sent congratulations - it means a lot to us.

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Truth be told Phil/Hil Smile Smile some of us here are more pleased than you are etc I would suspect/suggest Wink Wink. For stitching up lol! lol! lol! the local froggy mob Smile Smile "Big time" with your result, as such. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Tue May 09, 2017 5:47 am

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who is also English, he and his wife compete in horse drawn carriage competitions around France

They are very good and win quite often. He told me that there is a rule in horse competitions in France, that states:-

"No NON French person can come higher than EIGHTH place, even if they win outright!"

How about that - biased or what.

I leave that thought with you - have a good one.

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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Tue May 09, 2017 9:33 am

excellent result phil, made a fantastic start to the season.......
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Tue May 09, 2017 10:10 am

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I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who is also English, he and his wife compete in horse drawn carriage competitions around France

They are very good and win quite often.  He told me that there is a rule in horse competitions in France, that states:-

"No NON French person can come higher than EIGHTH place, even if they win outright!"

How about that - biased or what.

I leave that thought with you - have a good one.

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Bet they wouldn't tell the duke of Edinburgh that if he won with his lol!
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PostSubject: Re: This week's race results from Frogland   Wed May 10, 2017 2:23 am

blueskylofts wrote:
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who is also English, he and his wife compete in horse drawn carriage competitions around France

They are very good and win quite often.  He told me that there is a rule in horse competitions in France, that states:-

"No NON French person can come higher than EIGHTH place, even if they win outright!"

How about that - biased or what.

I leave that thought with you - have a good one.

Phil
Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Democracy, at work Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes froggy style etc. Happy to take your money type thing Smile Smile with little reward sadly, if your an outsider it appears Phil.  cheers
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