British Touring Car Championship - Bell Chasing Knockhill Points
Photographs by Bob and Steve Knightley
Barrow-upon-Humber racer Martyn Bell will hope to repeat his
previous strong form at Knockhill as the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship
heads to Scotland this weekend for the eighth round of the year.
The Arkas Racing with Sunshine.co.uk driver has scored points at the picturesque
circuit overlooking the Firth of Forth in both of his BTCC seasons to date,
finishing eighth and tenth in 2006 and then taking a ninth place finish last year.
This weekend will see Martyn tackling Knockhill for the first time in his Tech-Speed run Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch and he said he was hopeful of repeating his strong performances of previous years to work his way into the top ten.
Should Martyn achieve his goals, it would see him score his first overall points of the season while he will also hope to improve on his 16th place in the Independents' standings.
'Everyone knows how much I love Cadwell Park, and Knockhill is very similar with lots of
undulations,' Martyn admitted ahead of the weekend.
'I have really good memories of the place and have scored points in half of my BTCC races there, so I'd love to add to that record this weekend. If I can stay out of trouble in the first two laps, there is a good chance of getting into the top ten again this year.
'With the extra things we have found out about the car, and the fact that the Astra has been strong at Knockhill in the past, I'm hopeful that we can have a good weekend. The circuits we have left this season, including Knockhill, are all ones where I think we will run well.'
Martyn added that he was particularly looking forward to racing in front of the Scottish crowds, with Knockhill being one of the most well-supported events on the BTCC calendar.
'Racing in front of the Scottish fans is always fantastic as they are so welcoming,' he said. 'Maybe they see that I'm from 'up north' and have decided to cheer me on, even though the trip to Knockhill is one of the longest of the season for me! They are fantastic fans and almost make it feel like a home race.'
Sports, - British Touring Car Championship - Solid Showing From Bell at Oulton Park Photographs by Bob and Steve Knightley
Barrow-upon-Humber racer Martyn Bell enjoyed one of his most successful weekends of the
2008 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship season with a brace of Independents'
points finishes at Oulton Park.
The Arkas Racing with Sunshine.co.uk driver picked up five points towards his own
Indpendents' championship tally,
Sports, - British Touring Car Championship - Bell Out to Rebound from Disappointment at Oulton Park Photos By Bob and Steve Knightley
Barrow-upon-Humber racer Martyn Bell found himself in the wars last
time out at the wheel of his Arkas Racing with Sunshine.co.uk Astra Sport Hatch
in the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton.
A heavy accident in the opening race of the weekend hit his chances of a
good result as the series resumed racing following the summer break.
Sports, News - Krav Maga FREE Trial Class for MAY Only
Learn how to defend yourself like Jason Bourne and The Bionic Woman.
Amazed by Jason's fighting prowess? Come and try Krav Maga for yourself
I will be teaching you how to escape from many different holds and locks,
i.e side head locks, bear hugs and a variety of chokes and many more.
Learn how to defend your self against attacks and how to fight back.
Sports, - Krav Maga Self Defence Classes -7.30pm Every Tuesday in Hull By Paul Riches
Last month I started looking for something different to do in my spare time. I tried the usual suspects, yoga, pilates, spinning classes but they all felt a bit too tame or boring. I was fed up of the gym and all the big guys making me feel inferior. Then I came across Krav Maga, a self defence training seminar being held in Hull.
Sports - Hard (an exploration of sport and masculinity, from the perspective of a recently-retired loose forward)
By Perry Farrell
No more rugby, then. Played me last game. Twenty years of it.
I had some great times - on the field and off. But what was the point?
You can get into the habit of something and let it become so big, that you
can't even remember why you started doing it in the first place.
I think it was all about being macho. Being hard. You didn't know why, but
if you had a certain personality
Sports, News - Report From England Athletics U23 And U20 Championships, Bedford 23rd - 24th June 07 By Jon Mattos
Kingston upon Hull AC's promotion hopes have received a blow after Lee Blaymire suffered a hamstring injury at the England Athletics under-23 Championships.
Blaymire has spearheaded Kingston's fine Northern League Division Three campaign with 12 wins from 12 to date but will have to sit out for 6 weeks following the incident at Bedford.
With Kingston sitting
Sports, News - Reports From KUHAC (Kingston Upon Hull Athletics Club) Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th May 07
Emma Jackson sits proudly at the top of the UK rankings over 200m after a fabulous eight
days for the Kingston upon Hull AC athlete.
The 14-year-old sprinter produced two masterful performances in the
Young Athletes Northern Premier League before swooping for gold at the
Northern Championships a week later.
On home soil at the
Sports, Karting - Fast Track Karting By Julian Thorley
If you have a need for speed, then it could easily be satisfied by going Karting.
Having never experienced it before, I was looking forward to trying it with a
number of work colleagues.
We went to the Fast Track Karting circuit in deepest East Hull straight from work.
First impressions of the place were good.
A new building holding reception, briefing
Sports - Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting By Cilla Photographs by Roland Standaert and Mo
The world of martial arts has always been a mystery to me.
I wouldn't know the difference between a leg block and a karate chop.
When I was presented with the opportunity to go a long to see what happens at a
Kung Fu class, I thought it would be a good idea - it might help to de-mystify the sport.
So one chilly Wednesday evening a couple of weeks ago
Sports, Rally - The Wold Construction North Humberside Forest Rally 2006 - Saturday 25th March 06 By Matt Rudd
The third round of the BTRDA took place last as part of the
Wold Construction North Humberside Forest Rally.
The rally kicked off at the Jarvis Hotel in Willerby then a long road section to
Gale Rigg for the first stage of the event.
The weather of the previous day and night before the event would be decisive
throughout the event with the stages being extremely wet and slippery.
Sports, Rally - Robin Hood Forest Stages Rally - Sunday 5th March 2006 By Matt Rudd
As usual the Robin Hood Rally was split into 2 main categories; the
Robin Hood Historic Forest Stages and the Robin Hood Forest Stages Rally.
As well as having many stages on the Sunday, the Historic event also had 3 night
stages on the Saturday.
The Historic event was the opening round for this year's British Historic Rally Championship
and therefore did
Sports, Rally - The Riponian Stages Rally 2006 - Sunday 5th February 06 By Matt Rudd
My first gravel event of the year, like last year, was on the Riponian Stages Rally which this year
took place on Sunday 5th of February.
The event had a total of 14 stages with a mixture of gravel and tarmac on the stages.
Like last year I was once again on the 2 Riccal Dale stages throughout the event.
The rally did have a good entry - maybe not in terms of numbers,
Sports, Rally - The Jack Frost Rally 2006 - 15th January 06 By Matt Rudd
The rallying year for me started even earlier in 2006 with my first event of the year on 15th January.
The Jack Frost Rally was held at the Croft race circuit were we had been roughly three
weeks earlier for the Christmas Stages.
The rally attracted lots of big names including, Christmas Stages winner Tony Bardy in his
Nissan Sunny GTiR. Other names included
Sports, Rally - The Christmas Stages Rally - Tuesday 27th December 05 By Matt Rudd
The 2005 Christmas Stages Rally was held on 27th December.
The rally itself was all based at the legendary Croft race circuit near
Darlington (North Yorkshire).
Unfortunately, I wasn't there for the whole of the rally due to snow (mainly in East Yorkshire).
This was actually the first time I had ever been to a tarmac event in the 4
years I have been spectating, the nearest I
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Malton Forest Rally By Matt Rudd
This years Malton Forest Rally took place on the 11th of December
which was, for me, a great way to spend my birthday.
This year it was the 3rd running of the event which was created in 2003 to replace
the Dalby Gravel Sprint.
The rally consisted of 9 stages at 3 different locations which meant each stage
was repeated 3 times with slight modifications for each run
Sports, Rally - 19th - 22nd November 05 - Roger Albert Clark Rally 2005 By Matt Rudd
The Roger Albert Clark (November 19th-22nd) is probably one of the most well known events
in the British rally calendar.
Last year the rally was resurrected by the Delacy Motor Club and following a great success,
the rally returned once again this year.
And with a stage at Bramham Park near Leeds on day 2 of the 4 day rally spectacular, I just had to attend.
Sports, Rally - The Hamsterley Forest Rally 2005 - 13th November By Matt Rudd
The Hamsterley Forest Rally, only in its second year after its cancellation last year for lack of
entries, returned back on the 13th November.
The event itself was all based within the Hamsterley Forest complex, near Bishop Auckland
in County Durham.
The rally attracted a great entry; just slightly over 100 cars had entered which was the events maximum entry.
Top names entered in the
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire - 8th to 9th October 05 By Matt Rudd
Yorkshire's biggest off road motor sport event returned to the forests of North
Yorkshire on October 8th and 9th.
This was of course Rally Yorkshire the penultimate round of the
Kwik Fit Pirelli British Rally Championship.
Apart from the BRC cars which ran both days the rally incorporated many almost support
rallies these included the Landrover Challenge, British Historic,
Sports - Sunday 18th September 1.00pm - American Football Returns To Its Roots In Hull!
The new Hull Hornets A.F.T have agreed a deal with the Ennerdale Sports Centre, Sutton Road,
The Hull-City-council-owned centre last staged a competitive American football
game in the late 1980s, when the city's former team the Kingston Liberators played
at the site, although many people still associate the Ennerdale complex with
American football in the city.
Sports, Speedway - Wednesday 13th July - Hull CPD Vikings v Glasgow Tigers KOC 2nd leg By Mark Oliver Photos by Adam Jennison
Hull CPD Vikings: 44 Glasgow Tigers: 46
Heat 1 Re-run after Stancl fell on the first bend of lap 2. In the re-run Branney touched the tape so opted to go off 15m. In the second re-run Leverington won from the gate closely followed by Sanchez. Branney never really made the ground up from 15m back.
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally - Saturday 18th June By Matt Rudd
The Dukeries Rally, like the North Humberside which was my last rally,
is a round of the BTRDA rally championship.
The rally took place on June the 18th which was one of the hottest days of the year which meant for the competitors lots of dust. The rally was based at Mansfield while most of the stages were in the Sherwood Forest complex.
Sports, F1 - Motor Racing - How Pathetic! By Matt Rudd
I have always been a fan of motor sport, whether it was Rallying , Moto GP or Formula One.
However on Sunday it was the US Formula One Grand Prix.
To be honest this was the most pathetic race I have ever seen, instead of about 20 cars
on the starting grid only 6 came onto the track these were the 2 Minardi's , Jordan's
Sports, Water Skiing - Splashing Out for The Summer By Michelle Dee and Lottie Clark
Twenty five years ago Tony Edge a leg amputee formed the British Disabled
Tony Edge lost a leg in a flying accident during World War II.
He believed there was an easier way to enable amputees to water-ski and he along
with others formed the organisation to provide many disabled people a unique
Sports, Football - What a night. Liverpool European Champions By Mark Ryan
What a night. Everything I've believed about football - Steven Everett spoke of it - has been kicked into row Z.
Much will be written and spoken about the night Liverpool became football kings of Europe, and rightly so.
Milan's first goal was, we must admit, a sickener. A set-piece from the first attack in the first minute.
Traore - showing us the skill that scored that Burnley own goal - started as nervous as
Sports, Boxing - Fight Club By Stephen Allen
Nobody told me I should do boxing. It was only my cousin Gavin who told me
about the St Paul's Boxing Club when I was eleven. Gavin took me down there
the first time. I didn't know what to expect.
As we pulled up I saw a small brick building, with a blue sign
saying St Paul's.
The Beverley 2k Fun Run By Eleanor Smith Age 7 and Eleanor's Mum
I thought the Fun Run was very tiring but I tried to carry on.
My Mum and my brother's friend Ross were doing it too.
I wish I could do the big run when I'm older.
When I was doing the Fun Run I had a stitch in my tummy but I carried on.
My medal was excellent. I showed it too my class in 2FB Anlaby School.
They wanted to do the Fun Run as well.
My friend Eden was very very happy to see I had a medal and
Beware of the Cat - Beverley 10k - Sunday 15th May 05 By Mike Pullon
The 2003 Beverley 10 k was , at 44 , my first attempt at any sort of competitive running for about 30 years.
As part of a weight loss, and fitness gain, plan over the previous year I had been running about
2 miles a day and felt that this event would be a good test for me.
My goal was to finish and if possible not last.
In the event I found that the motivation
2005 Beverley Annual Fun Run 13 page Photograph Gallery By Mo
Well as the website is utterly buzzing from a home page link at the
Beverly Athletics Club thanks for that!
I have got together this 13 page gallery of the Fun Run for you all...Enjoy.
Coming up next is the 10 Race Gallery, shortly when I have my breath back..cheers
The Beverley 10k Run - Sunday 15th May 05 By Jonathan Rollison
The Beverley 10k - what a fantastic morning - well done Beverley Athletics Club!
This was my first ever running event since school - 26 years ago.
The main highlight was to see my 11 year old in the fun run come storming back into the
main arena at full tilt looking determined to get a few places up the field in the 2k race.
He admitted later that he started the home sprint too early, but