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.
I went to the Sherwood Pines stages.
Unfortunately for the first run of the stage we did miss most of the 1400 cars
as we set off a bit to late, however we were there for car 1; Graham Middleton in
his Matador Tyres Hyundai Accent.
Graham, a previous winner of this event did say in an interview I did later after
the rally that he wasn't driving quite to the max, although it did look like it
- and with good reason too; he was closely being chased by MotoscopesKev Procter.
Kev was in his Impreza instead of his Puma as that was still on the way back
from his recent outing at Rally Barbados.
We did also expect Jon Ingram to be in the first UK outing in a
Citroen Xsara WRC car outside of a world rally championship round.
However the car wouldn't be here in time so he was in a hired Focus.
For the first run of the stage (as it had already started) we were on the corner nearest the car park. This is one of the most famous on the stage as it has a long half a mile+ straight with a lot of that down hill so braking can be fun.
Roughly the first 20 cars got round the corner fine until the Opel Manta of Gordon Davis
had a spin on the corner.
This did cause problems with dust for the next car, Donavan Jenkin in the Escort WRC.
Simon Close in the Evo 6 also ran wide which once again did cause problems
for the next car - Roger Priestnall in the Proton Satria.
Nathan Gunson in his Escort also spun on the corner causing a massive dust cloud.
However their was now a breeze to get rid of some of the dust before the next car.
205 Challenge regular Wayne Radford had swapped his normal piece of kit for a
Mitsubishi Lancer. His was another car that went in too hot into the corner and exited a long way off the racing line, forcing me to move slightly.
At my location on run two, which was further into the stage, it was relatively uneventful although the dust and heat got much worse. So after every car we were covered. Truthfully, for run 2 of the stage I took my fleece off and by he time the stage had finished my arms where completely brown with pure dust.
Having said it was uneventful there was lots of great sideways action.
Soon into the stage it was stopped for a small time as car 23 (Gavin Read) had rolled his car. The crew were fine but the marshals did feel the car was in a dangerous position so it had to be moved.
On this note we did start walking back.
About 10 mins later David Hemingway was coming towards us but we had an
advanced warning with the ice cream chimes. Car 54 - Stewart Caine retired near us. He just simply pulled of the track.
The rally was won by car 1 Graham Middleton and John Morgan in the Accent WRC car.
Second was Kevin Proctor and third the Focus WRC of Skegness' Brian Bell of Bell Leisure.
In the 1400's, 18 year old George Thomas won in his Nova followed by Jamie Burton (MK2 Escort)
and Mark Constantine (Corsa)
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
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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.
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Traore - showing us the skill that scored that Burnley own goal - started as nervous as
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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
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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
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Why do I love speedway? My Dad used to go before I was born. As I started getting older I went more often. But I remember I was four when I first started to go.
I can't remember the first time I went to Speedway. I can however, remember two of
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I can't remember
Sports, Bowling - Ten Pin Bowling - Championship Golden Bowl in Turin - 4th - 10 April 05 By Dom Gall
Reigning European Ranking champion Paul Moor from England defeated tournament leader
Osku Palermaa from Finland in the title match, 210-205 and 227-215, to win the Championship Golden Bowl
in Turin and 10,000 Euro.
This was Moor's second victory of this year's European Bowling Tour after winning the second stop in
Sports, Rally - The 2005 North Humberside Rally - Saturday 2nd April 05 By Matt Rudd
The Wold Construction North Humberside Forest Rally took place on Saturday April the 2nd.
The rally started and finished at the Jarvis Hotel in Willerby, just east of Hull.
However the stages were situated in the North Yorkshire forests of Langdale, Cropton
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On Sunday 17 April 2005, I ran the London Marathon on its 25th anniversary and for my first time. 35,680 runners started the race. I came 7,666th.
I had watched a mate of mine run it last year.
Afterwards over a beer he gleefully suggested to me
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First of all, I have to concede that I actually agree with Steve about the crux of his article.
There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a team who seemingly represent everything
that is bad about the modern game and who have pretty much had riches and success
handed to them on a plate