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 rally included the 2003 winner Barry Johnson (Impreza WRC) who was tipped
for this years win, Roger Duckworth had also entered in his old Impreza WRC.
Another person tipped for a top 3 result was Steven Petch in one of his dads Hyundai Accent WRC cars.
This was Steven's first time in an ex WRC spec car his dad Steve was doing course car in the
other Accent WRC car.
A large bulk of the entries this year were from the 205 and BMW RWD challenge competitors in which
this was the final round of the championship.
For the event we were located on stages 2, 4 and 5 which were all repeats of one another.
For the first run (stage 2) we stood at post 35 which was a fast entry left hander, then on the exit a slight jump.
Unfortunately, due to a delay during travelling time, we did miss a large amount of the cars however we
did see more than expected after a delay from an accident on the first stage.
The main excitement with being this far into the stage was that cars were catching each other up, 3 or more
times this happened - mainly with the 205 Challenge competitors.
During a large gap between cars, we started walking further into the stage ready for the second run (stage 4).
On the way we were met by one of the BMW Challenge cars towing an Escort Mk2, followed by a host of course cars.
Then, after a large incline, we found our new location which was mid point in a section of 4 corners in succession.
Another advantage of this section was you could see earlier into the stage as the other side of the
valley was part of the same stage.
A few minutes ahead of car 1 were the 2 course cars; Steve Petch, in one of his Hyundai Accent WRC's
looked great coming through the section however the second course car - which is the
05 Challenge's celeb car, looked much quicker with James Wozencroft behind the wheel.
Then, over the other side of the valley we saw the blue ex Petter SolbergImpreza of Barry Johnson.
It was minutes until the first cars were at our side of the valley and the first car wasn't Johnson;
it was the Evo of Tony Thompson.
Johnson had gone off in the stage and was a good 7 minutes behind.
He was just behind Donovan Jenkin in the Escort WRC.
Johnson's car didn't look badly damaged, he was just missing his front bumper.
Petch junior also got held up behind Johnson.
Barry retired on this stage after his 100mph crash resulting in a damaged car and a broken wrist.
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