THE IRON LADY: Gearing up for a finale

Swindon Advertiser: TRIATHLON: Lidbury bidding for world  title in Las Vegas

5:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

A fortnightly column with Cricklade triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury

Belcher to end season strongly as he sets sights on points at Silverstone

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

DUNLOP MSA British Touring Car Championship racer Simon Belcher heads into the penultimate event of his first season in the UK’s biggest motor racing category at Silverstone National Circuit this weekend, in relaxed mood as he strives for more Independents Trophy points.

TABLE TENNIS: Ferndale’s triple joy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

NATIONWIDE were presented with their Swindon and District League winners medals at the annual awards night.

SKATER HOCKEY: Flames magnificent seven burn brightly at regionals

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Swindon Flames were well represented in this year’s Regional Tournaments held at the Midland Roller Arena.

NETBALL: Lawrence shines as Raychem ease home

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MUCH-changed Raychem A side claimed a 69-37 win over Nationwide A.

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS: World stage beckoning for Halford

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

SWINDON’S gymnastic duo Laura Halford and Stephanie Sherlock will be full of confidence as they prepare to take to the world stage.

TRIATHLON: Kruse can’t get over the Hill to win

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

KIERAN Hill and Claire Vallance took the top spots in young organiser Cieran Alstowe’s Highworth Sprint Triathlon last Saturday.

AMATEUR BOXING: Quarters heading to town

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

HORSESHOE amateur boxing club have been asked to stage this season’s ABA Senior Novice quarter-finals.

HOCKEY: Swindon are edged out by Wotton as warm-ups build pace

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SWINDON were edged as they continued their pre-season programme in Wotton.

NETBALL: Young Keene impresses as Raychem cut down Lawn

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

RAYCHEM E started the season well with a 29-21 win over Lawn D in Division Four.

NETBALL: Moredon are no match for Abbey Meads in opener

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ABBEY Meads A first game of the season was a tight contest against their counterparts from Moredon.

AIR RIFLES: Flood of maximums in the Tunley Shield curtain raiser

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE start of the Swindon and District Air Rifle League saw no less than eight possibles (60 point maximums) scored in the Tunley Shield.

PUTTING: The return of putting

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

NALGO Putting League (formally known as GWRSA Putting League) has set up home at the Nalgo Sports Ground, Swindon.

TRIATHLON: Hazell takes back to back titles with a strong run

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MAX Hazell won The Cotswold Triathlon for the second year running from an entry list of 650 split over a number of categories.

BOWLS: Bassett claim third title

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

WOOTTON Bassett men won the Wiltshire Four Rink League play-offs title last Sunday for only the third time in the club’s 86-year history.

BOWLS: Harding at the double

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

CHARLOTTE Harding was the only competitor to win more than one title at the Swindon and District Women’s Bowling Association finals day held last Sunday at Supermarine.

BOWLS: Purton trio lead the way in county honours haul

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

LOCAL players took the honours last weekend in six of the 20 finals staged at the Bowls Wiltshire two-day finals at Devizes.

MOTORSPORT: First of many for Charlie as he makes podium debut

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

CHARLIE Nesbitt stormed to third place at Donington Park last weekend to take his first podium of the season in the Motul Motostar Championship.

SWIMMING: Harris delighted with gold

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SWINDON swimmer Craig Harris insists claiming 100m breaststroke gold at the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games is the perfect start to a busy season.

ROWING: Lend me your oars

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

TEENAGE rower Toby Heaton is looking long-term as he pursues his dream of sculling at the 2020 Olympics but needs a leg up.

SCHOOL SPORT: Swindon’s young stars head north

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

FIVE youngsters will be representing Wiltshire against more than 1,800 compeitors in a pair national school sport events starting today.

SWIMMING: Swimmer Harris eyes place at the Rio Games

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon swimmer Craig Harris

5:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SWINDON’S Craig Harris says swimming in the London 2012 pool as part of this year’s National Paralympic Day only makes him more determined to fulfil his dream of making Rio 2016.

SHOOTING: Customs issues for Tony having gunned down gold

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A SWINDON shooter is counting gold after a successful clay-pigeon competition in South Africa recently Tony Manvell, owner of Wiltshire Rod and Gun Shop on Victoria Road, won in his category ahead of 50 rivals from around the globe.

SAILING: Brant gets tooled up

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SHE MIGHT have left the Youth Olympic Games empty handed, but Swindon sailor Hanna Brant insists she heads home from Nanjing armoured with all the tools needed to succeed at the highest level.

MOTORSPORT: Latif stretches his lead to 14 points

Swindon Advertiser: Alessando Latif

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FORMER Marlborough College student Alessandro Latif has extended his lead in the Pro-Am Trophy after enjoying his most successful Blancpain Sprint Series race weekend of the year.

MOTORSPORT: Car trouble plagues Belcher at Knockhill

Swindon Advertiser: Handy Motorsport driver Simon Belcher

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MAJOR improvements in pace unfortunately went unrewarded for Simon Belcher at Knockhill after three challenging British Touring Car Championship races at the home of Scottish motorsport, in Fife on Sunday .

Snell is a senior star

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 25th August 2014

DAVE SNELL won the Bowls England senior singles (over 55s) competition at Royal Leamington Spa this afternoon.

Second gold for classy Carlin in Germany

Swindon Advertiser: Jazz Carlin will contest her third Commonwealth Games this summer

4:41pm Sunday 24th August 2014

JAZZ Carlin is celebrating her second gold medal of the European Swimming Championships after winning the women’s 400m freestyle event.

SWIMMING: Carlin through 400m freestyle heats

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon swimmer Jazz Carlin

10:01am Sunday 24th August 2014

JAZZ Carlin is safely through to tonight's 400m freestyle heats at the European Championships in Berlin having easily qualified this morning.

SWIMMING: Tilly all set for a Euro voyage

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AS she sets her sights on Rio 2016, Tilly Gray has decided she needs to get out a bit more.

ATHLETICS: Abbie has Ex-Factor

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ABBIE Chaundy claimed a superb hat-trick of gold medals at the South West Inter Counties Championships staged at the Exeter Arena, writes Kevin Fahey.

SWIMMING: Rebecca taking no Flack with a PB in debut nationals

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SWINDON Dophin Rebecca Flack produced a personal best time in her first ever national championship.

SWIMMING: European gold for Carlin

Swindon Advertiser: Jazz Carlin will contest her third Commonwealth Games this summer

5:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

JAZZ Carlin continued her golden summer with victory in the women's 800m freestyle at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin tonight.

Belcher is aiming to shine north of the border

Swindon Advertiser: Handy Motorsport driver Simon Belcher

5:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

SIMON Belcher will be looking to make a big impact on his first visit to the Knockhill Circuit this weekend in the British Touring Car Championship.

Carlin eases into European final

Swindon Advertiser: Wales' Jazz Carlin poses with her Gold medal as she celebrates her victory on the podium, in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final at Tollcross Swimming Centre, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monda

10:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

JAZZ Carlin qualified fastest for tomorrow's women's 800m freestyle final at the European Championships in Berlin this morning.

Tahnia is Just Dandy for title

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

TALENTED young showjumper Tahnia Jones has won the National Showjuming Championship.

CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Swindon beaten by Hull in quarter-final

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

DESPITE taking their British Team Championships quarter-final to the wire, Swindon CSC could not overhaul Hull in their clash at the Oasis on Sunday.

CYCLING: Wiltshire likely to welcome Sir Bradley

Swindon Advertiser: STARS: Sir Bradley Wiggins could be in Worcester.

5:30am Monday 11th August 2014

SIR Bradley Wiggins will miss the Vuelta a Espana in order to ride the Tour of Britain, stage six of which passes through Wiltshire in September, Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has said.

Hanna is ready for Chinese adventure

Swindon Advertiser:

6:35pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

SWINDON sailor Hanna Brant insists she will make the most of her time on the big stage at this month’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Inspiring a generation

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

AS the dusts settles on a successful Commonwealth Games for the Home Nations in Glasgow, Swindon can look back and be proud of its top 20 finish.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Rookies produce in Storm’s away victory

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Storm supremo Steve Bennett

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

SWINDON Storm showed their strength in depth as they won 38-6 at Torbay Trojans.

SWIMMING: Olympian starts swim academy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

TWO-time Olympian Adam Faulkner is looking to inspire the next generation of swimmers after setting up UK Swim Academy.

CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Neighbour claims another win

Swindon Advertiser:

5:55pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

JAKE Neighbour continued his good recent form with victory in round five of the South West Junior Grand Prix series at the Oasis at the weekend.

Magic Mike takes victory with a course record

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Approaching 300 triathletes entered Events Logic’s Cotswolds Standard triathlon at Lake 62 in the Cotswold Water Park at the weekend.

ATHLETICS: Towler's the king of the Castle

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

NEARLY 200 runners lined up at Castle Combe race circuit for the Wiltshire County Championship 10K road race organised by DB Max.

CROQUET: Swindon earn draw against Watford

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

SWINDON drew 4-4 with a touring team from Watford in a recent meeting.

MOTOR SPORT: Belcher happy despite mechanical issues

Swindon Advertiser: Handy Motorsport driver Simon Belcher

6:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

SIMON Belcher declared himself happy to have finished all three of the weekend’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk on Sunday, though he was less satisfied with the overall pace of his Toyota Avensis.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mayes insists England will come back stronger

Swindon Advertiser:

6:40pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

ANNA Mayes insists England’s netball team will come back stronger once the dust has settled on missing out on Commonwealth Games bronze following defeat to Jamaica.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mayes and England miss the medals

Swindon Advertiser: England netball coach Anna Mayes

11:48am Sunday 3rd August 2014

ANNA Mayes and her England team have this morning missed out on a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games after losing out to Jamaica 52-48.

Howell struggling at Bridgestone

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon's David Howell

11:20am Sunday 3rd August 2014

DAVID Howell will go into today’s final round at the Bridgestone Invitational with it all to do if he is to qualify for the USPGA Championships.



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