Hannon's Estidhkaar suffers fracture

Wiltshire Times: Richard Hannon Jnr

2:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RICHARD Hannon revealed Estidhkaar suffered a hairline fracture of a hock following his disappointing run in the Dewhurst Stakes earlier this month.

BOXING: No time off for birthday boy Blackwell

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

NICK Blackwell may be celebrating his 24th birthday today but there was no rest for the wicked as the Trowbridge fighter was back in the gym, just two days after fighting to his first career draw in Monte Carlo.

BOXING: Blackwell earns Monte Carlo draw

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge middleweight Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell is willing to take on all comers

8:58pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE fighter Nick Blackwell boxed to his first career draw in Monte Carlo tonight.

LIFESAVING: Master-ful bronze for Williams

Wiltshire Times:

11:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

BRADFORD on Avon instructor Geoff Williams won a bronze medal at the World Masters Lifesaving Championships in the south of France.

BOXING: Nick’s rich pickings

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

NICK Blackwell is ready to show the British boxing world what it’s been missing when he steps into the ring in the gamblers' paradise of Monte Carlo tonight.

CROSS-COUNTRY: Classy College are staying the course

Wiltshire Times:

4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

ST Augustine’s Catholic College of Trowbridge has enjoyed a flying start to the new cross country season, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

DUATHLON: Silver service keeps Coleman’s fine season on the right track

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

JAMES Coleman was delighted to see his fruitful season rumble on as he made another addition to his medal collection at the British Age Group Duathlon Championships.

ATHLETICS: Runners’ masterful display

Wiltshire Times:

12:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Avon Valley Runners’ trio of Ruth Barnes, Fiona Price and Jackie Rockcliffe have created a significant piece of history for the club, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

BOXING: 'Nick will have them on the run'

Wiltshire Times: Nick Blackwell gets ready to head off to the Ukraine with Contender Gym trainer Mark Kent Photo: Trevor Porter (42620-6)

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

CONTENDER Gym trainer Mark Kent concedes that even more potential opponents could be left running scared if Nick Blackwell shines in Monte Carlo tomorrow night.

Wayne plotting return next week

Wiltshire Times: Wayne Hutchinson

11:15am Friday 24th October 2014

SWINDON jockey Wayne Hutchinson intends to be back in action early next week following a nasty fall at Southwell on Thursday.

HOCKEY: Wilts men are glossed over by a goal in each half

Wiltshire Times:

10:12am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Wilts slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Gloucester City in their Davis Wood League Championship division clash at Kingdown School.

Laura secures county award

Wiltshire Times:

3:43pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games medallist Laura Halford was named  sports personality of the year at the fifth Wiltshire Sports Awards in Trowbridge last night.

Balding memorial to be held at Marlborough College

Wiltshire Times:

4:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MEMORIAL service for Grand National-winning trainer Toby Balding will be held at Marlborough College on December 15 at 2pm.

BOXING: British title boost for Nick ahead of Monte Carlo clash

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge middleweight Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell is willing to take on all comers

12:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NICK Blackwell has already hit the jackpot ahead of his fight in the gamblers' paradise of Monte Carlo this weekend after being promised a third shot at the British middleweight title.

Hughes' joy at champion jockey hat-trick

Wiltshire Times: Jockey Richard Hughes and his children Harvey and Phoebe with his Flat Jockeys Championship trophy during Betfred November Handicap Day at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 9, 2013. See PA story RACI

4:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WILTSHIRE-BASED Richard Hughes has spoken of his delight at effectively being crowned champion jockey for a third successive season.

DUATHLON: Turning up the power

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHRIS Roxburgh is playing the long game as he targets a place at next year’s major Powerman championships.

SWIMMING: Stephanie booking in for hard graft

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

IT’S GOING to be all work and no play for Stephanie Millward after her winter training schedule stepped up a notch this week.

ATHLETICS: Holly gets Trails lift

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

FORMER marathon international and now leading British ultra distance specialist Holly Rush took a break from her heavy training schedule to win the Forest of Dean Trails marathon on Sunday, writes Kevin Fahey.

BOXING: Blackwell gears up for a champagne moment

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

NICK Blackwell is aiming to be bang on the money when he makes his long-awaited ring return against the glamorous backdrop of Monte Carlo later this month.

EQUESTRIAN: Doel in fine form at Dauntsey

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

U21 European team bronze medallist David Doel tasted success at the Knight Frank-sponsored Dauntsey Park Horse Trials last weekend.

Owner undecided on Wiltshire-trained Al Kazeem

Wiltshire Times: Al Kazeem,  pictured above winning the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, is favourite to land the Juddmonte International at York today

4:24pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

OWNER John Deer is in no rush to decide whether Wiltshire-trained Al Kazeem will be brought back to the racecourse next year following his creditable effort in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

BOXING: 'Bang Bang' handed Monte Carlo mission

Wiltshire Times:

2:47pm Monday 6th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE’S Nick Blackwell is set to go international for the second time in his career after being announced on the undercard of this month’s ‘Title Tornado’ tournament in Monte Carlo.

Hannon's Sky Lantern is retired

Wiltshire Times: Jockey Richard Hughes celebrates Sky Lantern's 1000 Guineas win for Wiltshire trainer Richard Hannon

4:34pm Sunday 5th October 2014

RICHARD Hannon's four-time Group One-winning filly Sky Lantern has been retired following another disappointing showing at Newmarket on Saturday.

CYCLING: Championship title for Lauren

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

CHIPPENHAM paracycling starlet Lauren Booth enjoyed a British Cycling National Track Championships debut that she will never forget, coming back from Manchester as a senior national champion.

Halford and Millward nominated for county sports awards

Wiltshire Times: Laura Halford

10:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games medallist Laura Halford and Paralympic swimming star Stephanie Millward have been nominated for the top award at next month's fifth Wiltshire Sports Awards.

BOBSLEIGH: Injured Jackson will sit out start of bobsleigh campaign

Wiltshire Times:

11:48am Thursday 2nd October 2014

GREAT Britain bobsleigh star John Jackson will play the waiting game after suffering a further setback to his infamous Achilles’ injury.

SKITTLES: We’re bowled over to be champions

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

SKIPPER John Wiltshire is beaming from ear-to-ear after the Wiltshire Wonders became the best skittles team in the country.

ATHLETICS: Talbot set to try luck at 400m

Wiltshire Times:

2:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

SPRINTER Danny Talbot will experiment with racing over 400 metres on the indoor circuit this winter.

BOXING: Blackwell keeps spirits hight after fight night is shelved

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge middleweight Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell is willing to take on all comers

12:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

NICK Blackwell is refusing to get too downbeat after his long-awaited ring return was this week delayed even further.

MOTORSPORT: Blake’s delight at rookie cup triumph

Wiltshire Times:

9:30am Friday 26th September 2014

Hilperton driver Dan Blake sealed the Carbon8 & Activa Consultants Hyundai Coupe Rookie Cup at Cadwell Park last weekend with two rookie wins.

Tiggy Wiggy form delights Hannon ahead of Newmarket test

Wiltshire Times: Trainer Richard Hannon jnr

9:44am Friday 26th September 2014

RICHARD Hannon believes the form of Tiggy Wiggy's last two runs suggest his lightning-fast filly is still improving ahead of the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

CASTLE COMBE: Legends thrill fans at rallying love-in

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RALLY stars past and present attracted thousands of enthusiasts to Castle Combe for the 14th year of Rallyday on Saturday.

TRIATHLON: Hier they come

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

MUM and daughter Diane and Leanne Hier are celebrating after both qualified for the XTERRA World Championships in Hawaii.

ATHLETICS: Phillips’ pride as youngsters romp home

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

ALISON Phillips can this week reflect one of the proudest moments in her athletics career as team manager, writes Kevin Fahey.

MELKSHAM 10K: Rose sets the pace in a dominant Melksham 10k victory

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

MIKE ROSE of Avon Valley Runners led from the start to dominate a field of 150 in perfect conditions in Melksham on Sunday.

ATHLETICS: Browne stars in win

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

SOUTH West champion William Browne was one of Team Bath AC’s star performers as the club wrapped up a first ever victory in the Avon Track & Field League.

UK SCHOOL GAMES: Bolwell strikes gold

Wiltshire Times:

4:40pm Friday 12th September 2014

CLARENDON Academy sixth-former Adam Bolwell clinched a gold medal for Team England at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games.

ROWING: Captain Taylor leads from the front for Bradford

Wiltshire Times:

12:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BRADFORD on Avon crews were in fine form at the recent Gloucester Rowing Club Regatta.

RACING: Hannon frustrated by soft ground

Wiltshire Times: Richard Hannon Jnr

2:47pm Monday 8th September 2014

RICHARD Hannon believes soft ground led to Toormore's downfall in the International Topkapi Trophy in Turkey on Sunday.

RACING: Turkey treat for Hannon's Toormore

Wiltshire Times: Toormore ridden by Ryan Moore on their way to victory in the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket yesterday

4:08pm Friday 5th September 2014

CONNECTIONS of Wiltshire-trained horse Toormore feel they have found a golden opportunity for last season's champion two-year-old to collect some lucrative prize money when he lines up in the International Topkapi Trophy at Veliefendi in Turkey on Sunday.

Wiltshire youngsters star at England Athletics Championships

Wiltshire Times:

4:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Wiltshire Team Bath athletes starred in Bedford at the England Athletics Championships.

Pool: Dursley Arms aiming for national finals

Wiltshire Times:

3:52pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Division One winners Dursley Arms A will be representing Trowbridge & District Pool League in The English Pool Association’s Champion of Champions Competition.

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins confirmed as Team Sky leader

Wiltshire Times: Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling in a previous Tour of Britain

12:33pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sir Bradley Wiggins will ride through Wiltshire as he defends his Tour of Britain title, it was confirmed today.

BOXING: Blackwell is primed for October return

Wiltshire Times:

4:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NICK Blackwell has world domination on his mind after his first fight under the Hennessey Sports banner was announced this week.

ATHLETICS: Under par Danny won’t be stopping

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

DANNY Talbot will extend his season deep into September to help shake off the disappointment of the European Championships in Zurich, writes Kevin Fahey.

ATHLETICS: Debutant William is pure gold

Wiltshire Times:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

WILTSHIRE sprinters took centre stage at the South West Inter Counties Championships held at the refurbished Exeter Arena on Sunday, writes Kevin Fahey.

SWIMMING: European gold for Carlin

Wiltshire Times: 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.

BOXING: Hennessey new-boy Blackwell to box in Kent

Wiltshire Times:

10:03am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NICK Blackwell will make his debut under the Hennessy Sports banner in Kent this October.

SWIMMING: ‘I can still get better,’ says Millward

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

STEPHANIE Millward insists that there are still plenty of things that she can improve upon in the lead up to the next Paralympic Games, despite yet another breathtaking performance at a major championships.

ATHLETICS: It’s goodbye to Alex as States get Carter

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE 153rd running of the weekly Parkrun 5k in Southwick won’t cause any ripples on the national athletics scene but locally it will be remembered for Alex Carter’s final appearance – and victory - before departing to America.




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