RUNNING: Photos galore of the runners in Yeovil Half Marathon

RUNNING: Photos galore of the runners in Yeovil Half Marathon

Posted: 25th March 2018
AROUND 2,000 runners took to the streets - or as we would call the “stress” - of Yeovil and surrounding area in the town’s annual Half Marathon on Sunday (March 25, 2018). The athletes, many of whom were running for various charities, took the challenge by the horns and put their best foot forward in what is becoming one of the highlight events of the year in the Yeovil…

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HORSE RACING: Bryony Frost looks for gold medal success at Cheltenham – the Olympics of racing

HORSE RACING: Bryony Frost looks for gold medal success at Cheltenham – the Olympics of racing

Posted: 26th February 2018
JOCKEY Bryony Frost is hoping that fairy tales come true when she climbs on board Black Corton at next month’s Cheltenham Festival. Frost has described the festival as the “Olympics of the horse racing world” and she will be looking to gain a second successive ‘gold medal’ following on from her brilliant first place ride last year on Pacha Du Polder. She will be going…

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HORSE RACING: Pressure to succeed at Cheltenham Festival is huge says trainer Paul Nicholls

HORSE RACING: Pressure to succeed at Cheltenham Festival is huge says trainer Paul Nicholls

Posted: 26th February 2018
  LEGENDARY horse racing trainer Paul Nicholls believes “rightly or wrongly” that success is gauged on how many winners you get each year at the Cheltenham Festival. Nicholls, who currently tops the jump trainer’s championship table this season from rivals Nicky Henderson and Nigel Twiston-Davies, has had his fair share of Cheltenham triumphs down the years. But the…

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GOLF: Seniors at Cricket St Thomas battle against bad weather

GOLF: Seniors at Cricket St Thomas battle against the elements

Posted: 13th August 2017
  THIRTY-SEVEN senior golfers from Cricket St Thomas Golf Club braved the elements last Monday (August 7, 2017) to enter the August qualifying medal competition. Steady rain made the conditions difficult, and praise must go to the three players who returned below par scores. In Division One, Martin Leigh just held off a challenge from Frank Martin to take the honours by…

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GYMNASTICS: Amazing gymnasts are putting Yeovil on the map

GYMNASTICS: Amazing gymnasts are putting Yeovil on the map

Posted: 31st July 2017
FOURTEEN talented gymnasts from the award-winning Orchard Gymnastics group in Yeovil competed at the recent TeamGym British Championships at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The prestigious event is part of the British gymnastics championship series which sees the best gymnasts compete across four different disciplines for titles at the highest UK level. Orchard’s national…

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FOOTBALL: Milborne Port FC remembers 125 years of history with Saints legend Le Tissier

FOOTBALL: Milborne Port FC remembers 125 years of history with Saints legend Le Tissier

Posted: 8th June 2017
FORMER Southampton and England star Matt Le Tissier was the special guest of honour as a South Somerset football club celebrated its 125th anniversary. Le Tissier, who made 540 appearances for the Saints and scored 209 goals in a senior career from 1985 to 2002, is now a familiar face on the panel of the Soccer Saturday programme on Sky Sports. But he has also become an…

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SAILING: Climb aboard and push the boat out at Sutton Bingham Sailing Club

SAILING: Climb aboard and push the boat out at Sutton Bingham Sailing Club

Posted: 13th May 2017
THE Sutton Bingham Sailing Club is holding an open day on Saturday (May 13, 2017) for people to go along and take to the water. Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Sutton Bingham Sailing Club could hold the answers! Whether you are completely new to the sport or looking…

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HORSE RACING: Ucello Conti for the Grand National!

HORSE RACING: Ucello Conti for the Grand National!

Posted: 8th April 2017
THE Yeovil Press tipster has been looking into his crystal ball to see which horse will win the 2017 Grand National being held on Saturday (April 8, 2017). Forty horses will line-up at the start of the famous old race at 5.15pm at Aintree – but which one will triumph come the end of the four miles and 514 yards course over 30 fences. The Grand National is wide open and…

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GYMNASTICS: Record numbers of young gymnasts spring into competition

GYMNASTICS: Record numbers of young gymnasts spring into competition

Posted: 28th March 2017
  MORE than 250 children from 21 schools across the district had their first taste of competitive gymnastics at the annual South Somerset Key Step Gymnastics Championships held in Yeovil. The competition – which was supported by South Somerset District Council and Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership - was held at Orchard Gymnastics in Yeovil with teams from Charlton…

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YEOVIL HALF MARATHON 2017: Fun runners hit the streets of Yeovil

YEOVIL HALF MARATHON 2017: Fun runners hit the streets of Yeovil

Posted: 28th March 2017
PRIMARY school children and women of all ages experienced the buzz of Yeovil Half Marathon when they completed two brand new Fun Runs on Sunday (March 26, 2017). The In It Together Women’s Run and the Children’s Run were the result of a partnership between South Somerset District Council and Yeovil Half Marathon organisers Total Buzz Events. Participants turned out in…

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