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Striders’ zero-to-hero lady runners are emulating Lincoln City

A group of lady runners from the Gainsborough and Morton Striders club are proving that the role of heroic sporting underdogs is not solely the domain of FA Cup non-league giantkillers Lincoln City.

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RIPLEY Elite Darts Singles League round-up.

Arrowing in on darts history for county

Lincolnshire made darting history twice in one week.

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Exciting novice chaser Altior is spring-heeled on his way to victory in the highlight of Newbury's stellar card last Saturday.

Can any of these magnificent seven ride into Grand National history at Aintree?

The juggernaut marked ‘Cheltenham Festival’ that is plunging headlong towards us was briefly stopped in its tracks this week by one of racing’s equally iconic standing dishes.

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Dave Musgrove (left) and Sandy Lyle.  Picture supplied by Coxmoor Golf Club.

Coxmoor Golf Club mourn death of former Sandy Lyle, Seve Ballesteros and Lee Janzen caddie Dave Musgrove

Coxmoor Golf Club have led the tributes made to former European Tour caddie Dave Musgrove.

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Wrestling super fan Michael Finney who's led a campaign to get the "British Bulldog" accepted into the wrestling hall of fame

OPINION: Why the British Bulldog deserves a place in the WWE Hall of Fame

A Mansfield wrestling fanatic has launched an online campaign to get the British Bulldog inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Superstars from the world of WWE and Hollywood have backed the campaign, joining a petition with close to 13,000 signatures.

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Arenacross UK 2017 Tour Sheffield Arena Pro winner Cedric Soubeyras, centre, celebrates with with second placed Angelo Pellegrini and third Thomas Ramette.

RESULTS & REPORT: Arenacross UK Tour 2017 roars into Sheffield Arena

Motorbike superstar Cedric Soubeyras thrilled a packed Sheffield Arena as he rode a near perfect main event to slightly stretch his Pro championship lead in the Arenacross UK 2017 championship.

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Two of Yorkshire trainer Malcolm Jefferson's top horses make the list. He is pictured here with his crack 2m novice chaser, Cloudy Dream.

COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: horses to follow from the opening weeks of 2017

This is not an easy time of year for racing fans. On the one hand, we cannot wait for the Cheltenham Festival. On the other hand, our feverish anticipation is sullied by the dreaded news of yet another star turn sidelined by injury or worse.

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ABC superstar Martin Fry will headline this year's Eroica Britannia cycling festival - then join family and fans on their bikes in the Peak District.

Eroica Britannia cycling festival steps up a gear with ABC's Martin Fry and DJ Norman Jay

Poison Arrow hitmaker Martin Fry is on target to join thousands of fans on a bike ride after he headlines a retro cycling festival weekend in the Peak District.

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PREVIEW: Daredevil bikers jump to it for Arenacross UK 2017 Tour at Sheffield Arena

Motorbike fans are getting all revved up for three hours of fast and furious racing with some of the world's top riders in action this weekend when Arenacross UK returns to Sheffield Arena.
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GAINSBOROUGH indoor bowls leagues round-up.

Four division title contenders clash at West Lindsey

The daytime leagues at West Lindsey Indoor Bowls Club saw vital clashes between title contenders with three of the four competitions too close to call.

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Nicholson lifts winter trophy

Daniel Nicholson won the Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club Colin Cook Winter Activities Trophy after success in round four of speed judging.

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SuperBowl preview: Hand of immortality beckons the ageless Tom Brady

SuperBowl preview: Hand of immortality beckons the ageless Tom Brady

After Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal struck a blow for the golden oldies at the Australian Open last week, an athlete even longer in the tooth will attempt to etch his name even further into sporting immortality on Sunday.

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The ill-fated Many Clouds gets the better of Thistlecrack at Cheltenham on Saturday. (PHOTO BY: Julian Herbert PA Wire/PA Images)

Many tears for Many Clouds as Thistlecrack doubts creep in

A devotion to, an obsession with or even an addiction to horse racing comes with many strings attached. They include heart strings, at which the sad death of MANY CLOUDS at Cheltenham on Saturday tugged uncontrollably.

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Captain Daniel Chadwick, who is leading by example for Gainsborough All Blacks.

Superb performance by Chadwick’s improving Gainsborough All Blacks

A superb performance in front of a large crowd earned Gainsborough All Blacks a runaway 28-0 victory over Cleethorpes in the Midlands 5 East (North) division of the National League.

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Striders Sam Garrison and Sian Turner on the final climb in the Ferriby 10-Mile race. (PHOTO BY: Lottie Lindley).

Gainsborough Striders follow in footsteps of athletics legend Brendan Foster

Athletes from the Gainsborough and Morton Striders club followed in the footsteps of legendary veteran Brendan Foster when enjoying their first big outing of the year at the weekend.

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Strongman Eddie Hall rides off with motorbike prize after lifting Britain's Strongest Man title at Doncaster Dome. Photos: Marisa Cashill.

Strongman Eddie Hall smokes competition with world record title win

Strongman Eddie 'The Beast' Hall got fans all revved up after he muscled his way into the history books yet again and won a motorbike - then burnt out the back tyre doing a celebratory wheel spin.

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Jonathan Brewster in action for Wasps.

Wasps lose out to Lincoln

Gainsborough Wasps were on the road again last weekend as they travelled to play a strong and well-drilled Lincoln.


Ice forces rides cancellation

Bad weather led to a decision to cancel Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s planned rides on Sunday.

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Willie Mullins, trainer of both Annie Power and Faugheen, winners of the last two Champion Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival. (PHOTO BY:

Annie Power’s glory bid is off, but the countdown to Cheltenham and Aintree is on

The injury that has sabotaged ANNIE POWER’s bid to retain the Champion Hurdle crown is the latest setback to mask the excitement enveloping the countdown to another Cheltenham Festival.

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RIPLEY Elite Darts Singles League round-up.

BDO high-flyers on the oche

Two top British Darts Organisation (BDO) darts players are to take part in an exhibition at The Blues Club, Gainsborough, on Saturday, 25th February.

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