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Camping on beaches, battling long-term fatigue and completing a world’s first: Remembering Sean Conway’s ultra-triathlon around the GB coastline

“When you’ve been going for so long that long-term fatigue kicks in and your hormones begin to modify themselves, that’s when the real fun starts.”  It’s day 71, Sean Conway has just taken the last of his 1.5 million strides from Scarbrough to Brighton and is ready to swap his running shoes for his swimming hat, goggles and wetsuit to commence […]

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OPINION: Football needs to do more to protect its players from serious head injuries

Football as we know it has been played in England since 1815 and the fundamentals remain much the same, but the sport has discovered a serious issue with its links to head injuries and they can’t be ignored.  Bobby and Jack Charlton, Martin Peters and Nobby Stiles. Four of England’s 1966 World Cup side who have all died with or are suffering with dementia.   2018 studies show that about two in 100 people aged […]

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The European Super League: Ten local Gloucestershire football teams you can support instead of the ‘top six’

With the news that England’s ‘top six’ are all part of the 12 founding teams that have agreed to join a new European Super League, many football fans have been left feeling disenfranchised. In what would be a gigantic change for European football, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham would join AC […]

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Monte Carlo Masters: Cheltenham resident Dan Evans eliminated at semi-final stage after defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas

British number one Dan Evans saw his time at the Monte Carlo Masters come to an end on Saturday after losing in straight sets to world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas. Despite having little success on clay courts throughout his career, the 30-year-old shocked fans worldwide by progressing to the last four via a surprise victory […]

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Ben Tozer long throws are “better than a corner”: Every word from Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff’s post-match press conference after an impressive victory against Salford City.

Cheltenham Town secured an impressive result against Salford City after a very professional performance at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.   Two first half goals from Sean Long and Liam Sercombe took the game beyond Salford’s grasp and put the home side in contol.   The robins sat off in the second half and allowed Salford to take the majority of possession, […]

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Professional performance from Cheltenham Town earns them a vital victory against Salford City in League Two

Cheltenham Town secured a vital 2-0 victory over Salford City to stay top of Sky Bet League Two after goals from Sean Long and Liam Sercombe.  Long headed the ball into the net very early on thanks to another advantageous long throw from fellow defender Ben Tozer.   Sercombe then added a goal just short of half-time to make it even more […]

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Wimbledon 2021: A reduced capacity expected as Cheltenham resident Dan Evans looks to pass the summer Grand Slam’s third round

Hope is growing that this summer’s Wimbledon Championships will be able to go ahead in front of reduced capacity crowds, organisers have revealed. Cheltenham resident and world number 34 Dan Evans has never progressed beyond the competition’s third round, but is expected to compete once again when it starts on 28 June. Tournament organisers have […]

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Responding after Barrow, managing fatigue, goalkeepers England call-up and dealing with Gary Neville’s praise: Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff ahead of Salford City at home

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff has been speaking to the press ahead of their home tie against Salford City on afternoon. The Robins come into this key clash on the back of a disappointing 2-0 loss to Barrow on Tuesday night. Read what he had to say in his press conference on Thursday morning. Why […]

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Cheltenham Festival day two: Sky Pirate wins the Grand Annual Chase

Nick Schofield rode to Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase glory on Sky Pirate, beating odds-on favourite Embitterred (9/2) in the process. Rachel Blackmore, who was riding Joseph Patrick O’Brien’s horse, was unseated for the third time today only 24 hours after becoming the first-ever female jockey to win the Champion Hurdle at […]

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Cheltenham Festival day two: Monkfish wins the Brown Advisory Novices Hurdle

The heavy favourite Monkfish 8/15 has won the Brown Advisory Novices Hurdle in the second race of Cheltenham Festival day two as the Irish continue to dominate on St. Patrick’s Day. Monkfish, ridden by Paul Townsend, unsurprisingly won by over four lengths ahead of Fiddlerontheroof in second. It wasn’t completely comfortable for Monkfish though, who […]