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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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Golf Clubs look to start pandemic recovery as courses’ reopening’s under a fortnight away

Golf clubs and courses across Gloucestershire are set to be relieved of the financial pressures of COVID-19 as they are set to reopen on March 29. Courses have been closed to their members since Tuesday 5 January after prime minister Boris Johnson announced a third UK national lockdown as coronavirus cases began to rise once […]

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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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LIVE BLOG – Thursday 18th March: All of the latest Gloucestershire news including Day Three of The Festival, Cheltenham Town and Gloucester Rugby

Good afternoon and welcome to the ParkLife Sport live blog! We will be covering all the latest Cheltenham Festival news as the third day gets underway with podcasts, live commentary and more! We have reporters at both Cheltenham Town and Wales international rugby press conferences, as well as ParkLife reporters based at the Cheltenham Racecourse […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2021: the absence of spectatorship and its impact on the betting industry

For the first time in its 161-year history, the Cheltenham Festival has been taking place behind closed doors, with no fans allowed to attend this year due to COVID-19’s presence. A year on from last year’s race week, which was promptly followed by the first of three national lockdowns in the UK, public health has […]

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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 […]