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  • On and off-road action for Ely riders

    Published: Tue, 14/08/2018 10:27
    This weekend saw another mixture of road and off-road racing for members of the Ely and District Cycling Club. Five Ely members turned up to race at the ECCA event held on the E2/10 course near Newmarket, with Darran Bennett once again proving to be the fastest Ely rider on the day with a time of 20:42. Second fastest was John Manlow with a time of
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Rain at Last

    Published: Mon, 13/08/2018 17:34
    With the jumps racing action having taken a mini-break over the last few days we have been quiet on the runner's front. We did have one runner on the flat at Haydock with Acker Bilk on Thursday. He was making his yard debut and although disappointing, jockey David Probert was not too negative and he thought are gelding did not really ‘let himself
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  • Ely Cyclists Take on Kings Lynn 25

    Published: Wed, 08/08/2018 17:08
    There was a good turn out of Ely riders on Saturday at the Kings Lynn CC time trial held on the B25/33 course near Downham Market, with eight members of the EDCC taking part in the event. The fastest Ely rider on the day was once again Darran Bennett, the only EDCC member to complete the 25 mile course in less than an hour with a time of 56 minutes
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, End of Summer Holiday

    Published: Tue, 07/08/2018 17:19
    Today marks the final day before National Hunt racing's eight day summer holiday and we head into the sabbatical with a couple of runners at Newton Abbot this afternoon. Even though there were no runners from the stable last week, we were still busy getting the remaining horses in from their summer holidays, purchasing horses and continuing with
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Dell' Arca wins

    Published: Tue, 31/07/2018 10:32
    With the sun continuing to beat down until the end of last week, it has meant that the ground has remained unsuitably fast for some of our intended runners. As such, there were only two runners from Pond House but they both performed creditably with old favourite Dell' Arca producing one of his very best efforts to land a competitive handicap
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club compete in 10 mile races

    Published: Tue, 31/07/2018 08:11
    Members of the Ely and District Cycling Club were racing in two different 10 mile races on Saturday. Five Ely club members went to take part in the Chronos RT race on the F2A/10 course near Cambourne. The conditions were far from ideal, with a strong wind and hot temperatures, but Darran Bennett overcame the adverse conditions to post a time of
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Running well

    Published: Tue, 24/07/2018 10:26
    The horses continue to run well without quite getting their heads in front which is certainly frustrating. However, exasperating as it is, at least they are in decent form - it would be considerably worse if the horses were underperforming. With a dearth of jumps fixtures we only had four runners over the sticks last week with Timeforben narrowly
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club break more records

    Published: Mon, 23/07/2018 17:49
    Having set a new Ely women's club record for 100 miles last weekend, Zena Palgrave repeated the feat on Sunday over 50 miles, finishing in a time of 2:05:05 to beat her previous record by just over 2 minutes. Dan Bromilow and John Manlow also took part in the Shaftesbury CC event at which Palgrave set the new record, finishing the 50 mile course
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club, Zena breaks Club Record

    Published: Tue, 17/07/2018 14:09
    The weekend's racing started early for members of the Ely and District Cycling Club with four riders taking part in the VTTA race on the E2/10 course on Thursday 12th July. With warm and still conditions the stage was set for some fast times, and making the most of the conditions Darran Bennett continued his run of blisteringly fast times, breaking
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Summer Sun

    Published: Tue, 17/07/2018 08:18
    With the sun continuing to beat down, it is perhaps a good job that the jumps programme is a little truncated at present. Having said that, with advances in technology and watering techniques the course officials have on the whole been doing an excellent job of providing a good, safe and consistent surface for these summer jumps fixtures to be held
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Clare raises £1,900

    Published: Tue, 10/07/2018 13:02
    Indeed, we only had four runners under rules, while Iniciar and Clare Wyatt were our much publicised representatives in the charity race at Newton Abbot on Friday. Jumps fixtures for the week ahead are once again looking a little thin on the ground so we may have a rare flat runner or two later in the week.
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club members achieve more Personal Bests

    Published: Tue, 10/07/2018 08:40
    On Saturday four members of the Ely and District Cycling Club took part in the Norwich ABC race on the B10/43 course near Bungay. Darran Bennett was the fastest Ely rider, continuing his recent run of imperious form by completing the 10 mile course in a time of 21 minutes and 51 seconds. Martin Holmes was the second fastest Ely rider on the day
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Racing Staff Week 2018

    Published: Tue, 03/07/2018 10:26
    Today marks the beginning of Racing Staff Week, an initiative started by that fabulous charitable organisation, Racing Welfare. It was created to highlight the important work done by the people at the grassroots of the sport and to thank them for their tireless hard work and unending dedication to their charges. Without these people, the sport that
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  • Time Trials, MTB and Road racing for Ely Cyclists

    Published: Tue, 03/07/2018 05:13
    John Manlow was the sole member of the Ely & District Cycling Club taking part in a time trial this weekend, racing in the Finsbury Park 50 on the F1B/50 course near Biggleswade on Sunday. Manlow continued his recent run of good form and completed the 50 mile course in just under two hours, finishing in a time of 1:59:52 and 22nd place on the day.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Creditable run at Royal Ascot 2018

    Published: Tue, 26/06/2018 07:41
    What a thrilling week of racing from Royal Ascot. I very much enjoyed my annual pilgrimage up there on Tuesday and felt that our runner Percy Street peformed creditably in the Ascot Stakes. Indeed, I thought that he ran far better than his finishing position would suggest. Meanwhile, our runners over the sticks also performed well on the whole
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  • Ricky Rodwell Charity Fishing Match near Ely, 24th June 2018

    Published: Mon, 25/06/2018 14:19
    Results Ricky Rodwell Charity Fishing match held on Snake Lake on Sunday 24th June. Sutton Angling Club held a fishing match on Trevs lake on Sunday 24th June.
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  • Ely Cycling Club achieve new record and personal bests

    Published: Tue, 19/06/2018 17:09
    This weekend's racing action started for members of the Ely & District Cycling Club with the Godric Cycling Club race on the 10 mile B10/43 course near Bungay. Steve Peck and Derek Ricketts were both racing in this event, finishing the course in 24:28 and 23:07 respectively. Darran Bennett headed rather further afield for his race on Saturday, as
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Charity Race

    Published: Tue, 12/06/2018 10:37
    Last week was a quiet one for the stable with just three runners, but things are already looking busier for the week ahead with three runners today and plenty of entries for the remainder. Indeed, the pressure doesn't get much more intense than at Worcester on Monday when my partner Leanne makes debut as an owner with recent recruit Ardmillan.
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  • Fishing News From Head Fen Lakes, Ely, June 2018

    Published: Mon, 11/06/2018 17:18
    Jack Truman with a beautiful 8lb common caught at Head Fen Lakes June 9th. Headfen lakes is a 10 year old fishery which is situated in the Fenland countryside, just north of Little Downham, Near Ely in Cambridgeshire. This superb 10 acres complex has something to offer anglers of all abilities.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Red Square Revival wins again

    Published: Tue, 05/06/2018 15:03
    Although the summer season is traditionally a quieter time for us, there is still plenty to keep us occupied and as you will no doubt be aware, I was at Doncaster Sales the week before last and was pleased with my new additions to the yard. Furthermore, with each of them now having an owner, I was able to further bolster the numbers at Pond House
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