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‘Hot Rod’ still going strong at the age of 74

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Gold medal winner Rod Scholes still runs the track at Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre in Cudworth once a week to ensure he stays in peak physical condition, despite the fact he is now 74 years old. Ardsley-based Rod (affectionately named Hot Rod by sports centre staff due to his speed and stamina) began running aged 35. In the 30 years since then he… Read more »


New Birdwell Wheelers’ members tackle Sprint Duathlon

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Last Saturday new Birdwell Wheelers’ club members Sally Salter and Diane Barron completed the Clumber Park Sprint Duathlon which involved a 5km run, followed by a 20km bike ride and finishing with a 2.5km run. Sally and Diane  finished 3rd and 8th respectively in their  age categories Sunday’s club run saw five Wheelers turn up and split into two – destinations… Read more »



Thirteen Wheelers turn out for club run – and it’s unlucky for some!

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Birdwell Wheelers’ club run on Sunday started with 13 riders but mechanical problems and poor weather reduced the numbers. Chris Jenkins, Marc Peasegood, Dave Hudson, Philip Stewart Adams, Robert Parkes, Tina Oakes, Rodger Holmes, Roger Bacon, Paul Mynett, Diane Barron, Sally Salter, Ken Redfern and Sue Winstanley set off from Brewers Fayre, Wombwell, heading to Lotherton…. Read more »


Determined Doncaster deny Reds in derby deadlock double

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Doncaster Rovers 0, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Two points dropped, or one gained? That was the question on the lips of the three and a half thousand Barnsley fans who made the short trip to the Keepmoat Stadium after the second goalless draw of the season between these two promotion-chasing local rivals. In the circumstances the… Read more »


Cold, wind and hail make it tough for Wheelers

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Last Sunday seven hardy Birdwell Wheelers turned out to complete the club’s annual 50 miles in 4 hours reliability ride. Very challenging weather with a combination of 50 mph gusting winds, bitter cold and hail showers made for a tough ride. Steve Myatt, Philip Stewart Adams, Dave Hudson, Roger Bacon, Marc Peasegood, Austin D Watson and Tina Oakes all… Read more »


Stalemate – but the Reds still have wind in their promotion sails

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Barnsley 0, Sunderland 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) The woodwork and a linesman’s flag prevented Barnsley from a significant victory over promotion rivals Sunderland in a wind-blown crunch clash at Oakwell. As it was, honours ended even in terms of the result, but performance-wise the Reds will feel they deserved all three points rather… Read more »


Le Tour de Yorkshire comes to Royston

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On Wednesday 6th March, BPL site Royston Leisure Centre was proud to host the Tour de Yorkshire trophies ahead of the tour itself to give residents of Barnsley a chance to see them up close and build excitement for the race. There are two main trophies – one for the male winner and one for the… Read more »


Double delight for Reds as promotion rivals drop precious points

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Barnsley 2, Accrington Stanley 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Results elsewhere doubled Barnsley’s delight at a hard-fought victory over a stubborn Accrington Stanley at Oakwell. As the Reds consolidated their second automatic promotion spot by extending their unbeaten run to 16 matches, leaders Luton and third-placed Sunderland both dropped points in drawn games at… Read more »


‘One of the best’ for ten-man Reds

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Southend United 0, Barnsley 3 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley produced what head coach Daniel Stendel described as ‘one of their best performances of the season’  to emphasise their promotion credentials with a particularly praiseworthy victory at Roots Hall which extended their unbeaten league run to 15 matches. What separated this particular success from others during a captivating… Read more »