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Southern 100 Racing wishes Roy Hanks a Happy Retirement!

POSTED Wed 15-03-2017

Southern 100 Racing would like to offer their congratulations to Sidecar competitor Roy Hanks, who has recently announced his ‘early’ retirement from racing, after 50-years! Roy first raced at the Southern 100 in 1968 driving a BSA outfit, as his father Fred had done so three-years earlier. Unlike his father, Roy returned to the July races in 1969 and 1970 achieving two second places - one each year. The popular Birmingham sidecar racer came back to the Billown Course in 1996 taking the winners laurels in the F2 Sidecar Consolation race with Phil Biggs in the chair. Roy has entered and competed every year since including last year 2016, with the exception of 2001 when the foot mouth epidemic caused all racing to be abandoned. His first...

Sleight heading to IFAA World Indoor Archery Championships

POSTED Mon 13-03-2017

Lesley Sleight will be representing England at the IFAA World Indoor Archery Championships in Romania. Lesley from Ronague is one of five archers who will compete for England in Brasov from 29th March to 1st April.Over three hundred and sixty archers from twenty-seven countries will be competing for world medals. Lesley recently became the 2017 IFAA English Indoor Archery Champion in Ladies Longbow. Lesley was also the highest scoring archer at the IFAA Scottish Indoor Championships for both Longbow and Traditional bow classes for men and women. Lesley said: “This is my first season of competitive indoor archery. I usually concentrate on field archery. This will be a big step up for me to compete in this discipline at a world...

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