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Old February 17th, 2015, 12:09 PM   #1
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SPORT in CUMBRIA - Participation and Spectator Sports

As there are no referenced threads to Sport,-- I thought I would begin a thread for all types of Sport in Cumbria

I hope there is interest.

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Cumbria to host two Tour of Britain stages

Last updated at 08:14, Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Some of the world's best cyclists are returning to Cumbria - bringing with them a multi-million pound boost.

And for the first time, the county will host two stages of the Tour of Britain on separate days.

The landmark sporting event's route will be formally announced at an event later today.

But its route over the two visits will cover huge chunks of the county - taking in Allerdale, Carlisle and Eden.

On Tuesday, September 8, stage three of the tour will start in Allerdale, heading along the Solway Coast and through Carlisle before finishing outside the county.

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1,000 take part in Carlisle Colour Run

By Matthew Cobb

Published at 12:11, Monday, 11 May 2015

Carlisle Racecourse was awash with all the colours of the rainbow as runners from across Cumbria flocked to take part in a charity fundraiser.

More than 1,000 participants of all ages took part in yesterday’s Colour Run, in which they were showered from head to toe with vibrant powdered paint. It was the first time that a Colour Run had been brought to the city, raising money for Eden Valley Hospice.

Volunteers from the hospice and the Rotary Club of Carlisle were positioned at various points along the 5km route to shower runners with paint as they made their way around the course.

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Cumbrian town gears up for Tour of Britain race

By Jenny Barwise

Published at 11:27, Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Cockermouth businesses are planning to pull together to boost the town’s trade when the Tour of Britain hits west Cumbria.

Stage three of the tour, which could be Sir Bradley Wiggins’s last race in this country, will start in Cockermouth on September 8 and the town’s new chairman of the Chamber of Trade is passionate to make the most of the extra footfall.

Chairman Steve Bishop, who runs Flame Concepts on Station Street, said: “We are trying to maximise the potential benefit to local businesses and with estimates of 3,000 to 5,000 people expected – competitors, support teams and visitors – they’ll all need food and drink.

“Current information suggests people will be around from 4.30am until 11am, just after the start, building as the morning goes, After the start numbers will reduce and we are looking at ideas to see what we can do to keep people around longer.”

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Tour of Britain hits Cumbria

Last updated at 10:04, Tuesday, 08 September 2015

Cycling poster boy Sir Bradley Wiggins has arrived in Cockermouth.

He is being mobbed by fans as he prepares for the start of the Tour of Britain - stage five of which sets off from the town at 10.15am.

There are thousands of people on Cockermouth's Main Street, admiring the Mayo statue, who has been kitted out as a biker to mark the event.

Fairfield School pupils have now arrived to soak up the atmosphere and spot a star or two.

Crowds are already also gathering in Maryport and Silloth.

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Old January 20th, 2016, 12:29 PM   #6
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Entry open for Hospice at Home Colour Run

By Chris Story

Last updated at 07:41, Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Entries have opened for a colourful event that organisers hope will hand a huge boost to charity.

The Hospice at Home Colour Run 2016 will take place at Muncaster Castle on Sunday, July 3.

Hopes for its success are high after last year’s run raised more than £35,000 for the cause, which cares for terminally ill people and those with life-limiting illnesses in their own homes.

Competitors can take part in 5km or 1km events, which are open to people of all ages and athletic abilities.

And they are being urged to get messy – with a “surprise announcement” about a feature being promised.

Stella Walsh, community fundraiser for Hospice at Home West Cumbria, said: “We are more excited than ever about this year’s race.

“Taking all we’ve learned over the last two years, we are making sure that our runners are getting exactly what they want from the day. We’ve listened carefully to all the feedback we have been given and have made some exciting changes. We already know that lots of people will be joining us for the third year running and it will be good to see some new faces among the crowd.”

The run is not a competitive race. People taking part can run, walk, or even dance the distance.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 12:52 PM   #7
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Firms boost Cumbrian wheelchair athlete's push for Paralympics place

By Pam McClounie

Last updated at 10:46, Friday, 22 January 2016

An inspirational west Cumbrian wheelchair athlete is one step closer to securing a place at the Paralympics in Rio.

Simon Lawson, from Maryport, has received £4,000 from a group of local business people, spearheaded by the Carlisle-based Geoff Brown Charitable Trust .

The 33-year-old, who works at his parents’ shop Jack Horseman Motorcycles in Carlisle, was presented with the cash as a surprise yesterday.

He said: “This money will make all the difference. I need the money to pay for travel expenses to races in Paris, Seoul and London and new tyres cost a couple of hundred pounds every time. I am very grateful.”

Simon competes in marathons as part of Team GB, but the final squad for Rio has not yet been selected.

“I expect it will be around May time. The selection goes on times,” he said.

In the meantime, Simon is building up his strength and working on his times.

To train, he works out in the Sands Centre gym in Carlisle and races along the roads of west Cumbria near his home.

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Old February 18th, 2016, 12:53 PM   #8
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Tour of Britain set for return to Cumbria, claims cycling mag



A NATIONAL cycling magazine has revealed what it claims is the leaked 2016 Tour of Britain route.

Cycling Weekly has pieced together a route that it says cyclists will follow on the eight-day race from September 4 to 11.

It says this year’s national tour will take place largely on the western side of Britain, with the first stage from Glasgow to Dumfries to get the event underway.

Stage two, it says, will take place on Monday, September 5 from Carlisle to Kendal. Bath, Dartmoor and Bristol all look set to star in the race this year.

A spokesperson for race organiser SweetSpot told Cycling Weekly: “The 2016 Tour of Britain will be launched at the end of February when we’ll announce this year’s venues and route as well as further news about this September’s race.”


Last year, cheering crowds created an electric atmosphere as the Tour of Britain returned to Cumbria – twice – in spectacular style.

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Old February 26th, 2016, 10:34 AM   #9
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Cumbria to host Tour of Britain race stage



25 February 2016 8:03PM

SOME of the world's greatest cyclists are heading to Cumbria, as the Tour of Britain returns amidst the county's flooding fightback.

In the most defiant display possible, Cumbria will host an entire stage of the popular cycling race - showcasing to the world that Cumbria really is open.

Tour organisers would normally have finalised the route long before now and had been in talks with Cumbria County Council in the weeks leading up to December's devastating floods.

Recognising the state of disaster and the immediate focus needed on flood recovery, Tour bosses gave the council a two-month grace period to work out whether they wanted - and were even capable - of hosting a stage.

Mark Brierley, the council's lead officer for the Tour of Britain, said:

"Once we'd done the immediate flood recovery, we consulted our other partners to see if there was still appetite for it. Everyone was unanimously in favour.

"It clearly sends out quite a bold message that Cumbria is open for business and can host a massive event."

The county will host stage two of the event on Monday, September 5. It will begin in Carlisle and finish in Kendal.

Its route has been specifically designed to pass through some of the areas worst-affected by the December storms.

"The Tour of Britain will be an economic boost of hard cash, but we can also the global story, that Cumbria as a collective can shout it is open and it is stunning.

"We will be showing off Cumbria at its best," added Mr Brierley.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/la...c1606346eee-ds
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Old February 29th, 2016, 11:22 PM   #10
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Cumbria to host Tour of Britain race stage



25 February 2016 8:03PM

SOME of the world's greatest cyclists are heading to Cumbria, as the Tour of Britain returns amidst the county's flooding fightback.

In the most defiant display possible, Cumbria will host an entire stage of the popular cycling race - showcasing to the world that Cumbria really is open.

Tour organisers would normally have finalised the route long before now and had been in talks with Cumbria County Council in the weeks leading up to December's devastating floods.

Recognising the state of disaster and the immediate focus needed on flood recovery, Tour bosses gave the council a two-month grace period to work out whether they wanted - and were even capable - of hosting a stage.

Mark Brierley, the council's lead officer for the Tour of Britain, said:

"Once we'd done the immediate flood recovery, we consulted our other partners to see if there was still appetite for it. Everyone was unanimously in favour.

"It clearly sends out quite a bold message that Cumbria is open for business and can host a massive event."

The county will host stage two of the event on Monday, September 5. It will begin in Carlisle and finish in Kendal.

Its route has been specifically designed to pass through some of the areas worst-affected by the December storms.

"The Tour of Britain will be an economic boost of hard cash, but we can also the global story, that Cumbria as a collective can shout it is open and it is stunning.

"We will be showing off Cumbria at its best," added Mr Brierley.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/la...c1606346eee-ds
Good news for me, as I will be able to see it this time, having been working on both days it came into Cumbria last year and I was on holiday when it came to town in 2013!

All I have to do now is decide where to go and watch it pass by.
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Old May 1st, 2016, 11:14 AM   #11
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Strong start for Pirelli Rally in north Cumbria



1 May 2016 8:10AM

MORE than 1,000 people turned out for the start of the Pirelli Rally at the firm's Daston Road factory near Carlisle today.

Spectators cheered and applauded the drivers as they set off for the Kielder Forest stage of the British Rally Championship in spring sunshine, led by the Carlisle based DMAC team.

At the wheel of the team's M-Sport built Ford Fiesta R5 was Elfyn Evans, who said: "The roads at Kielder Forest are particularly fast."

The rally's media manager Ed Graham said: "There was a good turnout at the Pirelli factory - more than 1,000 people.

"It's great to have Pirelli as sponsor because they're a world leader in tyre manufacturing and a local employer. It's great for Carlisle."

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Cumbria to host Tour of Britain race stage



25 February 2016 8:03PM

SOME of the world's greatest cyclists are heading to Cumbria, as the Tour of Britain returns amidst the county's flooding fightback.

In the most defiant display possible, Cumbria will host an entire stage of the popular cycling race - showcasing to the world that Cumbria really is open.

Tour organisers would normally have finalised the route long before now and had been in talks with Cumbria County Council in the weeks leading up to December's devastating floods.

Recognising the state of disaster and the immediate focus needed on flood recovery, Tour bosses gave the council a two-month grace period to work out whether they wanted - and were even capable - of hosting a stage.

Mark Brierley, the council's lead officer for the Tour of Britain, said:

"Once we'd done the immediate flood recovery, we consulted our other partners to see if there was still appetite for it. Everyone was unanimously in favour.

"It clearly sends out quite a bold message that Cumbria is open for business and can host a massive event."

The county will host stage two of the event on Monday, September 5. It will begin in Carlisle and finish in Kendal.

Its route has been specifically designed to pass through some of the areas worst-affected by the December storms.

"The Tour of Britain will be an economic boost of hard cash, but we can also the global story, that Cumbria as a collective can shout it is open and it is stunning.

"We will be showing off Cumbria at its best," added Mr Brierley.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/la...c1606346eee-ds
The route of the Cumbrian Stage has been officially announced, and there are some differences to that given above.

It's a very convoluted route from Carlisle to Kendal, with a couple of interesting climbs. Very handily for me it is now going to pass within about a quarter of a mile from my house

http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage2/index.php
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Old July 11th, 2016, 10:20 AM   #13
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A big well done to all,----

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Race for Life raises £200k in Carlisle



10 July 2016 8:17PM

THERE was a sea of pink in Carlisle city centre as women raced for life - raising an estimated £200,000.

More than 1,750 people took part in two races which started and finished at Bitts Park today.

They created some stunning scenes as they raised what is sure to be a terrific amount of money for Cancer Research UK.


Among those taking part was Alana Halpin and her 15-year-old friend, Lucy Edgar from Carlisle.

Having taken part in the 10k twice before, the tenacious teenagers decided to inspire additional sponsorship by tackling the first 5k as a three-legged race before completing the second half with the wrists tied together.

Both girls have been doing the Race for Life since Alana’s mum, Dee Bosward, fought breast cancer in 2014.

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Riders power through Cumbria on stage 2 of Tour of Britain



6 September 2016 8:04AM

Belgian Julien Vermote won today's gruelling second stage of the Tour of Britain 2016 through Cumbria.

The Etixx-Quick Step rider powered to victory after an arduous race that led some of the world's top cyclists from Carlisle to Kendal.

The win - in a time of 4 hrs 40 mins 50 secs - puts Vermote top of the general classification.


Briton Stephen Cummings, of Dimension Data, the same team as superstar Mark Cavendish, was second today just two seconds behind. He is also second overall, six seconds behind the Belgian.

Ireland's Dan Martin, an Etixx team-mate of Vermote, was third and is currently third-placed in the individual standings, 64 seconds behind him.

The race began in Carlisle city centre at 11am and riders powered through spectator-lined streets on their way to Cockermouth, Keswick, Ambleside and the finish up Beast Banks in Kendal.

Excited crowds gathered on Castle Way in Carlisle, waiting for Cavendish to emerge from the Dimension Data bus parked outside Tullie House.

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Here is an article about Carlisle United's great unbeaten run,---

Carlisle Utd boss hails "phenomenal" record but says there's more to come


Keith Curle insists flying Blues are not finished article despite historic 14-game run



23 October 2016 7:40PM

Keith Curle insists his unbeaten Carlisle United team are STILL not the finished article - despite smashing an all-time club record.

The manager is continuing to demand improvements despite the Blues going 14 games unbeaten from the start of the season.

Their 2-1 win at Stevenage surpassed the previous 13-game mark set by Paul Simpson's team in 2004.
More Carlisle Utd...

Keith Curle says "fearless" mentality is behind Carlisle Utd's stunning form
Carlisle Utd boss hails "phenomenal" record but says there's more to come
Carlisle Utd's Russell Penn set to extend loan stay with Gateshead

Curle described the feat as "phenomenal" - but is adamant his players won't dwell on their place in history.

He said: "We're not the finished article and there are still things we need to improve.

"There are still elements, individually and collectively in the club that we need to work on.

"But the way the players are applying themselves to their profession is very pleasing."

Danny Grainger's winner from the penalty spot gave Carlisle a fourth straight league victory for the first time since spring 2008.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/carlisl...21722187e15-ds

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Carlisle Utd's opponents explain FA Cup price hike u-turn



5 October 2016 5:15PM

Carlisle United's FA Cup hosts St Albans City have explained their u-turn over a ticket price hike for the first round tie.

The National League South club faced criticism from fans after raising the cost of entry above their normal prices.

But they then issued revised prices - in line with their usual prices - just 24 hours later for the Sunday, November 6 tie.
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Carlisle Utd's Jason Kennedy targeting most prolific season of his career
Keith Curle says "fearless" mentality is behind Carlisle Utd's stunning form

The Hertfordshire club insisted the initial prices were set "in agreement" with United and were raised because of the extra costs involved in staging the game.

The climbdown followed a series of complaints on social media.

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Carlisle Utd describe reports linking manager Keith Curle to vacancy at MK Dons as 'rumours'



26 October 2016 9:05PM

Carlisle United have described reports linking manager Keith Curle with the vacancy at MK Dons as "rumours".

The Blues boss has been described as a possible contender to replace Karl Robinson.

But it is understood there has so far been no approach for the United manager's services.
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Carlisle Utd describe reports linking manager Keith Curle to vacancy at MK Dons as 'rumours'
Carlisle Utd's opponents explain FA Cup price hike u-turn
Won 19, drawn 12, lost 0 - the remarkable form of Carlisle Utd's Nicky Adams

The Brunton Park club said it was inevitable stories - such as tonight's in the Mirror - would emerge given the team's superb form in League Two.

Spokesman Andy Hall said: "When a team is doing well it stands to reason that rumours will spark up, linking players and staff with potential moves.

"Until official approaches are made, rumours are what they remain."

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'We’d like FA status for first birthday'



27 October 2016 2:13PM

Houghton’s Centurions football club is one year old this month. And it’s marking its first anniversary with a new ambition: to gain official status with the Football Association.

The village’s club has gone from zero to 52 members within a year, caters for both boys and girls, has sides for under sixes, sevens, eights and 10s, is building up an under-12 side, and has ambition for more senior teams in future. “It’s gone from strength to strength,” says co-founder Hamish Phillips. “It’s quite unbelievable.”

So the next step is to gain FA Charter Standard Accreditation.

It means that the club is meeting all the FA standards in coaching, training and welfare, and Hamish believes: “It will put us on a firm foundation. It’s good for parents and for children – they can see the club is being run in the right way.”

Accreditation can take three years to achieve, but he adds: “If something’s worth doing, do it properly.”

The village club was resurrected in October last year by Hamish and colleague Daniel Moses after they discovered there was a demand for it among youngsters.

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Seriously hope Curle doesn't go to MK Dons. He's doing a great job at Carlisle this season and has a good chance to get them promoted.
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Seriously hope Curle doesn't go to MK Dons. He's doing a great job at Carlisle this season and has a good chance to get them promoted.

Yes I have been taking notice of Carlisle progress and Keith Curle this year,---he is doing a grand job,--hope he does get them promoted,--cheers.
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