Blackpool athlete pipped at post in Great North Run

12:32pm Monday 6th October 2008

Blackpool’s Shelly Woods was agonisingly denied a third Great North Run victory, finishing less than a second behind the winner.

Blackpool athlete set to defend Great North Run title

8:30am Sunday 5th October 2008

Blackpool Paralympic heroine Shelly Woods may is gearing up for domestic glory as she defends her Great North Run title on Tyneside today.

Double gold medallist Lucy is Kirkham sprint sensation

9:53am Wednesday 1st October 2008

Kirkham's sprint sensation, Lucy Mansfield, was the club's only double gold medallist in the end of season medal meeting at Stanley Park, last weekend.

Athletes shine at Stanley Park Arena

9:24am Wednesday 24th September 2008

Kirkham's No 1 sprinter, Lucy Mansfield and Taegan O'Hara were the star performers of the penultimate track and field meeting of the season when both athletes won two events at the Stanley Park Arena, last weekend.

Paralympic hero Shelly Woods to get home honour medal

Blackpool Citizen: STRIPPED: Blackpool paralympian Shelly Woods to hand back silver medal

1:15pm Monday 22nd September 2008

Paralympic hero Shelly Woods has come home with two well deserved medals from Beijing and now Blackpool Council is set to add to her haul by striking a special civic medal in her honour.

Juno is the star again

1:12pm Thursday 18th September 2008

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club finished in a highly creditable fourth position in the Northern Athletics Inter-Club Cup Final at the Sports City Stadium, Manchester.

Medal miss for Blackpool paralympic hero

Blackpool Citizen: Shelly Woods

11:04am Wednesday 17th September 2008

Blackpool paralympic hero Shelly Woods narrowly failed to secure her third medal of the games finishing an agonising fourth in the marathon.

Second silver for Blackpool athlete Shelly

Blackpool Citizen: Shelly Woods

1:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2008

Blackpool athlete Shelly Woods claimed her second medal of the Paralympics this afternoon.

Blackpool athlete Shelly prepares for next race

Blackpool Citizen: Shelly Woods

3:51pm Monday 15th September 2008

Shelly Woods will go for her second medal of the Paralympics when she competes in tomorrow’s 1,500metres final.

ParalympicsGB pledges support for Blackpool athlete

Blackpool Citizen: STRIPPED: Blackpool paralympian Shelly Woods to hand back silver medal

3:32pm Thursday 11th September 2008

Following the protest around the women’s T54 5000m race in Beijing which saw Blackpool athlete, Shelly Woods, forced to hand back her silver medal, ParalympicsGB have pledged to ensure her interests are protected.

Fylde star runs at Bedford International Stadium

Blackpool Citizen: WIN: Jono Prowse winning the 3000m

4:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2008

Lytham's middle distance ace, Jono Prowse, and multi-eventer, Nia Rutter were Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club's star performers at the British Athletics League 10 in 100 Plate Final at the Bedford International Stadium, last weekend.

Paralympian Shelly to hand back silver medal

Blackpool Citizen: STRIPPED: Blackpool paralympian Shelly Woods to hand back silver medal

9:11am Tuesday 9th September 2008

Blackpool paralympian Shelly Woods has been forced to hand back her silver medal after a day of high drama in Bejing.

Blackpool's Shelly scoops silver in Paralympics

Blackpool Citizen: Shelly Woods

1:54pm Monday 8th September 2008

Blackpool athlete Shelly Woods has won a silver medal in her first race of the Beijing Paralympics.

Fleetwood run hailed success

8:40am Saturday 30th August 2008

The return of the Fleetwood half-marathon has been hailed a great success after more than 250 runners ran the course last Sunday.

Podium position for Fylde athletes

Blackpool Citizen: MEDAL: James Davies taking silver in the long jump

10:26am Wednesday 27th August 2008

Ten Blackpool Wyre and Fylde athletes were chosen to represent the North of England in the Inter-Counties track and field championships, last weekend, with all ten achieving a podium position at the Costello Stadium in Hull.

Athletes qualify for league final

Blackpool Citizen: Athletes qualify for league final

5:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2008

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club's senior track and field squad qualified for the Northern League Final at Sports City Manchester next month with an outstanding performance at the Stanley Park Arena, last weekend.

Nia is star performer at Mid Lancs fixture

11:53am Thursday 14th August 2008

Nia Rutter was once again the star performer for Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club who were runners-up in the latest fixture of the Mid Lancs track and field league with sixteen winning performances at the Litherland Stadium, Merseyside.

Club extends lead with home win at Stanley Park

Blackpool Citizen: Brent Starkie and Ted Romney

1:24pm Thursday 7th August 2008

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club extended their lead at the top of the North of England track and field league with a convincing win on home soil at Stanley Park last weekend.

Double sprint wins for young Fylde runners

1:05pm Thursday 31st July 2008

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club did emerge as runners-up to Blackburn Harriers in the National Young Athletes league match at the Stanley Park Arena with 390 points behind Blackburn Harriers 418 with Wakefield AC a distant third on 344 points.

'Stunning' show from BWFAC athletes

Blackpool Citizen: The men's medley relay squad, Brent Starkie

2:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2008

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde senior athletes produced a stunning performance in the British Athletetics League Semi-Final at the Stanley Park Arena, last weekend.

Fylde athletes hold strong

Blackpool Citizen: Veteran champion Phil Leybourne of Poulton, in action

4:50pm Thursday 17th July 2008

Carl Myerscough, the club's British shot putt record holder, who lives at Knott End, Over Wyre, reaffirmed his standing as the country's No1 shot putter at the Aviva National Championships and Olympic Selection Trials at Birmingham, last weekend.

Athletes consolidate top league position

Blackpool Citizen: Luke Minns winning the 800m. in a time of 1 min. 58.6 secs

10:18am Wednesday 9th July 2008

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club consolidated their lead at the top of the North of England League Division 2 in the third match of the season at Spring Hall, Halifax, last weekend.

BWFAC's Antony clocks second fastest UK time

3:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2008

Blackpool,Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club's International distance runner, Antony Ford, ran the second fastest 10,000m in the UK this year, at the British Milers Club(BMC) Nike Elite Olympic Trial meeting at the Woodside Stadium, Watford, last weekend.

Lytham schoolgirl wins Lancashire sprint championships

1:25pm Saturday 21st June 2008

A Lytham schoolgirl has burned off the opposition to become the Lancashire 100m sprint champion.

Athlete Shelley is aiming for four medals

1:14pm Thursday 19th June 2008

St Annes athlete Shelly Woods will be one of the busiest athletes in Beijing later this summer when she represents Great Britain in four events at the Paralympic Games.

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club hold Northern League top position

Blackpool Citizen: Laura Davies powering down the home straight  to anchor the record breaking 4 X 100m.relay squad

10:38am Monday 16th June 2008

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club maintained their position at the top of the Northern League Division 2WC with another storming performance at Cleckheaton, last weekend.

Clean sweep for young athletes

Blackpool Citizen: Lytham's Ben Everson and  Alex Cross in the 1500m

11:10am Wednesday 11th June 2008

Antony Ford,the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club's international distance runner, was the only senior athlete in action on the track, last weekend Antony, who is in strict training for the Olympic Trials next month, took on the cream of the country's distance runners in the BMC Nike Grand Prix at Sports City Manchester.

Winning women in weekend fixture

Blackpool Citizen: Laura Deegan

12:00pm Friday 6th June 2008

Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC ladies romped home easy winners in the latest fixture of the Mid Lancs track and field league match at Hyndburn at the weekend.

Sprint queen Laura wins 100m crown

Blackpool Citizen: Laura Davies

3:14pm Wednesday 28th May 2008

The club's sprint queen, Laura Davies of Kirkham, was the toast of Scotland, at the weekend, when she took the 100 metres crown at the Scottish Athletics East and West District Closed Senior Championships, at the Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, in a winning time of 12.36 secs.

Big medals win for Blackpool athletes

Blackpool Citizen: Bianca Pederson winning the under 15 girls 800m. at the championships

7:41pm Friday 16th May 2008

Blackpool athletes amassed an amazing 79 medals during the Lancashire track and field championships at Stanley Park last weekend comprising 25 gold,29 silver and 25 bronze.

Former Blackpool athlete Kara Nwidobie to make Gladiators debut

1:35pm Sunday 11th May 2008

Former Blackpool athlete Kara Nwidobie will be making her debut as a Gladiator when the popular TV show returns to our screens this weekend.

Volunteers needed for St Annes triathlon

2:40pm Sunday 20th April 2008

Fylde coast sport fans are needed as volunteers for the St Annes triathlon which takes place in May.

Olympic runner to open school

Blackpool Citizen: SCHOOL VISIT: Denise Lewis

11:27am Saturday 19th April 2008

Olympic champion Denis Lewis is to offically open a Blackpool primary school destroyed by fire three year's ago.

Blackpool ladies score convincing win

Blackpool Citizen: Lyndsay O'Brian who came 1st.in the javelin and 2nd.in the 800m, at Wigan, last weekend

5:41pm Wednesday 16th April 2008

Blackpool ladies scored a convincing win in Division 1 of the first fixture of the Mid Lancs track & field league at Robin Park, Wigan, last weekend.

Marathon puncture hampers Blackpool's Shelley Woods

12:07pm Monday 14th April 2008

Blackpool athlete Shelly Woods said she was disappointed after only finishing third in Sunday's Flora London Marathon.

Call for runners

8:47am Sunday 9th March 2008

The Meningitis Trust is appealing to local people from North West to join its All Stars Teams for the BUPA Great Runs and this year can offer guaranteed places in the Great North, South and Manchester runs.

Athletes compete in Scottish championships

Blackpool Citizen: Katie Wyper (left) and Lucy Mansfield fighting it out in the 200m sprint

3:31pm Wednesday 13th February 2008

A team of ten Blackpool Wyre and Fylde athletes travelled north of the border to compete in the Scottish Junior Indoor Championships at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, last weekend.

Athletes triumph at pole vault competition

Blackpool Citizen:

2:14pm Tuesday 22nd January 2008

On Saturday six BWFAC athletes competed in the first of this year's 'show piece' pole vault competition at Manchester's SportCity.

Elena's off to a flying start

Blackpool Citizen: Elena Mingus clearing the bar at 3.00m. to win the Lancashire Senior Ladies Championships last year

5:16pm Thursday 17th January 2008

The club's senior ladies pole vault champion, Elena Mingus, started the new year in spectacular form at the City of Manchester Open Indoor Athletics Meeting, last weekend.

Club has good start to winter season

Blackpool Citizen: From left: Katy Wyper,Lucy Mansfield,Danielle Bamber,Kassidy Knight,Robyn Starkey and Sophie Riley

2:18pm Wednesday 19th December 2007

The Winter Indoor Track & Field Season finally got under way last weekend when two young BWFAC athletes competed in a high class meeting at the indoor stadium in Sheffield.

Young athletes in first competition

Blackpool Citizen:

12:23pm Thursday 29th November 2007

More than 50 youngsters from across Lancashire were given their first taster of inter area competition at Sport City, Manchester last Sunday.

Drive Five success

4:07pm Thursday 25th October 2007

There was local running success at Lytham's annual Green Drive Five race on Sunday.

League starts at Blackpool

10:33am Thursday 25th October 2007

THE Lancashire Sportshall League starts on Sunday November 4, and there are further matches on Sunday January 20 and Sunday February 17.

Tash is star athlete

Blackpool Citizen:

3:25pm Wednesday 10th October 2007

One of the BWFAC's brightest young stars, Tash Gardner (pictured), has been crowned "Athlete of the Month" for September in recognition of her consistant high performances over the latter part of the track and field season in a variety of events.

Athlete wins bronze in Monaco games

Blackpool Citizen: BRONZE: Steven Mason

4:45pm Wednesday 3rd October 2007

Blackpool Wyre and Fylde athlete Steve Mason, produced a superb performance at the World Biathle Championships in Monaco to return with a bronze medal.

Golden win for athletes

Blackpool Citizen: Mid Lancs track and field team

3:12pm Thursday 27th September 2007

The year's track and field season drew to a close last weekend with BWFAC athletes collecting a total of 29 medals at the 47th Annual Illuminations Medal Meeting at the Stanley Park Arena.12 gold,10 silver and 7 bronze.

Club has four UK number ones

10:24am Thursday 20th September 2007

Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde club Athletics Club end the season with the satisfaction that four of its members have the distinction of being placed number one in the UK in their specialist events - two of whom lead the way in two events each.

Success for Zoe in transplant games

Blackpool Citizen: Zoe Dixon

1:20pm Thursday 13th September 2007

Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC held its annual end of season medal meeting at the Stanley Park Arena.

Rochelle sprints home to win

Blackpool Citizen: Rochelle Hearsum

1:09pm Thursday 13th September 2007

Rochelle Hearsum was the only Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC winner at the Northern Inter Club Cup track and field meeting at Stanley Park when she won the 100m non-scoring sprint in an excellent time of 12.49 seconds.

Medal success for end of season

Blackpool Citizen: Jack Scarr, Declan O'Hara, Jamie Thomson, Oliver Hopkins and Darrell Constantine

12:24pm Thursday 6th September 2007

Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Athletic Club's men's and ladies teams retained both of the Mid Lancs Track and Field League trophies for 2007 which were presented to them at the end of season Medal Meeting at the Robin Park Arena in Wigan at the weekend.






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