Local Fakenham and Wells Sport

A £30,000 three-mile chase for veteran horses is the feature of Fakenham’s seven-race card on Easter Monday.

Former British champions Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM) and Tommy Searle (BOS Kawasaki) put on a motocross masterclass as they traded places in the headline MX1 class at round two of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at Lyng.

Oliver Townend, the world number one and leading British points winner, dominated proceedings in the headline classes at Burnham Market International Horse Trials.

Day one of the 2019 Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials reached a successful conclusion with the completion of seven classes under mostly blue skies.

Fakenham rounded off a highly satisfactory campaign in London 3EC with comprehesinve win at bottom of the table Ipswich YM on Saturday to seal a fifth place finish.

Fakenham Town extended their superb unbeaten run to 16 matches with a win at Haverhill Borough on Saturday.

Fakenham edged past Woodbridge 27-26 to stay in the hunt for a fifth place finish in the very competitive London 3EC League.

Missing five regulars through holiday or suspension, Fakenham Town still ran out comfortable 5-2 winners over Leiston Reserves in their final home game of the season.

The NR F1 Podcast – taking Norfolk’s Formula 1 legacy and turning it into chatter – talks Valtteri Bottas, Australian Grand Prix and looks ahead to Bahrain.


Fakenham Town have a cup final to look foward to in May after stretching their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 games on Tuesday evening.

James Bowen, 18 on Tuesday, was the star when taking the Fakenham Silver Cup to complete a personal hat-trick.

Less than 20 minutes after the highlight of the National Hunt season, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Fakenham stages its Silver Cup, the feature of Friday’s seven-race card.

Lucy Wadham

Fakenham Town stretched their unbeaten run to 11 matches in an eventful game at Clipbush Park on Saturday.

Fakenham Town

The NR F1 Podcast – taking Norfolk’s Formula 1 legacy and turning it into chatter – previews the 2019 season and Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.


A slowed-down form of rugby for the over 40s is coming to Norfolk, courtesy of Fakenham Rugby Club.

After a week off from league action Fakenham entertained top of the table Wymondham in what was a pulsating London 3EC game.

Tom Bane-Young

Fakenham Town underlined their promotion credentials with a superb win at Thurlow Nunn League Division One North leaders Harleston Town on Saturday.

Alex Walpole

Talented teenage jockey James Bowen got home in the final strides on grey gelding Fifty Shades to win the three-mile chase on a dramatic day at Fakenham yesterday.

Neil King

It’s good to know that horses running at Fakenham will handle the tight track – for Monday afternoon’s feature race three of the six runners return having previously won in north Norfolk.

Nicky Henderson

A racing kart driver from Dereham has impressed on his first weekend competing with a national license.

Fakenham Town completed a perfect February on Saturday when they beat Felixstowe and Walton Reserves 4-2 at Clipbush Park.

Alex Walpole

A north Norfolk woman who defied doctors’ expectations after suffering a catastrophic brain injury as a youngster has been named Sailor of Year in an annual awards scheme run for people with disabilities by the Royal Yachting Association.

It may be a 500-plus miles round trip when trainer Christian Williams brings his horses from Glamorgan in Wales to Fakenham, but the young handler doesn’t let that stand in his way of searching for winners.

Nicky Henderson

Football fans have held a moment’s applause for Denver Clinton during Norwich’s home match against Bristol City.

Denver Clinton

Fakenham consolidated their mid-table position in London 3EC by winning an exciting match that saw them pull away after a tight first half.

Tom Bane-Young

Fakenham Town conceded their first goal in seven matches on Saturday - but still went on to claim another good win.


A budding cyclist has got his sights set on success, after securing sponsorship supporting him to compete in the Fakenham Easter Criterium race.

Richard Crook

The county’s roads will play host to one of the biggest events in the UK cycling calendar this summer.

University of East Anglia

Nico de Boinville jumped off champion trainer Nicky Henderson’s impressive winner Pistol Whipped and announced he couldn’t wait until the horse went over larger obstacles.

Teenage jockey James Bowen and Glamorgan-based trainer Christian Williams are bidding for a double when racing returns to Fakenham this afternoon.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham recorded an exciting 24-19 win over visitors Wisbech in their latest London Three Eastern Counties match.

Tom Bane-Young

A Norfolk racecourse boss who said an outbreak of horse flu could have major consequences has now said he is “delighted” the sport is set to resume from tomorrow.

David Hunter

The boss of a Norfolk racecourse has said a national horseracing suspension could have “major consequences” if a planned meet next Friday cannot go ahead.

David Hunter

Fakenham Town turned on the style to see off Debenham LC 4-0 in their latest Thurlow Nunn League Division One North match at Clipbush Park.

Fakenham Town

Fakenham edged a tense game between two mid-table clubs after recovering from a 19 point deficit early in the second half.

Tom Bane-Young

A Norfolk racecourse has cancelled its second race meeting in two weeks due to a frozen track.

David Hunter

Fakenham Town were held to a frustrating goalless draw at Clipbush Park by the league’s bottom team on Saturday.

Alex Walpole

After losing last week’s meeting to the weather, Fakenham will be hoping the same does not happen when today’s six-race card faces a 7am inspection before going ahead.

Lucy Wadham

Fakenham racecourse is hoping for better luck with the weather on Thursday to quickly erase the memory of last Thursday’s abandonment due to heavy overnight frost in north Norfolk.

Stuart Edmunds

Thursday’s meeting at Fakenham has been abandoned due to a frozen track.

Fakenham Town maintained their impressive away record to come away from Cornard United with a hard-fought goalless draw on Saturday.

Fakenham Town

A classy field of six contest the £15,000 feature chase on a competitive six-race card at Fakenham on Thursday afternoon.

Lucy Wadham

Mervyn King survived a first-round scare at the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters Resort.

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I had to be fit for work, now it’s not so easy, says ex-city footballer Darren Eadie


Wymondham remain snapping at the heels of leaders Holt after turning in a strong home performance to beat Wisbech 46-14.

Tom Bane-Young

After finishing off the year with a win against Woodbridge and also beating league leaders Holt, Fakenham seemed to be adversely affected by a four-week lay-off.

Lloyd Marshall

Six-year-old mare Ceara Be took the New Year’s Day honours at Fakenham when claiming her first hurdles success to land the feature handicap, worth almost £7,000 to the winner.

Trainer Paul Webber from Banbury will be hoping his New Year’s Day journey to north Norfolk pays off when he holds excellent chances in the final three contests on Fakenham’s six-race card.

Paul Nicholls

An inspirational young boy who has touched the hearts of millions will be bringing out the match ball for Norwich City Football Club’s eagerly anticipated Boxing Day match today.

Denver Clinton

Fakenham racecourse stages its hugely popular New Year’s Day six-race meeting next Tuesday with 19 initial entries for the near £15,000 feature handicap hurdle.


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