AQUATHON: Oxford trio win gold

7:40am Saturday 14th June 2014

A TRIO of Oxford Tri athletes returned with gold medals from the Aquathon European Championships in Germany.

Rachel Bell, Janette Cardy and Jane Bell all won their respective age groups at the event, held in Cologne.

Rachel Bell triumphed in the 30-34 age category, with Cardy taking first place in the 40-44 event and Jane Bell winning the 55-59 competition.

Rachel finished almost two minutes ahead of fellow Brit Anna Price in a time of 42mins 55secs.

Jane triumphed in a time of 41.07.

However, Cardy’s success was the most poignant, coming three years after she had a stroke.

The Witney resident completed the 1km open water swim and the 5km run in 38.28 to hold off fellow Brit Judy Prior by ten seconds.

Cardy is now targeting success in the World Championships in Edmonton, Canada in August.

“I feel very motivated and I am training harder than ever,” Cardy said.

“I love it and feel grateful to be given a second chance.”

Composed Josh Ashby deserved his chance - Oxford United striker

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 30th January 2015

DESPITE grabbing the headlines with his last-gasp effort last weekend, it was the performance of another Oxford United youngster which impressed James Roberts.

FOOTBALL: Boss Merritt backing Oxford City to end Tamworth's winning streak

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 30th January 2015

Oxford City general manager Justin Merritt is confident his side can overcome their recent poor form when they host high-flying Tamworth tomorrow afternoon, writes Matthew Bruce.

RUGBY UNION: Grove earn home draw in Oxfordshire Cup

Oxford Mail: rugby generic

8:00am Friday 30th January 2015

Grove's reward for their 27-9 victory over last season’s runners-up Banbury in the first round of the Oxfordshire Cup, is a home draw with Chinnor 2nd in the semi-finals.

FOOTBALL: Banbury United boss demands results, not performances

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Friday 30th January 2015

Banbury United boss Paul Davis admitted a good performance tomorrow afternoon at St Neots Town in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division is far less important to him than a good result.

TENNIS: Spratt in last eight of British Open Seniors

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 30th January 2015

BANBURY’S John Spratt won through to the 65 and over quarter-finals in the British Open Seniors Indoor Championships, played at Brierley.

FOOTBALL: Sharp-shooter Mills a Didcot Town doubt

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Friday 30th January 2015

Star striker John Mills could be out of Didcot Town’s Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West clash at home to Stratford Town with a hamstring injury.

Will Hoskins goes under the knife to help ease groin issue

Oxford Mail:

6:40am Friday 30th January 2015

WILL Hoskins went under the knife yesterday in a bid to relieve ongoing pain associated with a groin injury.

BADMINTON: Cook loses York final

Oxford Mail: Image of racket and shuttlecock for badminton for sport

6:00am Friday 30th January 2015

ALEX Cook, of Chinnor, was runner-up in the under 17 York gold mixed competition.

ROWING: Falcon's crews triumph in borrowed boats

Oxford Mail:

7:56pm Thursday 29th January 2015

FALCON RC, Oxford, overcame damage to two boats en route to Northampton to gain 11 wins in the Head of the Nene Regatta.

Oxford United sign right back Richard Brindley

Oxford Mail:

12:30pm Thursday 29th January 2015

OXFORD United have signed Richard Brindley on an initial one-month loan deal from Rotherham United.

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