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The last week was rather a quiet one at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club with some Trial lessons and evening flying cancelled due to the weather, writes Jill Harmer.

Petanque

In a needle three-way petanque match against Kernow and Great Western regions, held at the Isca Pétanque club at Whipton in Exeter, Devon’s players recorded a resounding victory, writes Alasdair Paterson.

Harry Tincknell in action at the Red Bull Ring

Harry Tincknell returns to LM P2 sportscar action when the Nissan NISMO “factory” driver races for JOTA Sport in the third round of the European Le Mans Series this coming Sunday (July 12).

Petanque

Honiton Petanque Club, which was only formed earlier this year, has been successful in their application to join the Devon Petanque League in 2016, and they are now looking for potential players.

Seaton karting ace Ryan Edgecombe

Round Five of the DKRC 2015 Championship enjoyed glorious sunny weather on the Saturday only to find Race day a slightly damper affair as a downpour made for wet set ups for the first round of heats, writes Jim Bee.

There were matches in both Pools A and B last week in the Honiton Netball League, writes Graham Ingram.

Madeira put Budleigh to the sword

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Madeira's Margaret Mahon playing touring side Gloucester Co-op on Saturday. Ref exsp 2645-27-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

It was non-stop action at Madeira Bowls Club in the past week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

John Tucker cup finalists at Phear Park Leighton Burston (left) and Peter Burch.

There’s a popular belief that if your bus fails to turn up on time, eventually two will turn up together, writes Laurie Harries.

N1 Tri Club member Tony Spenecr in action at an Ironman event

Ironman races come in two forms.

Exmouth Harriers at the 'Beat the Bus' event

Exmouth Harriers have competed successfully at a variety of distances - from 5k to full marathon -and over different terrains in the last week, writes Cathy Newman.

The three successful Muay Thai fighters from Honiton

Honiton postman Paul Quick bagged himself a Muay Thai European title recently.

Pete Harmer congratulates Paul Kane (left) on his first solo flight in a glider

Kentisbeare-based plumbing and heating engineer Paul Kane started learning to glide at North Hill on February 8, this year and since then has packed in a number of training flights and courses, writes Jill Harmer.

The Exeter Aces Cycle Speedway Club is opening up its track for a Taster Session on Sunday, July 12, from 12pm till 4pm at its base at The Wheels Centre, Cofton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8QW.

There was just action in Pool B of the Honiton Netball league last week, writes Graham Ingram.

Showjumping at Bicton Arena

Sam Jennings was the resounding winner of the CIC2* at Nunney International Horse Trials riding Gill Johnson’s ten-year-old Coleplay, writes Lucy Johnson.

Budleigh Ladies had some good results in the Over-50s Triples League last week.

Phear Park bowler John Robins is pictured bowling on Saturday in a friendly game with Okehampton. Ref exsp 1144-26-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Phear Park’s A and B squads in the Over-60s Triples League were at home last week and both squads were involved in nail biting finishes, writes Lawrie Harries.

The Environment Agency is urging anglers old and new to go fishing and discover the best angling spots in the South West.

Madeira’s representative teams have had a good week, writes Jenny Snith.

Ottery St Mary and Whimple scouts at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Two more groups, from Ottery St Mary and Whimple scouts enjoyed gliding at North Hill with the Devon and Somerset Glding Club (DSGC) in the past week, and in some glorious evening weather, writes Jill Harmer.

There were just Pool A matches last week in the Honiton Summer Netball League, writes Graham Ingram.

Showjumping at Bicton Arena

Bicton Arena’s six day show, the largest ever competition staged at the venue, has been hailed a huge success by riders who travelled from across the UK to compete in a range of showjumping classes from novice to Grand Prix, writes Lucy Johnson.

Madeira duo win tavistock Tournament

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Madeira pair receive their winnings from the Tavistock Tournament

Madeira Ladies have done well this week in representative fixtures with two top club wins against Honiton, writes Jenny Smith.

The past week was an interesting one for Phear Park, writes Lawrie Harries.

Exmouth Harriers produced more winners this week and over markedly different distances and terrains, writes Steve Birley.

Getting the money on

The Torrington Farmers’ Hunt provided the traditional closing fixture to the British point-to-point season before a packed crowd at Umberleigh, writes Granville Taylor.

Uplowman strengthened their lead at the top of the Honiton Netball League Pool A with a win over challengers Signs South West to maintain their unbeaten campaign and move four points clear, writes Graham Ingram.

Harry Tincknell on the rostrum at Elms

Harry Tincknell is eagerly looking forward to the remaining FIA World Endurance Championship races after posting a highly encouraging finish in the toughest and longest race of the season.

Pete Bennett (16 years) and father Martin from Yeovil, fly together for the first time at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club.

Pete Bennett (16 years) and father Martin from Yeovil, flew together for the first time at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club recently, writes Jill Harmer.

Competition winners Christow receiving the Charity Triples Shield from West Hill Short Mat Bowls Club chairman David Tarr

West Hill Short Mat Bowling Club held their annual fundraising event at West Hill Village Hall.

Lewis Shaw is accliamed victor after his win over Freddie Wright

There was a magnificent end to the season for Lympstone boxers on Sunday when Barnstaple boxing club staged the final tournament of the season at the towns’ Pannier Market, writes Neil Parsons.

Exmouth Harriers after Run Exe 5k,(left to right); Andy Bown, Chris Dupain, Ben White, Nigel Dupain, Scott Jordan, Mike Keep, Jim Wyatt, Les Turner, Mike Musgrove, winner Berihu Hadera and Emma White.

Led home by honorary member, Berihu Hadera in first place, Exmouth Harriers recorded their best ever results for the June Run Exe 5k series held on the riverside park in Exeter last Tuesday, writes Cathy Newman.

An East Devon Aikido club is enjoying a busy spell, hosting a number of internationally renowned sensei.

Madeira's Brenda Marks sends a wood away

Although this week has been mainly sunny, the big challenge on the bowls green at Madeira has been the high winds, writes Jenny Smith.

Phear Park had a relatively successful week with a mixture of wins, draws and losses, writes Laurie Harries.

Otters made a strong statement of intent when they notched up a record 75 goals against new comers Swagger Mamas in the latest round of Honiton Netball league matches, writes Graham Ingram.

Josh Dunnell who flew his first solo flight at the tender age of 14 years.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club was a mighty busy place over the past week, writes Jill Harmer.

2015 World Endurance Championship.

Round 2. 

Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. 

30th April - 2nd May 2015. 

Photo: Drew Gibson.

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell gets his Nissan NISMO LM P1 race career underway in the world’s most prestigious sportscar event this coming weekend (June 13-14).

Horse

Winter jump racing, with its rich rewards for the country’s best horses, is very much at the forefront of any trainer’s aspirations, but the summer plays its part too, and for Exmoor-based trainer Jeremy Scott quicker ground provides ample opportunities for a small handful of his team, writes Lucy Johnson.

Showjumping at Bicton Arena

Bicton Arena will be staging the biggest show in its history when a six day long showjumping spectacular begins on June 12, writes Lucy Johnson

Exmouth Harrier Jamie Palmer made the long trek to Scotland to take part in his second Edinburgh Marathon, writes Cathy Newman.

Madeira's Brenda Marks sends a wood away

Madeira’s men turned their attention to the Club’s own competitions this week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Last weekend Phear Park travelled along the Jurassic coast to play a six rink friendly against the fossil hunters dream location of Lyme Regis, writes Lawrie Harries.

Ax-pedition proves a huge success

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Ax-pedition 2015

Hundreds of enthusiastic cyclists saddled up for the first Ax-pedition charity ride on Sunday, writes Chris Carson.

There were mixed fortunes for Lympstone boxers on Saturday at Tiverton, writes Neil Parsons,

Sidmouth Gig Club go gliding

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Members from Wimbleball Sailing Club and Sidmouth Gig Racing Club enjoy gliding at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club launched a new season of group evenings last week with visitors who are more used to wet sports, than air sports, writes Jill Harmer.

The Axe Vale Hunt Point to Point races at Stafford Cross. Ref mhsp 4908-18-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Overnight rain gave way to a cool, blustery afternoon at Bratton Down where it was business as usual with a double for the unstoppable combination of trainer Jack Barber and jockey Will Biddick, writes Granville Taylor.

Exmouth Sea Angling Club member Darren Bell of Exeterwith a 14lb 12oz 7 drams blonde ray caught during a trip to fish in the Bristol Channel. This is a new club record for the species.

Exmouth Sea Angling Association’s Darren Bell set a new record for the club in terms of catching blonde rays last week, writes Si Boeree.

Exmouth Harriers at the Chagford Two Hills race; (left to right); Anthony Hatchard, Dawn Teed and Hugh Marsden.

Three Exmouth Harriers were on parade for the Chagford Two Hills Race, writes Cathy Newman

Playing in Division Four of the Exeter and District Over-60s League, Budleigh Men have made an encouraging start to the season by winning all four matches played to date, writes Paul Griffin.

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