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The year of 2017 proved to a be a very productive one for members of Exmouth Sea Angling Association with a number of long standing club records being broken and a new club record being added, as well as many personal bests being landed, writes Tim Clotworthy.

Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season, writes Chris Cruise.

Exeter Falcons Speedway – yes, the Falcons are still very much ‘alive and kicking’ - are set to stage a fundraising night in Exeter at the end of January.

Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season.

The Bown family did themselves, and Exmouth Harriers, proud when they ventured across to take part in the Axmouth Challenge, writes Cathy Newman.

With a number of fixtures during the last week, the results for the Budleigh bowlers were certainly encouraging, but all but one fell short of overall victories for the club, writes David Roberts.

With just two fixtures remaining in the competitive South West of England Cross-country League, Exmouth Harriers Men’s team is currently in second place, writes Cathy Newman.

Taunton host the Bathwick Tyres this coming Saturday (January 20) when the card boasts almost £79k in prize money and includes one Class 2 and two Class 3 events with the first race due off at 12.30pm, writes Richard Walsh.

Consecutive weekends have seen Exmouth badminton player Jonty Wright in county action.

As the Budleigh Evening League (sponsored by Coast Wealth Management) moves into the last quarter of the season, it looks like it will be the Maderia Robins and Bluebirds who will fight it out for the title, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth cyclist Will Tidball is seeking sponsorship to help him on his way to the next Olympics, set for Tokyo, Japan in 2018.

Organisers of the Women Can Marathon, the first women-only marathon in Devon, have announced four regional and national organisations as their nominated charitable causes for 2018.

Comets emerged as 62-41 winners when they met Cougars in an Exmouth Netball League match.

Exmouth cyclist Will Tidball is looking at the next 12 months with real confidence.

Budleigh bowlers in fine Honiton win

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The past week was a busy one for the Budleigh bowlers, which saw mixed results for the club, the highlight being the home win in a mixed friendly against Honiton, whilst the men in two competitive matches struggled to make an impact, writes David Roberts.

Darren Edwards reached a personal landmark of 250 career winners in the saddle with a double at the North Cornwall fixture at Wadebridge, writes Granville Taylor.

We have seen and played some exciting bowls at Madeira after the Christmas and New Year break, writes Jenny Charles.

The organisers of the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (May 2 to 6) have a new host in the recently acceded 12th Duke of Beaufort, Harry Somerset.

Taunton racegoers can gallop into the new year at the Orchard Portman course when they host the Love Musgrove Raceday on Tuesday (January 9), which carries a handsome prize fund of nearly £63k and the first of the seven races goes to post at 12.35pm, writes Richard Walsh.

Always occasions to savour, local derbies between Budleigh and Maderia are normally close-fought affairs and the Christmas fixture did not disappoint, writes David Roberts.

Point-to-Point horse-racing gets back on track in the area on Sunday (January 7) when The North Cornwall host their meeting at the popular venue of The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, writes Donna Harris.

The Budleigh Hawks and Falcons played out a very close match in the Coast Wealth Management Evening League as the two teams met each other again within a few days, writes David Roberts.

During the festive period lots of folk head for home and, particularly for sporting folk who might be ‘out of season’, such trips home are extra special - and East Devon racing ace Harry Tinckenll is one such sportsman.

The inaugural Exmouth Parkrun, started by five time Olympian Jo Pavey on the Saturday before Christmas, was a resounding success, writes Cathy Newman.

Exmouth Harriers were amongst the runners that were on the start line for the 2017 Wellington Monument race, writes Cathy Newman.

Phear Park bowlers celebrated the festive season with their annual presentation at the Police Social Club, writes Chris Cleaver.

AVR’s Diane and Graham Newton joined with the other 250 hopeful runners to run the 14th Cockington Christmas Caper.

Exmouth Netball Club junior teams have just completed a superb season of the Exeter and District Junior Netball League campaign.

Budleigh bowlers in fine win over Exonia

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The past week was a quiet one for all at Cricket Field Lane as the Christmas break approaches, but a home mixed friendly against Exonia has raised the festive spirit as the Budleigh team recorded a fine win overall, winning on both rinks, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth Karate Academy ends the year with success at their latest grading, writes Richard Wellington.

The Maderia Bluebirds sit clear at the top of the Budleigh Coast Wealth Management Evening League as we reach the halfway point of the season, writes David Roberts.

Madeira men had a good win against Honiton in the first round of the Charles Parrott Shield, writes Jenny Charles.

There have only been a few friendly matches this past week for Madeira bowlers, writes Jenny Charles.

A great overall performance by the Budleigh ladies against Maderia ladies saw them just miss out by one shot in progressing to the next round of the Mason Trophy, writes David Roberts.

The first Cornish point-to-point of the season drew plenty of runners and a good-sized crowd to the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge, writes Granville Taylor.

The past week was certainly a busy one for all concerned at Madeira, writes Jenny Charles.

Mighty Monaghan as Comets see off Replay

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Comets were in good form for their Exmouth Netball League meeting with Replay that they won 58-36, writes Katy Burch.

A number of Lympstone karate students travelled up to the Clifton Hill Sports Centre in Exeter for the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) South West Shotokan Karate Championships.

Honiton Running Club (HRC) members took part in the Otterton Reindeer Run, writes Judy Davey.

Ellis crowned Harriers’ top newcomer

Friday, December 8, 2017

At the end of a remarkable year, which has seen increased participation in a diverse range of running events, numerous team and individual successes, many new members and invaluable contributions from volunteers, Exmouth Harriers had plenty of nominations for their club awards, writes Cathy Newman.

Runner Matthew Menary of Haldon Trail Runners emerged victorious from a competitive field in Otterton’s annual 10km Reindeer Run race.

On Saturday, eleven Harriers ran the Otterton Reindeer Run, a 10k race of two halves, writes Cathy Newman.

A great effort from the Budleigh men in the Saturday Devon Interclub League competition saw them victorious against Kingsley, winning on three rinks and taking twelve of the fourteen points available, winning overall 83-67, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth Harriers were out in force at the Devon Cross-country Championships, held within the third Westward League fixture at Eastern Fields in Exeter, writes Dave Eveleigh.

There was a strong AVR presence at this year’s Otterton Reindeer Run, a very festive event sporting many Christmas outfits amongst the competitors, writes Dave Mutter.

The point-to-point horseracing season is now well under way, and this coming Sunday (December 10) sees the first of three scheduled meetings to take place at the popular winter fixture course, The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.

A strong performance from Terry Escott, Rob Gerrard, Paul Griffin and skip Leighton Burston against a Devon Presidents four at Cricket Field Lane produced a terrific 26-10 success, writes David Roberts.

The Budleigh Ladies made it a good week for the club in Devon competitions with a fine overall win in the Lane Trophy against Torquay United, taking eight points and running out 81-49 winners writes David Roberts.

Five Exmouth Harriers - Ray Elston, Hugh Marsden, Dawn Teed, Alison White and Des White - represented the South West Veterans Athletic Club in the England Athletics Masters Association 2017 Cross Country Inter Area Challenge at Bournemouth, writes Cathy Newman.

Comets and Exejets both fielded strong squads for what was a terrific Exmouth Netball encounter, won by Comets 46-39, writes Pam Taylor.

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