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Not only did Exmouth Harriers field an incredible six teams in the Run Exe Relays (more than 25 per cent of the active membership), but they also had runners in a mountain race, a 100k ultra, the Exeter Marathon, an off-road 10k and the Killerton Parkrun, writes Cathy Newman.

In the second match of the Exeter and District Over-60s Division Three campaign, Budleigh men pulled off an unlikely away victory against Heavitree C with a 33-30 win and another seven points, writes David Roberts.

After a string of home fixture’s Phear Park Bowling Club took to the road on Monday this week as they travelled to play an away match at Madeira, writes Robert Mottershead.

The Exeter Marathon takes place around the riverside park and again the nature of the course dictates a small field, writes Cathy Newman.

The Phear Park Bowling Club Open Day was not blessed with good weather, writes Robert Mottershead.

Phear Park look forward each year to their annual away day fixture and had to be up early on Sunday in order to catch the team coach, writes Robert Mottershead.

A huge crowd enjoyed a day of unbroken sunshine and competitive thrilling horse-racing action at the Dulverton West Point-to-Point, held at Bratton Down last Sunday, writes Donna Harris.

The first pleasure ride of the Exe Equestrian Club season was, at the last moment, cancelled due to the heavy deluge of rain during the preceding day and night, writes Collette Ashby-Crane.

The Hydon Huff is a hilly, partly off-road 10k around the village of Clyst Hydon; it includes two very steep climbs and some very muddy woodland, writes Dave Eveleigh.

The Devon Region of the English Pétanque Association (EPA) is pleased to have been selected, for the third consecutive year, to host the National Championships at the Isca Centre, Exeter, writes Chris Bigmore.

Competing in the Bideford 10k, Exmouth Harrier Ray Elston continued his dominance of the V75 age group with yet another win and this just a day before his 78th birthday, writes Cathy Newman.

The opening match for the Budleigh men against Topsham B in the Exeter and District Over-60s League Division Three delivered a strong start to the season for the club with a 48-24 win and maximum eight points, writes David Roberts.

There were not so many friendly games this week with men’s and mixed, club internal singles competitions getting underway, and also national representative games, both mixed and ladies, and unfortunately with disappointing results, writes Jenny Smith.

Phear Park are very keen to encourage new members to their friendly club.

Bicton Arena’s five-day showjumping extravaganza takes place next weekend (May 25 -29) when some of showjumping’s brightest stars will be in action, writes Lucy Johnson.

This coming Sunday (May 21), will see the first of the three point-to-point meetings to be held at the popular Bratton Down Course, writes Donna Harris.

Two days of championship speed hill climbing entertained at Wiscombe Park with Honiton driver Dave Gardner taking a brace of wins in the over two litre single seater racing car class in his Pilbeam MP62.

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Jonty Wright travelled to Melksham in Wiltshire on Sunday to play in the South West Counties Badminton Association Under-14s tournament.

The good times continued to roll on for Phear Park Bowls Club, writes Rob Mottershead.

The Dunkeswell Bowls Club Open Day was a roaring – or should, that be ‘rolling – success.

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Lympstone Amateur Boxing Club will be staging it’s second show of the year this Saturday (May 13), with a record number of boxers set to showcase their skills in front of what is sure to be a sell out crowd at the Exmouth Pavillion.

Comets were 54-36 winners when they came up a strong Pumas side.

Another fine performance from the Budleigh Ladies saw them take all six points in the Over-50s clash with Pinces Gardens and this result has given them maximum points for the second time in two weeks, writes David Roberts.

The first drive of the season was held on May Day Bank Holiday and was well attended with over 50 members taking part, including a good mix of newer and experienced players, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth Harriers had an exceptionally successful outing to the Crediton Crunch, writes Dave Eveleigh.

The rhyme goes March winds and April showers bring on May flowers, writes Rob Mottershead.

Despite very cold conditions, the latest Madeira Bowls Club Friday coaching session welcomed 10 potential new members attending, writes Jenny Smith.

The Budleigh ladies captain’s team were beaten 56-40 by the Budleigh men’s captain’s team, writes David Roberts.

Harry Tincknell fought back from an early issue to score vital World Championship points at Spa Francorchamps to maintain his lead in the title race.

Exejets met Assent in what was the penultimate match of their season and ended with a convincing 40-30 success.

The Modbury Harriers point-to-point, which takes place at Flete Park, near Ermington, South Devon this Saturday( May 6) has attracted a total of 80 entries and competitive racing looks assured, writes Granville Taylor.

The Budleigh ladies opened their account in the Over-50s League with a fine win at Morchard Bishop, writes David Roberts.

After the quiet start to the season, it has been all go at Madeira this week with a flurry of friendly fixtures including games against both the Bowls Devon men’s and ladies’ presidents, writes Jenny Smith.

The weather forecast was true to form at Sunday’s Axe Vale point-to-point meeting, when rain started to fall heavily on the course before the first race, writes Donna Harris.

Phear Park hospitality was extended to Belmont Exeter in a friendly triples match, writes Rob Mottershead.

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Hannah Bown has probably been Exmouth Harriers’ most consistently successful female runner over the last decade, writes Cathy Newman.

Bank Holiday Monday’s point-to-point meeting held at Vauterhill near High Bickington was blessed with warm sunshine clear blue skies, treating a good crowd of race followers to some excellent racing along with stunning distant views of North Devon, writes Donna Harris.

It has certainly been a busy couple of months for England badminton player Ben Lane who has just returned from the Europeans in Denmark.

Exmouth badminton teen Jonty Wright recently travelled to Leamington Spa to take part in the Warwickshire Rising Stars under 14s tournament.

A company that has been a long term supporter of the game of lawn green bowls, Ian Crook Wealth Management of Exmouth has formally become a sponsor of the Madeira Bowls Club, writes Mike Gorman.

Two players from the Visions Badminton Academy, who train at the Cranford Club, Exmouth, were part of the Devon Under-18 county badminton squad that travelled to Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire to take part in the Shires final, writes Karen Waters.

The 2017 outdoor season has got off to a great start with perfect bowling weather and greens running as well as anyone can remember at this time of the year.

The Opening Day for the Budleigh Bowlers outdoor season was a great success as more than 40 members of the club donned their whites on a sunny afternoon at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Sunday’s London Marathon had its biggest ever field with over 40,000 runners taking part in the 37th edition of this increasingly popular race, writes Cathy Newman.

Eventing legend Mary King MBE and her daughter Emily officially opened Bicton Arena’s new all-weather arena at a special ceremony that took place during the arenas international horse trails at the weekend which saw more than 700 horse and rider combinations in action, writes Lucy Johnson.

Point-to-Point racehorse enthusiast will be treated to another bumper weekend of racing this coming weekend, where the Axe Vale host their meeting on Sunday (April 30), followed by the Stevenstone staging their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday (May 1), writes Donna Harris.

At last members at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) have been able to enjoy decent soaring weather, writes Jill Harman.

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