Newton Poppleford’s drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith lifted the Southwest Straightliners modified street bike title for the third successive year when he was in action at the Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe on Remembrance Sunday.
Madeira took three teams to Honiton last week and, despite an excellent 25-13 win for the rink of Pat Harris, Jean Bagnall, Penny Preece, and Jean Rainton, lost overall to the hosts, writes Jenny Charles.
The opening fixture in the Saturday Interclub season saw the Budleigh men up against their local rivals Sidmouth and in a very close encounter it was Sidmouth who narrowly won the match overall, writes David Roberts.
The second match of the season for the Budleigh ladies in the Lane Trophy saw a very tough match against a strong Torbay side with defeats on three rinks and an overall loss of 80 shots to 48, writes David Roberts.
In the Coast Wealth Management Budleigh Evening League, the Budleigh Buzzards met the Budleigh Hawks for the second time this season (the points were shared in the first match) and whilst there were rink wins for both sides it was the Hawks who won the match overall 46-35, writes David Roberts.
Sidmouth Running Club member and coach Jo Earlam has just completed an epic 10 half-marathons in just four weeks to raise money and awareness for dementia, with the vision that ‘Any Mile is Better’, writes Monica Read.
The highlight of the week saw well-fought contests with two local clubs, Maderia and Sidmouth, and whilst there is a natural rivalry there is always a great respect for each other, a friendly atmosphere and very enjoyable encounters, writes David Roberts.
For one of the smaller clubs taking part in the Westward League, Exmouth Harriers chalked up an astounding success with victory in both the Senior Men’s and the Veteran Men’s categories, writes Cathy Newman.
The past week saw three matches in the Budleigh Salterton Evening League, sponsored by Coast Wealth Management, and the signs are there that this could be a very competitive season, writes David Roberts.
Lympstone Amateur Boxing Club will be staging its final show of the year on Sunday, October 14 when another record number of boxers are set to showcase their skills in front of what is sure to be a sell out crowd at the Exmouth Pavilion, writes Ben Wiltshire.
This year’s edition of the Stockland Scamper offered an unexpected challenge as the route around the boggy, hilly, but scenic village of Stockland also encountered a hornets’ nest, writes Cathy Newman.