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It is rare indeed for a runner to miss out on his or her sport because of a bad weather induced cancellation and indeed well over two hundred of them finished Exmouth Harriers’ Fulfords Five (miles) race on Sunday (February 7), writes Dave Eveleigh.

The Budleigh Evening League, sponsored by High Street Solicitors, Gilbert H Stephens, produced yet another close and enjoyable fixture when the Falcons entertained the Madeira Blues.

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The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League has announced the date for the 2016 East Devon Jurassic Bowls competition.

Exe Hockey Club is set to host another of their popular ‘half-term coaching days’

East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

A riding and training double for Darren Edwards and Dean Summersby respectively brightened up the day at the Western point-to-point on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

Madeira ladies’,Dee Williams, Brenda Marks, Catherine King, Joy Penberthy, winners of the Torbay tournament

While it may have been the wildest, wettest and windiest January for some years, the joy of indoor bowls is that the weather is never going to be a problem, writes Jude Latta.

Budleigh bowlers have managed to continue to see action despite many sports being savaged by the weather.

P1055-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM.; photo Terry Ife

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiasts will be flocking back to The Royal Cornwall Showground this Sunday (February 7), where The Western Club will be hosting their meeting, writes Donna Harris.

There was a full week of fixtures played in the Honiton Netball Winter League with the exception of the top flight game between Signs South West and JD Tyres owing to the former being unable to raise a side and therefore JD picked up their first three points of the season, writes Graham Ingram.

Cycle speedway champions  Owen and Will Tidball

Exmouth cycle speedway racers William and Owen Tidball have recently been crowned British Indoor Cycle Speedway Champions.

Madeira bowler Cliff Skinner

Madeira men are enjoying success in the National Over-60s competitions, writes Jude Latta.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Ladies 4th team played Honiton ladies at the weekend. Ref mhsp 1339-42-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Exe third team continued their excellent start to 2016 with a 6-0 win over Sidmouth and Ottery II

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Ladies 4th team played Honiton ladies at the weekend. Ref mhsp 1372-42-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Exe second eleven were in terrific form as they recorded a 4-2 win at Penzance.

Morton so mighty as Exe see off Plymouth

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Exe first eleven were winners by the odd goal in five when they met Plymouth, writes Fi Moran.

The Four Trigs

The 2016 Four Trigs Race will take place on Sunday, February 7.

Three matches were played last week in the Gilbert H Stephens sponsored Budleigh Evening League.

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Taunton racegoers are in for a real treat during February because the Orchard Portman course hosts three meetings, writes Lucy Waldron.

Action from Bicton Arena

One of the UK’s leading providers of investment management services for individuals, charities and professional advisers has announced a new sponsorship agreement with Bicton Arena, writes Lucy Johnson.

Sidmouth & Ottery ladies 2nds at home to Teign. Ref shsp 03-16TI 9437. Picture: Terry Ife

Exe Hockey Club have restarted their popular ‘Back to Hockey’ meetings.

Christine Macauley

There has been lots more action in the Ladies County Championships this week including two County Pairs matches, writes Jude Latta.

Budleigh bowlers in good form

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Budleigh bowlers have tasted success in their two most recent friendly matches.

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The majestic course of Chipley Park is the location where the Tiverton Foxhounds will host next weekends (January 24) Point-to-Point meeting, writes Donna Harris.

Point to point action

Lasings of mud both on the track and in the car parks meant testing ground for horses and spectators at Black Forest Lodge point-to-point, writes Granville Taylor.

The latest round of matches in the Honiton Netball League saw the top two teams in both divisions continue to dominate proceedings, writes Graham Ingram.

The indoor bowls season marches on, indeed we are almost halfway through another campaign, writes Susie Bonnell.

Exmouth Harriers were at this winter’s latest Westward Cross Country League fixture at Westward Ho! last Sunday, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Sidmouth motor ace Harry Tinncknell

Harry Tincknell will compete for the prestigious European Le Mans Series title for a third consecutive year with JOTA Sport.

Joy Penberthy and Jan Roberts checking the 19th end

It was crunch time for the Madeira ladies in the latest round of the National Pairs Competition, writes Jude Latta.

Over the sticks

The Devon and Cornwall Point-to-Point Association make a return to Black Forest Lodge near Kenton, Exeter this weekend, writes Donna Harris.

Runners bunched up

Welsh challengers mounted yet another successful foray at the North Cornwall point-to-point held at the Royal Cornwall Showground on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

Honiton Netball Club are gearing up to receive a visit from an England international player.

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The East Devon Short Mat League has reached the halfway stage of another fine campaign, writes Caroline Pavey.

The madeira ladies team that played in the County Triples competition, Janine Orchard, Jan Roberts and Catherine King.

For many of us the Twelve Days of Christmas is a time to relax and take things easy, but down at Madeira Bowls Club there is a veritable buzz of activity, writes Jude Latta.

Elliot Lassiter from Wiltshire (pictures starting his watch), came home first in the Boxing Day run organised by Exmouth Rotary. The 16-year-old is part of the South West Triathlon squad and in the race in 2014 he came second.

It was certainly no surprise that the off-road Axe Valley Challenge on Sunday was wet and muddy underfoot and wet and windy above ground, writes Cathy Newman.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member Paul Summers flying in wave over Broadhembury

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members have been making the most of the gliding weather of late, writes Jill Harmer.

Badminton

Exmouth brothers Jonty and Morgan Wright were in action on the first Saturday of 2016 at the 10th North Devon Badminton Tournament.

Elliot Lassiter from Wiltshire (pictures starting his watch), came home first in the Boxing Day run organised by Exmouth Rotary. The 16-year-old is part of the South West Triathlon squad and in the race in 2014 he came second.

Undeterred by, or perhaps unaware of, the strong Boxing Day winds whipping the sand off the beach and making linear running along the seafront almost impossible, hundreds of people turned out to run the increasingly popular 5k Fun Run organised by Exmouth Rotary, writes Cathy Newman.

Exmouth Harrier Simon Minting added a Devon cross-country vest to his substantial list of running achievements this year and helped the county to team silver in the south west cross country championships at Bicton on Sunday, writes Cathy Newman.

Madeira bowlers in action

It may have been the week before Christmas, but for Madeira ladies there were important matches to be played, writes Jude Latta.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club chairman Lisa Humphries and vice chairman Stuart Procter

Sunday provided some glorious winter gliding weather last week at North Hill for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, with soaring flights from a mixture of thermals, ridge and wave lift in the south westerly wind, writes Jill Harmer.

The Honiton Netball League had a full night’s fixtures, the last one before Christmas, with the league resuming in the New Year, so a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all, writes Graham Ingram.

Exmouth Harrier Ryan Snell, winner of Woodbury 10k, smashed his personal best time when he ran in the
in the Pisa Marathon in Italy.

When most people were busy with Christmas preparations and present buying, Exmouth Harrier Ryan Snell headed out to Pisa, Italy, for a final marathon of the year, writes Cathy Newman.

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.

Tom Merson was in great form when he took part in the Telford 10k.

Madeira duo Joy Penberthy and Janine Orchard

What a very busy week it has been for a number of Madeira ladies, writes Jude Latta.

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The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League heads into the Christmas break with Sidbury sitting three points clear in the Evening Division One, writes Caroline Pavey.

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The theory of “horses for courses” once again proved its worth when the ultra consistent veteran Working Title landed his fourth course success at Wadebridge on Sunday, in the Men’s Open, clocking the fastest time of the day, writes Granville Taylor.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club instructor John Street prepares to fly from the front seat for a change

At this time of year, we have to grab any opportunities for flying at Devon & Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Once again the weather disrupted outdoor games at the latest round of Honiton Netball Winter League matches so only two of the scheduled Division One games were played, writes Graham Ingram.

John Goldman Judo Centre award winners showing off their spoils with Mayor, Councillor Maddy Chapman and John Goldman (7th Dan Principal Devon Judo Centres).

Young judo champs at John Goldman’s Exmouth Judo Centre gathered together for the club’s annul awards evening.

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