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A Sunday roast and raffle has raised £60 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal as the Budleigh Bowlers and their families and friends turned out in numbers at the clubs Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

With the on-track action of the season complete the attention of the drivers turns to the new season of 2018 considering new developments or possibly even a new car, but prior to considerations over 130 drivers and enthusiasts gathered at Wiscombe House to celebrate the success of the leading competitors in the 2018 Wiscombe Park Hillclimb Championship supported by Tillcoultry Quarries as well as the 60th Anniversary of speed hillclimbing at Wiscombe Park, writes Geoffery Pickett.

Honiton born Kerri-Ann Upham has just been crowned European cross triathlon champion in her age group, writes Steve Birley.

Apart from having 60 other teams to compete with in the Westward Cross-country League, it seems Exmouth Harriers like to compete with each other, writes Cathy Newman.

After enjoying one of the longest summers for many decades, it is time to dig out some warm dry clothing, welly boots and picnics, whilst enjoying the start of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season, writes Donna Harris.

It’s been a busy past week for Newton Poppleford-based drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith with an appearance on local TV followed by him claiming his fourth national championship title in as many years.

Madeira bowlers played a home mixed match against Plymouth Civil Service, a combination team from various outdoor Plymouth clubs, writes Jean Healey.

Exmouth Harrier Tom Merson had a comfortable win on Sunday in the Bideford 10 mile race setting an impressive personal best of 50:50, writes Cathy Newman.

Comets bagged an Exmouth Netball League ‘double’ with wins over Cougars and Kenn Valley.

October was a busy month for Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members, writes Jill Harman.

Budleigh Bowls Club indoor bowlers Leighton Burston and John Dill received their Devon County Indoor badges on the final Sunday of October, writes David Roberts.

Thirty members, including two possible new recruits, attended the Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club joint outdoor annual general meeting held last Sunday, writes David Roberts.

The Budleigh Buzzhawks were in fine form again this week as they won all the points on offer in their Budleigh Evening League encounter with the Budleigh Falcons, writes David Roberts.

Ryan Snell seems to be on a quest to run more foreign marathons than any other Exmouth Harrier and this mission took him to Frankfurt on Sunday, writes Cathy Newman.

Whilst the 2018 outdoor season was an undoubted success for the Budleigh bowlers, this was primarily due to a small number of committee members working very hard to keep proceedings running as smoothly as possible, writes David Roberts.

An Exmouth Running Belle has completed her goal of running an off-road Ultra Marathon, writes Clare Medlock.

The club 2018 AGM was held on October 10 at Lympstone Village Hall. Chairperson Collette Ashby-Crane welcomed members and guests and commenced with a round-up of the year’s events.

To find out more about Madeira Bowling Club, you are welcome to come to our first monthly coffee morning of the indoor season, writes Jean Healey.

Madeira had a mixture of friendly matches last week and also contested County knockout and league games, writes Jean Healey.

The first show of the season for Lympstone ABC was a great success with a sell out crowd enjoying 17 competitive bouts of boxing.

The Westcountry proved the cream of the crop at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials where Newquay-based Katie Hancock claimed the Rathbones CIC2* at Bicton Arena International riding Coddstown Pet, writes Lucy Johnson.

Having played an away match against Maderia men recently, the Budleigh men welcomed the reverse fixture at Cricket Field Lane given that their away performance had been a close encounter, writes David Roberts.

Two Exmouth athletes will be in action during the Invictus Games which get underway this weekend in Australia.

There’s a quiet weekend ahead for Exmouth Town with the first team, who suffered a rare defeat when beaten 2-0 at Saltash United in midweek, have a Saturday off as it’s League Cup Saturday across the league.

The Gazelles are a new team playing in the Exmouth and District Netball League, writes Hayley Taylor.

Fixtures against local rivals are always friendly, but competitive, affairs and the opening match of the season this week for the Budleigh men saw a hard-fought encounter away against Maderia, writes David Roberts.

Madeira bowlers were involved in a number of friendly fixtures over the past week, writes Jean Healey.

Harry Tincknell’s Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT finished third at the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan on Sunday.

The Lombard Rally Bath will recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally was to rally fans throughout England, Wales and Scotland, giving drivers the opportunity to revisit some of the stages which were central to the competition in 1976 when the city of Bath was home to the world championship event, writes Geoffrey Pickett

The Budleigh men played their second match in the Sidmouth League against Lyme Regis, writes David Roberts.

All at Madeira Bowls Club were simply delighted to learn of our gardening team’s success at the Exmouth in Bloom presentation evening attended by Joy Penberthy and secretary David Macaulay, writes Jean Healey.

With the 2018 eventing season drawing to its conclusion, Bicton Arena will be in celebratory mood next weekend with its four-day international competition, writes Lucy Johnson.

Lympstone karate students came together in aid of World Mental Health Day.

It may not be everyone’s idea of a siblings’ day out but, having myself enjoyed the pleasure of a siblings race, I can understand the attraction, writes Cathy Newman.

Madeira played their first friendly match of the new indoor season when they took on Ottery St Mary, who only have outdoor greens but play during the indoor season with local clubs to keep their members together, writes Jean Healey.

Otterton drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith was in action at the latest Straightliners meeting held at the Dakota raceway, Smeatharpe, East Devon on a wet and windy first Saturday of October.

It may not be everyone’s idea of a siblings’ day out but, having myself enjoyed the pleasure of a siblings race, I can understand the attraction, writes Cathy Newman.

Exmouth cycle star Will Tidball has made a giant stride towards his ultimate ambition of winning Olympic gold with the news that he is one of 25 riders who will step up to train with the Great Britain cycling team’s senior academy programme and senior squad for the 2018-19 season.

Any new season, playing bowls on a different surface is always an interesting challenge and to start finding your width and length can be a frustrating time, writes David Roberts.

This coming weekend sees four of the Straightliners Drag’n’Drift championships at the Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe, East Devon.

Comets were 47-33 winners when they met Exejets, writes Pamela Taylor.

As the outdoor green closes the Budleigh bowlers kicked off their indoor season with the traditional Opening Day on Saturday when the club welcomed many of its summer members, but also welcomed back many bowlers who play elsewhere in the summer and bowlers who just play indoors, writes David Roberts.

Madeira Bowling Club started their indoor season with what was a busy Open Day last Saturday with potential new members coming for coaching on the following Friday, writes Jean Healey.

Peter Nelson, a much-loved former member of Phear Park Bowls Club passed away six years ago, but he is still fondly remembered by lots of folk in and out of the club, writes David Evans.

There’s a big night of boxing taking place at Exmouth Pavilion on the second Saturday of October.

As the outdoor season draws to an end at Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club, Saturday saw the traditional Captain’s Day, which was held indoors due to the inclement weather and as ever on these occasions there was time to celebrate the achievements of the club over the summer season, writes David Roberts.

Runners look to Bristol Half Marathon for fast times; the flat city centre course and September timing of the event often provide good conditions to capitalise on the summer’s training, writes Cathy Newman.

The final weekend of September (29 and 30) sees the staging of the final, and deciding, round of the ASWMC Southern Counties Autocross Championship and the MSA Inter Association Challenge, writes Colin Anderson.

After such a dry season, the weather finally made its mark on bowling in the last week of the season, writes Jenny Smith.

Oh dear, another bowls season has finished with typical English weather, although the bowlers have been lucky this year to have uninterrupted good weather for much of the campaign, writes David Evans.

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