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Exe III got off to a tentative start in their opening fixture of a new season. However, once they found their feet in the game they began to play some good hockey.

Perky Pumas made a winning start to life in the Exmouth Netball League.

Exe 2nd XI were 7-2 winners when they began a new season against White Eagles.

The Madeira 2016 outdoor bowling season came to a close at the weekend with the last week’s games being played in a perfect Indian summer and they were much enjoyed by those left standing, ie those who had not gone on holiday or those who were already focussed on the indoor season which started on Sunday, writes Jenny Smith.

Tom Merson rounded off an excellent month of racing with second place in the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday, he finished in 68:41, his fastest time this year, writes Cathy Newman.

N1 Tri club members have been out in action recently, writes Ellie Dominey.

Exe 1st XI launched a new season with a 3-0 defeat at home to a very experienced Olton team, with a number of England and GB caps in their ranks.

Harry Tincknell heads to the final round of the European Le Mans Series next month knowing he faces a battle to wrest the title from his rivals after placing fifth in Belgium last weekend.

A pair of N1 Tri Club members, Malcolm and Catherine Hilton, took on two of the greatest challenges that are out there for triathletes, writes Ellie Dominey.

Honiton Running Club (HRC) members didn’t have to travel too far last Sunday to take part in the Stockland Scamper 10k race, writes Judy Davey.

Replay were 60-20 winners when they met their club sister side Assent in an Exmouth Netball League contest.

The curtain came down on Phear Park’s season with a victory in the final friendly at Feniton, followed by Captains Day last Saturday, writes Chris Cleaver.

The Budleigh Captains’ Day celebrations brought the curtain down on the outdoor season.

There were two significant events at Madeira over the past week, writes Jenny Smith.

Lympstone Karate grading success

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Students from Lympstone Shotokan Karate club recently graded under chief instructor of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) in Exeter and Tiverton.

Comets, last year’s league winners, made a cracking start to the defence of their Exmouth Netball title with a 66-24 win over Cougars.

Sunday was the perfect day for our early solo pilots to fly the single seat glider, with light westerly winds and some easy soaring, writes Jill Harmer.

Exeter Racecourse has launched its acclaimed student ambassador scheme which enables those who are studying to experience a number of different work placements within the racing industry, writes Lucy Johnson.

The Honiton Netball League began a new season with a full programme of fixtures, games in Division Two and two in Division One, writes Graham Ingram.

Five members of the East Devon-based N1 Tri Club were in weekend action at the Cotswold End of Season Standard Distance Triathlon.

East Devon track ace Harry Tincknell recorded his fourth top-six finish in his sixth race for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team in the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas.

The Exeter summer 5k series came to an end last week so as well as a competitive race, with good conditions giving the potential of fast times, series prizes were determined, writes Cathy Newman.

The ladies last match of the Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club ladies outdoor season was played last week and then the weekend saw the club finals.

Leighton Burston stars across two days of Budleigh Bowls Club finals

It’s been very much ladies week at Madeira with the Bowls Devon ladies county competition finals over the weekend followed by Captain’s Day, writes Jenny Smith.

Last Saturday saw Phear Park’s players compete for the Dick Mann Trophy, an internal mixed triples competition, writes Chris Cleaver.

Devon third at major petanque tournament

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Petanque is usually seen as a relaxing game of boules on a summer evening in a French town square with sunshine and wine, writes John Thatcher.

Ottery St Mary driver James Hudson was one of two local drivers who took a brace of wins at the two-day meeting at Wiscombe Park.

Last weekend saw the culmination of Phear Park’s club competitions writes Chris Cleaver.

The best results for Exmouth Harriers runners this week have come from the opposite ends of the age range thus showing what an inclusive sport running is, writes Cathy Newman.

The main event of the past week was the Madeira Ladies Pairs Tournament, writes Jenny Smith.

Air Cadets from Torquay and Taunton were the last group this year to enjoy a fantastic evenings’ gliding at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC), writes Jill Harmer.

There were mixed fortunes for the Budleigh ladies last week in the Over-50s League.

There are four words that every Ironman entrant dreams of hearing and they are, ‘you are an ironman’, writes Ellie Dominey.

Three Exmouth cycle speedway riders landed national titles over the weekend.

Madeira Umbrella success for Andy Scott

Thursday, September 1, 2016

It’s a quieter week for news now that the finals weekend has come and gone although there are still the ladies county finals to be hosted by Madeira in the next couple of weeks to look forward, writes Jenny Smith.

The Didcot Club’s tourists experienced a two hour delay on the M5 en route to Budleigh for the first match of their tour.

The bowls section of Budleigh Croquet Club is now coming towards the end of the outdoor season, with all of the club competitions now completed.

The final competitive event of the Exe Equestrian Club summer season took place at Nutwell Court.

The Budleigh ladies were in action twice in their Over-50s campaign.

The highlight of a successful week for Phear Park was a victory at local rivals Madeira, writes Chris Cleaver.

The Leicester Parks tourists arrived en-masse at Budleigh for an afternoon of bowls.

Exmouth’s Madeira Bowling Club is gearing up for the autumn with an open day and indoor bowling coaching.

Exmouth cycle ace Will Tidball continued his fine season when he won the Under-16 Cycling Championships last national series meeting of the year at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough.

The finals of Madeira’s internal competitions were played at the weekend and were much enjoyed by those taking part and those supporting despite the weather turning cooler and at times wetter, writes Jenny Smith.

East Devon race ace Harry Tincknell is all set for another big weekend of racing in France.

Bicton Show success for Janou Bleeman

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The popular veteran event horse Granntevka Prince headed off his much younger rivals to claim two star victory at Bicton Arena International at the weekend, writes Lucy Johnson.

The Exmouth and District Netball League begins a new season next month.

After a quiet few weeks on the competition scene, N1 Tri Club members were clearly inspired by the superb performances of Team GB triathletes in Rio and were back out swimming, biking and running their way to podium finishes again this weekend, writes Ellie Dominey.

Last weeks main event at Phear Park was the battle for the Axon Cup, writes Chris Cleaver.

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