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Gliders were flying all day at Devon & Somerset Gliding Club's Open Weekend

Although the weekend weather was poor, there were good soaring conditions on both Wednesday and Thursday at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club.


The Madeira 2015 outdoor bowling season finished in a blaze of glory, writes Jenny Smith.

Exe first eleven were winners by the odd goal in five when they entertained Clifton II, writes Fi Moran.

Sidmouth 1st's v Bristol. Mark Mingo. Picture by Paul Clayden

Exe II made a winning start to a new league season thanks to a 2-1 triumph at Exeter University.

Just four Exmouth Harriers were lucky enough to get a place in the second edition of the already popular Barnstaple Half Marathon, writes Cathy Newman.

Phear Park A over-60s squad winners of Exeter Lleague Division Four

The curtain has come down on another season at Phear Park Bowling Club, but the club finished in style with a win against near neighbours Madeira by five shots in a four rink friendly, writes Laurie Harries.

Frankie Dettori does his flying leap from Authorized after winning The Juddmonte International Stakes
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Jump racing returns to Exeter Racecourse next Thursday (October 8) when a six-race card heralds the start of the new season, writes Lucy Johnson.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member Rob Rand

The late September sunshine and sparkling visibility has brought some enjoyable flying weather to North Hill this week for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC), writes Jill Harmer.

Sidmouth Triathlon. Enjoying a pasty after the event are (left to right) Bill Emmett, Craig Badcock and Mark Badcock.jpg

The second Sid Valley Triathlon was well supported by both competitors and spectators as it all unravelled across Sidmouth on the final Sunday of September, writes Alex Spalding.

N1 Tri Club mascot IRON-TED who is off to Barcelona with clubmates

N1 Triathlon Club mascot IRON-TED is off to Barcelona to support club members taking party in an Ironman Triathlon being held there.

Phear Park Dick Mann triples triumph for trio

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Phear Park A over-60s squad winners of Exeter Lleague Division Four

Phear Park’s season is winding down, but it is finishing with a very busy schedule, writes Laurie Harries.

David Moody, winner of the Madeira 2015 Edwin Putt Competition for first and second year bowlers, with runner-up Mike Ball

The end of the season is rapidly approaching, and the weather distinctly autumnal, but it has still been a busy week at Madeira with a couple of highlights, writes Jenny Smith.

Budleigh Captains Day proves big success

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Budleigh bowls

Budleigh Outdoor Bowls Club season ended on a high note in glorious sunny weather at Captain’s Day on Saturday with the news that both the ladies and men’s triples squads have gained promotion to higher divisions, writes Paul Griffin.

Exe start new season with Bristol success

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sidmouth 1st's v Bristol. Byron Fitzgerald. Picture by Paul Clayden

With a new coach, new players and a newly promoted team to play, Exe travelled up to Bristol for their first match of the season against Westberries, writes Fi Moran.

Exe V beaten at home by Teign III

Thursday, September 24, 2015

ExeV were beaten 4-0 when they entertained Teign III, writes Fi Moran.

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Exmouth Harriers’ Richard Bishop, a teacher at Exmouth Community College, ran to his first ever half marathon victory in the Something Wild Trail Running Festival on Dartmoor, writes Cathy Newman.


Kingfisher Stars are celebrating their first ever trophy triumph.

A new Exmouth Netball League has got underway, writes Salli Byrne.

Exe Equestrian

The final competitive event of the year, an Open Show, for the Exe Equestrian Club took place at Nutwell — thankfully in perfect conditions!

The Sidmouth class of Target TAGB Tae Kwon-Do are celebrating a exceptional results at the most recent colour belt grading.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club September course - the final one of the season.

The last gliding course this year enjoyed the pleasant Indian summer weather, with gentle winds and warm sunshine, writes Jill Harmer.

The Seaton duo who won the Madeira Open Pairs competition

A flurry of friendlies were played in the bright sunshine, starting with the men hosting a game against the Middlesex President’s Tour, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.


The last game was played in the Ladies Iver-50s Triples League against Starcross giving a resounding win to Budleigh Ladies by 43 shots and six points gained, writes Joan Shaw.

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It was no surprise to see Exmouth Harrier Simon Minting leading the runners home with 17:31 at the Killerton Park Run on Saturday, writes Cathy Newman.

Penny Farthing riders, father and son, Alistair and Sebastian Cope (in the RAF uniform). Picture: Passion 4 Photos

The ninth Velo Vintage Occasion and Ride takes place on the final Saturday of the month.

Flathe crowned Phear park singles champion

Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Phear Park pair's finalists

Phear Park bowlers provided a feast of bowling last weekend as members battled for ten club trophies on offer, writes Laurie Harries.

Madeira lady captain hosts a very special day

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Madeira ladies Captain's Day and the players outside the clubhouse

Friendly games are the bread and butter of any bowls club, and Madeira has had its fair share of them over the past two weeks, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.


With better weather conditions this week Budleigh Ladies enjoyed some good bowling.

The three Exmouth harriers who recorded personal bests at Chippenham

There was a terrific success for Exmouth Harriers at the Chippenham Half Marathon, writes Cathy Newman.

Ellie Dominey who did so well in the Cotswold Triathlon

The Cotswold Triathlon is also the South West of England ‘Sprint Championship” and comprises of a 750-metre lake swim a 20km bike leg and a 5km run.


Exmouth Visions and Devon player Morgan Wright attended a recent graded Under-16s tournament in Wellington.

Budleigh ladies’ singles champion for the third successive year, Penny Weeks who defeated Rona Rush in the 2015 final. The trophy was presented by Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club chairman Alan Davies

Budleigh rounded off the club competitions and they produced a wonderful hat-trick.

The Devon Air Ambulance group at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

The last group evening of the 2015 season at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club took place last week, writes Jill Harmer.

Laura Summers and Extasia in action in the British Dressage Senior Home International meeting held at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire.

Laura Summers has just returned from a highly successful time at the British Dressage Senior Home International meeting held at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire.


The Madeira Bowling Club’s outdoor competitions reached a climax this past weekend when club finals were played, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

The Bank Holiday weekend provided the option of two rather similar races for the running fraternity.


Phear Park’s A squad in the Over-60 Triples League finished the season in a blaze of glory by winning Division Five and therefore gaining promotion to Division Four, writes Lawrie Harries.

Joe Keep in action at Wiscombe Park

Drivers from Devon will be well represented at Wiscombe Park this weekend (September 5 and 6), in the final regional championship meeting of the year and the final two rounds of the fiercely contested Bridge Tyres and Wheels Point S Wiscombe Park championship.

Alex Lane with the trophy he won after securing the Slovak International Tournament

Alex and Ben Lane both came away with titles at the Slovak senior international tournament held last weekend.

Harry Tincknell

East Devon speed ace Harry Tincknell will start the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series this Sunday (September 6), gunning for his first career podium at the Paul Ricard track in France.


With many matches cancelled due to the heavy rain, the Budleigh ladies have played two of their Over-50s League games, both against Heavitree, obtaining the maximum of six points in both games.

Madeira ladies have a very good week

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It has been a good week for the Madeira ladies. In the National Topclub, the Madeira ladies successfully won their game against Leamington Spa at Olveston, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Ollie Caute completes the Weymouth Bustinskins Open Water Sprint

The N1 Tri Club enjoyed some terrific success last week, writes Dennis Elliott.

Exeter Racecourse has launched its annual ‘Win A Share in a Racehorse’ competition prior to the start of its new season which begins on October 8.

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Devon’s Lucy Wiegersma had the perfect warm up to Land Rover Burghley with a win in the Empire Horse Boxes CIC2* at Bicton Arena International, writes Lucy Johnson.

Nick Scholfield in action at Bicton Arena

Jockeys, showjumpers and event riders will come head to head for charity at Bicton Arena’s annual charity competition on Saturday, September 12.

Pete Bennett who has become the youngest gliding instructor in the country

Pete Bennett from Yeovil has become the youngest gliding instructor in the country following an extensive check out by Regional Examiner Simon Minson on Saturday, writes Jill Harmer.

The victorious Devon team that were crowned Inter County double rink national champions; Sophie Tolchard, Lorraine Hackett, Jan Roberts, Hayley James, Muriel Scott, Joan Martin, Jenny Dawson, Sharon Parnell, Liz Smerdon and Honiton bowler Sue Evans (back row top right).

Honiton bowler Sue Evans was part of the Devon team that has been crowned the national Inter County Double Rink champions, writes Julie Grant.

Exmouth Harrier Michael Robinson

Midnight hardly seems a sensible start time for any running race, but then the 100k Cornish coastal run wouldn’t seem a sensible proposition for most at any time, writes Cathy Newman.

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A world-class field will be contesting Empire Coachbuilders Bicton Arena International Horse Trials, which run on August 22, and 23, writes Lucy Johnson.

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