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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.


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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East Devon Hunt Pony Club entered two teams in the area 15 Novice show jumping at Tiverton showground

Weston Wheelers.

Sid Valley Cycle Club members were able to enjoy favourable weather conditions for their latest outing.

Devon and Somerset Inter Club League team captain Liam Vile with his glider after landing jn a field at the bottom of Hembury Hill.

The last leg of the South West region Inter-Club League was held at North Hill at the weekend, writes Jill Harmer.

(left to right) Lizzie Westcott, Jess Summers and Mia Saunders who made it a case of 'girl power' at the Devpn and Somerset Gliding Club

It was quite a past week at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Exmouth Harriers at the Totnes 10k meeting

In the penultimate race of the popular Run Exe 5k series in Exeter, Simon Minting improved his best time once again, writes Cathy Newman.

Jim Wherlock (bowling) against Dave Franklin (standing) in the Madeira men's club championship.

The Madeira ladies National Top Club team, having already become Devon Champions in this competition, were delighted to win their first out-of-county game against Cornwall’s Newquay Trenance last Friday, writes Jenny Smith.

The Phear Park Mixed Triples winners with club president John Anderson

Phear Park’s annual tournament kicked off on a bright sunny morning with the popular mixed triples competition, writes Lawrie Harries.

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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.

N1 Tri Club member Johnnie Livingstone on the podium at Oswestry after his victory.

N1 Tri Club young members were in action at Shropshire where they served up some superb performances.

Three AVR’s completed the Haselbury Trail 10K in Somerset, writes Dave Mutter.

Jade Ballard on Rosie Lea the Champion Working Hunter at the first Exe Equestrian Open Show of their season

The first Exe Equestrian Club Open Show of the year was hit by bad weather, but it did not stop the even from being a huge success.


Bowls Devon competitions are now entering the latter stages, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

The ladies played two games in the Over-50s Triples League last week.

In May 2014 Exmouth Harrier Cathy Newman travelled to Kings Lynn for the BMAF (British Masters Athletic Federation) Road 10K Championships and returned as the Over-50 women’s champion.

Exmouth Harriers at the Totnes 10k meeting

Eleven Exmouth Harriers journeyed to South Devon to take on the Totnes 10k.

Phear Park’s week started with a visit to Heavitree in Exeter that saw an entertaining encounter end all square, writes Sarah Westacott.

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A fund raising evening will be held at Bicton Arena on Saturday, August 22, writes Lucy Johnson.


East Devon badminton starlet Jonty Wright enjoyed success at the recent Dartmoor Badminton Tournament.

Ellie Guest collecting her prize for the Trion:z Sandbag Sprint at the Go Hard Obstacle Run event

The past weekend saw 80 keen runners and obstacle racers take part in the first ever race in the GoHard Obstacle Run Series.

Patricia Wardrup, a tender 90-years-young, all set for her trial flight

Last week proved that age is no limit at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

The past week has featured those friendly matches which survived the monsoon, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.


The weather interrupted the games over the weekend, on Friday the ladies were due to play Starcross in the league which has had to be re-arranged.


The past week proved to be another good one for the Phear Park Over-60s squads, writes Laurie Harries.

Jack Salvidge in action

Honiton riders do well at Yeovilton vent

The five hour gang at Devon and Somerset Glding Club

The past week saw lots of action at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Charlotte Beviss in action with her team mates and on their way to gold in Turin, Italy

Colyton Grammar School student, Charlotte Beviss has recently triumphed in the Acrobatic Gymnastic International Acrobatic Gymnastic International Cup held in Turin, Italy, writes Hannah Wright.

Hatchard sixth in Hay Tor Heller race

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Susan Hill, Amanda McCann, Dawn Tweed and Jane Macdonald at the Haytor Heller meeting

The Hay Tor Heller is a popular race and 254 runners completed the race to celebrate its 30th year, writes Cathy Newman.

The past week was a busy one for the Phear Park A squad in their Over-60s Triples League campaign, writes Laurie Harries.

Robert Barry, Ian Goff, Mark Stephens and Keith Prew, who won the Exonia Victory Cup invitational competition.

The Madeira Open Tournament this year attracted entries from across the South West, Wales and beyond, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Budleigh ladies entertained clubs from the surrounding area for their Jubilee Trophy Drive.

The five triples teams that contested the Tommy Handley Triples competition at Budleigh.

The Tommy Handley trophy was contested at Budleigh.

Brooke Bradley

Brooke Bradley from Exmouth will chase high profile success at the upcoming Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games (September 3 to 6) in Manchester, when she competes in this prestigious multi-sport event for school-age athletes.

Members of Exmouth Karate Academy

Exmouth Karate Academy held a charity Katahon at the Cranford Sports Club.

Bicton College equine student Anna-Mae Cole

Bicton College equine student, Anna-Mae Cole has achieved third place at the British Dressage Winter Championships and now has the Paralympics in her sights.

Vanessa Glynn Jones who is a GB age group athlete.

Triathlon is considered to be the fastest growing sport in the world right now, writes Steve Birley.

The Exe Valley Rotary group on their visit to Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Alongside our normal training operations at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club this week, we entertained three different groups, writes Jill Harmer.

Honiton runners who were on duty at the Woodlands Relay meeting

Honiton Running Club sent a number of teams to Morganhayes Woods for the 2015 Woodland Relays meeting, organised by the Axe Valley Runners (AVR), writes Judy Davey.

Seatojn youngster Max Nevell with his record breaking 1lb 15oz gilt head bream caught on a shore fishing expedition with his father.

Seaton youngster Max Nevell had a fishing trip to remember when he was shore fishing recently.

Sidmouth Toucans Chicks netball team

Sidmouth Toucans fielded two teams in this years Honiton Summer netball League.

Dave Morrish and Dave Clarbull, with the Jubilee Cup at Madeira.

A mixed bag, of national and county competitions together with friendly matches and domestic events, has been on the agenda at Madeira Bowls Club in the past week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

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