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The past week has been ‘another mighty fine one’ for members of Sidmouth Running Club with personal records and challenges being realised, trig points being hunted down and news too of new members signing up to the club even though at the moment we cannot meet up, writes Hamish Spence.

Motorsport UK has announced that in anticipation of motorsport restarting in the UK from July 4, it is inviting permit applications from June 1.

Cranbrook-based Mitchell Rowe is looking forward to the day when he can finally get back on his bike and race to top speeds once more.

This year’s Burghley Horse Trials have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Two gold-medal-winning partnerships from Honiton Gymnastics Club missed out on the opportunity to represent the South West region at the national finals, which should have taken place earlier this month.

The Department of Culture, media and Sport (DCMS) have published a guide for a return to bowls.

With the relaxation of the Government sport rules through Bowls England the Budleigh bowlers are now able to return to the greens this coming Saturday subject of course to some very strict rules, writes David Roberts.

British Gymnastics has launched a #PresentForPounds fundraising campaign to recognise and support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bowls Club have been given the green light to allow play on their greens once again, but there are a number of strict rules for clubs, and bowlers, to adhere to.

Baxter Williams has taken this opportunity, while the tracks are closed, to purchase his new drag bike for the coming season, writes Steve Birley.

It wasn’t just the adults of the Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) doing fund raising under the Lockdown #26Point2 Challenge banner on April 26; for the Mighty Green Juniors were also showing how ‘mighty’ they are, with many different activities being undertaken, writes Hamish Spence.

Here’s our Bank Holiday Weekend Big Football Quiz. Why not download it, print it off and have a competition amongst your footballing friends - albeit while observing social distancing rules during the pandemic-crisis times we are all living through - who will prove to be the brightest of all football followers? There are 200 points up for grabs!

Continuing our history of Sidmouth Croquet Club that was originally put together by Gwyneth Dart.

The final Sunday of April saw Sidmouth Running Club member Beccy McDonald realise a landmark ambition which was to complete a marathon distance running off-road, writes Hamish Spence.

With sport shut down across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

Celebrations for Honiton Petanque Club’s fifth anniversary have had to be put on hold with the current crisis gripping the country.

Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey MBE admits she is struggling to talk about sport during the current coronavirus pandemic when so many people are losing their lives.

Honiton Gymnastics Club showed its strength in depth just before the Coronavirus outbreak, fielding 18 gymnasts from eight partnerships at the recent Pat Wade Classic national championships.

Laura Saunders in a young woman on a mission!

Local charities and organisations are set to receive more than £31,000 between them in donations following this year’s Grizzly events, writes Carol Austin.

The Budleigh Bowls Club is ready to go when the time is right, writes David Roberts.

For the last 40 years one event has united our country every spring like no other; a sporting spectacle that transcends the physical, brings the strongest to their knees, allows winners and the final finishers in their thousands, to be counted in the same results and proudly wear the same medal, writes Jo Earlam and Kerry Boyle.

Honiton resident Darren Thomas is an athlete who is very much ‘at the top of his sport’, after being ranked as fifth in the world in his age group.

A message from the Devon Bowls Indoor Preeisdent, George Mabon

A look back in time to the Stafford Cross point-to-point meeting in 2009

Honiton-based Twin Tigers Boxing and Martial Arts Club are ‘doing their bit’ to help with the national lockdown owing to the Covid-19 crisis.

News from the Lympstone Karate Club

Honiton Bowling Club hosted the South West Area Disability Bowls England Interclub competition, writes Joan Mackintosh.

The on-going Covid-19 crisis has led to a very disappointing, but necessary abrupt end to the indoor season for the Budleigh Bowlers as all indoor play was suspended last week and, with the beginning of the outdoor season scheduled for mid-April being inevitably delayed, the club has made a decision to cancel all fixtures until the end of June, writes David Roberts.

Latest on the cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to withdraw any geo-blocking in place for all FIH Hockey Pro League matches from 2019 and 2020 on its free OTT platform www.FIH.live.

Chairman of the British Olympic Association Hugh Robertson says it is unthinkable that this summer’s Tokyo Games will not get postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tokyo Olympics appear certain to be postponed until next year due to the coronavirus, as Canada and Australia said they were looking ahead to a 2021 Games.

Parkruns are the latest sport to announce a suspension in action owing to the coronavirus.

Nobody knew as they enjoyed eight competitive races at Buckfastleigh on Sunday (March 15), that the Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers would be staging the final point-to-point meeting of the 2020 season, writes Granville Taylor.

The final Ashbury Dental Care Evening League fixtures were played during the past week, writes Don Huish.

Exmouth badminton ace Ben Lane lamented his and men’s doubles partner Sean Vendy’s slow start after they crashed out of the Yonex All England Badminton Championships at the first hurdle, writes Will Jennings.

Both the county-wide league competitions that Madeira teams play in have now been completed for another indoor season, writes Jean Healey.

The corona virus crisis led to many local sporting events being cancelled over the weekend and now comes news that bowls has also been hit.

In a busier than normal week at Cricket Field Lane the Budleigh Bowlers were in fine form as they recorded three wins and a draw against local rivals, writes David Roberts.

The East Cornwall managed to hold their point-to-point at Great Trethew after a two weeks postponement due to waterlogging, but it was touch and go as overnight rain again threatened proceedings, writes Granville Taylor.

The second Sunday of March saw the staging of one of the undoubted highlights of the off-road running calendar, writes Kate Baker.

Madeira was well represented in the DCLIBA County Finals that were held at the Mid Devon club at Tiverton at the weekend, writes Jean Healey.

Four Exmouth Harriers travelled to North Devon on Sunday to take part in the Bideford Half Marathon, writes Kate Baker.

In a friendly match against three men’s triples from Axminster there was only one winning rink when Leighton Burston, Graham Cottey, Vic Doidge, stayed ahead to win 16-10, but the losses in the other two rinks gave an overall win to the visitors.

In the Ashbury Dental Care Evening League, Maderia Robins moved back to the top of the league with a convincing win over the Budleigh Falcons and have now set up a title decider against the Budleigh Buzzhawks to be played out next week, writes David Roberts.

Madeira trio play their part as Devon ladies wrap up South West Counties League title

In the Ashbury Dental Care Evening League the Madeira Robins won on both rinks in their latest match with clubmates the Bluebirds, writes Don Huish.

Point-to-pointing resumed in the Devon & Cornwall area as the Western meeting finally defeated the bad weather on Sunday at Wadebridge, writes Granville Taylor.

Following another match cancellation an internal, mixed triples was quickly arranged by captain Penny Preece and vice-captain Glynis Byrn, writes Jean Healey.

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