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There’s local area point-to-point action this coming Sunday with the staging of the annual meeting at Ottery St Mary on Saturday (October 24).

In the absence of indoor matches with other clubs this season it is important that apart from the many scheduled roll ups at Cricket Field Lane there are competitive leagues for the members to play in, writes David Roberts.

An army physiotherapist from Exmouth, the reigning European triathlon champion, won the world’s very first Half Ironman distance triathlon to be raced since lockdown and went on to win the major domestic triathlon of the season, raced in Nottingham.

With plans to have one last week of Outdoor bowling recent inclement weather dictated that many of the outdoor bowlers started to focus on the indoor season, writes David Roberts.

East Devon resident Tim Wigram completed his ‘Virtual’ London Marathon effort ion Sunday, running the 29.75 miles from Lyme to Exmouth in a time of six hours and 39 minutes, writes Stephen Birley.

It’s been a strange sort of season, with no inter club matches but, by following government and Bowls England guidelines, bowls did return to Phear Park in a limited way, writes Kay Beresford.

East Devon resident Tim Wigram, is running the London Marathon on Sunday, but, like all those ‘non-elite’ athletes taking part in the 2020 version of the iconic race, Tim is going to ‘running’ the event far away from the streets of London.

On a beautiful Autumn afternoon, the Budleigh bowlers came out in force to compete for the Centenary Cup - a round robin tournament with eight triples teams all playing each other across different rinks, writes David Roberts.

The second and final day of the 2020 Madeira Bowls Club outdoor competition finals was played in glorious sunshine, writes Jude Latta.

Internationally known horse racing broadcaster Cornelius Lysaght will head up the Devon & Cornwall live streaming presenting team when the 2020/2021 point-to-point season gets under way with the East Devon races at Ottery St Mary on Saturday. October 24, writes Granville Taylor.

The focus of the Ladies Finals weekend was the club championship match between two in form players Penny Weeks and Melissa Camp and it was a match worthy of a final, writes David Roberts.

East Devon motor ace, Harry Tincknell, has taken his second victory at the race that every driver wants to win: the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Madeira Ladies said ‘Au revoir’ to their final Ripples League meeting of the 2020 outdoor season, writes Jude Latta.

Of course, with Covid-19 restrictions it was never going to be the usual Madeira Finals, writes Jude Latta.

With fine weather and great support from the members, three club finals were played at Cricket Field Lane on Saturday together with a Ladies’ semi-final, writes David Roberts.

A mass participation event that gives pleasure to thousand across the country each weekend, is set to resume next month.

AVR member Patrick Devine-Wright broke the record for the Dartmoor Round on the first Saturday of September, writes Dave Mutter.

The last Indoor season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Budleigh Bowls Club indoor secretary Paul Griffin has done a marvellous job in arranging a programme for the members which commenced last week.

Organiser of the highly popular – and much loved – Grizzly meeting have pulled the plug on plans to stage the next running in March 20201.

BARC SW member Paul Haimes took the overall honours at Torbay Motor Club’s Wiscombe Hill climb in August, one of the first hill climb events to be held in 2020 after the extended coronavirus lockdown, writes Rupert Barker.

With improved weather, the Budleigh bowlers played a good number of matches this week and are now closing in on the last few games of the internal competitions, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth man Paul Wakely duly completed his Ironman challenge on Saturday, completing a swim in the sea off Exmouth, a cycle ride to Barnstaple and back and then a marathon run around Exmouth.

The leading contenders in the Budleigh ladies’ internal competitions are now becoming clearer as the group stages draw to a close, writes David Roberts.

An Exmouth man is set to tackle a solo Iron Man Triathlon this Saturday (August 15).

Last week’s damp weather on Wednesday and even wetter weather on Thursday could not dampen the spirits of the reintroduction of the Madeira Internal Triples Leagues, writes Jude Latta.

There were a number of very competitive internal matches at Cricket Field Lane in the past week as the Budleigh bowlers strived to progress to stay in the various club competitions, writes David Roberts.

The competition action is certainly hotting up at Cricket Field Lane with many of the Budleigh bowlers having one eye firmly fixed on semi-final berths, writes David Roberts.

The Westcountry point-to-point circuit has been given a terrific boost with the news that Totnes and Bridgetown Races Co Ltd is to launch a special £10,000 financial support package to kick-start the 2020/2021 Point to Point season in the Devon and Cornwall area, writes Granville Taylor.

Another two days of competitive bowling at Cricketfield Lane has seen great progress in the summer competitions, writes David Roberts.

Harry Tincknell came home fifth after two hours and 40 minutes of fast and furious racing at Sebring International Raceway, despite coasting across the line due to coming up short on fuel.

A total of nineteen matches in the Summer competitions were completed over Thursday and Friday last week at Cricket Field Lane and, as the sun shone, the Budleigh bowlers once again showed their skills and enjoyed two days of intensive bowling, writes David Roberts.

The Point to Point Authority (PPA) have published a proposed fixture list for the 2020/21 season.

If I was to count the hours I have spent fishing by the number of fish I’ve caught then my pitiful return definitely does not warrant the effort I’ve extended, writes Dick Sturch.

A hugely popular venue used by Sidmouth Running Club many times throughout the year is Newton Poppleford and invariably some of the routes used would need to cross over the River Otter to the village of Harpford and beyond, writes Hamish Spence.

As the sporting world continues to suffer under the cloud of the Coronavirus pandemic, local clubs are unable to hold their biggest annual source of income.

In mid-June members of the Exmouth Running Belles took part in a socially-distanced half marathon.

East Devon’s driving ace Harry Tincknell is celebrating an emphatic victory at the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona, the first IMSA race to be held since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the first race since Multimatic took the operational helm of the Mazda Motorsports DPi race programme.

Honiton Gymnastics Club coach Gemma Robertson is running 5k-a-day for 20 days to raise money for Honiton Gymnastics Club’s COVID-19 appeal.

With playing restrictions eased over recent weeks and with the return of many of the Budleigh bowlers to the green, the competitive spirit of the members is now starting to build, writes David Roberts.

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell, has signed a multi-year contract extension with Multimatic Motorsports.

Zaq Bevan took on a massive lock-down challenge to raise funds for our NHS, writes Hamish Spence.

After the enjoyment of the Chelsea Challenge at Madeira Bowls Club, Madeira bowlers did not waste any time as they waited for the opening of the club for roll-ups, writes Jude Latta.

With no events currently available due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Exeter based City-Runs organised a virtual Ekiden marathon relay and Axe Valley Runners (AVR) stormed to five team victories as well as numerous personal bests and individual milestones, writes Carol Austin.

Madeira bowlers have begun to return to the green.

With the relaxation in the numbers of players being allowed to take to the rinks the Budleigh bowlers are starting to make the most of their newfound freedom, writes David Roberts.

A Sidford resident is richly deserving of the title ‘Marathon Man’, given his exploits in raising money for the NHS, writes Steve Birley.

As the confidence of the Budleigh bowlers grows for a return to the green at Cricket Field Lane there was good news for all the bowling fraternity in general last week, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth school boy Ryan Willaims, has been attending Master Goldman’s judo classes since the age of five and, having met all the requirements, was due to be presented with his junior black belt at this summer’s National Course.

East Devon company CORE off-road events have announced a return to action following the easing of lockdown restrictions owing to the Coronavirus pandemic,

Although Madeira bowlers are not yet rolling up on the greens at the club, they are not letting the grass grow under their feet, writes Jude Latta.

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