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Staying in Division Two of the Exeter and District Triples League for the Budleigh men this season is a top priority and, as the team went in search of their first win of the season away to Seaton this week, there was a strong desire not to return empty handed, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth Harrier Tom Merson took an extraordinary six minutes off his previous best for the event when he won the Plymouth Half Marathon, writes Kate Baker.

Last weekends area point-to-point was hosted by Dulverton West and, at the meeting, every effort was made to offset the dry spell on the top of Exmoor, writes Granville Taylor.

Madeira had a quiet week in regard to friendly matches with two games played, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

The 2019 East Devon Round proved to be a huge success, writes Alasdair Moffett.

The winning streak for Phear Park came to an abrupt end with successive defeats in friendly matches against Uffculme and Chudleigh over the weekend of 11th/12th May, writes Paul and Kay Beresford.

'WOW' is the word to describe the exceptional turnout for the club's first pleasure ride of the year, writes Collette Ashby-Crane.

The first of three scheduled point-to-point horse racing meetings to take place at the stunning course known as Bratton Down, will be this coming Sunday (May 19), where the Dulverton West host their event, writes Donna Harris.

If early season form is an indication of long term success then the Budleigh Ladies have given themselves a great platform with two early season overall wins in the Devon Over-50s Triples League, writes David Roberts.

It's been a quieter week at Madeira on the friendly fixtures front, but plenty of bowling with two internal competitions getting under way and internal and external leagues, writes Jenny Smith.

Lympstone ABC served up a superb show at Exmouth Pavilion with no fewer than 16 of the night's 18 bouts including home boxers in action.

Torbay Motor Club have once again attracted a packed and exciting entry to their Wiscombe Park hill climb being held this coming Saturday (May 18), writes Rupert Barker.

Husband and wife Exmouth archers Rob and Sophie Twigg competed at the 2019 UK 3D Field Archery Championships.

There is a shorter report than usual from Phear Park from the past week, due to the absence of the reporters. Fear not though, we shall catch up next week, writes Kay and Paul Beresford.

Two Exmouth Harriers, Lisa Hatchard and Martin Collins, both ran in a new local race 'The East Devon Round' a 62 mile (100km), hilly, 8,000 ft of climbing and challenging trail, ultra around East Devon, writes Kate Baker.

Harry Tincknell finished fifth at the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championships, braving extreme weather conditions at a weather-affected Spa Francorchamps, the final World Championship race before the Le Mans 24 Hours.

After the success of last years time trials races, four local clubs have joined together again to host and promote a series of 10 races over the summer period writes Doug Parker.

Open Day is always a significant day in the diary for the Budleigh bowlers, but this year takes on a greater importance as the club look to boost it's outdoor membership, writes David Roberts.

Lympstone ABC's Jack Silk travelled to Bridgwater last Saturday to compete against J Demery from Downend ABC.

The Madeira indoor captains' Margaret Humphrey and David Hitt, had, as their charity, CRUSE Bereavement Care and, at the end of the indoor season, they were pleased to send a cheque in the sum of £594.44 to the Devon branch of this charity.

When you start a new season you never know how you are going to fair as clubs look to strengthen their teams, but the Budleigh Ladies had nothing to fear as they took on St Thomas ladies away from home in the Devon Over 50s Triples league as they won impressively on both rinks with an overall score of 59-11, writes David Roberts.

The 2019 season has got off to a flying start with a flurry of no less than six friendly fixtures in the first full week and, although it was very cold at times, the rain largely kept its distance, but there was a mixed bag of results for Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

East Devon drag racing ace Mark 'Wolfie' Smith recorded his fastest ever speed topping his previous personal best at a meeting in Somerset over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Madeira's 2019 season got underway last Thursday with a splash and to choruses of 'April Showers', writes Jenny Smith.

The sun shone, the rain had passed and, whilst there was a gusty wind it was not enough to stop the Budleigh bowlers celebrating the official opening of the outdoor season at Cricket Field Lane on Saturday afternoon, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth Harriers were out in force over the final weekend of April with runners in action at the London Marathon and much closer to home, in the Exmouth Half Marathon, writes Kate Baker.

For once, Bank Holiday Monday was blessed with good weather and Phear Park took full advantage, with a good turnout for the first club Bank Holiday Drive, writes Paul and Kay Beresford.

The Clinic Maer 10k and the Clinic Half marathon were both run on the final Sunday of April with the start and the finish line on Exmouth seafront.

Can you spot yourself in our gallery from the Clinic Maer 10km & Half Marathon?

On the same day as some intrepid HRC members were pounding the streets of London, some other members took part in the Exmouth Half Marathon which was described as multi terrain, starting on Exmouth Sea front, writes Judy Davey.

Australian Christopher Burton took the top two places in the Rathbones CCI3* at Bicton Arena International over the Easter weekend where thousands of spectators converged to enjoy three packed days of action, an Easter egg hunt, dog show and free activities, writes Lucy Johnson.

Another bumper weekend of point-to-point horse racing action in the Devon and Cornwall area happens again next weekend (April 27 and 28), writes Donna Harris.

Madeira Bowls Club are holding an Open Day this coming Saturday (April 27), write Stephen Birley.

Over 120 drivers will take to the track at Wiscombe Park this weekend (April 27 and 28) for the season's first meeting which will highlight the skill and dexterity of the drivers on the demanding East Devon course and provide the characteristic smell and sound of fast cars being driven in competition, writes Rupert Barker.

During the final week of indoor bowling there was an interesting match against Nomads Mixed Bowling Association, which has no fixed base or club premises, and its members come from all over the South West of England, writes Jean Healey.

Exmouth's Tom Merson has dominated the local running scene for many years and, with a Half Marathon personal best (PB) of 66:23 in Bath, in March, could see his successes repeated more frequently at national level, writes Catherine Newman.

The first of two fixtures to be held at the popular picturesque track known as Flete Park, near Ermington, takes place this coming Saturday (April 20), writes Donna Harris.

Finals weekend for the Budleigh Bowls Club indoor season is always an exciting affair and, as club members assembled to watch the contenders and try to predict the winners, it was, as ever, the performance on the day that dictated the outcome, writes David Roberts.

Jan Roberts, Catherine King and Janine Orchard travelled to Nottingham to compete in the National Championships, playing in the Over-50s Ladies' Triples.

The cold and windy weather did not dampen the spirits of the Phear Park bowlers as the traditional start of the season began last Sunday (April 14) with the staging of President's Day, writes Kay Beresford.

The Maderia indoor finals were a compelling affair that took place from Friday night through to Sunday, writes Jean Healey.

Torbay Motor Club are hosting three days of thrilling motorsport action over the Easter weekend, culminating in a 'taster' event that is open to newcomers and novices who'd like to try their hand at club motorsport, writes Rupert Barker.

The JP's Exe to Axe race, in early April, had no fewer than 10 Harriers taking part, writes Kate Baker.

There were mixed fortunes for Madeira men against a vice-president's team drawn from various Devon clubs, writes Jean Healey.

As the indoor season draws to a close, it is always good for the morale of the club to finish on a high, and it did, as the Budleigh bowlers completed their mixed friendly season with an impressive home win 36-13 over Chardstock, writes David Roberts.

The Budleigh Evening League presentation night is always a great social occasion and Thursday night saw members from Budleigh, Exonia, Sidmouth and Maderia celebrating another competitive season well organised by Budleigh Bowls Club's indoor secretary Paul Griffin.

Thirteen Exmouth Harriers braved the chilly weather conditions in Exeter during the evening of the first Tuesday in April, taking part in the first Run Exe 5k race of 2019, writes Kate Baker.

Alan and Lin Halpin, Dee Norman and Richard Prince entered the Honiton Indoor Tournament, writes Jean Healey.

Jonty Wright's badminton season came to a close at the U15 National Championships in Redbridge, Essex on the first weekend of April.

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