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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.

Today’s popularity of jogging, Parkruns, half and full Marathons takes my mind back to another era, the 1950s, writes Dick Sturch.

The numbers of bowlers returning to the green at Cricket Field Lane is slowly building as members start to gain confidence within the important Coronavirus guidelines, writes David Roberts.

Further evidence of an easing to restrictions and a return to some form of ‘sporting normality’ comes with the news that East Devon is play host to an Open Enduro playday on Sunday, June 14.

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

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