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The Exeter Marathon takes place around the riverside park and again the nature of the course dictates a small field, writes Cathy Newman.

Several AVR runners travelled to Clyst Hydon to run the very hilly 10 km Clyst Hydon Huff, writes Dave Mutter.

The Phear Park Bowling Club Open Day was not blessed with good weather, writes Robert Mottershead.

The weather put paid to much of the past week of bowls at Chardstock.

Due to the bad weather during the last week a number of fixtures were either cancelled or postponed, writes Michael Smith.

Defying the rain, Honiton bowlers took on players from South Dorset in a mixed friendly, but succumbed to a 78 shots to 72 shots defeat, writes Julie Grant.

Phear Park look forward each year to their annual away day fixture and had to be up early on Sunday in order to catch the team coach, writes Robert Mottershead.

In a week where play was seriously curtailed by rain, Feniton managed to complete two matches, writes Roger Smith.

Graham and Diane Newton competed at Hereford’s first Festival of Running, where there was a choice of distances ranging from 5k to a full marathon, writes Dave Mutter.

A huge crowd enjoyed a day of unbroken sunshine and competitive thrilling horse-racing action at the Dulverton West Point-to-Point, held at Bratton Down last Sunday, writes Donna Harris.

The Honiton Netball Summer League has seen an increase in the number of teams competing and there are now 20 teams playing in the two divisions, writes Graham Ingram.

The first pleasure ride of the Exe Equestrian Club season was, at the last moment, cancelled due to the heavy deluge of rain during the preceding day and night, writes Collette Ashby-Crane.

The Hydon Huff is a hilly, partly off-road 10k around the village of Clyst Hydon; it includes two very steep climbs and some very muddy woodland, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Kev Hawker, Adam Hennessay, Tim Wigram and Steve Boyes of Honiton Running Club (HRC) took on the Exeter Marathon last Sunday, writes Judy Davey.

On Friday evening a team of AVRs travelled to Exeter to compete in the annual four-times-four relays event organised by Run Exe, writes Dave Mutter.

There were several Honiton Running Club (HRC) members that travelled across to Clyst Hydon to compete in the Huff, writes Judy Davey.

Varying fortunes were the order of the day in the men’s leagues, with a fine win for the championship side, 8-2 against a strong Wellworthy side, writes Paul Moffitt.

Seaton were in friendly action for a Saturday visit to Bradninch where the four rink score was two-two, writes Alan Nicholas.

The Devon Region of the English Pétanque Association (EPA) is pleased to have been selected, for the third consecutive year, to host the National Championships at the Isca Centre, Exeter, writes Chris Bigmore.

Seaton Bowling Club entertained Taunton in a four rink friendly that ended all square in terms of the rinks, but Seaton emerged as 73-63 overall shot winners, writes Alan Nicholas.

Sidmouth Bowling Club sent a mixed team of triples to Exmouth to play a friendly game of bowls against Phear Park, writes Susie Bonnell.

Competing in the Bideford 10k, Exmouth Harrier Ray Elston continued his dominance of the V75 age group with yet another win and this just a day before his 78th birthday, writes Cathy Newman.

Ottery St Mary Bowling Club has been able to welcome two new sponsors this year, writes Michael Smith.

The opening match for the Budleigh men against Topsham B in the Exeter and District Over-60s League Division Three delivered a strong start to the season for the club with a 48-24 win and maximum eight points, writes David Roberts.

Ottery St Mary Petanque Club hosted a charity event to raise money for Hospicecare, writes Dave West.

There were not so many friendly games this week with men’s and mixed, club internal singles competitions getting underway, and also national representative games, both mixed and ladies, and unfortunately with disappointing results, writes Jenny Smith.

Phear Park are very keen to encourage new members to their friendly club.

Sidmouth men enjoyed a superb success when they entertained Madeira for an evening encounter, writes Susie Bonnell.

Bicton Arena’s five-day showjumping extravaganza takes place next weekend (May 25 -29) when some of showjumping’s brightest stars will be in action, writes Lucy Johnson.

This coming Sunday (May 21), will see the first of the three point-to-point meetings to be held at the popular Bratton Down Course, writes Donna Harris.

Two days of championship speed hill climbing entertained at Wiscombe Park with Honiton driver Dave Gardner taking a brace of wins in the over two litre single seater racing car class in his Pilbeam MP62.

The overnight rain softened it up nicely underfoot for this year’s Wambrook Waddle, a hilly 10km off-road race starting and finishing at the Tithe Barn in Cotley near Chard, writes Dave Mutter.

The Ottery 10k race is excellently organised by Honiton Running Club which starts and finishes at the Ottery Cricket Club and is a fairly flat run on the roads and lanes around Ottery St Mary, writes Terry Bewes.

Six AVR members travelled to Yeovilton on a Wednesday evening to take part in the second race of the 5k series, writes Dave Mutter.

AVR member Kevin Feeney ran the Two Tunnels Return Ticket Half Marathon in Bath, writes Dave Mutter.

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