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The past week saw plenty more action for Lyme bowlers, writes Paul Moffit.

The glorious backcloth of Exmoor was seen at its best in the warm spring sunshine on Sunday before a packed crowd for the Dulverton West meeting at Bratton Down, writes Granville Taylor.

The Exeter marathon and 10k were run on Sunday and both routes started at Exeter City FC ground and made their way down the high street to the canal and then various loops along the canal, taking in Devon Locks one way and past Exwick the other direction, finishing at the Piazza on Haven Banks.

Last Sunday, several Honiton Running Club members took part in the Beer Blazer 10k based at Pecorama and run in aid of the primary school, writes Judy Davey.

It has been a generally quiet week at Madeira in terms of news.

Pontispool Equine Sports Centre is limbering up for its British Eventing Horse Trials that take place this weekend, May 26 to 28, and spectators can expect three full days of action at the Somerset venue, writes Lucy Johnson.

Axminster’s outdoor bowlers continued their excellent early season form with three good wins, but they did suffer a first defeat of the campaign when the Over-60s League team were beaten at Crediton, writes David Harris.

There was doubt that this year’s Beer Blazer series of races would be put on as there was no one to organise it, then up stepped James Green and boy what a good job he did, writes Dave Mutter.

Honiton Bowling Club hosted the Rock Park Bowling Club, Barnstaple, when they returned from their tour to Bournemouth, writes Joan Mackintosh.

The first regional championship of the season for Devon Petanque was the Triples event, and it was played under recent hot conditions at the Isca Centre, Exeter, involving a very strong field.

Honiton Tae Kwon Do student Oliver Buss achieved his First Degree black belt after being put through his paces at the headquarters of the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) in Bristol.

On what turned out to be the hottest May Day bank holiday for 40 years, the Exe Equestrian Club held its opening event of 2018, a 10-mile pleasure ride over Woodbury Common, kindly sponsored by Leonard Coombe.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

AVR member Sarah Glynn completed her first half marathon when she took part in the Forest of Dean Marathon, writes Dave Mutter.

The last two hot sunny weekends have seen Sidmouth’s runners out competing in force in a range of distances, writes Monica Read.

This week saw the start of many leagues, together with county and national competitions, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth ladies played at home against Topsham Bowls Club in the National Topclub on Monday evening, writes Carol Smith.

Torbay Motor Club’s Wiscombe Hill Climb has once again attracted the support of H R Owen Ecurie of Cheltenham, who will bring a selection of their performance and luxury cars for the public to view, as well as providing a Porsche 911 as the course car, writes Rupert Barker.

The past week saw the start of internal club competitions with the men’s section, Hunters Cup, on bank holiday Monday, writes Jenny Smith.

The Ottery St Mary bowls week started with another visit from West Midlands Police Bowls, writes Michael Smith.

Pontispool Equestrian Centre is supporting the Devon Air Ambulance at its forthcoming BE Horse Trials, writes Lucy Johnson.

East Devon’s young drag racing ace Baxter Williams has been in recent action in Wales.

The first major open tournament of the season in the region is the Charity Shield, hosted annually since 1999 at Ottery St Mary.

Honiton Running Club (HRC) hosted the Ottery 10k last Sunday with the base at Ottery Cricket Club, writes Judy Davey.

The past week was a busy, but successful one for the Budleigh bowlers as they recorded their first wins of the season with the highlight being two mixed match wins against Seaton and St Thomas, both away from home, writes David Roberts.

The past fortnight has finally seen the Chardstock bowls season get under way with little interruption from the weather, even if we have, on some occasions, needed many layers of warm clothing, writes Vaughan Fletcher.

It’s been a busy past month at the Lympstone Karate dojo as students and instructors alike took on a series of challenges in and out of the dojo, including the KUGB Karate National Championships, the London Marathon, and a series of swimming and cycling challenges.

The best AVR-supported 10k race this week was the Ottery 10k, so superbly organised by Honiton RC, writes Dave Mutter.

Seaton bowlers enjoy successful week

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The past week was another busy one for the Seaton bowlers, writes Alan Nicholas.

There were wins for both Lyme Regis men’s teams this week in their respective leagues, but a loss for the ladies, who went down 0-10 away to Poole Park, writes Paul Moffitt.

The merry month of May started well for Phear Park with a convincing win away from home against a strong Exonia team by 28 shots, writes David Evans.

After a wet start and two cancelled matches, the Honiton outdoor season started with a mixed friendly away at Ottery St Mary, writes Joan Mackintosh.

The men’s Over-60s A team managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat again at home against Exeter St Thomas A, writes Roger Smith.

Fine weather was enjoyed last week at Mountbatten Park for Honiton Petanque’s Spring Doubles competition, writes Chris Bigmore.

Point-to-Pointing heads back down to Cornwall next weekend where the Four Burrow are to hold their second meeting of the season at the popular Trebudannon course near Newquay on Sunday (May 13), writes Donna Harris.

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