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Sidmouth Running Club members Karen and Christine Farnham lined up with 81 other runners on the first day of July to take part in the hilly multi-terrain 10km Umbourne Ug.

The first Saturday of July saw the staging of the fourth annual Sidmouth Tournament, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth sent a team of three ladies over to Budleigh to play in their invitation triples competition, the Jubilee Cup, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth Running Club members Danny Painter and Jessica Raynor took on the Ham and Lyme 100 Ultra Marathon, organised by Albion Running and anther member, Sarah Watkins, competed in the 50kn version, writes Hamish Spence.

With some of the best soaring conditions for many years, Pete Startup, from Ottery St Mary scored more than 10, 657 points to win the Task week, writes Jill Harmer.

Feniton men lost their County Trophy match to Madeira by 56 shots to 94, however, both teams won their respective Over-60s Triples League matches, writes Roger Smith.

Running a 10k cross country race on a hot midsummer’s evening in the heart of West Dorset with the promise of strawberries and ice cream at the end was irresistible to six members of Honiton Running Club (HRC), writes Judy Davey.

At midnight almost twelve ago, Richard Hale and a group of AVRs were to be found high up on Fan y Big in the Brecon Beacons running the inaugural 20 mile Sleepwalker Night race, writes Dave Mutter.

The Budleigh Bowlers registered their second consecutive win against a touring side in seven days, but it was a close call as they won by one shot 96-95 against St Albans, writes David Roberts.

The Ham & Lyme 50k Ultra is a 50km (31 miles) trail race that follows the Liberty Trail from Ham Hill near Stoke Sub Hamdon in Somerset to Lyme Regis and it took place on the first Saturday of July, writes Dave Mutter.

The annual Ladies’ Jubilee Trophy held at the home of Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club is always a popular event and this year it was played out in beautiful weather between five home teams and guests Exonia, Madeira, Phear Park, Sidmouth and Honiton, writes David Roberts.

I can’t believe that we are halfway through the main bowling season and the very unseasonable weather continues to defeat us with most of the greens not playing as usual and even at Phear Park there is an above average number of ‘ditch ‘ woods, writes David Evans.

After a poor run of four games without a win in the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League, Chardstock A beat Okehampton A, writes Vaughan Fletcher.

Madeira greens had become difficult to play in the drought-like conditions of recent weeks, very fast and swinging, so the thunderstorm and heavy rains at the weekend were welcome, particularly as the Open Tournament starts on Sunday, writes Jenny Smith.

In county competitions, Madeira had no less than six ladies teams reach the third round of the Benevolent Triples with two of them going on to reach the section final on July 29, at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

A touring team coming from Swansea and Bristol may seem somewhat odd given there are some 70 miles apart, but theirs is a friendship that goes back over many years and touring together is one way of their members staying in touch, writes Jenny Smith.

Budleigh ladies entertained Sidmouth in their latest round of the Over-50s Triples 50’s Triples league and suffered losses on both rinks going down overall 29-45, writes David Roberts.

The Ottery St Mary bowling week began with the Ottery men facing a County Trophy match against Sidmouth, writes Michael Smith.

The fourth edition of the Run Exe 5k was again held in hot conditions on Tuesday evening.

With a super week of weather for gliding at North Hill, the July course enjoyed flying in blazing sunshine on four of the five days – Wednesday being the only day that the course was rained off.

The weather this week has been likened to the great soaring weather achieved in 1976. Five gliders from North Hill have spent the week at Cotswold Gliding Club at Aston Down competing in the 2018 Competition Enterprise.

Horse riders, if nothing else, are stoical people! After weeks of hot, dry weather the heavens opened during the club’s open show on Sunday, held, with kind permission of Nigel & Paula Lee, at Nutwell Court.

Honiton finally brought an end to their losing run with a fine 3-2 win over ISCA at Mountbatten Park last week, writes Chris Bigmore.

Despite the heavy rain that fell before the match, Honiton were able to play the Howard Cotterell Trophy, writes Joan Mackintosh.

The latest Seaton bowling week began with a Monday, East of Exe Mixed League meeting with visiting Hemyock, writes Alan Nicholas.

The Madeira 81st Open Tournament got under way on Sunday in conditions almost too hot to handle and the weather looks set fair to stay with the tournament throughout the week, writes Jenny Smith.

The Phear Park week began with the popular Joyce Kelly singles cup for the ladies, writes David Evans.

In the Over-60s Triples League, Chardstock B team continued their impressive start to the season with an away win against Belmont C, writes Vaughan Fletcher.

As the sun shone on a tranquil evening over 50 members, family and friends enjoyed the Budleigh Salterton Annual fun barbecue, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth Harrier Hannah Bown again took top honours at the Umborne Ug, a hilly, off-road 10k in East Devon, writes Cathy Newman.

Her son Aiden also ran well to take third place in the 3k race. Yet again Ray Elston was M75 winner and Kelly Thomas took third in the W40 age group.

Richard Bishop, however, was ahead of all the aforementioned in finishing second in the M50 category.

In the Exmout Parkrun last week Exmouth Harriers took six of the top seven spots and were led home again by Berihu Hadera.

Fancying a change of scenery en route to her daughter’s graduation in Durham, AVR member Clare Hansford diverted to Haltwhistle in Northumbria to run the Hadrian’s Wall half marathon, writes Dave Mutter.

The weather mostly held off for Sunday’s Umborne Ug multi-terrain 10K and it was a very successful one for AVR who collected the first five places with James Green finishing in front of everyone else in a time of 41:42, writes Dave Mutter.

Last Friday, 10 players and six supporters took off in a mini-bus to North Devon to play Barnstaple in the third round of the National Top Club competition, writes Carol Smith.

Axminster bowlers enjoyed excellent victories in their two home mixed friendlies, but the men lost in their two County games, writes David Harries.

The Budleigh men travelled to Culm Vale in their latest Exeter and District Over-60s League triples match and returned with a fine overall win on both rinks against an experienced opponent and in doing so moved themselves into the top half of the Division Two table, writes David Roberts.

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