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Finish times and personal best (PBs) times were shelved when 26 members of the Exmouth Running Belles competed in three separate events over the same weekend, writes Clare Medlock.

Sidmouth Running Club member and coach Jo Earlam has just completed an epic 10 half-marathons in just four weeks to raise money and awareness for dementia, with the vision that ‘Any Mile is Better’, writes Monica Read.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ first team were in fine form as they defeated Exe V 7-2 in a Petroc One meeting.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 2nd XI were involved in an incident-packed contest against Plymouth University.

Sidmouth runner Polly conquers Eden

Friday, October 20, 2017

A firm fixture in the running calendar, the Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon took place on the third Sunday of October, offering over 1,100 runners hilly multi-terrain courses around the famous site, following a challenging route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes, writes Monica Read.

Honiton Running Club (HRC) members were definitely out in force last Sunday, travelling to at least three different venues, writes Judy Davey.

Running for Exmouth Harriers and Devon County, Tom Merson recorded another impressive win in the Great West Run on Sunday, writes Cathy Newman.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) boys’ Under-16s took part in their first national tournament when they faced Taunton Vale in a Sunday encounter.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club men’s first team sit proudly on top of the fledgling Southern Two table after a third straight victory, this time a 4-1 win at home to Tavistock A.

The highlight of the week saw well-fought contests with two local clubs, Maderia and Sidmouth, and whilst there is a natural rivalry there is always a great respect for each other, a friendly atmosphere and very enjoyable encounters, writes David Roberts.

Matt Clist was the first AVR home in the 13.1-mile Great West Run at Exeter, writes Dave Mutter.

On Wednesday, we entertained our friends from Budleigh Salterton, who joined us for a ladies’ friendly match, writes Carol Smith.

Madeira bowls club has settled into its winter series with matches indoors against enthusiastic Devon local clubs, writes Jenny Charles.

The Studland Stampede is a truly amazing run in some of the best scenery in the UK and always enjoyed by the HRC runners that attend, writes Judy Davey.

One of Exeter’s biggest sporting events took place last weekend when the Great West Run returned, writes Monica Read.

For one of the smaller clubs taking part in the Westward League, Exmouth Harriers chalked up an astounding success with victory in both the Senior Men’s and the Veteran Men’s categories, writes Cathy Newman.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 2nd XI were involved in a game of eight goals when they played a Sedgemoor One League basement battle with Weston-super-Mare.

A strong AVR representation ran at the well-organised and marshalled Mrs E’s Wheeze, a tough mainly off-road 10km run through lovely countryside starting and finishing at the primary school in Uplyme, writes Dave Mutter.

Exejets end the Comets’ unbeaten start

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exejets ended the Comets’ unbeaten start to the new Exmouth Netball League campaign with a 41-34 success.

There was a full programme of Honiton Netball League action on the second Monday of October, writes Steph Upson.

A sunny second Sunday of October saw the staging of the Muddiford Cheese Run, a scenic 5-mile run from Burlescombe Village along the Grand Western Canal to Muddiford’s Court Country House near Cullompton, writes Monica Read.

It has been a good start to the season for the Sidmouth men, writes Carol Smith.

SOHC ladies IV put on a superb all-round show and were so unfortunate not to get anything from their meeting with Torbay IIs, who won the game by the odd goal in five.

Replay continued their unbeaten start to the new Exmouth Netball League campaign with a 49-24 victory over Exejets.

Wolfie targeting sub 9-second run in 2018

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Otterton-based drag racing star Mark Wolfie Smith was in action at the latest Straightliners meeting held at the Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe.

Otterton youngster Baxter Williams may be just a tender 12 years old, but already he is making a big name for himself in the world of drag racing.

SOHC men’s fourth team fielded a young side for their game at Yeovil which saw them win 3-2.

Peter Johns was the winner of the AVR October Junior handicap in a time of 14:34, writes Dave Mutter.

In her England debut, representing England Masters F35-39, Hannah Bown ran one of the best races of her career in the Chester Marathon, writes Steve Birley.

Axminster indoor bowlers began a new campaign with the official opening of the rinks by club president Norman Copland, writes David Harris.

South West bike racing fans are in for a treat this coming weekend (October 14 and 15) when the annual Beach Race weekend takes place at Weston-super-Mare.

Due to bad weather, only two Honiton Netball League games were able to be played on the first Monday of October, writes Steph Upson.

Exmouth’s young badminton ace Jonty Wright was back in action last weekend.

Honiton indoor bowlers had a successful past week, writes Julie Grant.

The past week saw three matches in the Budleigh Salterton Evening League, sponsored by Coast Wealth Management, and the signs are there that this could be a very competitive season, writes David Roberts.

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