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With such good weather on Sunday morning and an 11am start it was no wonder that a record number of 35 Mighty Green clad Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) members turned out to take part in the very popular Bicton Blister, writes Terry Bewes.

Honiton Running Club had a good turnout for the Bicton Blister and Bicton Lite races organised by Exmouth Harriers last Sunday, writes Judy Davey.

Last week Sidmouth ladies played their third round of the Rose Bowl and Basket competition, writes Maria Clapp.

As readers will no doubt be aware, the weather had played a significant part as to whether golf would be played up here on the common of late, writes John Bridgman.

Rod Davidson, a long standing bowler with the club has been awarded his County Badge, writes David Roberts.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies enjoyed a good weekend with three of the four teams winning.

Storm Angus left a depleted trail across the region, but in the Lyme Regis November stableford, Division One, Keith Gibson was the only player to beat par as he stormed round with an array of wonderful shots to score 41 points.

Parkrun is phenomenally successful in getting people of all ages and abilities out of the door early on a Saturday morning to run 5k in their local park, writes Terry Bewes.

Seaton’s third Parkrun saw no fewer than 11 AVRs record personal bests over the 5k course, writes Dave Mutter.

Following their success over Honiton in the Over-60s County League last week, Madeira men had high hopes when they met Honiton again, this time in the knock-out County Trophy, writes Jude Latta.

Fifteen of the Axe Cliff ladies section played a fun, but competitive game of golf in teams of three, writes Pete Motson.

The 68 participants in the Men’s Stableford competition at East Devon Golf Club last Saturday must have been delighted when they looked through their bedroom windows to be greeted by a calm day with hazy sunshine, writes Michael Hayes.

A great turn out on Sunday saw 20 AVRs in action at the Bicton Blister, a hilly mostly off-road ten miler superbly organised by Exmouth Harriers, writes Dave Mutter.

Darren Edwards rode his 200th point-to-point winner as the Devon and Cornwall area got the new British season under way at Black Forest Lodge, writes Granville Taylor.

Lympstone youngster Oliver Roper bagged a terrific podium place when he finished third at the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) South West Championships, held at Clifton Hill Sports Centre in Exeter.

The table groaned with the weight and number of cups, trophies and salvers for the Annual Presentation Night, held at the golf club on Saturday, writes John Pawley.

Sidmouth ladies enjoyed a good week, writes Susie Bonnell.

Race goers have the chance to get the festive season underway on Friday (December 2) at Exeter Racecourse, with the first of two December meetings, writes Lucy Johnson.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s first eleven claimed their second win of the season and they are now unbeaten in three games after a 2-1 home victory over Taunton Vale!

Next weekend will see the start of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season which begins at the picturesque course of Black Forest Lodge near Kenton, Exeter on Sunday (November 27), commencing at noon, writes Donna Harris.

One of the newer Sidmouth Running Club members ventured further afield to see action recently with Sidbury resident Bert Dykema returning to his Netherlands homeland to run in the seventh Haarleberg 10k event, writes Terry Bewes.

The Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies first team went down in their top-of-the-table clash with Exe, beaten 3-1.

This week it was the turn of the juniors from Sidmouth Running Club to shine, writes Terry Bewes.

Budleigh bowlers have a busy week

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A busy week of bowls home and away for the Budleigh bowlers began with a mixed team playing Chardstock at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Dust off your antlers it’s nearly time for East Devon’s famous Reindeer Run which will take place on Saturday, December 3 in Otterton.

Seaton Parkrun for Jake Smith

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

There were a fantastic 141 entrants for last Saturday’s Seaton Parkrun 5K with several new runners taking part, writes Dave Mutter.

Exe III were 4-1 winners over Sidmouth and Ottery when they met to contest Petroc Division One points.

Next weekend will see the start of the Point-to-Point horse racing season which begins at the picturesque course of Black Forest Lodge near Kenford, Exeter, on Sunday (November 27), commencing at noon, writes Donna Harris.

Exeter Racecourse’s famous racing Clydesdales provided a magnificent spectacle on Sunday when their flying feathers and huge white faces had an enthusiast crowd enthralled as they raced in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance, writes Lucy Johnson.

Comets and Replay played out an Exmouth Netball League encounter that produced an impressive 92 goals with Comets emerging the 66-26 winners.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member Karen King enjoyed the lovely calm Sunday weather in between two storms to relive the experience of flying solo in a glider, writes Jill Harmer.

Beer continue to top the Division One table in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League.

Exe first team went down to a narrow 3-1 defeat when they entertained Investec Women’s League Conference West leaders Stourport

Axminster indoor bowlers enjoy success

Monday, November 21, 2016

Axminster Indoor bowlers have been enjoying success of late, writes David Harris.

Harry Tincknell brought the curtain down on a highly successful 2016 season by earning the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK runners-up in the FIA LMGTE Pro Teams’ Endurance Trophy for the #67 Ford GT the young Briton shared with Andy Priaulx.

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