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With just four weeks to go until the Exeter Half Marathon, Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) member Cheryl Boulton has turned the heat up on her training schedule.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 2nd XI were impressive 5-0 winners when they visited Weston-super-Mare III for their first Sedgemoor Division Two game of the new year.

The past week saw the staging of a ladies’ triples match at home to Honiton, writes Carol Smith.

The Sidmouth Running Club Trig Training is well under way as the countdown continues to the annual Four Trigs meeting in three weeks’ time, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 1st XI were very good value for their 2-2 draw with table-topping Okehampton.

Dean Summersby was the trainer in form on the eight-race card at the latest regional point-to-point, the Wadebridge meeting on the middle Sunday of January (Jan 13), writes Granville Taylor.

Nearly all of the Madeira matches in the past week were played away from Exmouth, writes Jean Healey.

The second Wednesday of January saw Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) welcome a whopping 55 new members, writes Hamish Spence.

With sport shifting up a gear – think Spring Festivals, Six Nations and FA Cup rounds – Exeter Racecourse is giving all those with a love of the big occasion the chance to come racing this Sunday for just £5 per person, writes Lucy Johnson.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 1st XI made a winning start to 2019 as they defeated Truro 2-0 thnaks to goals from Chris Bishop and Jim Harris.

Axminster indoor bowlers have made a good start to the new year, securing three wins in the four mixed friendly matches that they have played so far this month, writes David Harris.

The main event of the past week at the club was that special occasion that is ‘Lady Captain’s Day’ writes Carol Smith.

The Devon ladies’ Lane Triples League is a very challenging competition, and, for the Budleigh ladies, there is the inevitability of meeting some big clubs throughout the season, writes David Roberts.

Sidmouth Running Club duo Jessica Raynor and Sarah Watkins ran at the Oh My Obelisk race on the middle Sunday of January, writes Hamish Spence.

There were plenty of Exmouth Harriers out for the chilly and hilly Axmouth Challenge last week, writes Kate Baker.

Seven AVR members took a trip to what proved to be a sunny Dawlish to run in the ‘Oh My Obelisk’ meeting, which is organised by Dawlish Coaster’s RC, writes Dave Mutter.

The first three home at the latest Seaton Parkrun all netted new personal best times, writes Dave Mutter.

Preparations for Badminton Horse Trials, in their 28th and final year under the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Motors, are well underway.

Honiton bowlers played two home mixed friendlies last week, writes Joan Mackintosh.

Last week saw the playing of an annual fixture that has been in play since 1982, writes Jean Healey.

The past week was a quiet but very successful one for the Sidmouth men’s team, writes Ken Wheeler.

Honiton Running Club’s Kevin Hawker, Luke Holway, Mandy Ward and Simon Gilbert ran the ‘Oh My Obelisk’ 13.4-mile race from Dawlish Leisure Centre, writes Judy Davey.

After the Christmas break, Sidmouth men kicked off the new year with their fifth and, indeed, penultimate match in the Over-60s League, writes Ken Wheeler.

Sidmouth bowlers have returned some impressive results in individual county competitions of late, writes Carol Smith.

A group of 13 Sidmouth Running Club members and one dog met at the rugby club on Sunday for a social Four Trigs training session, writes Hamish Spence.

There have been some notable AVR performances at recent Parkruns, writes Dave Mutter.

People do many things on the first day of January, such as family walks or getting over the night’s excesses; some people push themselves to their limits to compete in the traditional Chard Flyer 10k race, writes Dave Mutter.

Sidmouth bowlers made a great start to 2019, enjoying success in the Foxlands competition in which the ladies won on all four rinks, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth Running Club members Kirsteen Welch, Kate Marriott and Toby Garrick competed in the South West Cross Country Championships near Yeovil on the first Sunday of January, writes Hamish Spence.

Several Honiton Running Club (HRC) members went to Axmouth to take part in the Axmouth Challenge, which is a tough nine-mile multi-terrain race organised by Axe Valley Runners, writes Judy Davey.

There was great weather for the 2019 Axmouth Challenge series of races and AVR had great success with James Green winning the main nine-mile multi-terrain event, beating the course record by a full two minutes, finishing in 55:50, writes Dave Mutter.

The Budleigh Evening League is always a popular competition and, at the halfway stage of the season, it is the Maderia Robins who head the table, having won five of their six games to date, writes David Roberts.

Sidmouth-based hockey coach Gus McVey guided the Zimbabwean ladies’ national hockey team to the bronze medal when they took part in a tournament involving teams from Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia and Egypt that was held in the city of Bulawayo, the first to be held in Zimbabwe in 15 years.

The second scheduled point-to-point horse racing meeting to be held at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge, takes place this coming Sunday (January 13), writes Donna Harris.

Although a quiet time for friendly matches, several county and national games have taken place for Madeira teams, writes Jean Healey.

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