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In mid-June members of the Exmouth Running Belles took part in a socially-distanced half marathon.

East Devon’s driving ace Harry Tincknell is celebrating an emphatic victory at the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona, the first IMSA race to be held since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the first race since Multimatic took the operational helm of the Mazda Motorsports DPi race programme.

Honiton Gymnastics Club coach Gemma Robertson is running 5k-a-day for 20 days to raise money for Honiton Gymnastics Club’s COVID-19 appeal.

Three intrepid trail blazing Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) members ventured into the deep interior of the East Devon countryside for another epic long-distance run, writes Hamish Spence.

Usually when we start our outdoor bowling season at the latter end of April the weather is pretty unkind, writes Carol Smith.

With playing restrictions eased over recent weeks and with the return of many of the Budleigh bowlers to the green, the competitive spirit of the members is now starting to build, writes David Roberts.

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell, has signed a multi-year contract extension with Multimatic Motorsports.

Bideford’s Dick Brownson has completed a trilogy of boxing novels in the absence of local shows during the coronavirus pandemic.

Zaq Bevan took on a massive lock-down challenge to raise funds for our NHS, writes Hamish Spence.

The penultimate Saturday of June saw a pair of AVR members out in action on Dartmoor, writes Dave Mutter.

Feniton Bowls Club is once again ‘open for business’, albeit under very different conditions than the bowlers are normally used to, writes Roger Smith.

After the enjoyment of the Chelsea Challenge at Madeira Bowls Club, Madeira bowlers did not waste any time as they waited for the opening of the club for roll-ups, writes Jude Latta.

Five Mighty Green Sidmouth Running Club juniors have completed the ‘Conquer a Devon Route’ challenge set by School Games Active Devon, writes Hamish Spence.

Twelve months ago, Harry Tincknell and his team mates were racing in the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

With no events currently available due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Exeter based City-Runs organised a virtual Ekiden marathon relay and Axe Valley Runners (AVR) stormed to five team victories as well as numerous personal bests and individual milestones, writes Carol Austin.

Madeira bowlers have begun to return to the green.

With the relaxation in the numbers of players being allowed to take to the rinks the Budleigh bowlers are starting to make the most of their newfound freedom, writes David Roberts.

Back in 2017, when Jo Earlam organised the inaugural Women Can Marathon, David Wright volunteered to help out by course-checking parts of the route, writes Hamish Spence.

A Sidford resident is richly deserving of the title ‘Marathon Man’, given his exploits in raising money for the NHS, writes Steve Birley.

As the confidence of the Budleigh bowlers grows for a return to the green at Cricket Field Lane there was good news for all the bowling fraternity in general last week, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth school boy Ryan Willaims, has been attending Master Goldman’s judo classes since the age of five and, having met all the requirements, was due to be presented with his junior black belt at this summer’s National Course.

With lockdown as it is, it was impossible to run the normal AVR 3.5-mile handicap, so Andrew Hartnell took it upon himself to organise a ‘virtual’ 4k handicap, writes Dave Mutter.

East Devon company CORE off-road events have announced a return to action following the easing of lockdown restrictions owing to the Coronavirus pandemic,

Despite the on-going Coronavirus pandemic that we all continue to live with members of Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) continue to ‘keep on running’, writes Hamish Spence.

After completing my first marathon in 2005 to celebrate being 40, if someone had told me then, that on my 55th birthday, I’d be running one out of personal choice, on a route I devised from my home village, I would have thought they were mad, writes Jo Earlam.

Although Madeira bowlers are not yet rolling up on the greens at the club, they are not letting the grass grow under their feet, writes Jude Latta.

Today’s popularity of jogging, Parkruns, half and full Marathons takes my mind back to another era, the 1950s, writes Dick Sturch.

AVR’s were invited to have a go at the Alternative Predictor run, writes Dave Mutter.

The numbers of bowlers returning to the green at Cricket Field Lane is slowly building as members start to gain confidence within the important Coronavirus guidelines, writes David Roberts.

Further evidence of an easing to restrictions and a return to some form of ‘sporting normality’ comes with the news that East Devon is play host to an Open Enduro playday on Sunday, June 14.

Around a year ago, Mighty Green member Simon Hollyer along with a dozen others from his village formed the informal, West Hill Running Club, writes Hamish Spence.

The past week has been ‘another mighty fine one’ for members of Sidmouth Running Club with personal records and challenges being realised, trig points being hunted down and news too of new members signing up to the club even though at the moment we cannot meet up, writes Hamish Spence.

Motorsport UK has announced that in anticipation of motorsport restarting in the UK from July 4, it is inviting permit applications from June 1.

Cranbrook-based Mitchell Rowe is looking forward to the day when he can finally get back on his bike and race to top speeds once more.

AVR members were in action at the recent Run Exe City Relays, held virtually by City Runs, writes Dave Mutter.

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