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A dozen AVR members were involved in the Granite Way race, which is based at Okehampton, writes Carol Austin.

Madeira played three friendly matches over the past week, writes Jean Healey.

Honiton petanque club began a new Devon League campaign with mixed fortunes, writes Chris Bigmore.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 2nd XI were edged out by the odd goal in three in their meeting with East Devon IIs.

It has not been the most successful season, to say the least, for SOHC men’s 4th XI, and again, the side lost to the odd goal when they entertained a 10-man Chard side at Ottery, writes Andrew Coley.

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell had the busiest race week of his career to date in Sebring, Florida as the World Endurance Championship and North America’s IMSA Weathertech Championship converged on the same weekend for a double dose of dramatic sports car racing.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ third XI were good value for their 4-1 win over Dawlish.

The 19-mile Grizzly paled into insignificance as AVR member Patrick Devine-Wright took part in the Hardmoors ultra race along the Cleveland Way in Yorkshire on Saturday, writes Carol Austin.

Exmouth Harriers Alison and Des White raced in the Chester 10km, writes Kate Baker.

AVR members have been busy throughout March and seeing action across the country, writes Carol Austin.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 1st XI sealed promotion to Conference South – and brought the Southern One title that little bit closer – as they defeated Dart 2-1.

Last Wednesday saw the Sidmouth ladies in action for their final match of the Lane County League campaign, writes Carol Smith.

There was limited action for Honiton bowlers last week as the indoor campaign draws to a close and thoughts turn to the outdoor game, writes Julie Mackintosh.

Madeira Bowls Club certainly caters for all levels of bowling, so, after last week’s news of the competition for new bowlers, this week brings news of the success for some long standing – and very talented – bowlers, writes Jean Healey.

Newton Poppleford-based drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith made a flying start to the 2019 season when he won his first meeting of the new campaign, writes Steve Birley.

Axminster indoor bowlers have enjoyed some excellent games of late, writes David Harris.

There’s a new martial arts group starting up in Seaton this week.

The Budleigh Ladies signed off their Devon Lane League season with another creditable display against Torquay United, writes David Roberts.

Thankfully Storm Gareth was over and Sunday in Fleet, Hampshire, was a beautiful sunny, if cold and still blustery, morning for the 2500 plus runners on the start line of the Fleet Half Marathon.

Point-to-point horse racing heads to Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock, this coming Sunday (March 24) where the Lamerton stage their meeting.

Men and women from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club (SEDFC) have recently clocked up a host of competition success in County and Regional events.

The Budleigh Bowls Evening League has been a popular event over recent years at the Cricket Field Lane Club with teams from Budleigh, Exmouth, Sidmouth and Exonia competing for honours, writes David Roberts.

The past week was a quiet one for the Honiton bowlers.

East Devon drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith is back in action this weekend at the Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe in East Devon.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 1st XI were in fine form as they defeated Okehampton II 8-2 in a Petroc Division One game.

Sidmouth Running Club’s Toby Garrick competed at the British Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships held in Loughborough on the second Saturday of March.

Youngsters from an Exmouth primary school are celebrating after a successful appearance at a regional sports event, writes Dan Wilkins.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s third and fourth teams met in the second of this season’s South East Two ‘in-house’ derby fixtures, writes Andrew Coley.

Austria, Barbados, Cambodia, Chile, France, Germany, Gran Canaria, Jersey, Lanzarote, Malta, Portugal, The Azores, The Seychelles, Spain, Sweden and the USA were some of the many destinations visited by SRC members, giving an airing to the Mighty Green shirt while on holiday abroad in 2018, writes Hamish Spence.

Back in the summer, during one of our regular club-night evening runs on Woodbury Common, one of our Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) groups came upon a group of walkers, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth Running Club’s David Skinner tried a different parkrun last weekend, taking part in the Haldon Forest Parkrun, writes Hamish Spence.

Exeter Racecourse is offering armed forces personnel, both serving and retired, the chance to come racing for just £5 each if they pre-book tickets for Sunday, March 24, when the track will be bursting with free entertainment for all the family alongside a seven race card, writes Lucy Johnson.

With matches unexpectedly postponed this week the focus was on the visit of the Topsham bowlers on Friday and with the Budleigh members raring to play a game the pent-up energy certainly showed in their play as over two rinks they totally dominated to win 62-14, writes David Roberts.

Organised by Axe Valley Runners, this year’s version of the Grizzly (2019) was given the title of ‘The Trails of the Unexpected’, writes Hamish Spence.

The 2019 Grizzly, nine-mile Cub Run had 589 finishers and was won by Ben Chesters of Sidmouth RC in a time of 1:10:03, writes Dave Mutter.

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