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It’s that time of year when bowling clubs prepare for a new outdoor season and one of the top items on the agenda is usually playing kit and Sidmouth bowlers are set to look resplendent in their new uniform for 2016.

4 Trigs runners head up Peak Hill on Sunday. Ref shsp 06-16SH 0353. Picture: Chris Woodcock.

There was another magnificent turnout for the 16th running of the Four Trigs Challenge, writes Marion Hayman.

Sidmouth 1st's v Bristol. Byron Fitzgerald. Picture by Paul Clayden

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) teams managed to see action last weekend despite the conditions.

It is rare indeed for a runner to miss out on his or her sport because of a bad weather induced cancellation and indeed well over two hundred of them finished Exmouth Harriers’ Fulfords Five (miles) race on Sunday (February 7), writes Dave Eveleigh.

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The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League has announced the date for the 2016 East Devon Jurassic Bowls competition.

Exe Hockey Club is set to host another of their popular ‘half-term coaching days’

Just when you thought you were all organised - along comes a change of date, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth bowlers bag hotshot at Torquay

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Ann Elwood/Chris Radburn/Chris Hamer/John Chew

Sidmouth Bowling Club members had their annual away-weekend to Torquay last weekend - and a very special occasion it was for more than one reason, writes Susie Bonnell.

SOHC fifth team beaten by Isca

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sidmouth and Ottery first men's team played Wootton Bassett at Sidmouth College on Saturday. Ref shsp 2540-04-16SH. Photo: Simon Horn

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club men’s 5th XI: The fifth team returned from Exeter without points after going down by 4-0 against Isca.

There was a full week of fixtures played in the Honiton Netball Winter League with the exception of the top flight game between Signs South West and JD Tyres owing to the former being unable to raise a side and therefore JD picked up their first three points of the season, writes Graham Ingram.

Have you been watching the World Indoor Bowls Championships on television? writes Susie Bonnell.

Yet again Sidmouth Bowling Club have cause for celebration, writes Susie Bonnell.

Jill Bishop has put Sidmouth Bowling Club on the map yet again, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth ladies travelled over to play a friendly match against their old friends, Budleigh, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth and Ottery first men's team played Wootton Bassett at Sidmouth College on Saturday. Ref shsp 2540-04-16SH. Photo: Simon Horn

The Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s first team face a double header weekend with a league game on Saturday at Bristol UWE followed by a Devon Cup quarter-final tie at ECVH the following day.

Sidmouth nine tame Blackdown Beast

Friday, January 29, 2016
Sidmouth runners at the Luppit Inn during the Blackdown Beast

Saturday morning saw nine Sidmouth Running Club members attending the pre-run briefing at the Highfield Club, Dunkeswell ready for the start of the ever-popular Blackdown Beast run, writes Terry Bewes.

The Four Trigs

The 2016 Four Trigs Race will take place on Sunday, February 7.

Sidmouth bowlers get instruction on CPS

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Sidmouth bowlers learn CPR.

Sidmouth bowlers were privileged to have a talk and demonstration on CPR techniques in their clubhouse on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth & Ottery ladies 2nds at home to Teign. Ref shsp 03-16TI 9437. Picture: Terry Ife

Exe Hockey Club have restarted their popular ‘Back to Hockey’ meetings.

Sidmouth & Ottery ladies 2nds at home to Teign. Ref shsp 03-16TI 9410. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 1st XI flew the club flag highest last weekend when they won well at home.

Sidmouth Bowls Club can share in the celebrations for Devon County’s success in one of bowling’s most prestigious competitions - an annual event organised by the English Indoor Bowling Association - the Ladies Atherley Trophy, writes Susie Bonnell.

Every year the Sidmouth Bowling Club ladies section look forward to playing against the Ladies County President and her team of merry maidens, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth ladies win Foxlands meeting

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sidmouth ladies played their penultimate round in what is a very competitive Indoor County league competition – the Foxlands – last Thursday, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth runners have a busy week

Thursday, January 21, 2016
The latest new members to run with Sidmouth Running Club

It has been a busy week for members of Sidmouth Running Club, Terry Bewes.

Sidmouth runner Joe Ashby at the Devon Schools Cross Country Championships

Five junior members of Sidmouth Running Club made it through to the Devon Schools Cross Country Championship , held at Stover School, Newton Abbot last Saturday and all came away with exceptional results of which they should be proud, competing against schools from all over Devon, writes Terry Bewes.

The latest round of matches in the Honiton Netball League saw the top two teams in both divisions continue to dominate proceedings, writes Graham Ingram.

The indoor bowls season marches on, indeed we are almost halfway through another campaign, writes Susie Bonnell.

The Devon Schools Cross-Country Championships take place this Saturday (January 16) at Stover School.

Sidmouth motor ace Harry Tinncknell

Harry Tincknell will compete for the prestigious European Le Mans Series title for a third consecutive year with JOTA Sport.

Honiton Netball Club are gearing up to receive a visit from an England international player.

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The East Devon Short Mat League has reached the halfway stage of another fine campaign, writes Caroline Pavey.

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If your New Year resolution is to keep fit and have some fun at the same time the why not give thought to joining the indoor Short Mat Bowling Club.

Mixed fortunes for Sidmouth bowlers

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Now that the festive season is over and we are at the start of a new year, perhaps it is time to reflect on the progress of Sidmouth lady bowlers, writes Jennifer Fricker.

Elliot Lassiter from Wiltshire (pictures starting his watch), came home first in the Boxing Day run organised by Exmouth Rotary. The 16-year-old is part of the South West Triathlon squad and in the race in 2014 he came second.

It was certainly no surprise that the off-road Axe Valley Challenge on Sunday was wet and muddy underfoot and wet and windy above ground, writes Cathy Newman.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member Paul Summers flying in wave over Broadhembury

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members have been making the most of the gliding weather of late, writes Jill Harmer.

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