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The Exmouth and District Netball League has announced the start date for the coming season.

The first Saturday of August saw Sidmouth Running Club members Antony and Kat Hall wearing the ‘Mighty Green’ in a field of 160 runners taking on the Greenbow Running Club’s Straight Eight race.

A Sidmouth pair were involved in the semi-final of the Devon County Over-50 pairs, writes Carol Smith.

International hockey coach and Sidmouth resident Gus McVey has just returned from a very successful Masters Hockey World Cup that took place in the town of Terrassa just north of Barcelona in Spain.

Sidmouth duo Jean Brimson and Jill Bishop were in action in the Section Three final of the Devon county Over-70 pairs, with the match against the Honiton pairing of Di Hawkins and Heather Chambers being played at Sidmouth.

After 13 weeks leading Division Eight in the men’s Over-60s League, Ottery C were finally replaced at the top of the table by none other than Ottery D, writes Michael Smith.

Registration for the ballot for entry to the 2019 Grizzly/Cub races will open at 10am on Friday, August 31, and close at 8pm on Friday, September 21.

Last week, Sidmouth hosted the Ladies’ Devon County Two Wood Triples Competition, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth Running Club member Jane Hemsworth was in impressive form when she travelled to Gloucestershire to take part in the Cotswold Lake 62 Triathlon on the final Saturday of July, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth bowlers played host to touring team West Oxford on another lovely East Devon day, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth ladies’ Over-50s Blue team were in action twice last week, writes Carol Smith.

Former Sidmouth Running Club stalwart Becky Robson was in action up in London over the final weekend of July, writes Hamish Spence.

The summer season of netball has come to an end for the Honiton Netball League, writes Steph Upson.

Sidmouth played host to a number of teams last week, all looking to be the latest team to lift the Sidmouth Jubilee Cup, writes Carol Smith.

The past week was another successful one for the men of Ottery St Mary Bowls Club with all three of the club’s Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League teams enjoying success, writes Michael Smith.

The latest petanque inter-regional match for Devon took place at the Isca Centre, Exeter, writes Chris Bigmore.

On a warm Wednesday evening, seven Sidmouth Running Club members donned their ‘Mighty Greens’ and took part in the Exeter 10km Run, writes Hamish Spence.

Ottery men finished their County Trophy campaign on a winning note, beating Honiton 74-61, winning on three of the four rinks, writes Michael Smith.

The Haytor Heller was run on the third Saturday of July, writes Hamish Spence.

A Friday meeting with our long-standing friends from Heavitree was contested over four rinks, writes Carol Smith.

The latest outings for the Sidmouth A and B teams in their respective Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League matches produced mixed results, writes Carol Smith.

A couple of months ago Jenny and Laura Broughton started their running journey with Sidmouth Running Club, writes Hamish Spence.

Otterton-based drag racing star Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith returned to action at Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe, last weekend, and, despite his bike problems-related recent absence from the sport, showed he had lost none of guile and power as he strengthened his hold on what would be a fourth Straightliners South West Championship.

The Spears Trophy is once again held by Sidmouth bowlers, writes Carol Smith.

The two Sidmouth Over-50s League teams met in another ‘in-house’ derby, writes Carol Smith.

The highlight of the south-west’s hill climb season is undoubtedly the visit of the country’s premier series, the Avon Tyres/Wynn Group Motor Sports Association British Hill Climb Championship, to Wiscombe Park this coming weekend (July 28/29), writes Geoffrey Pickett.

The 2018 Otter Rail and River Run, organised by Jo Earlam and the Tipton Playing Field Association, took place on Saturday, July 14, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth Running Club members Karen and Christine Farnham lined up with 81 other runners on the first day of July to take part in the hilly multi-terrain 10km Umbourne Ug.

The first Saturday of July saw the staging of the fourth annual Sidmouth Tournament, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth sent a team of three ladies over to Budleigh to play in their invitation triples competition, the Jubilee Cup, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth Running Club members Danny Painter and Jessica Raynor took on the Ham and Lyme 100 Ultra Marathon, organised by Albion Running and anther member, Sarah Watkins, competed in the 50kn version, writes Hamish Spence.

With some of the best soaring conditions for many years, Pete Startup, from Ottery St Mary scored more than 10, 657 points to win the Task week, writes Jill Harmer.

The Ottery St Mary bowling week began with the Ottery men facing a County Trophy match against Sidmouth, writes Michael Smith.

With a super week of weather for gliding at North Hill, the July course enjoyed flying in blazing sunshine on four of the five days – Wednesday being the only day that the course was rained off.

The weather this week has been likened to the great soaring weather achieved in 1976. Five gliders from North Hill have spent the week at Cotswold Gliding Club at Aston Down competing in the 2018 Competition Enterprise.

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