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Sidmouth Running Club members at the Salcombe Coastal Marathon

Saturday morning dawned sunny and bright and six Sidmouth Running Club members prepared for another marathon, writes Terry Bewes.

Harry Tincknell

East Devon racing driver Harry Tincknell is targeting a FIA World Endurance Championship podium finish in Belgium on Saturday (May 7).

Week three in the Honiton Netball Summer League was completed and now all the teams have played at least one game, writes Graham Ingram.


This coming Friday (May 6), Ottery St Mary Bowls Club stages an Open Day running from 2pm until 8pm when the club hopes to play host to all those interested in trying the wonderful game of bowls.


Ottery’s first away fixture of the new outdoor season proved to be a mighty close affair, writes Michael Smith.

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Ottery St Mary short mat bowlers are looking for new members to join them.

Sidbury Whites, winners of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls  League Cup

Cloakham played host to the grand finale of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League, the League Cup.

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The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League saw the playing of the final games of the season last week, writes Caroline Pavey.

Sidmouth members before the start of a new outdoor season at the club.

The 2016 Sidmouth Bowling club opening drive, complete with fifty six players, got off to a bright, somewhat chilly start on the final Saturday of Saturday, writes Bert Hague.

Gliders ready to take to the skies to enjoy some of the best weather conditions to date for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members were able to enjoy some of the beat weather to date this year last weekend and the cross-country pilots, in particular, made the most of it, writes Jill Harmer.

Netball action

The Honiton Netball League, summer competition saw week two action last week, writes Graham Ingram

It’s been a long winter season indoors – seven months of a very full schedule of games and competitions, writes Susie Bonnell.


Ottery St Mary bowlers began their summer campaign with a home friendly against friends from Ottery Short Mat, writes Michael Smith.

Generic croquet. Ref shsp 8970-23-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth’s annual golf croquet championship for the Haste Cup was played out over the weekend.

Budleigh Croquet Club held an open day for newcomers to try out the facilities. Geraldine O'Boyle takes a shot. Ref exb 3509-16-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Croquet Club held their first competition this season for club members.

Sidmouth ladies run the London Marathon

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Sidmouth ladies at the London Marathon

It is 6.30am on Sunday morning and three Sidmouth Running Club Ladies, Claire Ashby, Becky Robson and Abbi Lee sat down in a London hotel to eat their porridge with half a dozen red Indians in full war paint, it could mean only one thing - London Marathon day had finally arrived, writes Terry Bewes.

Sidmouth runner Danny  Painter in Gibraltar

The Sidmouth Running Club chairman’s challenge is gathering pace, writes Terry Bewes.

Drag racing

Drag racing ace Mark Smith is back in action this weekend when he is at the Smeatharpe Stadium on Saturday (April 23).

Sidmouths Katie Marriott who did so well at the Honiton Hippo meeting

The Honiton Hippo takes its name from the remains of a hippopotamus that was found when building the Honiton by-pass in the 1960s, writes Terry Bewes,

The Honiton Hippo Run. Ref mhsp 16-16AW 3457. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton Running Club held its Hippo and Calf runs last Sunday with the base at Honiton Primary School, writes Judy Davey.

Gallery:Honiton Hippo Run

Monday, April 18, 2016
The Honiton Hippo Run. Ref mhsp 16-16AW 3314. Picture: Alex Walton

Runners turned out in force for the seven mile run

The April midweek course group with one of the club gliders

The first course week of the year enjoyed some mixed weather, with rain showers, sunshine and good thermals, writes Jill Harmer.

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Sidbury are the new champions of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League Evening Divisions, writes Caroline Pavey.

The first lady and the winner of the male over 50 awards at the Exe to Azxe race

It was a very chilly Easterly wind that greeted the 278 competitors that gathered at the Foxholes car park in Exmouth on Sunday for the start of this year’s Exe to Axe Race, certainly a seriously gruelling event, writes Terry Bewes.

Smith targets Cornish glory

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Drag racing

Newton Poppleford drag racer Mark Smith is targeting a very special record next month.

Sidmouth Bowls Club Open Day

Sidmouth Bowling Club have had another successful Open Day, writes Susie Bonnell.

David Hill during the cycling

David Hill, a former Paralympic swimmer from Exmouth is now part of the Great Britain Paratriathlon team, bidding for a place at the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janerio, Brazil this September.


Ottery St Mary made a winning start to their Devon League career as they recorded a splendid 3-2 success at Isca in Exeter, writes Dave West.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member John Borland takes his first solo flight

The Spring has finally sprung with a glorious day last Thursday, Matt Wright from Washford claimed the first 300Km flight from North Hill this season, writes Jill Harmer.

Mark Smith with his bike at the Dakota Drag and Drift race day at Smeatharpe

Mark Smith is a man at the top of his sport and still striving for greater things.

Caroline ball in action during the Special Olympics

It was a very variable Easter weekend for members of Sidmouth Running Club with an Olympic twist thrown in, writes Terry Bewes.


Beachcombers have been crowned Sidmouth Potbury’s League champions with two matches still to play.

Sidmouth Bowls Club stages an Open Day this coming Sunday (April 3).

The Blinis team of Carol Smith, Lynda Dommett, Phyl Nobbs and Eileen Hewett, that won the ladies’ triples league.

The Honiton men’s and ladies’ indoor external leagues have come to a conclusion, writes Julie Grant.

Emily King riding Loxley

Event rider Emily King, from Sidmouth, is gearing up for her debut ride at Badminton Horse Trials some 25 years after mum, Mary King, won her first Mitsubish Horse Trials trophy, riding cross-country legend King William.

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