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Last Sunday Suzi Rockey put on her Sidmouth Running Club Mighty Green shirt and headed off to Westpoint to take on the ultimate 5k challenge, writes Terry Bewes.

Ten members of Sidmouth Running Club headed off to the Blackdown Hills to run the Blackdown Beauty, writes Terry Bewes.

Sidmouth Bowling Club ladies continued to enjoy success with both Over-50s League teams, Blues and Yellows, banking four of the six available points in outings last week, writes Susie Bonnell.

Harry Tincknell and his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team finished fifth in the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring, Germany.

Saturday brought the ever-popular mixed away friendly game against Lyme Regis, our Dorset neighbours, writes Susie Bonnell.

Ottery men gained revenge for an early season drubbing when they overcame Feniton 43-17 in the Over-60s League, writes Michael Smith.

After the excitement of Competition Enterprise last week, it was anything but ‘back to normal’ at North Hill this week for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC), writes Jill Harmer.

Ottery St Mary petanque team played their penultimate match in this season’s Devon League campaign when they went down 3-2 in their meeting with Isca at Strawberry Lane.

In the County Trophy, Ottery men were up against Seaton to whom they succumbed to a three rinks to one defeat and an overall 76-66 shot loss, writes Michael Smith.

Sidmouth men have been quietly and steadily making their mark in the men’s County Trophy League, writes Susie Bonnell.

The outdoor season of bowling is now almost halfway through, believe it or not!, writes Susie Bonnell.

Eighteen Sidmouth Running Club members turned out to support the 11th year of the Otter Rail and River Run, writes Terry Bewes.

Ottery St Mary club member Kevin Vernon recently took part in the Disability Bowls England (DBE) ‘Plant Welding Triples’ weekend at the Getling Bowling Club in Nottingham, writes Michael Smith.

After very mixed weather for gliding over the last few weeks, the first week of July came up trumps for the Competition Enterprise held at North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

After a slow and late start to the season, Honiton rider and Sid Valley CC tester Doug Parker was in fine form as he recorded a hat-trick of personal bests for 10, 25 and 50-mile time trial events.

In a match postponed from the previous week, Ottery St Mary entertained Chudleigh in a midweek evening meeting that proved to be another close encounter, writes Dave West.

Sidmouth Netball Club U16s, 14s and 12s had their final run out of the season recently, entering the Exeter and East Devon Summer Open Tournament.

Sidmouth bowlers welcomed old friends from St Thomas, Exeter for a mixed meeting, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth Netball Club held its first annual general meeting and presentation evening at Sidmouth Sailing Club.

Four of Sidmouth Running Club’s lady members, Becky Robson, Jane Hemsworth, Sarah Watkins and Helen Palmer had an early start on Sunday heading up to Bowood House in Calne, Wiltshire to take on the sprint distance triathlon being held for the fifth year running, writes Terry Bewes.

Sidmouth Netball Club Under-19 team entered into the Paignton Regional 16-19 Open tournament.

The first Sunday of July brought a coach of day-trippers to Sidmouth for an afternoon of bowls, writes Susie Bonnell.

It was hard to believe that two consecutive Wednesday evening running on Woodbury Common could be so extremely different weather wise, writes Terry Bewes.

Forget the bowls (for one minute) – it’s back - the Sidmouth donkey!, writes Susie Bonnell.

Ottery St Mary Bowls Club president Gerry Beighton hosted Presidents Day and 50 plus members were in attendance to enjoy a glorious afternoon’s bowling followed by a sumptuous meal in the club house, writes Michael Smith.

It’s now looking like a two-team race for the first place in the Honiton Netball League Left Division as both Hi Q and Toucan Chicks continue to sport 100 per cent records after the latest set of matches, writes Graham Ingram.

The last Sunday of June saw the 26th running of the Torbay half marathon, writes Terry Bewes.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

After two losses in away matches, Ottery St Mary returned to Strawberry Lane and recorded a terrific home success over Plymouth Petanque Club, writes Dave West.

Another week in the everyday life of Sidmouth Bowling Club saw more county and club competitions played in lovely sunny summer weather, writes Susie Bonnell.

With no games possible at Honiton due to the heat and its effect on the courts only six games were played, writes Graham Ingram.

Ottery St Mary Bowls Club enjoyed a great start to the week when a team representing Ottery ladies took part in the ‘Spears Trophy’ at Sidmouth Bowling Club, writes Michael Smith.

On Wednesday, Sidmouth ladies travelled to play round three of the Inter Club competition.

Phew! It’s been a hot one! Sidmouth Bowling Club rinks have been pushed to stay green this week, but thanks to underground water storage tanks and the extremely hard work of Barry and Noel - the green keepers - everything is looking as beautiful as ever, writes Susie Bonnell.

One of the favourite days on the calendar for the Sidmouth ladies came around on Tuesday when the club hosted the Spears Trophy drive.

East Devon drag racing ace Mark Smith had to overcome significant hurdles to be part of a special event last weekend.

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