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The Blackdown Beast is a welcome event in the running calendar falling between the pre and post Christmas races, for this is a social 16.5-mile

Steve Westlake preparing to address the haggis at Devon and Somerset Glding Club

Saturday proved to be the best gliding day of the week at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Exmouth Belles at the Blackdown Beast event

Fifteen Exmouth Running Belles took part in the Blackdown Beast, writes Clare Medlock.

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Otters maintained their 100 per cent record in the Honiton Netball League when they came up against Hi Q, writes Graham Ingram.

SOHC - this weekend’s matches

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Sidmouth & Ottery 5th played Sidmouth & Ottery C on Saturday. Ref shsp 1060-04-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club team’s are back into their respective league programmes and there is a busy weekend ahead for the men’s and ladies’ teams, particularly the men’s first team.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies fourth team endured a difficult day when they travelled to Okehampton where they ultimately lost 7-2.

Sidmouth and Ottery (SOHC) ladies development travelled to Chard for a friendly where they triumphed by the odd goal in three.

Sidmouth men bag 12-shot win at Madeira

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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A very satisfactory result against Madeira Club cheered the Sidmouth men bowlers, writes David Fairclough.

Sidmouth ladies edged out at Axminster

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Sidmouth ladies were edged out in a close encounter at Axminster, writes Susie Bonnell.

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Sidmouth ladies welcomed friends from Budleigh Salterton for their latest match.

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Cranford Cougars recorded their first win of the season with a 38-10 success over Replay, writes Louise Passmore.

Axe Valley Pedallers

Over thirty Axe Valley Pedallers blinked in the strong January sunshine outside Seaton Tram Station as they got ready for their first Sunday ride of 2015.

A snowy Exmooor beneath a glider from the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

In the winter soaring season, the flight length is largely dependent on the direction and strength of the wind at North Hill Airfield, writes Jill Harmer.

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The first week of fixtures in the Honiton Netball League after the festive break were hit by the weather with just two matches being played, writes Graham Ingram.

Honiton Bowls  Club - the latest group of youngsters

Friday evening fun and coaching sessions at Honiton Bowls Club are proving more and more popular, writes Julie Grant.

The week saw a similar pattern to recent weeks, with a disappointing league match contrasting with success in the friendly fixture, writes David Fairclough.

Sidmouth ladies bowl to two shot victory over DCLIBA presidents team

Sidmouth Bowls Club have had very good reason to be proud of late - particularly in regard to the ladies indoor bowls, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth and Ottery ladies’ fourth team when a winning start to the new year with a 3-0 success at home to Chard ladies, writes Jane Roberts.

Five senior men were the only Exmouth Harriers at Westward Ho! For the fourth of six Westward Cross Country League fixtures for this winter, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Axmouth Challenge time

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

There were no races last week for the Axe Valley Runners, but Sunday, January 18, sees the staging of the Axmouth Challenge events, writes Dave Mutter.

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All clubs in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls league are reminded that they need to register their interest for the League Cup, writes Caroline Pavey.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member Ray Dodd with (Matt Wright) enjoying the view over Hembury Hill

The west ridge of the Blackdown Hills has been working overtime this past week, with the strong westerly wind, writes Jill Harmer.

Grizzly race director Dave Thomas meets with Richard Stokes of Everys Solicitors who are providng much valued and appreciated support for the 2105 Grizzly

Axe Valley Runners have been given a huge boost with the news that East Devon Sports Therapy and General Injury Clinic together with Everys Solicitors, will again be sponsoring the 2015 Grizzy race.

Sidmouth ladies’ edged out by Honiton

Thursday, January 8, 2015
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Sidmouth Bowls Club ladies’ met Honiton on home ground for the first Ladies’ indoor friendly match of 2015, writes Susie Bonnell.

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Clearly, the Christmas break had a beneficial effect on Sidmouth bowlers, with success in both cup and friendly fixtures since the festivities came to an end, writes David Fairclough.

Local student runners did well at the South West Cross country Championships held last weekend at Bicton.

Team Bike Motion

Exmouth athlete Jenny Bolsom is already an accomplished tri-athlete, and now she has joined a cycle team to further boost her growing prowess, writes Steve Birley.

New Year’s morning saw the fifth running of the Chard Flyer, a 10k road and track race in and around Chard, writes Dave Mutter.

Exmouth Harriers on duty at Wellington 10k

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Wellington Monument Race, run on the Saturday before Christmas, claims to be one of the toughest road based 10k events in the country, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Parkrun at Killerton is still popular though, not surprisingly, numbers are less than before the Exeter equivalent came on stream last summer, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Washing gliders at the end of the day's flying at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

The bright, but very cold weather provided excellent flying conditions for the hardy members at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club last weekend, writes Jill Harmer.

Great conditions for gliders

Monday, December 29, 2014
Matthew Williamson after his flight at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

The weekend before Christmas served up really good gliding conditions for ridge running along the Blackdown Hills at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

The victorious Exe ladies

Exe Hockey Club hoping that the New Year may bring much needed financial support to help them in their quest for more indoor hockey glory, writes Stephen Birley.

The victorious Exe ladies

Exe ladies were recently crowned champions of the Women’s West Indoor League!

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