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Feniton Over-60s A team lost 43-27 to Hemyock, but the single point gained was sufficient to maintain their status in Division Two next year, writes Roger Smith.

Honiton Running Club member Howard Bidmead went to West Bay on Sunday to take part in the Jurassic Coast Run hosted by Bridport Runners, writes Judy Davey.

Six AVRs took part in the Forest Flyer, a five‘ish’-mile trail race through Haldon Forest that attracted 170 hardy runners mostly from other Devon running clubs, writes Dave Mutter.

Recently, the club held another of the popular barbecue evenings, writes Carol Smith.

In 2013, eleven AVRs competed the National 3 Peaks Challenge, an event that involves reaching the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, all within 24 hours, writes Dave Mutter.

In a recent friendly at home to Exonia, Ottery St Mary took the match honours by three rinks to one and by an overall shot score of 72-64.

Recent weeks have not been over productive for the Budleigh Ladies in the Exeter and District Over-50s Triples League, so a successful visit to Okehampton this week was just what was required, as the team returned with an overall win, writes David Roberts.

It has been a splendid couple of weeks for the Chardstock B team playing in the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League, writes Vaughan Fletcher.

The Feniton Over-60s League B team are top of Division Five after two fine wins, writes Roger Smith.

Six AVRs turned up to run the gruelling, hilly, wet, windy and muddy Jurassic half marathon at West Bay near Bridport – the sort of conditions and terrain which AVR love, writes Dave Mutter.

Six Honiton Running Club members made the short trip to Exeter last Friday evening to take part in the Dawlish Coasters Forest Flyer event held in Haldon Forest, writes Judy Davey.

A tae kwon-do student from Honiton was crowned world champion when students from Honiton and Axminster Tae Kwon-Do represented England at the International World Championships in Birmingham.

Seaton entertained Hemyock in a Monday evening meeting that gave the home side the chance to take top spot in the East of Exe League, Division B table, writes Alan Nicholas.

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

Last week saw yet another dismal showing from the championship side, writes Paul Moffitt.

In the East of Exe League, the mixed team lost 67-60 at Hemyock with the lone success a 21-12 win for the rink of C Maynard, J Smith, R Cooke and K Lovering, writes Roger Smith.

Mixed fortunes of late for Axminster bowlers, writes David Harris.

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.

AVR duo Denise Burgess and Sam Summers ran Greenbow RC’s Straight Eight race from Starcross to the quay, writes Dave Mutter.

Seaton ladies’ Blue team were 51-21 winners when they were in action at Budleigh in an Over-50s Triples League fixture, writes Alan Nicholas.

In the Honiton ladies’ invitational triples tournament, teams taking part came from Bridport, Budleigh Salterton, Dunkerswell, Feniton, Madeira and Sidmouth, writes Joan Mackintosh.

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.

Haselbury Plucknett hosted their 30th event at the beautiful cricket ground in the village, writes Dave Mutter.

Chardstock teams endured some close encounters in their latest outings in the Exeter and District men’s Over-60s League matches, writes Vaughan Fletcher.

Three AVR’s travelled to Buckland St Mary in Somerset for the inaugural Buckland Bolt, a multi-terrain 10k race across predominately private land in the beautiful Blackdown Hills, writes Dave Mutter.

Honiton ladies will be well represented at the National Competitions to be held at Leamington, Warwickshire in August, writes Joan Mackintoch.

The men’s championship side took a break last week, but the ladies enjoyed a fine 8-2 result against Sherborne, but the men’s Lyme Two team were beaten by Portland Victoria, despite winning on two rinks, writes Paul Moffitt.

Axe Valley Boules League

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Division 1

Gerrard Arms B 2, Axe Cliff 3; Colyton FC 1, Fishers 4; Kingfisher A, 4 New Inn Flyers 1; Ship Castaways 1, Golden Hind B 4; New Inn Flyers 2, Golden Hind B 3 (back game).

Seaton bowlers launched their week with a home East of Exe League meeting with Feniton that ended with the rinks being shared, but match honours went to the visitors’ to the tune of a 72-55 score line, writes Alan Nicholas.

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.

Axe Valley Runners (AVR) are in urgent need of a qualified running coach, writes Dave Mutter.

Ten Honiton Running Club (HRC) members took the short journey to Dalwood to take part in the Dalwood 10k multi-terrain run, writes Judy Davey.

The Wednesday matches in the Over-60s men’s triples league and the ladies’ Over-50s matches were both cancelled so that members could attend the funeral of long term club member George Skinner, a good servant to the club, writes Roger Smith.

It’s been a busy summer for the Cranbrook Arrows Netball Club, writes Helen Eke.

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