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It was glorious weather, if anything a bit too hot for the iconic London Marathon and several AVRs ‘enjoyed’ the pain of running 26.2 miles, writes Dave Mutter.

Vauterhill near High Bickington is the location for the Bank Holiday Monday point-to-point meeting where the Stevenstone will stage their day, writes Donna Harris.

Eventing legend Mary King MBE and her daughter Emily officially opened Bicton Arena’s new all-weather arena at a special ceremony that took place during the arenas international horse trails at the weekend which saw more than 700 horse and rider combinations in action, writes Lucy Johnson.

Point-to-Point racehorse enthusiast will be treated to another bumper weekend of racing this coming weekend, where the Axe Vale host their meeting on Sunday (April 30), followed by the Stevenstone staging their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday (May 1), writes Donna Harris.

At last members at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) have been able to enjoy decent soaring weather, writes Jill Harman.

David Doel headed the CIC2* at Bicton Arena International horse Trials riding Gillian Jonas’ Shannondale Quest adding four showjumping penalties to his dressage score of 43.4, writes Lucy Johnson.

Honiton Bowls Club president Joan Heard opened the outdoor bowling season at Honiton with a toucher and the mixed teams continued this good run of bowls with victories in all the friendly matches played in the past week, writes Julie Grant.

‘Diversity’ and ‘community’, are words often bandied around in the media today, but on Friday evening at Winston’s in Seaton it was obvious that East Devon has both of these in abundance, writes Dave Mutter.

A huge crowd of several thousand turned out on Saturday to enjoy the delightful picturesque setting of Flete Park, near Ermington, where the Dartmoor hosted their point-to-point meeting last Saturday. Race goers were treated to seven competitive races, where the lady jockeys took on the men to win four on the day, writes Donna Harris.

Taunton Racecourse end the season in style when they host their ever popular Ladies Day Meeting on Thursday (April 27) with a seven race card that boasts a massive £53k in prizes and starts at 1.50 pm, writes Richard Walsh.

Feniton Bowls Club are always delighted to welcome new members.

Honiton’s third league match of the season ended in a 3-2 defeat at home by local rivals and early Deon Petanque League pacesetters Ottery St Mary.

Feniton Bowls Club launched a new outdoor season at the weekend.

Lyme Regis Bowls Club opened it’s doors to a new season last Saturday, writes Peter Moffitt.

On a bright, but breezy day, 47 members turned out for the Opening Drive of the new season, at Seaton Bowling Club’s Jubilee Gardens Bowling Green, writes Alan Nicholas.

Did you know that just about anybody can learn to fish? Fishing really is a four-season leisure pastime, and one of its joys is that in each season there are different and exciting fish to catch.

This Friday (April 21) sees the start of the Ottery St Mary Bowls Club Club Nights where any new players are always welcome to come along and try their hand, all equipment and coaching is provided, writes Michael Smith.

Easter Sunday saw the start of the 2017 summer season for Ottery St Mary Bowling Club, writes Michael Smith.

A treble for Will Biddick and a double for Martin McIntyre were the highlights of the Four Burrow card before a packed crowd at Trebudannon, writes Granville Taylor.

A total of 65 runners contested the eight races on predominantly soft ground at a cool and cloudy Upcott Cross, writes Granville Taylor.

East Devon racing driver Harry Tincknell vaulted to the top of the FIA World Endurance Championship standings after a stunning fight back to win the opening round at Silverstone on Easter Sunday.

Flete Park near Ermington is the venue for this coming weekends (April 23) point-to-point horse racing fixture in the Devon and Cornwall Area, writes Donna Harris.

Bicton Arena will celebrate its 40th anniversary this coming weekend (April 21 to 23), at its international horse trials where a world class field will be in action, with nearly 800 horse and rider combinations setting out to tackle solid timber fences across the venue’s stunning rolling parkland having performed a dressage and showjumping test, writes Lucy Johnson.

After winning their first Devon League match 3-2 at Isca, Honiton Petanque were narrowly beaten by the same score at Chudleigh in their second match.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club are celebrating the fact that three of their younger members have all converted to the single-seater junior glider, writes Jill Harman.

Dunkeswell bowlers have not enjoyed too much success of late either in friendly or league matches.

Honiton Gymnastics Club’s stars of the future displayed their prowess, as 52 gymnasts competed at the South West Club Development Championships in Sherborne, Dorset.

On a bright Good Friday, AVR put on a superb performance at this year’s Kilmington Kanter Fun Run and children’s race, writes Dave Mutter.

Five AVR members travelled to Yeovil for the start of the well-established Yeovil Town Road Running Club 5k series, writes Dave Mutter.

Three HRC runners opted for the flat river Exe tow path rather than the hills of Kilmington on Good Friday in a bid to boost their 10k times, writes Judy Davey.

The Kilmington Kanter saw record numbers take part in the event, staged on Good Friday and, amongst the turnout were a good number from Honiton Running Club (HRC), writes Judy Davey.

Former Lympstone ABC boxer Harry Webb made a successful start to life as a professional boxer when he won on the bill at the Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon.

The Honiton Hippo Calf is open to youngsters of nine years and over and is approximately one-and-three-quarter miles in length, writes Judy Davey.

Nearly 50 members took part in the AVR senior April handicap, won by Dave Mutter in 32:02, just pipping Ian Clements, 25:36, with David Cooke, third in 27:03.

Honiton Running Club held its Hippo and Hippo Calf in the hottest weather conditions the race has experienced in its history, writes Judy Davey.

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