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AVR athlete Jake Smith travelled to Wiltshire on Sunday to take part in the 9Bar Chilly 10K race around the Castle Coombe circuit, writes Dave Mutter.

It’s time to polish your antlers for East Devon’s famous Reindeer Run which will take place on Saturday, December 5, in Otterton.

Honiton ladies skilfully negotiated their way into the last 32 clubs in the country in the Yetton Trophy competition, writes Julie Grant.

Twenty-nine members of Lyme Regis Bowls Club made the annual pilgrimage to Benbridge on the Isle of Wight, to enjoy a bowls knockout tournament and other festivities, writes Paul Moffitt.


Axminster bowlers enjoyed considerable success in the early rounds of the national knock-out competitions, writes David Harris.

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There was another busy week of action in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League last week, writes Caroline Pavey.

The weather once again played its part in the latest round of Honiton Netball League matches with two second division games having to be called off due to heavy rain, writes Graham Ingram.

AVR duo tackle the Cornish Marathon

Friday, November 20, 2015
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AVR members Geoff Woodward and Steve Reynolds made the trip to Pensilva for the Cornish Marathon that travels across the moors to Jamaica Inn then follows the river Fowey for six miles and finally there’s a tough undulating last four miles, writes Dave Mutter.

All good things must come to an end and so it has with a narrow loss for Honiton bowlers against Exonia last weekend, writes Julie Grant.

One of the three unbeaten records in the Honiton Netball League was ended in the latest round of matches, writes Graham Ingram.

Honiton runners at the Castle Drogo 10 event

Last Sunday it was the Castle Drogo 10 race and 11 Honiton runners travelled to Drewsteignton to take part in this 9.6 off-road run organised by South West Road Runners, writes Judy Davey.

Jake Smith made the long trek down to Newquay to race in the second event in the Westward Cross Country League’s series of races, writes Dave Mutter.

Graham Newton with the trophy he picked up after winning the men's Over-65 cateogry at the Combe Crawler

AVR member Graham Newton, in the company of 140 other runners, ran the inaugural ‘Combe Crawler’, a tough, hilly, muddy eight-and-a-half mile race, taking in the North Devon Coast path, writes Dave Mutter.

Honiton runners at the Castle Drogo 10 event

A happy minibus of AVR runners headed off towards Castle Drogo for the annual 10-mile run, writs Dave Mutter.

Charmouth Bowls Club trophy winners (left to right); Finn Gordon-Christopher, Mark Gordon-Christopher, Elena Dixon, Alan Rolls, Jackie Rolls, Phil Winstone, Tony Sparks, Mike Jackson-Bass, Jim Greenhalgh and David Cruickshank.

Charmouth Bowls Club held their 2015 presentation event at St Andrews Community Hall, Lower Sea Lane.

Honiton bowlers continue to keep run going

Thursday, November 12, 2015

There were two more wins for Honiton bowlers in recent mixed friendlies as the 100 per cent run in such matches continues, writes Julie Grant.

Axminster bowlers endured mixed fortunes in recent matches, writes David Harris.

Sidbury still top in the afternoon

Thursday, November 12, 2015
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There was no change in the Evening Division One table after the results of the past week, writes Caroline Pavey.

Hugh Marsden in action in the Falklands Islands

Hugh Marsden had an outstanding run to finish a close third in the inaugural Falklands Island Man versus Horse race, writes Cathy Newman.

Sidmouth Running Club member John Perratt pictured at the Sid Vale Athletics meeting back in 2014. Ref shs 2692-21-14SH Picture by Simon Horn

Local runner John Perratt who passed away two weeks ago was more recently seen in the vest of home-town club Sidmouth, but prior to that was a member of Exmouth Harriers, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Colyton School girl's crosscountry running team

Colyton Grammar School’s girl’s team were in action at the Schools South West Regional cross country championships last weekend.

Yarcombe Yomp proves big success

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Yarcombe Yomp is a tough, five, or 10-mile loop, muddy at the best of times, writes Dave Mutter.

Kye Silver of Colyton School who has been selected to play for England in the Sainsbury's Games

Colyton Grammar School student, Kye Silver, has recently succeeded in gaining a place in the Under-17s hockey team representing England at the Sainsbury’s School Games, writes Safi Lewis.


Exmouth Visions badminton players Jonty and Morgan Wright travelled to Redruth to compete in the Badminton England Kerrier Under-13 and Under-17 tournaments.

Jake Purdy wins

Honiton FSC Muay Thai ace Jake Purdy is now the number one ranked Muay Thai fighter in the country after success in front of 5,000 fans at the Macron Stadium, Bolton.


The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League has seen a number of weeks completed in the early part of the season.

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A new season of Woodbury and District Skittles Association is up and running.

Sidmouth Running Club foundind member John Perratt who has sadly passed away

The Templer Ten, along the Templer Way at Newton Abbott, is one of the most popular local races, largely because it’s flat, writes Colin Flood.

With many runners starting their Grizzly training this weekend it was a quiet weekend for AVR, writes Carol Austin.

Honiton coaches Roger Binmore and Denis Hillyear helping newcomers in the skills of bowling at the Open Evening.

The Open Evening proved to be a big success thanks to the hard work of club volunteers, writes Julie Grant.

The three unbeaten teams in division one all retained their 100 per cent records in the latest round of Honiton Netball Winter League matches and Otters made it a win each for the top four sides in Division One, writes Graham Ingram.

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Devon’s richest raceday takes place next Tuesday (November 3) when high class horses will be heading to Exeter Racecourse to contest the grade 2 Sportingbet Haldon Gold Cup, writes Lucy Johnson

Honiton runners excel on three fronts

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Honiton runners took part in races at three different venues, with runners competing in the Exmoor Stagger, the Great West Run and the Eden marathon meeting, writes Judy Davey.

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The only AVR in action this week was Sue Venn who, after a gap of three years, ran the Dartmoor Vale Half and had forgotten just how tough it was with lots of hills, one in particular roughly around the six- mile point that was a steep climb for 1.5-miles, writes Dave Mutter.

Fine form continued for Honiton bowlers

Monday, October 26, 2015

Winning ways continue for indoor bowlers at Honiton, writes Julie Grant.

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