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It’s extremely difficult to get accepted for a place in the London Marathon and once accepted you pound the roads for mile after mile, which this year was usually in wet, cold or windy weather, writes Dave Mutter.

Friday night’s National Trophy speedway meeting between Plymouth Devils and Isle of Wight is set to be dedicated to the memory of both Ivan Mauger and Vaclav Verner.

Students from Honiton Tae Kwon Do attended the TAGB South West Championships and the TAGB English Championships, bagging an impressive 12 trophies from the two events.

The Speedway world was rocked last week with the sad news of the passing of two former ‘greats’ of the sport, Ivan Mauger and Vaclav Verner.

Outdoor bowling started again at Seaton Bowling Club on Saturday, writes Alan Nicholas.

The final matches of the Honiton Netball League winter competition were played on the third Monday of April, writes Steph Upson.

Lyme Regis bowlers launched a new outdoor campaign in some glorious sunshine, writes Paul Moffatt.

Feniton Bowls Club heralded the start of a new outdoor season with the staging of the ‘Opening Drive’ in Sunday’s beautiful sunshine, writes Roger Smith.

In Provence, the sun was shining and many petanque players were enjoying the spring weather, writes John Thatcher.

The Honiton Running Club (HRC) Calf is open to youngsters of nine years and over and is approximately one-and-three-quarter miles in length, although younger children are allowed if they run with an adult, writes Judy Davey.

Honiton Running Club (HRC) held its Hippo and Calf runs last Sunday with the base for the run being Honiton Primary School, writes Judy Davey.

Foxcub lowered the colours of local favourite Dicky Bob in the Ladies’ Open at the Silverton point-to-point held at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Grand National Day, writes Granville Taylor.

The Honiton Hippo is a tough 7.25-mile run over hills, woods, streams and rivers plus lashings of gloopy mud this year, writes Dave Mutter.

With a list of entries that reads like a who’s who of eventing, Bicton Arena International Horse Trials, which begins on Friday (April 19), looks set to be the focal point for all equestrians keen to watch their favourite equine stars in action, writes Lucy Johnson.

On a bright and slightly overcast Sunday morning down in Brighton, five AVRs assembled to participate in the Brighton marathon, writes Dave Mutter.

The annual Snows Toyota Mixed Fours Tournament was held at Honiton and a full day’s bowling and eating was enjoyed by many teams, writes Julie Grant.

In the Honiton club competitions there were winners and finalists who all picked up certificates and money prizes, writes Julie Grant.

The Axminster indoor bowling season ended in disappointing fashion for cancellations led to a premature end of campaign, writes David Harris.

There was a great turnout for the Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) awards evening held at the Blue Ball, Sidford.

Point-to-point horse racing heads back to Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary this coming Saturday (April 14), writes Donna Harris.

Organisers of Nunney International Horse Trials have announced a new title sponsor for the event, which takes place from June 15 to 17, writes Lucy Johnson.

Dicky Bob won the Hunt race for the fourth successive year at Cherrybrook, but this time the locally trained grey met with no opposition in his favourite race and only had to walk over to claim the prize, writes Granville Taylor.

Bicton Arena has added another feather to its cap having won the prestigious British Dressage Best Venue award for 2017, writes Lucy Johnson.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Last Sunday, Taunton Half Marathon saw several Honiton Running Club members turn out for a road race with 1,066 runners taking part, writes Judy Davey.

The annual Exe to Axe race took place on Sunday with a great turnout from AVRs looking to take on this 22-mile endurance challenge, writes Dave Mutter.

As the Short Mat season for Seaton Bowling Club draws to a close, the Finals Day was set for the first Thursday in April and was preceded by a lively social evening the night before, writes Alan Nicholas.

The Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers fixture, postponed from its original date two weeks previously, only got the go-ahead after an early morning course inspection, writes Granville Taylor and Donna Harris.

Point-to-pointing finally got back on track last weekend after a prolonged bad weather spell, and hopefully the scheduled meeting to be held at Cherrybrook near Tavistock this coming Sunday (April) will be another meeting to defy the weather, writes Donna Harris.

Three scouts from South Devon have been invited to attend Exeter Racecourse’s Family Day next Sunday (April 8) to help them raise funds for the 24th World Scout Jamboree, which takes place in the USA next year.

Honiton Running Club member Olivia Higginson did the Monsal Trail 10km in Bakewell, Derbyshire, writes Judy Davey.

Petanque players in the Devon Region have been dusting off the their boules as the new season gets underway, though the hardier players have been involved in club sessions throughout the winter months, writes Chris Bigmore.

Honiton bowler Steve Coles has played his way into the Devon County Bowling Association semi-finals, writes Julie Grant.

With winter weather returning once again, Good Friday morning turned out to be very wet and cold for the 7-mile Kilmington Kanter; a multi-terrain race starting from the cricket field encompassing two challenging hills of just over a mile each, writes Dave Mutter.

Axminster Bowls Club completed another indoor season with their traditional Finals Day meeting, writes David Harris.

A chilly Good Friday did not put off some hardy Honiton Running Club (HRC) members who took on the Kilmington Kanter, a seven-mile multi-terrain race, writes Judy Davey.

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