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The first of two fixtures to be held at the popular picturesque track known as Flete Park, near Ermington, takes place this coming Saturday (April 20), writes Donna Harris.

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

Julie Grant’s term of office as the president of the Devon Ladies Indoor Bowling Association drew to a close after a successful and enjoyable year, writes Joan Mackintosh.

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

Seaton Bowling Club held their short mat singles and pairs finals, writes Linda Stone.

Torbay Motor Club are hosting three days of thrilling motorsport action over the Easter weekend, culminating in a ‘taster’ event that is open to newcomers and novices who’d like to try their hand at club motorsport, writes Rupert Barker.

Four AVRs travelled to Brighton for the marathon in cool but breezy conditions, writes Dave Mutter.

There were 192 runners taking part in this year’s Honiton Hippo, writes Dave Mutter.

Julie Grant’s term of office as the president of the Devon Ladies Indoor Bowling Association draw to a close after a successful and enjoyable year, writes Joan Mackintosh.

On Wednesday morning, April 3, Awliscombe Short Mat Bowls Club entertained the Memory Cafe for a game of bowls, writes Alan Breens.

Terry Emmett did exceptionally well in the Manchester Marathon, taking an extraordinary eight minutes off his personal best time, finishing in 2:58:55 and achieved his ambition to break the three-hour barrier.

Last Sunday, eight Honiton Running Club (HRC) runners took the shorter journey to Exmouth to take part in JP’s Exe to Axe race organised by Sidmouth Running Club, writes Judy Davey.

JP’s Exe to Axe is a grade B fell race that runners have described as ‘a brute of a race with some outstanding views’, writes Dave Mutter.

Honiton Bowls Club now sports another excellent achievement after three of the club’s players won the Disability Bowls England Inter Club Triples competition held at Mid Devon Bowls Club, Tiverton, writes Joan Mackintosh.

It was a cracking evening at The Old Picture House in Seaton last Thursday when AVR was able to hand out over £31,000 to mostly local groups and charities following this year’s Grizzly meeting, writes Dave Mutter.

Easter Sunday (April 21) at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials promises to provide the whole family with a feast of high-octane sporting action, coupled with free entertainment for the children, writes Lucy Johnson.

Are you having a ‘flutter’ on the 2019 Grand National? If so, and you are particularly interested in the Westcountry-based entries, then we have a horse-by-horse guide of the runners and riders – and their trainers, travelling from the Westcountry to the big race.

Spring is here and there can be few better ways to spend it than heading off with the family for a day out to Cherrybrook, where the local area point-to-point meeting takes place this coming Sunday (April 7), writes Donna Harris.

On the first day of British Summer Time, nine Honiton Running Club (HRC) members took part in the Yeovil Half Marathon, writes Judy Davey.

Bicton Arena is the place to head with all the family on Easter Sunday (April 21) where horses, Easter eggs, Tractor Ted and a family dog show are some of the attractions, writes Lucy Johnson.

The penultimate Sunday of March saw Paula Ferris from Honiton Running Club (HRC) participate in the 20-mile Granite Way Race in Okehampton, organised by Exeter City Community Trust, writes Judy Davey.

Honiton’s Devon County men’s triples meeting with Madeira proved to be an exciting game, writes Joan Mackintosh.

Three AVRs had an extra early start, due to the clocks going forward an hour, to make the journey to Yeovil for the town centre start of the Yeovil marathon and half marathon, writes Dave Mutter.

Axminster indoor bowlers completed another season with the club finals weekend, writes David Harris.

The penultimate weekend of March saw the Axe Vale Canoe Club hold their Axe Race, which had to be cancelled for the last two years due to heavy rain and the river in flood.

Axe Vale Netball Club is now in its fourth year and, in that short time, the membership numbers have increased to around 160, aged from nine to 76 with all actively taking part in the sport.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) junior member, 13-year-old Daniel Hender from Cullompton. was amongst those who enjoyed some advanced aerobatics training at North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club are still very much in the race for a Petroc One top three finish after they won 4-3 at Ashmoor.

The finals of the Devon County Ladies’ Indoor Bowling Association were held at Honiton last weekend as the president for the 2018/2019 season was Julie Grant, writes Joan Mackintosh.

Competing in their third half marathon in six weeks, AVR duo Diane and Graham Newton ran the very first Weston Super Half Marathon in perfect running conditions on Sunday, writes Carol Austin.

Seaton Parkrun needed to follow an amended route on Saturday because of the drainage works on West Walk, meaning the 5k route included more pebble beach than usual, starting on the pebbles adjacent to Axe Yacht Club, writes Carol Austin.

Will Biddick’s double at the Lamerton put him on the 16 winners mark for the season, and left him just ten winners short of the British record of 414 career wins set up by Richard Burton in the 2011 season, writes Granville Taylor.

A dozen AVR members were involved in the Granite Way race, which is based at Okehampton, writes Carol Austin.

Honiton petanque club began a new Devon League campaign with mixed fortunes, writes Chris Bigmore.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 2nd XI were edged out by the odd goal in three in their meeting with East Devon IIs.

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