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There may be no large gatherings for local runners just now owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, but AVR members continue to keep themselves busy, writes Dave Mutter.

The competition action is certainly hotting up at Cricket Field Lane with many of the Budleigh bowlers having one eye firmly fixed on semi-final berths, writes David Roberts.

Sidmouth bowlers were blessed with the most glorious weather for their very first Mixed Umbrella meeting of the season, writes Carol Smith.

The Westcountry point-to-point circuit has been given a terrific boost with the news that Totnes and Bridgetown Races Co Ltd is to launch a special £10,000 financial support package to kick-start the 2020/2021 Point to Point season in the Devon and Cornwall area, writes Granville Taylor.

Six games into the Chardstock Bowls Club triples league and the contest could not be closer.

The Twin Tigers Martial Arts and Boxing Club are back up and running from the final Saturday in July.

Nine teams from Axe Valley Runners (AVR) took part in the Virtual Ekiden Marathon Relay Two, organised by City-Runs.

With precision planning, Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) member Bex McDonald’s next challenge took her on a 16-mile downhill journey from Haytor all the way to Teignmouth, writes Hamish Spence.

On the middle Saturday of July, just one month after completing the Dartmoor Round with a friend in 18 hours and 45 minutes, Patrick Devine-Wright returned to Dartmoor in an attempt to break the record for the run, writes Dave Mutter.

Harry Tincknell came home fifth after two hours and 40 minutes of fast and furious racing at Sebring International Raceway, despite coasting across the line due to coming up short on fuel.

The Point to Point Authority (PPA) have published a proposed fixture list for the 2020/21 season.

If I was to count the hours I have spent fishing by the number of fish I’ve caught then my pitiful return definitely does not warrant the effort I’ve extended, writes Dick Sturch.

Chardstock Bowls Club started their integral pairs league last Monday (July 13).

After the first 10 days of action at the club since our post-lockdown re-opening, our outdoor committee have decided, that, rather than just rollups between ourselves, the club will now adopt a different approach for those that like a bit more competition, writes Carol Smith.

AVR members have been putting in the hard yards in the club’s latest virtual handicap.

A hugely popular venue used by Sidmouth Running Club many times throughout the year is Newton Poppleford and invariably some of the routes used would need to cross over the River Otter to the village of Harpford and beyond, writes Hamish Spence.

In March the bowlers at Honiton saw the Coronavirus pandemic close down the indoor green before the end of the season, with no knowledge of when bowling could begin again, writes Joan Mackintosh.

Lots of Sidmouth Bowls Club members have now signed up for the remainder of the outdoor bowling season, writes Carol Smith.

In mid-June members of the Exmouth Running Belles took part in a socially-distanced half marathon.

East Devon’s driving ace Harry Tincknell is celebrating an emphatic victory at the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona, the first IMSA race to be held since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the first race since Multimatic took the operational helm of the Mazda Motorsports DPi race programme.

Honiton Gymnastics Club coach Gemma Robertson is running 5k-a-day for 20 days to raise money for Honiton Gymnastics Club’s COVID-19 appeal.

Three intrepid trail blazing Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) members ventured into the deep interior of the East Devon countryside for another epic long-distance run, writes Hamish Spence.

Usually when we start our outdoor bowling season at the latter end of April the weather is pretty unkind, writes Carol Smith.

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell, has signed a multi-year contract extension with Multimatic Motorsports.

Zaq Bevan took on a massive lock-down challenge to raise funds for our NHS, writes Hamish Spence.

The penultimate Saturday of June saw a pair of AVR members out in action on Dartmoor, writes Dave Mutter.

Feniton Bowls Club is once again ‘open for business’, albeit under very different conditions than the bowlers are normally used to, writes Roger Smith.

Five Mighty Green Sidmouth Running Club juniors have completed the ‘Conquer a Devon Route’ challenge set by School Games Active Devon, writes Hamish Spence.

Twelve months ago, Harry Tincknell and his team mates were racing in the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

With no events currently available due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Exeter based City-Runs organised a virtual Ekiden marathon relay and Axe Valley Runners (AVR) stormed to five team victories as well as numerous personal bests and individual milestones, writes Carol Austin.

Back in 2017, when Jo Earlam organised the inaugural Women Can Marathon, David Wright volunteered to help out by course-checking parts of the route, writes Hamish Spence.

A Sidford resident is richly deserving of the title ‘Marathon Man’, given his exploits in raising money for the NHS, writes Steve Birley.

With lockdown as it is, it was impossible to run the normal AVR 3.5-mile handicap, so Andrew Hartnell took it upon himself to organise a ‘virtual’ 4k handicap, writes Dave Mutter.

East Devon company CORE off-road events have announced a return to action following the easing of lockdown restrictions owing to the Coronavirus pandemic,

Despite the on-going Coronavirus pandemic that we all continue to live with members of Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) continue to ‘keep on running’, writes Hamish Spence.

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