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THE Axe Runners’ Grizzly 2018 event was plagued by forecasts of doom and the race committee, lead by Race Director Tony Smith were forced, after consulting various agencies, to cut the event short and even then as the snow came with blizzard like conditions on Beer Common wondered if they had made the correct decision. …

STUDENTS from Holyrood Academy in Chard travelled to Millfield School to compete in the Spring Games. This included the U13 and U15 girls and boys handball teams as well as four table tennis players. All four handball teams competed in a round-robin competition against five opposing schools throughout the day. The players performed brilliantly with …

ON A bright and slightly overcast Sunday morning five Axe Valley Runners assembled to participate in the Brighton marathon. The course winds its way around the town passing landmarks such as the famous Brighton pavilions and iconic seafront. Chris Hill finished 3,839th out of 19,772 in 4:02:29; Alan Morbey close behind 3,839 in 4:06:56; then Caroline …

THE ANNUAL 22-mile Exe to Axe race took place on Sunday. The race starts in Exmouth and follows the coast path to Axmouth Harbour. Axe Valley Runners’ Matt Clist ran superbly to finish 2nd in 2:34 and Tim Lenton was 3rd, 3:01. Other AVR results: Patrick Devine-Wright 17th, 3:19; Matt Hewer 21st, 3:26; Rob Collier …

THE 21st Commonwealth Games got underway on the Gold Coast in Australia earlier this week with plenty of local interest among the 394 athletes competing in the 275 events held across 19 sports. Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch, a former student at King’s College Taunton, kept a clean sheet as the England Ladies hockey team beat South …

WITH the weather returning once again, Good Friday morning turned out to be very wet and cold for the seven-mile Kilmington Kanter; a multi-terrain race starting  encompassing two challenging hills. There was great AVR success with the club claiming the first seven places. James Green was beaten by Ollie Caute by 2 secs last year, …

MORE than 300 young people from schools across Devon converged on the Tarka Tennis Centre in Barnstaple on Wednesday (January 31) for the Devon Ability Games. It’s the biggest inclusive sporting spectacle in the county, providing an opportunity for children with a wide range of abilities to take part in sporting competitions and taster sessions. …

Vogue Twirlers had plenty to celebrate at their end-of-year awards evening. The baton-twirling troupe from Weston-super-Mare had a strong 2017 season on the competition front. Highlight of the season came at the National Baton Twirling Association National Championships in Torquay during November. Vogue Twirlers returned with 70 top-six awards including 21 first places, ten second …