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  • Bideford Bay joins growing list of ultra marathons

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
    COASTING: Runners tackle the new Bideford Bay 50km race. Inset: Iain Hindes celebrates with an ice cream.    Pictures: Danny Chappell
    LONG AGO, even before the marathon, came ultra running. Races which demand willpower and stamina beyond 26 miles 385 yards. Older in concept, they have just taken more time to become popular. Now, with hundreds worldwide to choose from, you can race for days to the holy site of Muktinath in the Nepalese Himalayas or try the grand slam comprising Jungle Ultra, Mountain Ultra, Desert Ultra and Ice Ultra, taking in the Amazon Rainforest...
  • North Devon youth football round-up

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
    DERBY ACTION: Bideford under-15s attack Bideford Blues at the Sports Ground.  Picture: Neil Blackburn
    FOOTBALL BIDEFORD under-15s took the points from a keenly-contest derby against Bideford Blues to go top of the West Country Cleaning Services North Devon Youth League. Getting good service from the midfield, both Robins goals came from striker Charlie Webb. Keeper Will Jaques commanded his back four to keep a second consecutive clean sheet. Both sides played good passing football to create chances at both ends but it was hosts...
  • Rob Farkins is Bideford match-winner in cup tie

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
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    EVERY week it seems a different Bideford player steps up with a match-winning effort. Rob Farkins became their 12th scorer this season with a towering header against Taunton Town on Tuesday. The defender met a corner from Matt Bye to clinch a 3-2 victory in the Red Insure Cup first round. With the England match on television, only 86 people ventured to the Sports Ground. But those who made the effort enjoyed an entertaining game. A...
  • Appledore climb in North Devon League Premier Division

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
    RISING: Appledore's Marc Clark sends a header towards goal.  Picture: Rob Tibbles. Ref:  BNRT20131012F-009_C
    Appledore 3 Bradworthy 1: Substitute Hallum Cook scored twice to lift Appledore out of the Premier Division relegation zone with their first win of the season. The Fishermen had gone four games without scoring but ended their drought when Marc Clark turned in a cross from Billy Tubb midway through the first half. Bradworthy have introduced several young players this season and were boosted by the experience of Kevin Nancekivell and...
  • Handball is getting a leg-up in North Devon

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
    HELP AT HAND: Handball Devon coach Aym Dupuy.
    HANDBALL Mark Jenkin DASHING from one end of a sportshall to the other at punishing pace, handball has been described as a bleep test with balls. The fitness benefits and frantic action have long made it a popular sport across Europe where millions of players regularly take part. In the UK, the profile has always been much smaller but, after the success of the London 2012 Olympics, handball has been given a leg-up. The sport is...

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