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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...
  • Barnstaple under-19s do water polo double over Newton Abbot

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
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    WATER POLO BARNSTAPLE under-19s did the double over Newton Abbot with a narrow win away and convincing victory at home. In South Devon, Barnstaple expected a test from tough opposition in a shallow and narrow pool. And so it proved as final-quarter goals from Michael Taylor and Rob Squires clinched a 16-15 win. They trailed 9-8 at half time but the third quarter saw the tide turn as the Barnstaple boys' superior fitness shone...
  • Hansen Cup first-round draw

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
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    THE DRAW for the first round of the Hansen Cup has handed Braunton thirds, last year's runners-up, a home tie against Barnstaple AAC. Hansen Cup – 1st rd (to be played by November 30): Torrington v Northside Atl, Kilkhampton v Northam Lions, Braunton v Barnstaple AAC, Merton v Woolacombe and Mortehoe, Anchor Chiefs v Fremington, High Bickington v Bridgerule.
  • North Devon Football League Intermediate One round-up

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
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    Pilton Academicals 3 Hartland 3: Pilton hit back for an unlikely draw after trailing 3-0 at half time. Dominic Allin, Adam Symons and Jack Coleman rewarded Hartland for a sharp start. Coleman thought he had scored a fourth but his chip was judged to have not crossed the line. The sides shared a 4-4 draw on the opening day and Pilton fought back for a point again, earning their fourth draw in eight games. Braunton 5 Equalizers 2: ...
  • Late try gives Bideford under-16s draw against Barnstaple

    By North Devon Journal at 02:00 on 17/10/13
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    RUGBY A LATE converted try saw Bideford under-16s draw 10-10 with Barnstaple on Sunday. Barum scored two first-half tries but failed to close out the game. A well-worked move involving Bideford's Reece Pearn and Josh Lindo was finished by Micheal Smith and Billy Cockwill converted to secure the draw. Bideford started well in the evenly-contested match but Barnstaple made more of their possession in the first half. Will Harrison...

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