The 60th ESSA (English Schools Swimming Association) Secondary Schools Team National Championships was held on Saturday 18th November 2017 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre, London where Mount Kelly was crowned the top senior school, taking home the cove more

21 Nov 2017 12:12 Community News

A five week block of swimming lessons forbeginners, to help you learn or improveyour frontcrawl swimming. The aim of the ‘Swim into Tri’ lessons is to help build your swim confidence and make your first steps into swimming and triathlon fun and enjo more

19 Nov 2017 17:56 Community News

Hockey is thriving in Okehampton. Both the Men, who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and the Ladies, who will be marking their centenary in 2018, have first teams playing at the highest level ever. The Men play in GoCrea8 league South Divi more

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North Tawton Rugby Club is entering its 133rd season and currently runs two teams. The men play in Devon Tribute 2 and the ladies’ team has just reformed and are getting back into the league system. The club, which has fantastic facilities and a st more

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Lee survived three tours in Afghanistan and then a freak motorway accident changed his life… Fit, active and seeking an outdoor life, Lee joined the Royal Marines at 21; having grown up in Dagenham, he was drafted to Bickleigh in 1992, and he and hi more

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Andrew took up triathlons two years ago and enjoys them so much that he now trains every day… You may know Andrew Bowden who works in the Co-op in Yelverton, as a mild mannered, tall and cheerful man, but when off duty he is passionate about the out more

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Alex had never really climbed until he went to secondary school – just three years later he was a member of the GB training team and taking part in competitions all over the world. ‘Adventurous’ and ‘competitive’ are two words that really spring to m more

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Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors, has joined forces with Old Plymothian and Mannamedian (OPM) Rugby Football Club to support its junior teams for the 2017/18 season. The firm is sponsoring the home-played junior breakfast games which take place... more

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We sat down to write something informative about how we treat our patients with a combination of physiotherapy and exercise-based rehabilitation. However we thought it would be much better, if one of our clients told you their story. This is Jenny’s more

Jane's Health Blog

Over the last year our sporting teams have had some fantastic achievements and we are particularly proud that St Andrew’s qualified to represent West Devon in the county finals in tag rugby, hockey, indoor athletics and cricket. The children have als more


At the end of summer term Meavy School invited all primary school age children to run the inaugural Meavy Madness run. Children from reception to year 6, from 11 different schools ran in glorious sunshine through the woods above Meavy School along th more

16 Oct 2017 13:43 Education

We know that physical activities are good for our children, and in this area we are blessed with a variety of clubs, both for traditional sports and lesser-known activities. We have chosen a selection of the wonderful alternative sports on offer for more


When you think of a marathon, running comes to most people’s minds, but not for the members of gig rowing clubs. For them London’s Great River Race has become an annual highlight - a gruelling 21.6 miles up the River Thames from the Docklands to Ham more

16 Oct 2017 12:32 Community News

Having a go at Triathlon is something we hear a lot of people would like to do, but don’t know where to start. Added to that are many misconceptions about needing to be a good swimmer, needing special kit and having to drink Lucozade with your... more



Ruhe,George For The New York Times

It is well known that regular exercise, as well as improving health can reduce stress and anxiety. Research has shown that dancing and particularly Scottish Country Dancing is one of the best forms of activity for keeping the body mobile and the... more


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MacMillan Cancer Support has hailed physical activity as ‘the underrated wonder drug’. Public Health England and the Department of Health promote physical activity as a priority for our nation's health. Why? Being regularly physically activity can... more


Congratulations to all 255 runners who took part in the Tavy 13 race on Sunday. Chris Rimmer of Plymouth Harriers took first place with a fantastic time of one hour 16 minutes and 42 seconds. more

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