Endurance expert takes on marathon challenge

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:30pm

A scientist who has worked with runners including Eliud Kipchoge and Paula Radcliffe is preparing for his own endurance challenge – running his first sub-three-hour marathon at the age of 50.

Professor Andrew Jones , of the University of Exeter, has spent his career researching endurance exercise and advising top coaches and athletes.

His input helped the likes of Kipchoge and Radcliffe smash world records and break barriers many thought were impossible.

Asked how he – or any runner – could apply lessons from elite sport to their own training, Professor Jones...

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Age UK Exeter 10K Superhero Run

Event Date: 
16/06/2019 - 9:00am
Exeter Quay
REGISTER HERE: 10K Superhero Run

The Exeter running event of the year, that you've all been waiting for is back in 2019 with a Bang! Pow! Boom! This time we'll be celebrating superheroes. Whether you want to run in memory of someone or honour someone special in your life, you can pick your own hero. Don't forget your fancy dress too! Will you dress as Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman or even make up your own superhero! Don't worry though, you can just be you if you like. We think you're all heroes!

Now, the important part! Age UK Exeter is a local charity, delivering life...

Support Exeter’s ‘Row for the Ocean’ crowdfunding campaign to mark World Oceans Day and take action against plastic pollution

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:49pm

With World Oceans Day on the horizon this Friday, the four women behind Exeter’s ‘Row for the Ocean’ team are urging people to help them reach their £10,000 crowdfunding target as the campaign enters its final week.

Kirsty Barker, Rosalind Holsgrove-West, Kate Salmon, and Laura Try launched their Crowdfunder in May in the final push to fund their transatlantic challenge in December. Supported by local company P1 Investment and other sponsors, they will be making a record-breaking attempt to row, unsupported, 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to the West Indies in the Talisker...

Inflatable 5K Obstacle Run

Event Date: 
23/06/2018 - 8:45am to 2:00pm
Westpoint Centre (Devon) Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ

Exeter we are back. The UK’s best Inflatable Obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more insane. We have added crazy NEW obstacles to make the most fun and extreme inflatable obstacle event ever created.

Did you witness hate crime incident in Exeter?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/19/2017 - 6:18pm

Police are investigating a racially aggravated public order offence where a customer became abusive towards staff at an Exeter delicatessen

Officers were called to the incident at Chandos Deli in Princesshay on Saturday[17 June] between 12.30pm and 1pm.

A 55-year-old man from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen or heard the incident to contact police on 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting...

Police appeal after racially aggravated incident in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:37pm

Police are seeking witnesses after officers were notified of an alleged racially aggravated public order offence outside the Islamic Centre in Exeter on Saturday 10 June 2017.

The incident occurred around 8.30pm just after a peace walk and vigil in Bedford Square, Exeter, which had been arrange by Exeter Mosque and attended by hundreds of people.

Shortly after the vigil, three men attended Exeter Mosque and allegedly made racially aggravated verbally abusive comments to those within.

A 31-year-old man, a 26-year-old and a 24-year-old were arrested on suspicion of...

Exmouth set to boost Olympic hopes for kitesurfing

Authored by Oxygennewshound
Posted: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:04am

Exmouth: The organisers of the Edge Race Cup, a high-profile kitesurfing competition held annually in Exmouth, believe the event could add a positive boost to hopes of the sport being included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Edge Race Cup, now in its 7th year, will be run from Exmouth beach on the 11th and 12th of June. The event has grown into Exmouth’s biggest sporting event of the year and has made the seaside resort a mecca for kitesurfers from around the world.

Steph Bridge, owner of Edge Watersports and five times Kite Race World Champion, believes the success...

Plymouth to host world class sailing event

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/01/2016 - 9:14am

Around 25 of the best solo sailors will be welcomed with waves of open arms as they sail into Plymouth this April, as they prepare to take on one of the world’s greatest sailing events.

The Transat bakerly is the oldest and first solo Transatlantic race, first launched in 1960 following the 3,000 mile Plymouth to New York route. One of the most important and historic events in the professional offshore racing calendar, The Transat bakerly celebrates its 14th edition by returning to its origins.

Visitors are invited to welcome the sailors into Plymouth as they are set to...

Donor match woman inspired to run

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:15am

Discovering she was a match for a patient in need of a lifesaving blood stem cell donation has inspired a woman from Exeter to take part in a 15k run to raise funds for the charity Delete Blood Cancer UK.

Carole England registered with the charity several years ago and was surprised to be recently called to be told that she had a matching tissue-type to a patient in need of a blood stem cell donation.

As she awaits confirmation if she will be donating to them, she decided to fundraise to help other patients and is undertaking the ‘Rock Solid’ endurance event in Exeter on...

Girling Jones set to get muddy for CHSW

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:54pm

A team from the Exeter office of recruitment consultants, Girling Jones is braving mud, obstacles and freezing water all in the name of charity. The company has signed up for this year’s Rocksolid Race at Escot Park near Exeter all in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Fiona Blackwell, Principal Consultant at the company said: ‘We LOVE taking part in Rock Solid Race. It’s a fantastic team day out and it’s great to see the fellow CHSW supporters cheering you on along the way. There’s a real camaraderie at the event and it’s great to be part of it and support our chosen...