RAC guide to driving in heavy rain

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 02/06/2016 - 8:05am

Driving in heavy rain and flooding can be hazardous. Here are some useful hints and tips to help you prepare for wet weather.

Breakdown numbers always increase during periods of wet weather, as the damp causes problems with engines and electrical systems, particularly in older vehicles. If you must drive, there are a handful of steps you can take to reduce your chances of an accident or breakdown dramatically.

Many rain-related breakdowns are easily avoidable as they are often caused by people driving through deep standing water. While cars have improved significantly in...

Ex-soldier takes on Rock Solid for charity

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:05am

Steve French, an ex-serviceman from Exeter, will take on Exeter’s Rock Solid Race in March to raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a leading charity that helps bereaved British Forces children smile again.

Steve, 28, now a restaurant manager, was touring with the Army when Lee Scott, the inspiration behind the charity and father-of-two, was killed in Afghanistan after his vehicle hit an IED.

He will be running the obstacle event with partner Emily and the pair are hoping to raise up to £700 for the national children’s charity. It’s the second time Steve will be...

Haldon Forest – Obstacle Run Series

Event Date: 
05/09/2015 - 10:00am
Haldon Forest, Obelisk, Mamhead, Devon

The GoHARD Obstacle Run Series is a 3km and 6km run incorporating various obstacles, including a camouflage net crawl, a Bulgarian bag carry, log lunge, farmers walk, balance beam and ‘over and under’ hurdles. Failure to cross the balance beam will see competitors tasting dirt as they are then made to execute 5 solid burpees. The ‘over and under’ hurdles include a series of solid 6ft walls, intermixed with low beams requiring good upper body strength and agility. The course is suited for all abilities and the entry cost of £22 includes an event vest, with spot prizes for the event winners...

Exeter ladies prepare double blow for cancer at Race for Life 10k

Authored by Westpoint Exeter
Posted: Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:36pm

Hundreds of ladies are preparing to give cancer ‘double trouble’ at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life by taking part in the 10k event at Westpoint Exeter this month.

Race for Life 10k will take place on Sunday, 26 July and over 600 determined ladies have already signed up to show the disease that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink.

Event organisers are calling on mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and workmates who want to take on the challenge to sign up as soon as possible.

The 10k event takes place at the same venue as the 5k course. Both are non-...

Age UK Exeter 10k Race 2015

Event Date: 
22/03/2015 - 9:00am

This is the only 10k Race in Exeter with a City Centre start and our 2015 route will take runners up the High Street, down Paris Street, Western Way and on to the Exeter Quayside.

From here it's a beautiful and flat stretch along rivers and canals finishing at the Piazza Terracina. This race will suit regular runners and beginners due to the relatively flat terrain. Download the route map here .

Race starts at 9am.

Rock Solid Race returns to its roots

Authored by Rock Solid Race
Posted: Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:27pm

This March sees Rock Solid Race returning to Escot Park for the third time – bringing with it more obstacles, more races and more days to do it in (the event will be running on both days this year).

Founder and owner Ashley Jardine is thrilled with the reaction to the event. Having left a safe career as an Optician just three years ago, he took a big gamble on carving out a new career in Obstacle Racing. It looks like it has paid off.

“Just three years ago, Escot Park was our very first event and since then we have become known as being one of the best races around.”...

It's not too late to enter Exeter's Race for Life

Authored by Westpoint Exeter
Posted: Wed, 06/25/2014 - 8:51am

With only six short weeks to go until Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Westpoint Exeter, women across Devon are being encouraged to jump into their training shoes and sign up for this year’s event! This week’s sunny evenings are the perfect time to begin training ahead of the 5k or brand new 10k race on Sunday 27 July.

Taking part in Race for Life at Westpoint Exeter is a great way for women of all shapes and sizes to enjoy the outdoors and get a little more active as they prepare for their event. Committing to take part, and encouraging their mums, grans, daughters, sisters...

3 old friends, 1 old banger & 3,000 miles of road

Authored by titchie2
Posted: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:26am

Thirty years after leaving school, three old school friends who attended St Wilfrid’s School (class of 1984) in Exeter are reuniting to take part in the famous Scumrun charity rally.

Starting from Brands Hatch on 8 May, Terry Gale, Richard Harris and Paul Stevenson will be covering 3,000 miles in four days in their £500 2.5L Mercedes that already has 205,000 miles on the clock. The school friends, along with 100 other cars costing £500 or under will rally in a bid to become the scumrun champions. Team "Three Wise Monkeys" are hoping to raise as much as possible for the...

The BetVictor Haldon Gold Cup headlines Devon’s premier raceday

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/28/2013 - 4:20pm

The excitement of winter jump racing will reach a crescendo on Haldon Hill next Tuesday when the BetVictor Haldon Cup, Devon’s richest race, comes under starters orders at 2.50pm.

Last year’s winner Cue Card is on target to make his reappearance in the race.

The seven-year-old thrilled with his magnificent jumping at the course last year when he firmly put his rival in their place and won by 26 lengths.

He went on to score grade one successes in the Betfair Ascot Chase and the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and ran the brilliant Sprinter Sacre to four and...

Student Free Raceday

Event Date: 
13/11/2013 - 1:30pm
Exeter Racecourse

Exeter’s mid November meeting is when students descend on Haldon Hill to enjoy a free day at the races.

Anyone who is studying, whether its for a degree, or a British Horse Society exam is welcome to attend for free, as long as they possess a valid student card.

A free behind the scenes tour precedes the six races, and Luke Harvey will be offering his tips from the winners’ enclosure too.

Students are also eligible for a 50 per cent discount off Grandstand and Paddock tickets throughout the season.

Seven races are on the card with the first off at 1.40pm and...