Mike completes 400 mile run for suicide prevention

Re-flow's Co-Founder & Managing Director, Michael Saunders, has completed his 400-mile run to raise money for the prevention charity, PAPYRUS.

Over the past four weeks, Michael has run a 10-mile commute from his home in Cheriton Fitzpaine to the Re-flow offices in Exeter, Devon. Undertaking this distance twice a day, he’s completed just under a full marathon every weekday, for 4 weeks in a row. Overall, this has amounted to 400 miles and 40,000 feet of elevation – the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest one and a half times.

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Can Do Active Couch to 5k

Can Do Active launch new Couch to 5k

New health and wellbeing initiative, Can Do Active, are launching a new 12-week Couch to 5k programme in Exeter this Autumn, starting in October.

There will be two running groups a week, a weekday group meeting every Tuesday morning (9:30am - 10:30am) from the 5th October, and a weekend group meeting every Saturday morning (10:30am - 11:30am) from the 9th October - both starting at Exwick Playing Fields.

All abilities are welcome and no experience is required, making it perfect for beginners or those aiming to get back into an active lifestyle. The groups are free to...

Michelmores launches marathon challenge in support of mental wellbeing

Michelmores has launched a brand new event: the Michelmores Marathon for Mental Wellbeing to help raise funds for national mental health charity the Charlie Waller Trust . The event will challenge participants to run a marathon (26.2 miles) but gives runners the opportunity to spread the distance over seven days and to run the distance as an individual or as part of a team.

The marathon is launched in place of the annual Michelmores 5km Charity Run, an event which typically attracts over 1000 runners to the centre of Exeter.

Louise Edwards, marketing director at...

Exeter students to run 2km on the hour every hour for 24 hours to raise money for Mind

Exeter students to run 2km on the hour every hour for 24 hours to raise money for charity

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 03/07/2021 - 10:52pm

Exeter University students Henry Yannaghas, 21, from Suffolk and Edward Warner, also 21, from Llandudno in North Wales, have set themselves the challenge of running 48 kilometres over the course of 24 hours. The distance will be split over equal hourly stints with the aim of raising funds for the UK charity Mind .

The final year Mechanical Engineering and the Arabic and Islamic Studies undergraduates are helping to raise awareness of mental health issues and the pressures students are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on student lives....

9-month-old is Dad’s best running mate for 100-mile charity challenge

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/08/2020 - 2:11pm

A Devon dad is running 100-miles over 10 weeks for charity, taking his 9-month-old son Arthur along for the ride in his buggy.

Ian Chown, from Ottery-St-Mary has already travelled 86.9 miles with Arthur in tow and plans to complete the running challenge this weekend with his final run to hit 100 miles. He has already raised over £950 of his £1000 target for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

The final half marathon (13.1 miles) will be completed as part of The Grand Run - a charity’s new virtual running event raising money for Bristol Children’s Hospital and its...

Exeter dementia researchers take on 300km running challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A group of eight dementia researchers from the University of Exeter are aiming to run over 301km – the distance between their laboratory and the Alzheimer’s Research UK head office in Cambridge - before the end of the summer to raise money for pioneering dementia research.

The scientists have all signed up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge.

Running Down Dementia challenges people to run, walk or jog either 100km (Pioneer), 300km (Epic) or their own choice of distance (Maverick) before the end of August to raise money for the UK’s leading...

Santa Cycle

Event Date: 
21/11/2020 - 7:30am to 12:30pm
University Exeter Sports Ground Topsham

Get the whole family in the mood for Christmas by joining us for our annual Santa Cycle on Saturday 21st November.

We start at the University of Exeter Topsham Sports Ground at 8.00am for registration and you will be dressing up in a Santa suit provided by us! At 9.00am, we go in groups to the cycle path along the estuary to Exmouth. Here we board the Stuart Line Cruise Boat “The Pride of Exmouth” for a leisurely trip back to the quay at Topsham, whilst enjoying mulled wine and mince pies. A special someone will also be making a surprise visit before arriving back in Topsham at...

Two adults and two children run through trees in the dark

Shaun the Sheep is on the run this Halloween at Haldon Forest Park

Join Haldon Forest Park this Halloween for a Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run !

To celebrate Aardman’s new film A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, in cinemas 18 October, Shaun the Sheep welcomes all the family to enjoy this spooktacular 3km glow run on 30 October.

The route through the trees is lit up with fantastic colour and characters from the film are there to guide your way... but beware the Hazmats! Runners each receive a pair of Shaun the Sheep ears to decorate with UV paint to really make you glow before you venture into the forest.

Music and chat...

Competitors at last year's Great West Run

Exeter gets ready for Great West Run this weekend

More than 2,500 runners are preparing to pound the streets of Exeter this weekend, for the city’s 35th Great West Run and Activate events.

Amongst the participants are those running for charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, FORCE, Children’s Hospice South West and Hospiscare. Last year the event raised more than £100,000 for charities and organisers Runjoy hope to top that this year.

Event organiser Mark Cowen says the fundraising is a key part of the event. He adds: ‘We’re all really excited about this year’s event, and the knowledge that year after year, we are...

Two adults and two children run through trees in the dark

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run

Event Date: 
30/10/2019 - 6:00pm
Haldon Forest Park

Join us in the forest this Halloween for a Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Run! All the family will enjoy this spooktacular Shaun the Sheep themed run where trees are lit up with fabulous colour. To make you feel part of the flock, you will receive a pair of Shaun the Sheep ears and the chance to decorate them with UV paint to really make you glow before you venture into the forest. Music and chat from the MC will keep you entertained as you get your face painted (for a small charge) or grab a photo opportunity with Shaun the Sheep, who will be there to cheer you on. Runners will spot...