Sign up for Exeter's first Neon Night Run

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:55pm

Grab some glowsticks and join the first ever Exeter Neon Night Run!

The circular route 5k run on May 30 starts and ends at the University of Exeter where there will be light stations to pick up the neon colours.

“We wanted to offer something new,” said Celia Wilkinson, Hospiscare running and challenge fundraiser.

“This will be the first neon night run in the South West. We’re delighted we’ve already had huge interest in the run, with over 1,000 likes on our Facebook page.

"Join us for a magical night of music, lights and a great party atmosphere. Don’t know...

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.”...

Run reaches 2,222 mile finale in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/30/2014 - 3:14pm

Twenty-one-year-old Gilbert Toby Ip aims to complete an incredible year-long challenge in Exeter High Street on New Year’s Eve.

Gilbert, an ex Student of Queen’s College Taunton who is currently studying at Bath University, set himself the enormous target of running 2014 miles during 2014, all in aid of Help for Heroes and The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

Having completed 2014 miles during early December he simply moved his goal to 2,222 miles - culminating in a staggering 100km ultra-marathon on New Year’s Eve.

Gilbert has chosen to complete his epic...


Event Date: 
06/02/2015 - 7:00pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

RUN, the new devised piece by Engineer Theatre Collective, will open at New Diorama Theatre this November (25th -29th). RUN tells the exhilarating tale of four investment bank interns in desperate pursuit of a career in the city. Inspired by the true story of Moritz Erhardt, a 21 year-old intern who died from an epileptic seizure at his London flat after reportedly working 72 hours straight, RUN exposes the glamour and the grind of the square mile.

Run has been developed in conversation with the freshest financial minds; the people who will be running our banks, trading our stocks...

Bumper Bicton cross-country event

Authored by Kerrie Clifford
Posted: Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:11pm

Cross-country runners from across the South West will be converging upon Bicton College for the England Athletics Cross Country Championships 2015. The event has been getting bigger every year and therefore finding an appropriate venue for so many runners and their families has been a challenge for organizers South West Athletics Academy.

“We always want to ensure an outstanding day of competition for south west runners” said event director Sonya Ellis. “Getting the right balance of on site facilities, a stunning venue and a suitably demanding course is always a tricky dilemma, but...

Christmas Sportshall Indoor Athletics

Event Date: 
07/12/2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Clifton Hill Sports Centre, EX1 2DJ

The December Sportshall indoor athletics event is taking place on: 7th December 2014 from 2.30 - 4.00pm Clifton Hill Sports Centre. As a special Christmas grift we are offering the session for £5 per child or £8 for two children. Booking can be made online at or pay on the day Great fun for 4-14 year olds. Come and try throwing, running, jumping relays and lots more. No previous experience necessary. More information at

Join the Exeter City FC Santa Dash

Authored by ECFC - Football in the Community
Posted: Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:35pm

The annual Exeter City FC Santa Dash will be taking place ahead of the Carlisle match on 13 December 2014.

As usual, the dashers will be setting off from the Guildhall at 1.15pm, with the Deputy Lord Mayor seeing everyone on their way.

The one-mile route will be the same as in previous years and there will be medals and certificates for the adults and children who arrive at St James Park first!

This year, we are running the Dash in association with our friends at that fabulous local charity Hospiscare, who provide high-quality care and support to people who are...

Tom Merson wins Exeter's Great West Run

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:54pm

Tom Merson from Bristol and West AC retained his winning title at Exeter’s 30th Great West Run 2014 this morning, with a time of one hour nine minutes and twenty one seconds, in good running conditions. In second place was Anders Grahl from Exeter University in one hour ten minutes and thirty seconds, followed by Shaun Antell in one hour ten minutes and forty seconds.

Merson said: “The course proved to be really fast for the first three to four miles, which helped with the pacing. It was very scenic, and took in everything that Exeter has to offer. It was extremely well supported...

Run the London Marathon for Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:35pm

Runners keen to enter next year’s London Marathon can apply to local Exeter based charity Hospiscare for a chance to take part.

Hospiscare has five golden bond places which are guaranteed entries available after the race has closed to the general public.

“We are very excited to have these places,” said Celia Wilkinson, Hospiscare running and challenge co-ordinator.

“We have been trying since 2001 to get golden bond places and now we have five places for the next five years.”

A condition of entry is raising £2,000 for Hospiscare which every year cares for...

Explore Killerton after dark with a night run

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:47pm

On Saturday 22 November, runners, joggers and active youngsters can experience a new night time running event at Killerton Estate near Exeter.

Killerton Night Run offers two cross-country distances to either walk or run. Both the 1.5k Explore Route and the more challenging 6k Adventure Route are traffic free and marshalled by volunteers. Mulled wine and hot food will also be on sale.

On the same night Killerton switches on their Christmas lights. However, the Night Run courses are not lit, so head-torches or good hand torches are essential. Runners are encouraged to enter...