Age UK Exeter 10k

Event Date: 
22/03/2015 - 12:45pm

Age UK Exeter 2015 10k Race is NOW open for entries

1,000 places available.

Every pound raised will help us improve the lives of older people in Exeter.

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.

In March 2014 the Age UK Exeter 10k Race...

City teacher's two and a half marathons

Authored by Benjamin Howe
Posted: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02am

An Exeter PE teacher is set to run two of the UK’s great half-marathon events to raise funds for training charity St Loye’s Foundation.

Matt Upston, 39, from Heavitree will start the Great North Run alongside 56,000 entrants and some of the world’s leading athletes on Sunday 7 September, followed six weeks later by competing in the Great West Run around Exeter on Sunday 19 October.

Matt, a Schools Sports Coordinator, opted to support St Loye’s after training with Keryn Seal, the blind England International footballer who is an ambassador for the charity.

Matt said...

800 Marines in Exmouth speed march

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:46am

Around 800 military personnel from Commando Training Centre Royal Marines celebrated the Corps’ 350th birthday this weekend with a speed march through the centre of Exmouth and Lympstone.

On Saturday (31 May) morning the Marines formed up into their training departments, known as Wings, tackled the grueling speed march through the town.

“The aim of the speed march is to raise money for the Royal Marines, Royal Marines raising money for Royal Marines.” said WO1 Phil Gilby, the Regimental Sergeant Major of CTCRM speaking ahead of the march.

“The plan is to put between...

Entries open for Michelmores charity run

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:17pm

Organisers of the 12th Annual Michelmores Charity Run have announced that entries are now open, but are urging runners to apply early as they are expecting a bumper starting line-up.

The 5K event begins on Cathedral Green before taking in Princesshay, the Guildhall Shopping Centre, back to the Northernhay memorial statue and on to Rougemont Gardens, for a short uphill sprint finish at Exeter Castle. Entrants are limited to 1200 with a minimum age limit of 15 years. Runners will be provided with a race t-shirt sponsored by Pencarrie, which they are required to wear, unless they...

Resolution Run

Event Date: 
23/03/2014 - 9:00am
Escot Estate, Ottery St Mary

Escot's Resolution 5K, 10K, 15K Run takes place within the breathtaking Escot Park Estate.

The course at Escot Park provides the perfect opportunity for novices to try running, walking or jogging. For the seasoned runner, it's a good warm up for longer distance runs in the future.

The event is a fun approach to achieving your fitness goals whilst raising much needed funds and awareness for those affected by stroke.

Stroke is the UK's third biggest killer and the leading cause of adult disability. By signing up for Resolution 5K, 10K, 15K Run taking regular exercise...

InStep Devon appeal for local leaders

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 8:32pm

Local running network InStep Devon has ambitions to get more people jogging and running in Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon – and is looking for local leaders to help.

County Sports Partnership Active Devon has appointed InStep to coordinate the Beginner Runner Programme across the area. This is the latest phase of a Run England initiative whichwhich aims to get more people actively participating in the sport.

“Last year,” says InStep's co-ordinator Tony Gale, “I was involved in recruiting over 200 new beginner runners in the Exeter area. Now InStep is taking a lead across...

The Exeter Santa Run 2013

Authored by Hilary at Ironbridge Runner Events
Posted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 8:45pm

On Sunday morning 8 December 2013, the Quay area of Exeter will be treated to the sight of hundreds of Santas running alongside the River Exe.

Ironbridge Runner Events are once again organising the events in support of the local charity Dream-A-Way which provides holidays for disabled people of all ages in the South West.

First there will be a competitive 5k race along the river and flood relief channel starting and finishing on Piazza Terracina.

This will be followed by a shorter fun run suitable for all the family.

Every runner will be wearing a Santa suit...

Have you got what it takes to take part in the Royal Marines Commando Challenge next year?

Authored by Alan Hardy
Posted: Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:23pm

Have you got what it takes - to take on the world famous Royal Marines endurance training course - in the name of charity? 6 and 7 September will see the 24th annual running of this historic event in the heart of Devon.

The Commandant of the nearby Marine training centre has given permission for civilians to attempt the very same training course that the Royal Marines use each and every day.

Anyone over the age of 16 can enter and will need grit and determination but most of all a great sense of humour to test their fitness on the 4k Fun or 10k Marine or the ultimate 17k...

The 10mile Challenge - Will you run or cycle?

Event Date: 
24/08/2013 - 1:00pm
The Tarka Trial, Bideford

Start from the café/old railway carriage, the Tarka Trial, Bideford, then enjoy the 10mile run or cycle to the Puffing Billy pub and back! Join organiser Claire Farrell for this great challenge, bring your friends and family and have some fun!

To participate you are kindly asked for a minimun donation of £3.00 per person on the day, but please be generous and give what you can!

Cant get involved? Why not make a donation to your friends or family who are taking on The 10mile Challenge!

All proceeds raised will really make a difference to the patients & families...

Look silly for a great cause... do the Great West Run for Exeter YMCA

Authored by Exeter YMCA
Posted: Thu, 08/01/2013 - 8:47am

Local charity Exeter YMCA is issuing the challenge, to those with a daring heart, to run the Great West Run on behalf of Exeter YMCA wearing an imaginative costume. The runner with the most impressive costume will receive two day passes at the Exeter Golf and Country Club as a prize.

Exeter YMCA Chief Executive, Peter Stephenson, said, ‘For most of us a half marathon is gruelling enough but some people are looking for that extra edge. Dressing up as your favourite superhero, a fairy, a gorilla, or whatever idea you have, will make the event a greater challenge, will be good fun and...