Runners, Exeter

Lockdown surge of new runners in Exeter this December is a ticking time bomb for injuries

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sun, 12/13/2020 - 11:00pm

A Exeter expert is urging runners to take extra precautions and make sure they are doing all they can to be easily seen when it comes to exercising outdoors this winter.

The festive period typically sees the number of people pounding the pavements decline – with a third of people doing no exercise at all as they cosy up on the sofa or indulge on food and drink with family and friends. However, this year is predicted to be very different.

With lockdown restrictions still in place for many, combined with fewer Christmas parties and gatherings, Runners Need in Exeter has...

Everyone is welcome at the Race for Life Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 - 3:24pm

THIS January, everyone is invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Exeter.

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to Westpoint but are no longer restricted to female participants.

This means everybody can be part of the empowering Race for Life movement – and show support for the 34,800 people diagnosed with cancer every year in the South West.

Anyone who signs up in January can claim a special 30% off the entry fee* by using the code RFLJAN30.

The Race for Life and Pretty Muddy events take place at Westpoint on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday,...

Two adults and two children run through trees in the dark

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

Authored by Haldon Forest Park
Posted: Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:34pm

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...

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...

Marathon runners get ready to race at Exeter Quayside

CITY Community Trust launches new series of running events

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Tue, 09/24/2019 - 11:49am

A fantastic programme of running events – from fun runs to marathons - has been launched by Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity, CITY Community Trust.

The events will take place between autumn 2019 and summer 2020 - and there’s something for everyone, from professional runners, to those putting on their trainers for the first time.

The season will kick off in spooky style with two community Halloween Runs in Exeter on Thursday, 24 October at Barton Fields, Exeter. This event features a family fun run lap of 3km around Barton Fields and the surrounding area and a...

People in Hospiscare t-shirts scramble through a gorge

Calling all extreme event fans: Wild Tri is on its way!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:16pm

An exciting new event comes to Devon for the first time later this year when Hospiscare hosts Wild Tri, and its big brother, Wild Tri Extreme.

This will be a wild take on a triathlon, and promises to be an exhilarating experience that will challenge hard-core extreme event enthusiasts, as well as novices and those who like their events just a tad less challenging. The event will take place near Okehampton on 14 September, allowing plenty of time for preparation.

Routes for both Wild Tri and Wild Tri Extreme will take participants across the bleak and stunning landscapes of...

Run under the stars at the National Trust’s Night Run in South Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:31pm

If running is a New Year’s resolution this year, bring your family and friends and join us for the National Trust’s Night Run on Saturday 26 January at East Soar Farm, near Salcombe.

The ancient farmland and woodlands are shrouded in mystery so experiencing them at night will add a whole new dimension to your running experience.

There are two options to suit all runners. The Explorer route is 2 km and starts at 4.30pm and the Adventurer route is 9 km and starts at 5.30pm. Registration for both routes starts at 4pm.

The routes are totally traffic-free, mostly on...

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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...

Make a date to join the Race for Life in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2019 - 10:07am

PEOPLE in Exeter are being encouraged to get January off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. As an added incentive, there’s 30% off entry fees* during January with the code RFL30. This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children - to join the Race for Life. There are events for people of all ages and abilities taking place at Westpoint Exeter on 20 – 21 July. Ruth Chamings, Cancer Research UK’s Exeter Event Manager, said: “Our Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and...

Hundreds of runners to line up for the Exeter marathon

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 7:00pm

Runners from across the country – and further afield – will be taking to the streets of the city this Sunday for the Exeter Marathon.

A total of 500 people have signed up for Exeter’s only marathon and 10k race – which take place this Sunday – and they include a runner from the USA who is flying in just for the event.

Hundreds of spectators are expected to support the event, which starts from the home of Exeter City FC, St James Park, before heading down to the River Exe. The majority of the route is along the River Exe and the canal offering some beautiful viewing points...