running

Heavitree community enjoys run away success

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:35am

With New Year’s resolutions of better health and fitness for 2017 firmly in focus, an astonishing 65 Exeter residents turned up in the first week of January to try out a new Couch to 5k beginner running group in Heavitree.

On Monday, one week on, nearly 100 people came along and joined in.

The running group was set up by Park Life Heavitree, a community organisation based in and around Heavitree Pleasure Ground. They were granted funding to provide new opportunities for residents in Heavitree to be active, by Get Active Exeter, the local health and wellbeing partnership...

New women only marathon announced for Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:31pm

A new women-only marathon has been announced for Devon in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of a famous incident which helped pave the way for women to be able to officially take part in marathons.

The Women Can marathon on 28 May 2017 is almost entirely off-road, taking in the breathtaking Otter and Sid Valleys and part of the South West Coast Path on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in East Devon.

Largely rural, the course also includes picturesque Devon villages and the towns of Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary.

As well as the full 26.2 mile marathon, there are...

Cartridges Law sponsor Bowhill Running Club

Authored by khulland
Posted: Fri, 03/18/2016 - 9:13am

Cartridges Law are sponsoring Bowhill Running Club which was set up in April 2015 to provide a running group that would help get parents active, this was supported by Exeter City Football Club and Active Devon.

They started with a beginners group and used the couch to 5k programme for their members, the aim was to get as many of the parents together as possible to support each other to becoming more active.

There are currently 15 runners who are made up of parents at the local schools and others in the local community. They meet every Tuesday at 9.15am (term time only) at...

Go Run Ultra Violet is coming to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 11/27/2015 - 5:14pm

Go Run Events Limited have announced their new events for 2016 will include a date at Exeter, on Saturday 22 October.

These will be run in conjunction with Just Racing (UK) Limited who will provide the organisational know how to stage these awesome events.

Go Run UltraViolet is so much more than just a run. It’s about friends, family, having fun and achieving something at the same time.

Start with the "go prepare" experience.

‘Get your glow on’ and prepare to look amazing with your crew. Enjoy your dedicated preparty/warm up as the night starts to draw in...

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-...

Partnership encourages healthier lifestyle

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:03pm

Two local organisations, City Runs and EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), have announced an exciting partnership which aims to encourage healthier lifestyle choices.

EDP will become the charity partner for City Run’s upcoming summer races including the Run Exe Summer 5k Series and Exeter 10k on Wednesday 29th July.

City Runs, based in Exeter, are an organisation that is about all things running.

They organise events, share local running news via their website and offer coaching, consultancy, event supplies and more.

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services are a...

New partnership encourages healthier lifestyle choices

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:54am

Two local organisations, City Runs and EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), have announced an exciting partnership which aims to encourage healthier lifestyle choices.

EDP will become the charity partner for City Run’s upcoming summer races including the Run Exe Summer 5k Series and Exeter 10k on Wednesday 29th July.

City Runs, based in Exeter, are an organisation that is about all things running.

They organise events, share local running news via their website and offer coaching, consultancy, event supplies and more.

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services are a...

Run or Dye - the world's most colourful 5k

Event Date: 
30/05/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Great Fulford House, Exeter

Run or Dye, the World’s most colourful 5km will be coming to Exeter on Saturday 30th May for a colour-filled 5km run in the stunning grounds of Great Fulford House. The Fulford family will welcome runners of all ages and abilities, taking part in the most colourful party the Great House has ever seen.

Nearly 500 people have already entered into Exeter Run or Dye with participants encouraged to run, jog or walk to the finish line, getting covered head-to-toe in colour as they go. Four Dye Zones throughout the route will ensure there’s no getting away from the all-encompassing and...

Entries open for Michelmores Charity Run

Authored by Michelmores
Posted: Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:35am

Exeter law firm Michelmores is calling for runners to get involved in its annual charity run, taking place on Thursday 11 June 2015 at 7pm and fundraising in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Now in its 16th year, the Michelmores Charity Run attracts over 1,000 runners, covering a 5km city course starting in the heart of Exeter at the Cathedral Green and finishing at Exeter Castle.

From experienced runners to fun runners in fancy dress, all are welcome. Last year, first place went to Gwylym Gibson, who covered the course in 16 minutes 2 seconds.

Louise Edwards,...

Sense appeals for Devon marathon runners

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:26am

Sense, the national deafblind charity, is offering budding athletes from Devon the opportunity to take the challenge of a lifetime and run this year’s London Marathon.

The charity that supports and campaigns for people who are both deaf and blind across Devon, has guaranteed places for the iconic race in April.

Tara Hamdi from Sense, said: “The London Marathon is one of the world’s greatest but getting a place can be difficult, so Sense wants to give local runners the chance to run for a cause close to home. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a novice we’ll support you...

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