Exeter Race for Life gets Pretty Muddy

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:46pm

Exeter women are being urged to fight dirty when it comes to conquering cancer - by signing up now for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The city has been chosen to host one of just two Race for Life Pretty Muddy events taking place in the South West this summer.

Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k obstacle course – with added mud. It will take place for the first time in Exeter at Westpoint Arena on Saturday, July 25.

It’s the perfect challenge for thoe looking to shake off the January blues and commit to get more active in...

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

Sportshall indoor athletics is back in Exeter

Authored by Kerrie Clifford
Posted: Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:05pm

Sportshall, the popular and successful program of indoor athletics which teaches and improves children core sporting skills is back in Exeter.

Running at Clifton Hill Sports Centre on selected Sunday afternoons between October 2014 and March 2015, children and their families can enjoy throwing nerf howlers and light up glitter shot balls, trying their hand at long jump and triple jump, or joining in the fun of relays and hurdles.

Award winning Exeter based South West Athletics Academy will be running sessions on Sunday 2 November 2.30 – 4pm, Sunday 7 December 2.30 – 4pm,...

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...

It's not too late to enter Exeter's Race for Life

Authored by Westpoint Exeter
Posted: Wed, 06/25/2014 - 8:51am

With only six short weeks to go until Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Westpoint Exeter, women across Devon are being encouraged to jump into their training shoes and sign up for this year’s event! This week’s sunny evenings are the perfect time to begin training ahead of the 5k or brand new 10k race on Sunday 27 July.

Taking part in Race for Life at Westpoint Exeter is a great way for women of all shapes and sizes to enjoy the outdoors and get a little more active as they prepare for their event. Committing to take part, and encouraging their mums, grans, daughters, sisters...

Sponsors sought for regional athletics events

Authored by Kerrie Clifford
Posted: Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:52pm

Since its founding in 2010, the award winning South West Athletics Academy has been building up a portfolio of successful annual sporting events and activities. These are well supported by Westcountry athletes and grow year upon year.

With several major regional sporting events now planned over the coming months, Director of Coaching Sonya Ellis is seeking sponsor partnerships to improve the experience still further for volunteers, officials and athletes.

“Organising such large events is a great challenge. We want to make sure that athletes, officials and volunteers are...

RockSolidRace at Escot Park

Event Date: 
21/03/2015 - 10:00am to 10:00pm
Escot Park, Devon

RockSolidRace is a full on cocktail of mud, sweat and team work that will push your mettle to the max. Overall a great event at a brilliant venue, with lots of obstacles, showers on finish and lots of smiley faces. Choose to run 5km, 10km or 15km in a team or as an individual.

Sign up now at

Exeter lung disease sufferer's incredible achievement

Authored by Sophie Hodge
Posted: Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:40pm

When Sarah Henderson was diagnosed with severe bronchiectasis in December 2013 little did she realise that months later she'd be running a half marathon.

Earlier this year, things took a turn for the worst when her lungs became colonised by the superbug Pseudomonas Aeruginosa which resulted in several admissions to hospital and means she now has to take antibiotics every day to keep the bacteria at a low level.

Sarah, 22, from Exeter, has had a cough for as long as she can remember but has always been told by doctors that her breathing problems were caused by her...

Exeter Chi Running Workshop

Event Date: 
18/05/2014 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
University of Exeter Sports Park, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QN

Like to run with less effort and pain free? Learn Chi Running, a low impact running technique based on the principles of t'ai chi, in this friendly and inspiring one-day workshop.

Suitable for all runners, from beginners to ultra marathoners, and all levels of fitness.

Cost: £95

For more details and to book, visit

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