Entries open for Devon’s first Rainbow Run

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:58am

Entries are now open for the UK’s craziest, most colourful sponsored 5k event for all the family – the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) Rainbow Run at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday 8 June.

You can run it. You can walk it. You can even skip it.

However you choose to do it – the organisers guarantee you will cross the finishing line a vision of colour and wearing the biggest smile.

Just make sure you wear a white t-shirt, and clothes you don't mind getting messy because as you pass through the five paint stations, you will showered with different coloured powder...

Harriers Under 17 Men’s Team win team gold at Westward League

Authored by ExeterHarriers
Posted: Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:47pm

Last Sunday Exeter Harriers took a team of 17 athletes down to Plymouth for the final Westward Cross Country League fixture of the season. Going into the event there was still were still overall positions up for grabs in the junior events.

Matt Dowell won his second Westward League race of the year to help the under 17 men finish 1st overall with a consistent set of results in a time of 21.29. This was also good enough for him to finish second overall in the individual standings. Matthew Penny was next home for the team, finishing in a league best position of 4th in 23.24.


10 Things Men Are Better Than Women At

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:09am

Here at TED we like to be fair. So as we posted up yesterday about all the things women are better at, we thought it only fair to highlight the areas of speciality a man posesses...

#1 – Do It Yourself

Tools – the main item of the male wish list and the reason for ‘tool envy’ the world over. And yes, men are undoubtedly better than women at D.I.Y, just as women are better at applying nail varnish – fact. Even better, it keeps them out of the way too.

#2 – Football

It’s the sport that men live, breathe and dream of. They organise their wedding date around it...

Volunteering at local events for Ironbridge Runner Events

Authored by Hilary at Ironbridge Runner Events
Posted: Sun, 02/02/2014 - 8:03am

Volunteering - would YOU like to be involved with local events?

Ironbridge Runner Events stages various running races throughout the year in and around Exeter.

These popular events need helpers to ensure the participants have a successful and safe run.

Would you like to get involved?

If you would, then Ironbridge Runner offers a variety of options in return for your help, such as free entry to another event, a donation to charity, a reference for your CV.

The next race is the Exeter Half Marathon on 16 February, which sold out months in advance! It...

A New Year, A New You with Nike Running by Sweatshop, Princesshay

Authored by Princesshay Shopping Centre
Posted: Sun, 01/19/2014 - 7:59am

Nike Running by Sweatshop in Princesshay is helping the people of Exeter get fit and stay fit this New Year. Beginners Run Club takes place each Monday from 6.15pm and Group Run Club for those with more experience on Tuesdays from 6.15pm.

One of the great things about running is that almost everyone can do it. Running provides people with the opportunity to improve their health and fitness while at the same time getting out of their homes and into the fresh air.

Running can often be a lonely activity, and when constantly running alone it can be difficult to stay motivated....

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...

Mum’s marathon effort to raise funds for Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:02am

A mother-of-two from Exeter will take on the race of her life for Hospiscare in October when she completes the York Marathon in memory of her father. 40-year-old Natalie Roberts has been training for her first ever marathon over the past few months and is hoping to not only cross the finish line on 20 October but also to raise money for the charity who looked after her dad in his final days. Despite being naturally sporty, Natalie has never competed in a long distance run but said that she wanted to give something back to the charity who had shown her father and her family such support....

Fridge run from John O'Groats to Lands End

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2013 - 3:43pm

A man running from John O’Groats to Lands End with a fridge on his back will reach Exeter this Friday.

Tony “The Fridge” Phoenix-Morrison, will stop on the approach to Exeter at the end of his 34th consecutive day of running with a 42.5kg Smeg fridge on his back.

The endurance attempt is for the Sir Bobby Robson foundation – a cancer research charity in memory of the former England football manager.

Tony, a 49-year-old grandfather, has remained very fit having completed the Great North Run over 30 times. This success however proved to be a bit of a burden when...

Summer holiday athletics activities

Event Date: 
29/08/2013 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Exeter Arena

South West Athletics Academy will be holding numerous athletic-based activities at Exeter Arena for children aged 4-8 & 9-11.

There will be activities such as: - Sprints - Hurdles - Running - Jumps - Throws

Come and have ago!

The event will run 10am-11:30am

Cost: £8 per session (£15 for 2 sessions, £20 for 3 sessions and £24 for 4 sessions)

Please see our website for extra info and booking: or email:

ELF Runners enjoy evening with Jo Pavey

Authored by Exeter Leukaemia Fund
Posted: Fri, 07/26/2013 - 9:13am

Exeter Leukaemia Fund were delighted to welcome special guest, Olympian and ELF Vice Patron, Jo Pavey, to their second Let’s Talk Running event which was held at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel on Tuesday 23 July.

The events are held for runners of all abilities who are currently training to run an event in aid of ELF, have run for ELF in the past, or are interested in running for ELF in the future.

The relaxed, informal and interactive atmosphere at the Buckerell Lodge ensured that the evening flew past, with Jo talking to the attendees about her experiences in the world of...