Exeter YMCA does the Great West Run

Event Date: 
13/10/2013 - 9:00am

Exeter YMCA is inviting you to join their Great West Run team!

By running this half marathon for Exeter YMCA you'll be helping to tackle youth homelessness in Exeter, giving many young people from across Devon a home and a future. If you run for us you'll also receive the benefit of a discounted entry, a free personalised T-Shirt, refreshments on the day, and a team cheering squad.

Already got a place in the Great West Run? You're more than welcome to join the Exeter YMCA team, to receive all our benefits and help our cause.

To register visit:...

Schools’ Challenge gets Devon’s children running

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/18/2013 - 3:32pm

Primary schools from Exeter and North Devon will be taking part in Exeter’s Great West Run on Sunday 13 October, as part of the Schools’ Challenge.

The Schools’ Challenge encourages children to achieve a half marathon distance over 6 weeks, with the final mile run on the home straight of the Half Marathon course, shortly after the main race begins.

Rebecca Skinner, from St Luke’s School Sports Partnership, said: “The Challenge is a great way to inspire children to be healthy and get active. Having a stage such as the half marathon is a great way to inspire children and...

ELF Vice Patron Jo Pavey to inspire local charity runners

Authored by hlillicrap
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:45pm

Calling all Runners - past, present and future! Are you currently training to run an event in aid of Exeter Leukaemia Fund? Have you run for ELF in the past? Are you interested in running for ELF in the future? If so, Jo Pavey, four-time Olympian and ELF Vice Patron, would love to meet you! Exeter Leukaemia Fund would like to invite you to join Jo for a relaxed and casual evening at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ on 23 July 2013 at 7.15pm. The evening will be a great opportunity for runners of all abilities to talk about running with an expert and gain from Jo’s...

Run Exe Summer 5k Series

Authored by Hilary at Ironbridge Runner Events
Posted: Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:28pm

Ironbridge Runner Events are delighted that Mizuno will be supporting the 2013 Run Exe Summer 5k Series. This series of races will start on Tuesday 14 May, with one race a month through to September.

Runners need to participate in four out of the five events to be eligible for a prize. The flat, traffic free, two lap route around the flood relief channel and Exwick Playing Fields is suitable for all abilities of runners from seasoned club runners to those who have only just started to run.

5k is a very manageable distance for beginner runners to aim for, so if you have just...

ECFC running club celebrates 10K success

Authored by ECFC - Football in the Community
Posted: Thu, 03/28/2013 - 5:51pm

Seven members of Exeter City FC’s running club are celebrating after completing their first event as a team. All the runners - some of whom have only been running a few months - completed the AgeUK Wrap Up and Run 10K race, which started in Princesshay and finished on the Quay on Sunday, in under 70 minutes, which surprised one member, Bernadette Coates.

“I was hoping for about 75 minutes,” she said. “It was great - much better than I expected. I first joined because it had been about 18 months since I had done any jogging or running and I wanted to get back into some structure and...

Plymouth’s Olympic heroes to start the Half Marathon

Authored by plymouthhalf
Posted: Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:44pm

With just two weeks left to sign up for a place in Plymouth’s Half Marathon 2013, organisers GO2 announce that Plymouth Olympians Heather Fell, Antony James, Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow will sound the klaxon to start the race.

“We’re so excited that the city’s Olympians will be joining us on the 28th April,” said Amy Budd, marketing manager, Plymouth’s Half Marathon. “It’s really going to be a day to be proud to be from Plymouth.”

“These incredible athletes continue to inspire the next generation to get out there and get into sport. We know that having them on the starting...

Summer running with Ironbridge Runner Events

Authored by Hilary at Ironbridge Runner Events
Posted: Sun, 03/10/2013 - 4:47pm

Just started running and want to experience a race? Or a seasoned runner wanting to compete during the summer season?

Then Ironbridge Runner Events has plenty for you to choose from.

Starting off on Sunday 5 May, there is the Exeter Family Run Run. With no minimum or maximum age restrictions, this 1.5 mile event around Exeter Quay is something the whole family can enjoy.

Alongside this event the Schools Challenge will be taking place. Children from Exeter primary schools who have been running a mile a week will complete their challenge to run a cumulative half...

Exeter resident prepares to take on Bath Half Marathon

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 02/01/2013 - 4:27pm

An Exeter resident has decided to dust off his trainers and take on the challenge of running the Bath Half Marathon for the first time, to help young people across the South West fight cancer.

Joe McDonnell, 20, a final year student at the University of Exeter, is preparing to take on the fast and flat 13.1 mile course on Sunday 3rd March in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Joe, who lives on Old Park Road, decided to run the half marathon for Teenage Cancer Trust after his twin sister Sinead was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in May last year.

Joe comments: “After six long...

Run yourself FATTER!

Authored by pfpexeter
Posted: Wed, 01/02/2013 - 7:51am

Here is an old article that I wrote after watching the Great west run here in Exeter a few years ago. It discusses how, dispite our best intentions running, or more specifically jogging may not be the best method available to reduce fat.

I wasn't surprised when it got slagged off quite robustly by some trainers / coaches in London but dispite this it is still the truth. I think most of what is discussed is now old news but probably still usefull to consider at this time of New Year's resolutions...

Teenagers urged to exercise to ward off bone disease

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:50am
Playing football or running for at least three hours a week could help teenagers counteract the potential damage to their bone health caused by prolonged spells of sitting. An international team, including an expert from the University of Exeter, has found evidence that adolescents who spend long periods engaged in certain sedentary activities are more likely to have low bone mineral content in parts of the body where it can be an indicator of the risk of developing osteoporosis. In the research, which has just been published by BMC Public Health, the team found that studying put girls at...