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Eleanor’s marathon bid to help homeless project

Authored by Mary

It will be a family affair when Plymouth support worker Eleanor Burston runs 26 miles in a bid to help the city’s homeless people.

For Eleanor will be joined by dad Tim and sister Isobel when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon in May to raise money for the Somewhere Safe to Stay project run by BCHA, a housing charity which has been helping people for more than 50 years.

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New research highlights benefits of marathon running – but local experts warn ‘be prepared’

Authored by Mary

New research carried out at Barts and University College London has shown that training for and completing a marathon can cut four years off an individual’s vascular age – and that those who are less fit benefit the most.

The researchers tested 138 people due to take part in this year’s London Marathon. Over a period of six months their arteries gained elasticity, reducing the risk...

Runners wanted for Plymouth 10k

Authored by Mary

Plymouth Guild is looking for runners to take part in the Plymouth 10k which takes place on Sunday 9th October at 8.30am.

By signing up to support Plymouth Guild, runners will have the chance to raise funds for a charity that has been at the centre of the Plymouth community since 1907. We helped over 17,000 people in the last 12 months across health and social care services.

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Physiotherapist competes for England

Authored by Mary

A physiotherapist at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has been chosen to run for England for a second time in the International Attnanger Road Mile.

Mike Wilsmore is set to travel to Austria and compete in the race, taking place this Saturday 30th April. He will be joined by one other, chosen by England Athletics, to compete in the race alongside him.

Mike said: “Since my last...

Super Sunday Skydive and Marathon for Gold Dust Appeal

Authored by Mary

Over the weekend, members of the public and a selection of Derriford Hospital staff took part in two separate daunting tasks – a skydive and the Plymouth Half Marathon, to raise funds for our Gold Dust Appeal.

In Plymouth, a special group of family and friends, known as Team Andrea, took part in the half marathon in memory of Andrea Norris, a former executive head teacher of Beechwood...

Plymouth Half Marathon: Traffic and access information

Authored by Mary

Plymouth’s Half Marathon 2016 will be taking place on Sunday 17th April.

This established event is an annual fixture in the city’s calendar and 2016 will see thousands of runners take to the streets; many of whom will be raising money for charity.

Using the city’s streets for the race will cause some changes to usual traffic routes. In planning the event every effort is made...

Date announced for Plymouth’s 10k

Authored by Mary

Run Plymouth has confirmed the date of this year’s 10k event as Sunday 9th October 2016.

Last year’s 10k was held at short notice in November when Run Plymouth saved the event after it was cancelled by the previous organisers. 2015 was a huge success and Run Plymouth are excited to be unveiling their plans to make this years Plymouth 10k one of

Plymouth’s largest sporting...

3,000 runners sign up for Plymouth Half Marathon

Authored by Mary

GO2, organisers of Plymouth’s Half Marathon, are pleased to announce that the popular South West running event has already attracted over 3,500 eager runners to take part in its next instalment on Sunday 17th April!

Jamie Warren, Head of Marketing at GO2, said: “We have seen a huge spike in the numbers of runners looking to take on Plymouth’s Half Marathon over the New Year, and with...

Make your mark: sign up for Plymouth's Half Marathon

Authored by Mary

Last New Year, 2.6 million people in the UK decided to change their diet and exercise habits in a bid to shape up.

However, within two weeks, 92 percent had already ditched their resolution in favour of returning to their old ways.

If health and fitness tops your New Year's resolution list in 2016, why not set yourself the ultimate goal of completing Plymouth’s Half Marathon?...

Last chance for early entry to Plymouth's Half Marathon

Authored by Mary

GO2, organisers of Plymouth’s Half Marathon, are reminding runners that they have less than a week to secure their spot in Plymouth’s Half Marathon at the early bird price of £29! The reduced price will be available until midnight Monday 30th November for the popular event, taking place on Sunday 17th April 2016.

Following on from the success of this year’s race and the fantastic...

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