9-month-old is Dad’s best running mate for 100-mile charity challenge

Authored by Mary

A Devon dad is running 100-miles over 10 weeks for charity, taking his 9-month-old son Arthur along for the ride in his buggy.

Ian Chown, from Ottery-St-Mary has already travelled 86.9 miles with Arthur in tow and plans to complete the running challenge this weekend with his final run to hit 100 miles. He has already raised over £950 of his £1000 target for Wallace & Gromit’s...

Scouts running to the fun

Authored by DevonScouts

Scouts from the Plymouth area were amongst over 300 hundred Scouts taking part in “Run to the Fun” at Exeter Racecourse this week. Scouts from other countries such as Australia, Iceland and Russia gave this camp an international flavour.

The Jamboree contained various “Go Zones” where young people were able to try activities or even learn skills for life such as team building and...

Plymouth Race for Life

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.

So which event is for you?

A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it. Want to push yourself further? Join a 10k.

Or take on Pretty Muddy, an obstacle course that sees women of all abilities crawl through tunnels, bounce on space hoppers and slip down mudslides.

Whichever event you choose and whether you do it in a tutu...

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...

Plymouth puts up a cold front against cancer

Authored by Mary

Plymouth men and women are being urged to help give cancer the cold shoulder by signing up for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK.

The city has been chosen to host one of just four 10k Snowflake Runs across the UK this winter.

Saltram Estate, a National Trust venue in Plympton is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland when the event takes place for the first...

Plymouth women make every step count

Authored by Mary

Thousands of women united yesterday at Plymouth Hoe, with one mission in mind – to conquer cancer.

Now Cancer Research UK is calling on the town’s formidable army of mighty-mums, gutsy-grans, and go-getting girls to make every step count by paying in their sponsorship money as soon as possible.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women...

Helen goes the extra mile for Hexworthy Ward

Authored by Sarah Parker

Helen Blundell, a Physiotherapist at Derriford Hospital, is running the full Barcelona Marathon in March, to raise funds for Hexworthy Ward. This will help towards the purchase of new equipment to support the care of the patients on the ward.

Helen has already completed the Plymouth 10k and her first Plymouth Half Marathon, but is now determined to stretch her limits and complete a...

Plymouth 10K company challenge winners

Authored by Mary

Staff from race sponsors Mansbridge Balment have been crowned the winners of the Plymouth 10k Company Challenge, after securing an overall winning team time of three hours ten minutes and five seconds.

Businesses entered the Company Challenge, with each overall team time made up of the top four fastest finishers within a mixed male and female team. Darren Lawson, Managing Director at...

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