Marathon runner: “I’m doing this for our children”

Authored by Paigntonzoo

A first-time London Marathon competitor is running so that her young children will be able to see wildlife when they grow up.

Franziska Bullimore has entered the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of conservation charity Paignton Zoo. Franziska, who has a background in working with animals herself, said: “I’m doing this for our children, for the next generation, in the hope...

Researcher runs across the Westcountry for dementia charity

Authored by Mary

A final year PhD student from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, who is part of a team working towards effective therapies for dementia, has committed to running a number of half marathons over the coming months in support of dementia research charity, BRACE.

Tracey Evans is part of a team investigating the role of proteins in the development of dementia...

Architect on the Run!

Authored by DaveV

Local architect and charity fundraiser, Dave Vickerstaff is making his final preparations for this Sunday as he will be lining up with the likes of Mo Farrah and Paula Radcliffe in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

“This is a special year as it will be Paula Radcliffe’s last ever marathon” said Dave. Whilst he isn’t competing with the world famous athletes, Dave is hoping to beat his...

The Devon man who ran the world

Authored by News Desk

Solo and self-supported ultra marathon runner Kevin Carr has been running for 19 months, back in his home county of Devon having circumnavigated the globe – running between a marathon and a half and two marathons a day.

Today (Thursday 9 April 2015), Kevin will complete the 'Hard Way Round' and arrive back at Haytor on Dartmoor.

British ultra-marathon runner Kevin began running...

Plymouth man takes on 20th half marathon

Authored by Mary

Steve Turner, IT Manager, aged 49 from Plymouth, is to take on his record breaking 20th consecutive run at Plymouth’s Half Marathon on Sunday 19th April 2015. Steve has participated in the popular event every year since 1995, clocking up an impressive 262 half marathon miles in Plymouth alone!

Each year Steve chooses a different charity initiative to run for, including Hugs4Henry in...

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