Race Listing for Devon

Date Event Location Results
04 Sep 2019 Sourton Tors RaceThe Bearslake Inn, OkehamptonResults
14 Sep 2019 Pebblebed Heath Races What Came Before & NightjarBicton Arena, East BudleighResults
24 Nov 2019 Combe CrawlerMarlborough Park, Ilfracombe
01 Dec 2019 Exeter Santa 5K RunPrincesshay Square,, Exeter
07 Dec 2019 Dark Dart DashThe Old Craft Ed Centre, DartingtonResults
07 Dec 2019 Cockington Christmas CaperCockington Cricket Pavilion, TorquayResults
22 Dec 2019 Wellington Monument RaceHemyock, CullomptonResults
22 Dec 2019 Torrington Christmas CaperTorrington Rugby Club, Torrington
05 Jan 2020 New Years 5Exwick Playing Fields, ExeterResults
05 Jan 2020 Axmouth ChallengeVillage Hall, AxmouthResults
12 Jan 2020 Plympton 10K January JauntDevils Speedway, Plymouth
19 Jan 2020 First Chance 10KHaven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, ExeterResults
23 Feb 2020 Castle Hill CorkerCastle Hill, Filleigh, South MoltonResults
08 Mar 2020 Bideford Half MarathonBideford AAC, BidefordResults
29 Mar 2020 Tavy 13Tavistock College Sports Centre, Tavistock
31 Mar 2020 Run Exe Summer 5K MarchExwick, Exeter
08 Apr 2020 Armada Athletics Network 5K AprilSaltram Park, Plymouth
18 Apr 2020 Joe Turner's SweatLynmouth Sea Front, Lynmouth
19 Apr 2020 Honiton HippoHoniton County PS, Honiton
03 May 2020 Crediton CrunchBarnfield, Crediton
10 May 2020 Ottery 10KOttery St Mary Cricket Club, Ottery
13 May 2020 Armada Athletics Network 5K MaySaltram Park, Plymouth
17 May 2020 Woolacombe 10K Beach RunThe Beach, Woolacombe
23 May 2020 Bere Pen 10K-, Yelverton
07 Jun 2020 Saltash Half Marathon-, Saltash
10 Jun 2020 Armada Athletics Network 5K Fun Run Series JunePlympton, Plymouth
27 Jun 2020 Dawlish Coastal Dash-, Dawlish
08 Jul 2020 Armada Athletics Network 5K Fun Run Series JulyPlympton, Plymouth
11 Jul 2020 Otter Rail & River RunTipton St John, Sidmouth
19 Jul 2020 Dalwood Fayre 10K-ishDalwood, Axminster
23 Jul 2020 Kingsbridge Fair Week 10KTown Centre, Kingsbridge
01 Aug 2020 Something Wild Trail Running Festival MarathonHuccaby Farm, Yelverton
01 Aug 2020 Something Wild Trail Running Festival Summit Wild UltraHuccaby Farm, Yelverton
02 Aug 2020 Totnes 10K & Fun RunBorough Park, Totnes
02 Aug 2020 Something Wild Trail Running Festival 10K & 5KHuccaby Farm, Yelverton
02 Aug 2020 Something Wild Trail Running Festival Half MarathonHuccaby Farm, Yelverton
04 Aug 2020 Run Exe Summer 5K AugustExwick Playing Fields, Exeter
09 Aug 2020 Summer Trails 5K & 10KGrammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe
12 Aug 2020 Armada Athletics Network 5K AugustPlympton, Plymouth
15 Aug 2020 East Devon RoundOffwell Village Hall, Honiton
22 Aug 2020 Dartmoor CrossingRugby Club, Ivybridge
29 Aug 2020 Dartmoor Ultra Trail 50Okehampton College, Okehampton
29 Aug 2020 Dartmoor MarathonOkehampton College, Okehampton
29 Aug 2020 Mayflower Muskie MadnessKings Tamerton Community Centre, Plymouth
30 Aug 2020 Granite WayOkehampton Youth Hostel, Okehampton
05 Sep 2020 THHN City to Sea Ultra & MarathonExwick Parish Hall, Exeter
05 Sep 2020 Rock Hard Coast 10K & 5KSW Coastpath, South Milton Sands
06 Sep 2020 Rock Hard Coastal Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & UltraSW Coastpath, South Milton Sands
06 Sep 2020 Dartmoor VolcanoScorriton Village Hall, Buckfastleigh
08 Sep 2020 Run Exe Summer 5K SeptemberExwick Playing Fields, Exeter
09 Sep 2020 Armada Athletics Network 5K SeptemberPlympton, Plymouth
20 Sep 2020 Bideford 10K-, Bideford
20 Sep 2020 Dornafield Ladies 10KDornafield Touring Park, Newton Abbot
27 Sep 2020 Bradley's Exmouth 10KOcean Centre, ExmouthResults
27 Sep 2020 North Devon AONB Marathon & Half MarathonCoastal Path, WoolacombeResults
27 Sep 2020 Barnstaple Marathon & Half MarathonRock Park, Barnstaple
10 Oct 2020 Race With No Name Dartmoor CrossingVillage Hall, DrewsteigntonResults
10 Oct 2020 Lone WolfThe Adventure Centre, Dartington EstateResults
11 Oct 2020 Exeter's Great West RunExeter Arena, Exeter
31 Oct 2020 Burrator NoirBurrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton
01 Nov 2020 Bideford 10 MileBideford AAC Clubhouse, Bideford
01 Nov 2020 Templer TenStover School, Newton Abbot
28 Nov 2020 Haldon NightGrammacombe Woods, Haldon Forest
13 Dec 2020 Haldon Jingle Bell RunHaldon Forest, Exeter
19 Dec 2020 Race The LightFlete Estate, MothecombeResults
16 Jan 2021 Battle of Woodbury CommonBicton College, Budleigh Salterton
19 Jan 2021 Run Exe Winter 5 Mile Series Race 1Queens Drive, Exmouth
23 Feb 2021 Run Exe Winter 5 Mile Series Race 2Queens Drive, Exmouth
28 Feb 2021 Hameldown Hammer Half & 7evenWidecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor
28 Mar 2021 JPs Exe to AxeFoxholes Car Park, Exmouth
02 Apr 2021 Fast Friday 10K & 5KExeter Racecourse, ExeterResults
17 Apr 2021 Wild Night RunCommunity Centre, South BrentResults
18 Apr 2021 Jurassic Coast 10KLime Kiln Car Park, Budleigh Salterton
04 May 2021 Run Exe Summer 5K MayExwick Playing Fields, Exeter
08 May 2021 Endurancelife South DevonBeesands, Near Kingsbridge
08 May 2021 Ivybridge 10KIvybridge RFC, South Hams
14 May 2021 Votwo Devon Coast ChallengeSandaway Beach Holiday Park, Combe Martin
29 May 2021 Race the Tide Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KFlete Estate, Mothecombe
31 May 2021 Bampton to Tiverton Road RaceTiverton Town Football Club, Tiverton
05 Jun 2021 Dartmoor Discovery Ultra MarathonPrincetown Community Centre, Yelverton
06 Jun 2021 Burrator 10KBurrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton
12 Jun 2021 Endurancelife ExmoorMartinhoe, Exmoor
18 Jun 2021 Tsunami Ocean TrailsCastle Bude, Bude
18 Jun 2021 Haldon RelaysHaldon Forest Park, Haldon Forest
22 Jun 2021 Run Exe Summer 5K JuneExwick Playing Fields, Exeter
27 Jun 2021 Exeter Half MarathonHaven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Exeter
27 Jun 2021 Torbay Half MarathonPaignton Green, Torbay
02 Jul 2021 Hope24Newnham Park, Plimpton
02 Jul 2021 Erme Valley Harriers RelaysCross-in-Hand, Filham, Ivybridge
14 Jul 2021 Exeter 10K Race 1Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Exeter
15 Jul 2021 Exeter 10K Race 2Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Exeter
17 Jul 2021 Haytor HellerHaytor Rock, , Devon, Dartmoor
20 Jul 2021 Run Exe Summer 5K JulyExwick Playing Fields, Exeter
24 Jul 2021 Sibelco Cornwood ChallengeCornwood Village Square, Cornwood
25 Jul 2021 Seaview 17Minehead Cricket Club, Countisbury
05 Sep 2021 Britain's Ocean City Running SeriesCity Centre, Plymouth
12 Sep 2021 Exeter City 10KDuckes Meadow Park & Riverside Valley Park, Exeter
19 Sep 2021 Lundy Island RaceLundy Island, Bideford
09 Oct 2021 South West Coast Path Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KEast Soar Outdoor Activities Centre, Malborough
16 Oct 2021 Deep River Trail RacesPiddledown Common, Dartmoor, Exeter
16 Oct 2021 Inflatable 5K ExeterWestpoint Centre, Exeter
30 Oct 2021 Muddy Dog Challenge ExeterEscot House, Exeter
07 Nov 2021 Exeter Live Better Marathon & Half MarathonHaven Banks, Exeter
07 Dec 2021 Run Exe Winter 5 Mile Series Race 3Queens Drive, Exmouth
27 Apr 2022 Forces MarchS W Coast Path, Ilfracombe

About the area

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Running clubs in Devon

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Club Focus: The Tattooed Trotters

Tattooed Trotters

Teignbridge Trotters are based in Newton Abbot. Over 30 years old, they are a 300-strong club, who take part in road, trail and cross country races. The Chair, Roger Hayes, veteran of over 100 marathons, spoke to runABC South.

When and how did the club first form?

Back in 1982 an article was placed in the Mid-Devon Advertiser to see if anyone was interested in meeting up to train for the second London Marathon. A meeting was arranged and chaired by George Sydenham – the director of recreation and tourism for Teignbridge. Those present agreed to meet on Sunday mornings and go for a training run. The route and distance was decided that morning. Thus the Trotters were spawned.

What’s a typical training night?

The club train on a Monday and Wednesday evening from Coombeshead College at 7pm. We offer many different sessions, ranging from complete beginners to a session designed for marathon runners. We average about 70 members on each training session.

Tell us about the members.

Our youngest member is 15 and our oldest 93. It’s a pretty even split between men and women.

And your club emblem lets them display their loyalties ...

Our emblem depicts the humpback bridge within the Newton Abbot area. It shows a man and a lady running over the bridge. We currently have 27 members who have the Trotters emblem tattooed on them. I doubt there is another running club anywhere in the world with that sort of commitment!

A sociable club?

We have a reputation for being a club that like to party. We’ve had three marriages as a direct result of members meeting each other at the club. Features of the Trotter year are the club camp, the club trip, annual foreign marathon trip and the awards evening.

What are the most notable achievements by club members?

We have five members who have completed over 100 marathons. Our members have won many local races and continue to do so.

Tell us about the club events

The Moorland Run - now called the Haytor Heller - attracted 60 entrants for its first staging in 1986 and now sells out its 300 places every year. We also host the Ladies 10K, Templar Ten, Bovey Tracey Cross Country and the Totnes 10K - which remains our biggest entry with 631 in 2014. The club took over the staging of the notoriously tough 32 mile ultramarathon, the Dartmoor Discovery in 2011. The race has gone on to attract a real cult following and - in 2014 and 2015 - it sold out in six days!

Sum up Teignbridge Trotters in three words.

One big family

Running groups in Devon

  • Cornerstone Runners
  • Exeter University Beginners Group
  • Exeter University Improvers Group
  • Run Yourself Fit Riverside (Riverside Leisure Centre)
  • Friday Fun and Run (Exeter Arena)
  • South West Road Runners (Exeter Arena)
  • Run for Fun with Exeter City FC
  • St Leonards Beginners (County Hall)
  • Whipton Beginners (Exeter Arena)
  • Wonford Beginners (Wonford Leisure Centre)
  • Quay2Fitness (The Prospect Inn)
  • Sidmouth Running Club (Sidmouth Sailing Club)
  • Tiverton Harrier Beginners (Heathcote Factory)
  • Crediton Running Network – Beginners (Lords Meadow Leisure Centre)
  • Run Barnstaple (North Devon Leisure Centre)
  • Plymouth Life Centre beginners
  • Brickfields Sports Centre beginners group
  • Emmanuel Church intermediate group
  • Lipson Community College beginners group
  • King Tamerton Community Centre running group
  • UCP Marjon Sports Centre beginners group
  • Torridge Turtles
  • Bere Alston Trekkers (Tavistock Community Sports Centre)
  • Women On The Run (Exeter, Exmouth, Torbay & Honiton)

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Focus on: Cornerstone Runners

Devon’s new town Cranbrook needed instant community. The Rev Mark Gilborson spread the running message ...

Cornerstone Runners

What are the most important elements of establishing a new community? A school? A pub? A church? All very important of course. But what about a running group? Reverend Mark Gilborson certainly believes in the power of running and made it a priority in Devon’s newest town Cranbrook.

Sitting just 9 miles north-east of Exeter, the first new town in Devon since medieval times saw houses built and occupied in 2012 with Mark also installed as the church minister. Mark’s philosophy is: “I have realised people need community as much as they need church.”

And so it came to pass that a running group was created by Reverend Gilborson. Cornerstone Runners was established in February 2013 with just a few runners heading into the cold night air.

Since then as the town grows, so too has the running group. Reverend Gilborson explains: “I recently set up a Facebook group and there are now 158 people associated with Cornerstone Runners. We run on a Wednesday and there can be anywhere between 15 and 30 runners and on Saturdays, the marathon training group attracts any number between 3 and 15.

“There are also around 35 to 40 doing the couch to 5k course, where we have a real mix of members from absolute beginners upwards. We have teenagers, some in their 60s, there is even a guy who used to train with Steve Cram and has a half marathon best of 63 minutes – obviously he’s a lot older now.

Members have travelled together to take part in Kilerton parkrun, the Color Run and Great West Run. Now 48, Reverand Gilborson began running in his early forties. He said: “When I reached 40 or 41, I decided to try and do things that I actually wasn’t very good at – my wife is a much better runner than me.

“I always said I don’t actually like running. But I thought ‘what if I apply myself?’ I ended up running a marathon. We made our own route, running past churches I had been a minister of. We planned it as longer than the marathon distance to be sure.

“It was on the hottest day of the year last year. We raised funds for Vranch House, a children’s charity in Exeter. I never try to persuade people who I run with to come to church. But if there is anything I can do to get people who come to church to run, I do.

“People are amazing. Often they limit their own potential. This can be because of their culture, personality or other circumstances. Running helps people maximise their potential by not limiting themselves.”

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