5k Parkrun to be staged along Exmouth seafront

PUBLISHED: 18:30 16 December 2017

Galina Barskaya

A new weekly 5k run along Exmouth’s seafront – which it’s hoped could attract as many as 300 local runners and visitors – starts just before Christmas.

Jo Pavey MBE will be at the inaugural parkrun.Jo Pavey MBE will be at the inaugural parkrun.

Five-time Olympian and Exeter Harrier long-distance runner Jo Pavey will be attending the inaugural Exmouth Parkrun, which starts at 9am on Saturday, December 23.

The Exmouth event has been organised by LED, which has covered the £3,000 launch costs.

Lottie Edwards, LED’s community engagement manager, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of the local community to get the Parkrun up and running.

“There will be social, health and wellbeing benefits from the event, which could attract some 300 local runners and visitors a week.”

Exmouth Harrier Simon Minting is one of the volunteers driving the project. He said: “We are delighted to have a start date confirmed, having done all the work behind the scenes. It could become a great community event.

The timed run – which starts and finishes opposite the Ocean bowling venue – is 5km in length. It runs along Exmouth’s esplanade to Orcombe Point, then back along the seafront to the Cavendish Hotel at Moreton Crescent, before returning to Ocean.

The run will take place every Saturday morning, with entrants competing against the clock. The event is free to enter, but you will need to register before your first run.

“You only ever register with parkrun once,” say the organisers. “Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

“We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! Exmouth parkrun needs you!

“It is entirely organised by volunteers – email exmouthhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

“Every week we grab a post Parkrun coffee in the LED Leisure Ocean Café – please come and join us!”

For more details about the Parkrun visit: www.parkrun.org.uk/exmouth

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

Mucky paws joined muddy faces when this year’s Royal Marines Commando Challenge welcomed four-legged friends to take part.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

An Exmouth apprentice is gearing up for a national skills contest next month.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Festival could bring a range of jazz and blues concerts to Budleigh, if local businesses are prepared to support it

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Don’t miss our weekly round-up of photos from our readers.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

An Exmouth police sergeant has been myth-busting on the town’s problems with boy racers.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Topsham is celebrating two winners in the recently announced 2018 Food Drink Devon awards.

Read more
Friday, October 19, 2018

A former town crier from Topsham who admitted causing the death of his partner in a road accident in which she fell out of her wheelchair, has been warned he faces jail.

Read more
Friday, October 19, 2018

It’s a tough job but someone will have to do it.

Read more
Friday, October 19, 2018

A merger between two of Exmouth’s takeaway outlets has officially been launched this week.

Read more
Friday, October 19, 2018

The awards were presented by former Chairman of the RNLI, Charles Hunter-Pease OBE.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications