29 Oct

Great West Open

Great West Run start

Pre-registration is now open for the 2015 Great West Run. Exeter’s biggest mass participation event saw 2697 runners take the start line for this year’s half marathon event on Sunday 19 October.

Organisers have also announced that local club South West Road Runners have been awarded the prestigious Running Club Award, recognising the best overall club performance in this year’s race. As well as the accolade of receiving the Running Club Award, South West Road Runners were also awarded £250, which they have kindly chosen to donate to Devon Air Ambulance.

Race organiser Jamie Warren said: “Congratulations to all the South West Road Runners that took part in the event! We recognise the importance of running clubs across all of our races, not only to help develop the events with our Club of the Year programme, but also to ensure we have a good calibre of professional and club athletes running on the day. South West Road Runners have set a great example of both team spirit, and competitive determination. We hope to see even more of them back again next year!”

Richard Everson, club chair, said: “South West Road Runners is delighted to have won this Club Award at our 'local' race.  This award shows the strength of running in Exeter, while the depth is illustrated by the fact that we had over 55 runners in the race!”

To pre-register for next year’s race, visit the event website.