Running for everyone

No matter your age, fitness, background or aspirations. There is a running group for you!

Active Devon in partnership with Run England are assisting in the creation of running groups for beginners across the county. Join a group in your community and take the first steps towards being more active. These fun, social and informal groups are led by qualified leaders and will provide everyone with the chance to jog or run at their own pace.

     

In the coming weeks Active Devon will have a search facility on this page so you can find your nearest running group. 

Below are the groups we are currently working with. For more information on any of these groups or to find your nearest group click here 

If your unsure whether the group is the right group for you, we advise you to get in touch with the leader for more information.

 

Exeter

Women on the run

Exeter University Beginners Group – Tuesdays Evenings – Exeter University – 5.30pm

Location: Exeter University Sports Park

Leader: Simon James

Contact: 01392 495279

Exeter University Improvers Group – Thursday Evenings – Exeter University – 5.30pm

Location: Exeter University Sports Park

Leader: Simon James

Contact: 01392 495279

Tony Pryce Running Group - Saturday Mornings - Outside Tony Pryce Sports upstairs in Exeter Guildhall Centre

Location: Tony Pryce Sports, Exeter Guildhall Centre

Leaders: Bev Holloway and Dave Phillips

Contact: Bev Holloway 07739 577801 or Dave Phillips 07868 494168

Run Yourself Fit Riverside – Tuesday Evenings – Riverside Leisure Centre – 7.00pm

Location: Riverside Leisure Centre

Leader: John Caswell

Contact: 01392 667014

All abilities welcome.

Friday Fun and Run – Friday Evenings – Exeter Arena – 6.30pm

Location: Exeter Arena

Leader: Hilary Allen

Contact: 07814 722451

Ladies Only.

South West Road Runners – Wednesday Evenings – Exeter Arena – 6.30pm

Location:  Exeter Arena

Leader: Tony Gale

Contact: 01363 776108

All abilities welcome.

We have also set up a series of 10 week fun and social beginner running groups for people to give running a go. All our groups are led by experienced and qualified leaders who will keep you motivated whilst you run or jog at your own pace.  If your not sure if the group is for you, please contact the leader or group organiser for more information.

Run for Fun with Exeter City FC – Thursday Evenings - St James Park – 6.30pm

Starts: Thursday 27th September for 10 weeks.

Location: Meet at the St James Park, Exeter City FC.

Leader: Vicky Nolan.

Contact: Jamie Vittles 01392 255611.

Please wear sensible sports kit.

St Leonards Beginners – Tuesday Evenings – County Hall – 6.00pm

Starts: Tuesday 18th September for 10 weeks.

Location: Meet at the car park entrance of County Hall on Topsham Road.

Leader: Dave Pressley.

Contact: 07974 554642.

Please wear sensible sports kit.

Whipton Beginners – Wednesday Evenings – Exeter Arena – 6.00pm

Starts: Wednesday 19th September for 10 weeks.

Location: Meet at Exeter Arena.

Leader: Dave Pressley.

Contact: 07974 554642.

Please wear sensible sports kit.

Wonford Beginners – Tuesday Mornings – Wonford Leisure Centre – 9.00am

Starts: Tuesday 25th September for 10 weeks.

Location: Meet in the car park of Wonford Leisure Centre.

Leader: Dave Phillips.

Contact: 07868 494168.

Please wear sensible sports kit.

Quay2Fitness – Monday Evening – The Prospect Inn – 7.00pm

Starts: Monday 17th September for 10 weeks.

Location: Meet outside The Prospect Inn, on the Quay.

Leader: John Caswell.

Contact: 01392 662823

More Information: This group is for those who have run before.

Please wear sensible sport kit.

East Devon

Beginner’s Group – Monday Evening – Withycombe Tennis Centre – 6.30pm

Location: Withycombe Tennis Centre, Exmouth

Leader: Bob Woodall

Contact: 01395 271655

Sidmouth Running Club – Monday & Wednesday Evenings - Sidmouth Sailing Club – 7.00pm

Location: Sidmouth Sailing Club, Sidmouth

Leader: Aaron Smith

Suitable for “all ages, shapes and sizes”

Mid Devon

Tiverton Harrier Beginners - Tuesday Evenings - Heathcote Factory - 6.00pm

Location: Heathcote Factory, Tiverton

Leader: Steve

Contact: 07809583651

Crediton Running Network – Beginners – Monday Mornings – Lords Meadow Leisure Centre – 9.30am

Location: Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton

Leader: Helene Bond

Contact: 01363 777184

Crediton Running Network – All abilities  - Monday Evenings – Lords Meadow Leisure Centre - 7.30pm

Location: Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton

Leader: Helene Bond

Contact: 01363 777184

Crediton Running Network – Ladies only intermediate – Friday Evenings - Lords Meadow Leisure Centre – 6.00pm

Location: Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton

Leader: Helene Bond

Contact: 01363 777184

Crediton Running Network – Saturday Mornings – Lords Meadow Leisure Centre – 9.00am

Location: Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton

Leader: Helene Bond

Contact: 01363 777184

All abilities welcome

Crediton Running Network – Young Women – Thursday Evenings – Lord Meadow Leisure Centre – 5.30pm

Location: Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton

Leader: Helene Bond

Contact: 01363 777184

Suitable for young women aged 12 - 18

North Devon

Run Barnstaple – Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays – North Devon Leisure Centre – 6.30pm

Location: North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple

Leader: Georgina Green

Contact: 07788 203998

All abilities welcome

Run Barnstaple – Saturdays – North Devon Leisure Centre – 9.30am

Location: North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple

Leader: Georgina Green

Contact: 07788 203998

All abilities welcome

Plymouth

Beginner Group – Mondays - Plymouth Life Centre – 9.15am

Location: Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

All abilities welcome

Intermediates Group – Mondays - Sainsburys, Marsh Mills – 6.30pm

Location: Sainsburys, Marsh Mills

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

Beginner Group – Tuesdays - Brickfields Sport Centre – 6.00pm

Location: Brickfields Sport Centre

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

Intermediate Group – Tuesdays - Emmanuel Church, Compton Avenue – 7.15pm

Location: Emmanuel Church, Compton Avenue 

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

Beginner Group – Wednesdays - Lipson Community College – 6.15pm

Location: Lipson Community College, PL4 7PG

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

Intermediate Group – Thursdays – Central Park – 6.15pm

Location: Central Park, Park and Ride Bus Stop next to Life Centre

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

All Abilities Group – Thursdays - King Tamerton Community Centre – 6.45pm

Location: King Tamerton Community Centre, Trevithick Road

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

Beginner Group – Thursdays - Sainsburys, Marsh Mills – 6.30pm

Location: Sainsburys, Marsh Mills

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

Beginner Group – Fridays - Plymouth Life Centre – 9.30am

Location: Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

All abilities welcome

Beginner Group – Saturdays - UCP Marjon Sports Centre – 10.00am

Location: UCP Marjon Sports Centre, PL6 8BH

Leader: Nyrene Dudley

Contact: 01752 307028

Teignbridge

Beginner Group - Thursdays - Newton Abbot - 6.00pm

Location: The Rec, Newton Abbot

Leader: Marika Dowse

For more information click here.

Torridge

Torridge Turtles - Wednesdays - Westward Ho! - 6.30pm

Location: Car Park opposite Co op, Westward Ho!

Sessions are free and everyone welcome!

Torbay

Coming soon…

West Devon

Bere Alston Trekkers – Wednesdays – Bere Alston – 7.30pm

Location: Methodist Church, Bere Alston

Leader: Dotty Allan

Contact:01822 841441

All abilities welcome

Bere Alston Trekkers Men – Mondays – Tavistock – 8.00pm

Location: Tavistock Community Sports Centre, Tavistock

Leader: Dotty Allan

Contact:01822 841441

All abilities welcome, Men only.

Bere Alston Trekkers Ladies – Saturday – Tavistock – 10.00am

Location: Tavistock Community Sports Centre, Tavistock

Leader: Dotty Allan

Contact: 01822 841441

All abilities welcome, Ladies only.

If none of these groups are suitable click here to use the Run England group finder to find one that is. In the coming months there will be plenty more groups appearing across the county, we advise you to keep checking back to see which group is closest to you.