BBC local radio stations unite to hear the stories behind race and coronavirus

As striking data reveals Coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups, all 39 BBC local radio stations across England are joining forces in a one-hour special on Wednesday at 7pm (May 6, 2020) to explore what is being done to find out why and to hear the powerful human stories behind the figures.

Presenters Karen Gabay (BBC Radio...

New research highlights benefits of marathon running – but local experts warn ‘be prepared’

New research carried out at Barts and University College London has shown that training for and completing a marathon can cut four years off an individual’s vascular age – and that those who are less fit benefit the most.

The researchers tested 138 people due to take part in this year’s London Marathon. Over a period of six months their arteries gained elasticity, reducing the risk...

Plymouth Yacht Haven to host 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race finish

Following the resounding success of its involvement for the past 3 events, Plymouth Yacht Haven has once again been selected as the host marina for finishing yachts in this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Cowes and London based club behind the famous biennial event, awarded the event to Plymouth Yacht Haven who’ll provide berthing and shoreside facilities...

Plymouth Race for Life

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.

So which event is for you?

A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it. Want to push yourself further? Join a 10k.

Or take on Pretty Muddy, an obstacle course that sees women of all abilities crawl through tunnels, bounce on space hoppers and slip down mudslides.

Whichever event you choose and whether you do it in a tutu...

Police investigate race hate arson attack

Police in Plymouth have launched an investigation following a fire at a property in Plymouth in which the owners then received a hate-filled letter.

The incident took place at an address on Blandford Road in Efford overnight on Wednesday 6th into Thursday 7th of July.

A fire was started deliberately in the shed situated close to the house. The flames spread and caused...

Plymouth to La Rochelle Revival Race returns to Sutton Harbour

Plymouth will welcome another international sailing event this summer when the historic waterfront quarter of Sutton Harbour hosts the Plymouth to La Rochelle Revival Race.

Following the success of world-class sailing event The Transat bakerly, this popular international race from England to France is held every other year, last hosted in Plymouth in 2014.

The event is...

Britain’s Ocean City set to host world class sailing event

Around 25 of the best solo sailors will be welcomed with waves of open arms as they sail into Plymouth this April, as they prepare to take on one of the world’s greatest sailing events.

The Transat bakerly is the oldest and first solo Transatlantic race, first launched in 1960 following the 3,000 mile Plymouth to New York route. One of the most important and historic events in the...

Plymouth Half Marathon route information

Plymouth’s Half Marathon 2015 will be taking place on Sunday 19th April.

This established event is an annual fixture in the city’s calendar and 2015 will see thousands of runners take to the streets, many of whom will be raising money for charity.

Using the city’s streets for the race will cause some changes to usual traffic routes. In planning the event every effort is made...

Rock Solid Race returns to its roots

This March sees Rock Solid Race returning to Escot Park near Exeter for the third time – bringing with it more obstacles, more races and more days to do it in (the event will be running on both days this year).

Founder and owner Ashley Jardine is thrilled with the reaction to the event. Having left a safe career as an Optician just three years ago, he took a big gamble on carving out a...

Plymouth 10k results

Bristol and West AC runner Tom Merson raced home to victory at the Plymouth 10k sponsored by Mansbridge Balment, with a time of thirty one minutes and thirty five seconds, in good running conditions despite initial forecasts. In second place came Josh Trigwell from Exeter Harriers in thirty one minutes and fifty four seconds, followed by last years winners Johnny Gilby from Derby AC in thirty...