Sidmouth runner Bethany tackles the Colour Obstacle Rush event

Bethany Wells and her friend Katy Lanson at Exeter Racecourse where they took part in the 'Colour Ob

Bethany Wells and her friend Katy Lanson at Exeter Racecourse where they took part in the 'Colour Obstacle Rush’ - Credit: Archant

On the not so serious side of running matters, Bethany Wells and her friend Katy Lanson headed off to Exeter Racecourse for the ‘Colour Obstacle Rush’ this is marketed as ‘the most fun running event ever’, writes Terry Bewes.

It is a unique event combining the fun of the colour powered runs with the thrill of an obstacle course and the atmosphere of a music festival.

Although this is a 5k ‘running event’ you don’t have to run if you don’t feel like it.

In fact usually there are as many people walking or dancing through the course as running.

There are 20 obstacles, eight colour stations, 20 music zones and a chill-out area after the finish with loads of ice cream to eat as you recover.


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Covered from head to toe in paint Beth said: “This was certainly the most fun running event ever.”

And now back to the serious stuff, Rob Edwards and Adrian Clode headed to Exeter for a flat 10k.

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This is one of the City Runs and takes place along the river. Starting from the quay, it is a two-lap, traffic free, pancake flat run on the footpaths and cycle tracks around the river Exe and Exeter Canal.

Adrian finished in 47:13 and Rob in 49:06 which gave him second place in the 65plus category. There were 378 finishers.

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