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Thank you to our Exeter Great West runners

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 22nd November, 2019

In October we had some incredible people take on the Exeter Great West Run half marathon to support our charity. Some of our awesome runners let us know how the run went and why they wanted to support us:

Becky Carpenter said: “I found the run itself enjoyable, the atmosphere was brilliant and there was lots of support despite the weather. I think mental health has often been overlooked in the past, maybe seen as not as important as something physical. But I'm pleased to see that seems to be changing now, and am delighted that I was able to raise funds to help in that particular area”.

Steven Gibbs said: “It was a very wet and windy start to the day, with no training, I took on the mammoth task competing in a very hilly Exeter half marathon, and there was a various mix of emotions throughout the course. The water stops, gels and jelly baby stations were definitely needed. I finally completed the event in 2 hrs 2 minutes and 14 seconds, which pushed my body to its limits, all to support Devon Partnership Trust”.

Vic Leslie, Quality Improvement Facilitator said: “This is the second time that I’ve run to support mental health. It was an incredible day, despite the bad weather and when my legs got tired at the halfway mark it was the crowd that spurred me on. There is something very satisfying about crossing the finish and I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t done a marathon to give it a go”.

Thank you to everyone that took part in this incredible challenge and to the people who supported them. If you’d like to know more about our charity, or take part in one of our challenges please email Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising on