Photorun: Exeter Quay

I got the idea for todays run from redhenrun who did a photorun around Shannon Harbour and posted some great pics.

Todays schedule called for an easy 6 miles and as I had a day off and wanted to go to Exeter, I thought why not combine the two. I chose a great day both for the day off and for the run, it was cold, but the sun was out and the sky was cloudless.

I parked the car and headed for the river opting for the sunny side of the Exe. Either side of the River runs a wide path great for cyclists, walkers and runners to share, not that there were many people about today but I would imagine in the summer it is a popular place. The Quay has many nice eateries, coffee shops and boutiques all of which I have earmarked for a return visit when I am not running or sweaty.

Actually it was a great run (not something your hear me say often) everything was perfect. It had it all.

  • Great weather
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Water birds
  • Bridges
  • No hills in sight
  • Public toilets
  • Signs for the public toilets telling you how many minutes away they were (extremely important for me this morning!)
  • To top it all was pleased with my pace (not something your hear me say often)

Nothing like a good run to set your day up right is there?

Here are the pics:-







This last picture is for those living in the frozen wastes of Essex where the daffodils have failed to raise their heads, all out here in the warmth of the south-west!


About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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9 Responses to Photorun: Exeter Quay

  1. OK, stop with the pics, am sooooo fed up with dragging my legs around bloody Springfield!

  2. Oh wow, so beautiful. Love all the river scenery! Looks gorgeous. That would take anyone’s mind off the huff and puff of running 🙂

  3. ilovelucca says:

    looks gorgeous….

  4. Red Hen says:

    Brill! Thank you so much for linking me! I am dead jealous though. You ran three times as far as I did on your photorun. And your pics are so much better. And you skies so much bluer over there.Just great to get a glimpse of what Exeter is like. I had no idea. Makes me want to run there too.And makes me want to improve at photorunning.Thank you!

  5. plustenner says:

    very nice x

  6. zoecakes says:

    Looks positively spring-like! 🙂

  7. (Rather late catching up wih blogs…) That’s just where I run from my parents house when i visit! I raelly must get free of all this gcse revision thats taking over and come down and visit for a run!

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