Last week saw athletes take part in a series of races in Plymouth, both the10K and half marathon, on the same day and started on the Hoe. Making this a highly popular event.
The 10K route takes the athletes from the war memorial located on Plymouth Hoe, runs on to Citadel Road, from here they run along to the Theatre Royal and continue along Royal Parade. Then the athletes move on to Exeter Street and Sutton Road, before making their way on to Embankment Road, then turn and run alongside Embankment road returning to the city. For the individual completing the half marathon, this is where they travel across the River Plym, where the half marathon athletes run along Billacombe Road towards Elburton, turning on to Haye Lane. Turning again at mile 8 and heading alongside Saltram, before reaching mile 9 and running alongside the River Plym on The Ride. At mile 10 they run along Laira bridge and rejoin the 10K route. From here the athletes take Gdynia Way then Vauxhall Street with the marina providing athletes with a beautiful view. For the last mile, the athletes stayed close to the water, then returned to the Hoe for the finish line.
Emma Collins completed the 10k in an impressive 52:59.
Mark Deacon completed the run in 1:26:22 finishing first for the pioneers. Jo Robinson came in first for the female pioneers, with a time of 1:29:20, quickly followed by Dale Staff (1:29:38). Emma Langstaff came in at 1:40:41, followed by Natalie Storey at 1:40:48. Alison Catnach was the next pioneer with a time of 1:49:34. Then came Mandy Gibson 1:50:22, with her husband Phil Gibson following behind with a time of 1:51:19. Helen Lawes and Darren Hardwick crossed the finish line together with a time of 1:59:22. Louisa Chisholm got to the finish line in 2:01:11, Rob Kernaghan finished in 2:02:29, followed by Giles Francis with a time of 2:05:01. Linda Cuff came in at 2:06:40 and Lynne Overd completed in 2:59:45.