Sunday, 4 July 2010

Launceston Half Marathon

Today saw the Launceston Half Marathon run through the streets (and up the hills) of Launceston and the surrounding area.

More than 350 runners from across Cornwall, as well as from Devon and as far away as Milton Keynes and Scotland took part. The winner, in 1 hour 12 minutes 30 seconds, was Kevin Heywood from the Bideford Club. The first woman home was Susie Bosustow from Cornwall AC.

Also taking place was the Family Fun Run with more than 150 young people, parents and teachers. The first boy home was nine year old Piran Gallington and first girl 10 year old Jasmine Grey, both from the Callington area.

There were lots of costumers in evidence, including witches and wizards, pirates and Bill and Ben.

Congratulations are due to Dave Gordon and his team of volunteers who put together a superb event.

Photos (from top to bottom): Town Mayor Paul O'Brien starts the main race, Men's winner Kevin Heywood, Women's winner Susie Bosustow, the start of the Fun Run, First boy home Piran Gallington, first girl home Jasmine Grey, Bill and Ben, a family of costumed runners.

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