Well it started as a pleasant day in the sunshine when the 390 runners started off on the Cornish Marathon. After the worry of Saturday’s weather, it was a blessing that it took place at all. As it was, the course was hastily re-routed to take out the flooded Fowey valley. So it was an up-and-back to Dozmary Pool. Because of the last minute decision to go ahead, it was not possible to re-measure the route officially and most measured it with their watches as about 25.5 miles. From a GP point of view this doesn’t matter. However, if you have to provide evidence of having run a marathon, it may. Ho hum.

It was grim out there when the rain came, wet, windy and cold. Many suffered, with the last runners finishing in 6.5 hours. Hats off to the marshals, timekeeper and helpers for standing out for so long.

Our brave members of course did very well indeed. Here are their times:

Gail Hartill: 3.50.27 (second in age group)

Rachael Wilsher: 4.13.31 (third in age group)

Gemma Vare: 4.31.03

Jane Stedman: 4.31.03

Rebecca Bateman: 4.31.48

Michael Reed: 4.31.48

Helen Stephenson: 4.42.44

Kerri Rowe: 4.43.05

Nic Vosper: 4.43.05 (third in age group)

Zoe Buse: 4.44.29

Claire Barlow: 4.46.03

Lesley Taphouse:5.33.33

Sabrina Hicks: 5.33.36

Very well done all. That’s the GP races completed for the year.

See you at the Mob Match for presentations.

Race Report and photo by Ian Ringer