A surprise break in the weather provided clear skies for this year’s Marazion 10k. The wind made things tough at the front of the pack, but there were PB’s all round further down the field.
As expected, Emma Stepto (Cornwall AC) held onto the ladies trophy for the eighth time, and despite struggling in the blustery conditions, managed a small improvement in her course record, to finish in 34:33. Prizes for second and third were more closely contested, with Naomi Tier (Cornwall AC) just holding off Eleanor Davis (Newquay Road Runners) to finish second and third.
In the men’s race, defending champion Peter Le Grice (Mounts Bay Harriers) put some daylight between himself and the rest of the field to finish in 32:41. Storm Force winner Justin Thomas (Cornwall AC) finished a short distance back, to hold off Peter Ellis (Hayle Runners), making a surprise return to complete the men’s podium.
Among the juniors, Martha Carlisle (Cornwall AC) and Ben Hicks took the honours in the under 20 category; Ben running particularly well to finish 14th overall.
Cornwall AC took both team prizes, with a very strong set of results in the men’s race, all six finishing in the top twenty overall. In the men’s race they held off Hayle Runners and Mounts Bay Harriers, who finished very closely in the points. For the ladies, Mounts Bay Harriers and Truro Running Club completed the podium.
The only disappointment on the day was an incident involving one of the runners being struck by a horse. The Mounts Bay Harrier, who needed medical treatment, is said to be bruised but on the mend.
For full results, see Cornwall AC’s incomparable archives here. A link to the up-to-date GP rankings will be posted when it has become available.