A mild and breezy day saw a great turnout for the Truro Half Marathon this morning. With the likes of Justin Thomas and Emma Stepto giving the race a miss, it was an opportunity to see some different names at the front of the pack. The men’s race proved fairly tight, with a group of three holding a lead together around the nine mile mark. Eventually Ken Walker of Newquay Road Runners would take the win on the hilly course in 1:19:19, ahead of Paul Whear (Carn Runners) and Jordan Morant (Hayle Runners).
Ken was just off his time of 1:17:06 when he came third at Indian Queens, a great result considering the addition of several hills in this half marathon! By beating Jordan, Paul makes things extremely tight between the two of them for second and third place in the overall GP rankings. With only two races to go (pending confirmation) it looks like there is only a point or two between them! [They are both already clear leaders in their relative age groups]
Daniel Costello (Hayle Runners) had his best result of the season, finishing a creditable fourth less than a minute behind Jordan Morant, helping Hayle Runners to the team prize.
In the ladies race, Eleanor Davis (Newquay Road Runners) ensured that her club would win both individual races, finishing over a minute ahead of Emma Schuck (Hayle Runners), with Kathryn Burgess (CAC) finishing third.
This was Eleanor’s first GP win since An Res Hellys, and as with the men, her result means that second and third place in the ladies open will go down to the wire.
Podium Results – Men
- Ken Walker (Newquay Road Runners) – 1:19:19
- Paul Whear (Carn Runners) – 1:19:37
- Jordan Morant (Hayle Runners) – 1:20:02
Podium Results – Ladies
- Eleanor Davis (Newquay Road Runners) – 1:23:33
- Emma Schuck (Hayle Runners) – 1:24:58
- Kathryn Burgess (CAC) – 1:34:06
Provisional results have been posted by Truro Running Club – click here for an Excel spreadsheet.
An album of photos has been uploaded to our Facebook page – just click here, and feel free to tag yourselves or runners you know! Some of the pictures were taken by student photographer Jake Fullman; if you like his pics, check out his Instagram feed at @jacobtherabbit.