The Marazion 10K attracted a huge number of Cornish Athletes to Mounts bay for what is a quick, fairly level, countryside 10k, writes Jules Evans
Falmouth Road Runners were only able to obtain 25 spaces in this year’s race, which allowed a maximum of 500 runners, leaving many disappointed.
The race itself was the usual frenzy at the start, with so many runners trying to race down a narrow county lane and all 500 jostling for position.
The start is downhill for about half a mile which means some very speedy first mile times. The course then snakes out into the countryside behind Marazion, which is fairly flat with a few hills but nothing too strenuous for the club runners.
Falmouth were able to have a few runners in the top 20 with Rich Dalton once again leading the club home in 14th position. His hard work and commitment to running once again providing an inspiration for others in the club.
There was also victory for Caroline Cable, who was the first lady home for Falmouth. She was neck and neck with Sheila Marshall coming up the final hill, but dug deep into her reserves and found a final sprint to the line.
Conditions on the day were good for running as it was overcast but hardly any wind. It was, however, a bit chilly for the hardy band of supporters who valiantly turned out to cheer their team mates home.