Longhorn secures top ten finish as Falmouth Road Runners team place well in Truro half-marathon (From Falmouth Packet)
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Longhorn secures top ten finish as Falmouth Road Runners team place well in Truro half-marathon
3:11pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in Sport
Falmouth Road Runners were able to field a total of 20 runners in Sunday's Truro Half Marathon, and there were some excellent performances, writes Jules Evans.
Once again the route has changed, keeping all the runners on their toes. Not running myself this year I have been able to glean from the participants that Truro did not leave out any hills.
The best of the bunch was the hill at about mile two coming out of Calenick and heading up to Playing Place - a real whopper to test the legs early on.
There were some first time half-marathoners from Falmouth, with Billy Hosen putting in a great performance for the club. This was mixed with some very experienced runners taking part and representing the town once again.
The mens team were a pretty strong bunch, with Ric Keefe, Robin Watson, and Jay Longhorn in the mix - Jay managed a fantastic 9th overall, and 2nd in his age group.
Emily Cook was once again out in front for the ladies of Falmouth, putting in a sterling performance and bringing home the ladies' team.
The weather remained dry, which could only have helped on the rough, muddy track out towards Trelissick.
It's always a special race on the calender as its one of the bigger occasions starting and finsihing in the City centre. The finish line on Lemon Quay can make for some exciting sprints to the line.
Well done to all the runners taking part, and a big 'thank you' to all the Falmouth Road Runners for getting out there and pulling on the team colours for your town.
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