Sunday produced near perfect conditions for the 33rd annual Falmouth Road Runners' Mob Match, which saw 357 runners from all over the county take part in the scenic five-mile race.

The route took them around Pendennis Headland, along the seafront passing Gyllyngvase Beach to Swanpool, before returning to finish in front of the landmark Falmouth Hotel, providing and excellent venue to host the runners for the post race presentations. which included the end of year presentations for the Cornwall Running GP.

Whilst the race is a team event there were some fine individual performances with Cornwall Athletics Club's (CAC) Jonny Dry finishing first overall in a time of 27mins 27secs

followed less than half a minute behind him by club teammate Edward Mitchell.

The host club's star runner Tom Carthey took third place with a time of 28 minutes.

For the ladies the the hosts were also well represented with Ruth Barnes (FRR) first lady home (in 18th place) posting a time of 30 minutes and 3 seconds, a full two minutes 42 seconds and two minutes and 2 minutes 57 seconds ahead of CAC runners Anna Jenkins (44th place) and Stephanie Hearn (51st place). All runners received a memento at the finish.

The team event is always well contested and is split into divisions for both men and women.

In the first division for the larger Cornish clubs, CAC were triumphant for both the men and women's teams, coming first, with the men of Hayle coming runners up and the women from Newquay Running Club.

In division two for medium sized clubs, Falmouth Road Runners were successful for the second year running winning both the men's and women's competition with East Cornwall Harriers running club being the runners up each time.

For division 3, the result is for a winning team of mixed runners and for the tenth year in a row Mile High, of Penryn, were successful.

Race director for the day Steve Lawrence praised the work of the 60-plus club volunteers who lined the route and also thanked the local sponsors Heather & Lay, Hine Downing, Specsavers, At Your Pace, Port Pendennis and Cornwall Physio for their continued support.