MORE than 250 runners have recently taken part in a series of races – despite a dull and misty day in Cornwall.

On Sunday, October 1 competitors of all ages took part gathered at Carwinion Playing Field to take part in this year’s Run Mawnan event which also celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Before the racing commenced, Shakira of Embrace Dance Fitness made sure that each runner was ready to compete with a lively warm-up.

Falmouth Packet: Shakira of Embrace Dance Fitness provided a lively warm-up before the race Shakira of Embrace Dance Fitness provided a lively warm-up before the race (Image: Falmouth Rotary Club)The first runner to finish the 5K event, in a particularly fast time went to Edward Mitchell of Cornwall Athletic Club, who is currently studying at Loughborough University. Edward won the first prize which was a bed and breakfast for two at Hotel Meudon. Dylan Stevens of Newquay and Par Running Club came in second, and Joe Wylie of Mile High followed in third place.

The first female to finish the 5K race was Joanna Temple of Truro RC, who also won the prize of a bed and breakfast for two at Hotel Meudon.

Falmouth Packet: Ready, set, go! Ready, set, go! (Image: Falmouth Rotary Club)Ed Dickinson of Falmouth Running Club and Lucy Paull from Hayle Runners were the first male and female to cross the line in the 10K race, both winning dinner and bed and breakfast for two at the Budock Vean Hotel.

The one-mile children’s fun run was as popular as ever with over 100 primary-school-aged children sprinting around the village in a race to the finish. The winner was nine-year-old Kit Hipwell followed closely by Jack Dixon and Sin Darke.

The Hipwells kept it in the family with the first girl across the line being 11-year-old Elizabeth Hipwell, followed by Mia Hambly and Olivia Martin.

Falmouth Packet: Some of the female competitors Some of the female competitors (Image: Falmouth Rotary Club)Rotarian Rod Allday, Chairman of the Run Mawnan committee, said: “Since we returned last year after an enforced Covid break of two years, it’s good to see the number of entrants getting back to pre-Covid levels.

"As always, we are extremely grateful to all the local businesses who have supported us by providing some great prizes, and to all the volunteers who marshal the course and help in the event field. 

"This is one of our club’s main fund-raising events of the year and we always aim to distribute half of the proceeds to village organisations.”


10k Race - 1st Male: Ed Dickinson; 1st Female: Lucy Paull; 1st Male Over 60: Mike Jones; 1st Female over 60: Cathy Wallwork

5k Race - 1st Male: Edward Mitchell; 1st Male Under 18: Dylan Stevens; 1st Female: Joanna Temple; 1st Female Under 18: Amy Horton; 1st Male U14: Joshua Peters; 1st Female U14: Willow Barnes; 1st Male Over 60: Bob Shepherd; 1st Female Over 60: Lindsay Heslop;

Youngest Competitor: Alana Wood (Age 8)

Fun Run

Under 8 Boys: 1st Jack Turner, 2nd Josh Hassall, 3rd Herbie Hubmann.

Under 8 Girls: 1st Libby Hambly, 2nd Matilda Robinson, 3rd Ava Hart.

Under 12 Boys: 1st Kit Hipwell, 2nd Jack Dixon, 3rd Sid Darke.

Under 12 Girls: 1st Elizabeth Hipwell, 2nd Mia Hambly, 3rd Olivia Martin.

Youngest Competitor: Frank Cameron (Age 2yrs 9 mths)

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