Tony Brewer was victorious in the Truro Half Marathon on Sunday.

Brewer, of Mile High Running Club in Penryn, crossed the line on Lemon Quay in a time of one hour, 20 minutes and 18 seconds.

Matt Yates of Cornwall Athletic Club came in 18 seconds after Brewer to claim second, with Ryan Hanley, also of Cornwall AC, coming in 19 seconds later to take third.

Ruby Orchard of Vegan Runners was first female home in 1:26:31.

The 2019 Truro Half Marathon, sponsored by Duchy Plant Hire, saw entries totalling 530.

With ages ranging from 17 to 84, and participants coming from as far afield as Boston and South Africa through to Aberdeen, West Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Norfolk, Somerset, Wiltshire, Essex, London and Shropshire, runners flocked from across the globe to take part.

Sue Mansfield, Race Director of the Truro Half Marathon said: “The 2019 Truro Half Marathon was an overwhelming success, thanks to the huge number of runners that took part and the many volunteers and organisations that supported us. We are so grateful to Duchy Plant Hire for being our headline sponsor, helping us to both meet our costs and assisting us with logistics such as placing a “Dig It With Duchy!” sail flags at each of the water stations to make them easy for runners to spot. We were also delighted that they could bring some of their vehicles on to the Quay for kids to enjoy, making it a real family event.”

An iconic event in the county’s annual sporting calendar, Truro Half Marathon sponsored by Duchy Plant Hire was started by a loud blast of Duchy Plant Hire’s digger airhorn at 9.30am; with a mass start on Lemon Quay the runners made a circuit of the city’s streets, before heading off around the back of Tesco and on to the Newham trail.

With testing weather conditions, an hour and 20 minutes later, runners started returning to Lemon Quay having completed 13.1 miles on a tortuous and challenging course of hills and tracks along the Newham Trail and round Playing Place, Feock, Cowlands, Kea and Calenick.

All participants received a commemorative race vest and special digger inspired medal, whilst first, second and third man and woman overall received a bottle of wine plus £100, £50 and £35 respectively. First, second and third man and woman in each age category also received a bottle of wine.

As the race forms part of the Grand Prix Race series, the top three running clubs for the men - Cornwall Athletics Club, Falmouth Road Runners and St Austell Runner Club; and the top three for the women – Hayle Runners, St Austell Running Club and Newquay Road Runners; were awarded a bottle of wine for each of their first six male and six female finishers (of any age) over the finish line.