Plymouth Hoe saw thousands of people gather as runners took part in the 5k, 10k and half marathon races
Runners from across the city gathered at Plymouth Hoe on Sunday morning to take part in the highly anticipated annual Plymouth Half Marathon. The spectacle came to life as runners from across the city lined up at the start line.
The 5K and 10K running events also took place this morning, with participants leaving at 8.35am and 8.25am. Experienced and novice runners compete in all three events each year in an incredible display of endurance, training and dedication.
It’s an incredible achievement for those who participated in all the races, and a fantastic day for everyone who came out to cheer on the runners. Every year, crowds turn out in droves to inspire and encourage friends, family and strangers who attend these events.
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The men’s half marathon race was won by Tom Merson, with a fantastic time of 1 hour eight minutes and eight seconds. Tom also finished first overall in the 2021 Half Marathon held in September last year.
He was closely followed by Megan Davis, winner of the women’s half-marathon. Megan’s chip time was another incredible result, at 1 hour 18 minutes and 35 seconds.
The 5k races were won by Gabriel Dennison and Gemma Kersey. Rich Bond and Cloe Perry won the men’s and women’s 10k races.