Truro Half Marathon 2016, supported by Goundry’s Estate Agency and Real Cornwall Magazine, is a well established event organised by Truro Running Club. 577 people entered this year, and the finishing times stretched from 1 hour 14 minutes (and 55 seconds) to 3 hours 31 minutes, showing the great range of runners taking part. The recognised World Record for the distance stands at just over 58 minutes.
The Truro Half Marathon 2016 was the 13th stage of the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Cornish Running Grand Prix series, and is one of the most popular races of the series, despite being described as a “hard and hilly half-marathon.”
And it was Cornwall AC’s Colin Snook (1.14.55) who retained the title he won last year, as he finished well ahead of Peter Le Grice (Mounts Bay) in 1.17.35, with Tavistock AC’s Jim Cole third (1.18.31).
Half Marathons are popular; to train for a full marathon takes a great deal of time and effort – and many folk can manage the latter but struggle with the former! It is perhaps an odd thing that nobody does a ‘20k’ race or a ‘30k’! Ten-milers may once have existed but not nowadays; the ‘half a marathon’ idea has a strong attraction for the human psyche. The Marathon itself of course once stood at 26 miles – but was extended by 385 yards to finish opposite the Royal Box at the 1908 London Olympics.
So – where will you plan to run this year or next? There are many to choose from in Cornwall and across the South West. Will you join a club or train alone?
Will you run the roads or the wild coastal paths with which Cornwall is blessed? Whatever you choose – and even if you settle at a shorter run of perhaps 10 KM – you won’t regret taking up running. It can change your life!
Why not enter the Truro Half Marathon next year?
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