Registration opens for Cornwall Hospice Care’s 2017 half marathon Run Falmouth Run Falmouth 2017 on Sunday 12th March will follow a challenging 13.1 mile route that was newly created last year and takes runners past stunning coastal and countryside scenery. Starting near Pendennis Castle, the route also takes in Gyllyngvase Beach, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches. Runners then head inland passing through the village of Mawnan Smith and around the outskirts of Budock Water, before turning back to the finish at the Falmouth Hotel. Oliver Hoare, Head of Fundraising at Cornwall Hospice Care, says it’s a visually attractive half marathon, but not for the faint hearted; “There’s some pretty punishing hills on the course but this is a Grand Prix event and competitors expect there to be a challenge or two. However, last year’s winner, Jordan Morant from Hayle Runners, set a new course record crossing the finishing line in one hour, 17 minutes and 25 seconds. There’s the added bonus of knowing you’re supporting a Cornish charity too and last year competitors helped raise more than ten thousand pounds towards providing the care we offer our patients and their families.” In 2016 the first female over the line was Jessica Buscombe from St Austell Running Club who completed the course in one hour 30 minutes and 32 seconds. Falmouth Road Runners came first in the Men’s Team competition and St Austell Running Club won the Ladies Team Title.