Entries are flooding in for the tough and yet hugely popular half marathon ‘Run Falmouth’ that takes place on Sunday 15th March 2020 and sponsored by Cornwall Physio & Run Lab. Last year the event attracted a record 696 entries. This year Cornish healthcare charity Cornwall Hospice Care have released 100 extra places to meet the growing demand and to fund more care for those who are terminally ill in Cornwall.
The 13.1 mile route starts in the lee of Pendennis Castle following the coast past the beautiful beaches of Gyllyngvase and Swanpool and glimpsing Maenporth Beach as the route rises to give fabulous views back towards Pendennis Castle. Following undulating Cornish country lanes, the run is well supported along the whole route as residents from the picturesque villages come out to cheer the runners on.
Race Secretary Jane Appleton had this to say; “Working with our partners Falmouth Road Runners we’ve been developing this half marathon and hope to attract record entries in what is our charity’s 40th anniversary. I can tell you from experience that it’s not an easy course, but despite its demands, it’s got great views! We also have a Kid’s Run, which last year saw 92 youngsters running the first 1 mile of the course.”
The annual sell out event is part of the Cornwall Glass Grand Prix Series and open to affiliated and non-affiliated club runners. In was won in 2019 by Colin Snook of Cornwall AC in a new course record of 1.14.28.
There's a kid's run too.
Oli Hoare, Head of Fundraising at Cornwall Hospice Care, has this to say about the 2019 event; “What a triumph with record entries this year and a new course record set. We also had a superb 92 entries for our first Kids Run and that’s not including all their Mums and Dads who joined in too.”
Oli continues; “Thanks to the support of all our competitors we hope to have raised enough to fund a thousand hours of nursing care so that’s another success to celebrate.”