The popular Cornish half marathon known as Run Falmouth is back for 2022. Now in its 10th year, the event will be the fourth race in the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix Series, which is sponsored by Cornwall Glass and will take place on Sunday 13th March.
“We weren’t able to run the actual event last year because of the pandemic,” says Race Director Jane Appleton from Cornwall Hospice Care, the event’s charity partner. “We ran a virtual version so people could run the distance to suit them, but it’s never the same as taking on what is a stunning but equally tough coastal race.”
The half marathon is arranged and managed in a collaboration between the Cornish healthcare charity and the Falmouth Road Runners. “It works really well as we all bring different expertise to the event. It’s a 13.1 mile route with some gruelling hills, offset by spectacular views across the sea,” says Jane. “It’s a Grand Prix event but it’s also a great way of preparing if you’re taking part in the annual London Marathon or just want to stretch yourself and take on a half marathon on home turf.”
The actual event was last run in 2020 when the overall winner was Dave Angell from the Mile High running club who recorded a time of 1:15:09. Fastest woman that year was Sarah Hoskin, also from the Mile High club, who ran the distance in 1:25:29. The course record of 1:14:28, set in 2019, is still held by Colin Snook of Cornwall AC.
The race is limited to 800 places and online registration is open from now until midday on Monday 7th March, or until the point when the event has reached capacity. Early sign up is recommended to avoid disappointment.
You can sign up for Run Falmouth 2022 below and you can also contact the Cornwall Hospice Care fundraising team on 01726 66868 (option 3) to find out more.