ELEVEN runners from Bude RATs and Launceston Road Runners competed in the third race of the Cornish Grand Prix Series on Sunday, February 25 – The Looe 10 Miler.

The coastal town has one of the more brutal routes on the series with plenty of hills for competitors to navigate.

Four-hundred and fifty nine runners completed the race which was won by Tamar Trotters’ Jacob Landers in a time of one hour and 47 seconds, more than a minute ahead of Truro Running Club’s Steve Reynolds.

Launceston’s fastest runner was once again Joe Thomson who was home in 1:17:09, more than nine minutes ahead of the next, while Bude’s double representation was Nigel Grant and Stephen Hutchinson. Nigel finished in a respectable 1:34:50, while Stephen’s 1:40:48 was enough for a second in the M70-74 category.

The Launceston times were as follows: Joseph Thomson – 1:17:09; Eddie Thomson – 1:26:33; Richard Foster – 1:27:47; Kevin Marshall (second in M60-64 category) and Peter James – 1:31:42; John Barnes – 1:55:37; Emma James – 2:01:02; Paul Heywood – 2:01:04; Lavinia Marshall – 2:03:54 (second in F70-74 category).

The fourth race of the series – the Falmouth Half Marathon – is on March 17.

The event is already sold out with over 700 runners taking part.