Excitement is mounting on the Devon coast with just days to go until Plymouth’s Half Marathon. The sold-out event on Sunday (April 17), will be a memorable city race starting in style at 9.00am on the Hoe, providing the perfect picturesque backdrop for up to 5,000 competitors.
The race route wraps around the Barbican harbour, crossing Laira Bridge before entering the stunning National Trust grounds of Saltram Park, where runners enjoy a fast downhill stretch passing Saltram House, with views across Plymouth.
The 2015 champions were Kairn Stone (Newham and Essex Beagles) in 1:09:47 and Emma Schuck (Hayle Runners) in 1:21:52, as almost 4,000 completed the 13.1 mile course in 4:02:43.
There are a number of key spectator spots along the way and as Jamie Warren, at organisers GO2 said: “You don’t have to run to be a part of something special. Everyone feeds off the support of the spectators and the buzz of race day really makes a massive difference to everyone taking part!”
The official charity partners for the 2016 race are Macmillan Cancer Support and Children’s Hospice South West, alongside CLIC Sargent who have partnered with the race for The Schools Challenge, which will see over 3,000 pupils run the final mile of their own half marathon challenge.
Full details and route map can be found on the race website