Success for city running event
MORE than 300 runners pounded the pavements of the city this weekend as part of the Exeter Marathon – organised by CITY Community Trust.And that number included 50 police staff and officers taking part in the police marathon, which also took place on the course.
The event also saw 350 youngsters take on the ‘Children’s Challenge’ and complete the final part of a half marathon that they had run in their schools over the last few months.
The race began on Sunday morning at St James Park, the home of Exeter City FC, and took runners along the High Street to the Quay and Riverside Valley Park.
Catherine White, Senior Development Manager for CITY Community Trust, said the event was a great success.
‘It was a hot day, so we made sure we had plenty of water to keep the runners refreshed. We’ve had some great feedback from the participants. We’d also like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us put this on including all our volunteer marshals.’
CITY Community Trust partnered with Children’s Hospice South West, Age UK Exeter and the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education for the event.
The top three men were: first Simon Newton, second Rob Grantham and third Steve Cairns. The top three women were: first Carla Swithenbank, second Sarah Hill and third Rachel Bunting.
Race results and times can be found at https://www.exetercitycommunitytrust.co.uk/exeter-marathon