Great West Run

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The Great West Run is an annual road running event held through the streets of Exeter. It was first run in 1985. Originally run as a marathon, in recent years it has always been run as a half marathon. In 2009 a course record was set, [1] but the route has gone through numerous changes, with new routes in 2006, 2013 and 2017. In 2013 the event moved from an early May date to an October date. Junior and family 1.5-mile events take place in parallel to the main run.

Sponsorship[edit]

For some years it was sponsored by Friends Provident; In 2009 the chief sponsor was the Guildhall Shopping Centre in central Exeter.[2] In 2014 the event was sponsored by Tozers Solicitors. [3]

Recent winners[edit]

Table of recent winners.

Year Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2017 15 Oct Tom Merson [4] 1:09:39 Annabel Granger [5] 1:23:14
2016 16 Oct Phil Wylie 1:10:10 Lucy MacAlister [6] 1:20:57
2015 18 Oct Shaun Antell [7] 1:10:08 Annabel Granger [8] 1:21:18
2014 19 Oct Tom Merson [9] 1:09:20 Hannah Brooks 1:21:42
2013 13 Oct Tom Merson [9] 1:10:02 Lucy MacAlister [6] 1:19:08
2012 6 May Shaun Antell [7] 1:10:38 Vicky Pincombe 1:22:13
2011 1 May Tom Merson [9] 1:10:16 Lucy Commander [10] 1:25:33
2010 2 May Tom Merson [9] 1:10:10 Lucy Commander [10] 1:25:05
2009 3 May Kairn Stone [11] 1:09:05 Heather Foundling-Hawker [12] 1:23:45
2008 4 May Kairn Stone [11] 1:10:27 Catherine Newman 1:21:12
2007 6 May Mark Croasdale 1:10:10 Heather Foundling-Hawker [12] 1:22:43
2006 30 Apr Kairn Stone [11] 1:10:36 Heather Foundling-Hawker [12] 1:22:43
2005 2 May John Ward [13] 1:08:50 Maddie Horton [14] 1:18:47
2004 2 May John Ward [13] 1:10:23 Maddie Horton [14] 1:16:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great West Run course record for Bay's Kairn". Torquay Herald Express. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Scott to compete to boost Heroes". Exeter Express & Echo. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Thousands take to the streets of Exeter for Great West Run". Exeter Express & Echo. 19 October 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tom Merson Profile". www.thepowerof10.info. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sporthive Event Results". results.sporthive.com. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Lucy MacAlister profile at Power of 10
  7. ^ a b Shaun Antell profile at Power of 10
  8. ^ Annabel Granger profile at Power of 10
  9. ^ a b c d Tom Merson profile at Power of 10
  10. ^ a b Lucy Commander profile at Power of 10
  11. ^ a b c Kairn Stone profile at Power of 10
  12. ^ a b c Heather Foundling-Hawker profile at Power of 10
  13. ^ a b John Ward profile at Power of 10
  14. ^ a b Maddie Horton profile at Power of 10

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