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 the course record was set [1] 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)
2014 19 Oct Tom Merson [4] 1:09:20 Hannah Brooks 1:21:42
2013 13 Oct Tom Merson [4] 1:10:02 Lucy MacAlister 1:19:08
2012 6 May Shaun Antell 1:10:38 Vicky Pincombe 1:22:13
2011 1 May Tom Merson [4] 1:10:16 Lucy Commander [5] 1:25:33
2010 2 May Tom Merson [4] 1:10:10 Lucy Commander [5] 1:25:05
2009 3 May Kairn Stone [6] 1:09:05 Heather Foundling-Hawker [7] 1:23:45
2008 4 May Kairn Stone [6] 1:10:27 Catherine Newman 1:21:12
2007 6 May Mark Croasdale 1:10:10 Heather Foundling-Hawker [7] 1:22:43
2006 30 Apr Kairn Stone [6] 1:10:36 Heather Foundling-Hawker [7] 1:22:43
2005 2 May John Ward [8] 1:08:50 Maddie Horton [9] 1:18:47
2004 2 May John Ward [8] 1:10:23 Maddie Horton [9] 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. ^ a b c d Tom Merson profile at Power of 10
  5. ^ a b Lucy Commander profile at Power of 10
  6. ^ a b c Kairn Stone profile at Power of 10
  7. ^ a b c Heather Foundling-Hawker profile at Power of 10
  8. ^ a b John Ward profile at Power of 10
  9. ^ a b Maddie Horton profile at Power of 10

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