THE second event of this year’s Cornish Grand Prix Series – the Newquay 10k – took place in the seaside town on Sunday, February 4.

The route, which starts and finishes at the Sports Centre and saw 768 finishers, is an undulating course that offers runners a great opportunity to record a fast time.

Sixteen members from Launceston Road Runners headed down the A30 with three – Vin Marshall (F70-74), Kevin Marshall (M60-64) and Janet Lathom (F65-69) – all achieving third in their respective age categories, while Bude RATs were represented by four.

The Launceston times were as follows: Kevin Marshall – 43:16; Eddie Thomson – 44:51; Richard Foster – 45:20; Mark Jones – 50:27; Mark Simpson – 51:37; Mark Lancaster – 53:25; Emma James – 55:43; Ian Grimes – 57:41; Jackie Chapman – 57:28; Jason Thorns – 58:00; Linda Pickard – 59:59; Janet Lathom – 1:01:16; Paul Heywood – 1:02:04; Martin Venning – 1:02:53; John Barnes – 1:04:48; Vin Marshall 1:06:06.

Bude RATs were also represented with four competing.

Jeremy Brown put in a very pacey 40:04 for a 78th place overall, with Nigel Grant (50:27), Stephen Hutchinson (51:55) and Paul Skipp (55:13) all finishing well inside an hour.

The third race of the Series is the notoriously tough Looe 10 on Sunday, February 25.