The Plymouth Half Marathon took place on Sunday 30 May 2010, with the help of headline sponsor Babcock Marine.
The nominated charity for this year’s event was CHICK (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) which offers free respite breaks for under privileged children.
Thousands of runners pounded miles of roads on one of the hottest days of the year to complete the Plymouth Half Marathon. The race attracted thousands of runners with thousands more lining the streets around the course to cheer them on.
Runners from elite athletes to competitors in fancy dress took part in the 13.1 mile race, which started and finished on the Hoe.
The men’s winners were; in first place, Jean Ndayisenga with a time of 01:06:32, second place was given to Kairn Stone who came in with a time of 01:08:53 and in third place was Sean Barrett in 01:10:30.
The women’s winners were; Yimenashu Taye with a time of 01:19:21 in first place. Second place went to Aynalem Abera in 01:23:35 and Anne Luke came in third place; 01:25:48.
Staircase Challenge a unique event
Runners needed all their leg muscles for the unique Quebec City Staircase Challenge.
Registrations doubled for the event’s second year, which sees participants conquering all the stairs connecting upper and lower Quebec city on a 17km course. In total there were about 37 staircases and around 3000 stairs. There was also a 10km course of about 1800 stairs and a staircase event for walkers.
The exceptional course allows participants to discover unknown and beautiful places in the upper and lower parts of the city.
To add to the challenge this year, organisers added competitions for the best performance, best climber and best sprinter.
The best climber was judged in the last staircase of the course, the 398-stair Cap-Blanc.
It was followed by the best sprinter. Speeds were measured for the 1.5km from the top of the Cap-Blanc staircase.
Next year’s event will be held on 26th June.