The Falmouth Mob Match, the final race in the Grand Prix, Cornwall Glass sponsored series took place on Sunday.

Falmouth Road Runners were pleased to be hosting this annual event after a notable absence from the race calendar.

The five-mile race, now in its 34th year, is a fully marshalled road race and starts near the entrance to Pendennis Castle, with runners experiencing the views of the Pendennis Headland, along the seafront of Gyllyngvase and Swanpool beaches, before heading back up to the finish line outside the Falmouth Hotel, where runners were welcomed to join the presentation of trophies.

Race conditions seemed favourable, in comparison to recent Cornish weather; with sunshine and a gentle breeze.

Overall winner was Blake Williams of Newquay and Par AC in 26:43. Newquay Road Runners showed up not only in number,  but in fine form. Some 26 donned the club vest and participated in true team spirit, resulting in many fine achievements.

First back for the club was Clive Ramsden in a great time of 29:22 and coming second in age cat. Winning title of first woman overall and first female back for NRR was Katie Knowles in a fabulous time of 29:39.

Other times: Stella Gardener: 35:25; Tim Hicks: 35:56; Peter Allen: 37:28; Mike Lackey: 37:49; Harriet Frost: 38:43; Anna Porter: 38:55; Sarah Wilkinson: 40:52 (2nd in age cat); Lisa Player: 41:24 (3rd in age cat); Eleanor Ellison: 41:52 (1st in age cat).

Mandy Watts: 42:09; Tracy Mackenzie: 42:46; Colin Martin: 44:04 (1st in age cat); Donna Fisher: 46:02 (8 min Pb); Helen Cowling: 46:52; Jenny Lawson: 49:06; Tracey Mackellar: 49:12.

Karen Warner: 50:08 ( 5 min Pb); Naomi Flower: 52:15; Sally Bowden: 52:16; Michael Wooding: 54:24; Pauline Hicks: 54:37; Alan Hicks: 55:58; Julie Flower: 58:33; Des Evans: 58:33 (2nd in age cat).

The ladies team also placed third ladies team overall, which consisted of Katie Knowles, Stella Gardener, Harriet Frost, Anna Porter, Sarah Wilkinson, Lisa Player, Eleanor Ellison, Mandy Watts, Tracy Mackenzie and Donna Fisher.

This week’s special mention goes to Tim Hicks for completing his first race for Newquay, and to Karen Warner and Donna Fisher for their amazing personal bests.