NEWQUAY Road Runners captain Darren Roose was the overall winner at last Sunday’s Granite Way 20-mile race in Devon.

Roose, who made the finish line in a superb time of 02:04:57, said: “I am absolutely delighted with my race today, given this is the first race I have won since secondary school.”

First female overall was Amy Jones from South West Road Runners in 02:16:02.

Also braving the 20-mile event representing Newquay RR were Rose Harvey: 02:33:32 (fourth lady overall and second in age category); Amy Gregory (02:56:37); Katie Bullock (03:20:28) and Becky Hall (03:27:03).

All of them are in training for marathons. Completing the 10-mile route was Ali Roose in 01:23:53 (third in age category). 

The Community Trust and takes participants along the Granite Way, which is a very popular footpath and cycle way through Devon, which largely follows the route of the former Southern Region railway line; with fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside.

Competitors who took on the 20-mile challenge were on an out and back route times two. 

An alternative option for those wishing to do lesser miles was the 10-mile route with a later start time giving competitors the opportunity to support and encourage there racing peers who were on the longer haul run.

Both races were considered to be well organised with great support from friendly marshals; with 111 finishers for the 20-mile route and 155 finishing the 10-miler.