Kenyan’s on top in 2016
A week after finishing first at the Cardiff half marathon, Shadrack Korir took winning honours at the Perkins Great Eastern Run with a time of 63.38.
He led home a Kenyan 1-2-3, as he was followed in by Gideon Kimosap and Josphat Kemei. Teresiah Omosa, also from Kenya, who won the women’s race by 10 seconds.
Local clubs Eye Community Runners and Nene Valley Harriers were first boy and girl across the line in the Anna’s Hope Fun Run with Isaac Ellwood (15) and Ella Robinson (13) respectively.
The wheelchair race was won by Adam Goldspink-Burgess from Harlow in 1:15:31 and the first lady to cross the line was Lizzie Bennett from Cambridge.
The Perkins Great Eastern Run had the highest turnout of runners in the race’s history. A total of 4,262 runners ran the half marathon and 1,257 people took part in the Anna’s Hope Fun Run.
Entries for both the half marathon (5,224) and fun run (1,398) also eclipsed the previous highest totals recorded in 2013.
The event had the strongest ever representation from elite runners and there were six wheelchair entries. Runners came from all over the UK and, indeed, the world, with entries from USA, the Netherlands, Italy and France.
At one stage during the event more than 10,000 people were on The Embankment as runners crossed the finish line to cheers from a fantastic number of supporters and spectators.
The half marathon’s title charity was the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and 177 runners took part to raise money for the charity, many of whom lived outside of the Peterborough region.