Saunders runs well at Plymouth Half Marathon
PUBLISHED: 16:12 30 April 2013
Last Sunday four Honiton runners rose early to brave another chilly spring morning to run the Plymouth Half Marathon which starts at 9am, writes Judy Davey.
Over 3000 runners on Plymouth Hoe observed a 30-second silence at the start of the race to remember those killed and injured in Boston.
The race was won by Tadele Geremew from London in 1:09.
For the Honiton runners this was the first time Roger Saunders had run this event and enjoyed the route through the grounds of Saltram House to finish as 452 runner in a time of 1:41:16.
Amazingly his ride share Mark Dallyn came in two seconds immediately behind him to smash his previous PB at 1:51:51 with 1:41:18 so he was overjoyed with his time even if he didn’t beat Saunders.
Steve Briggs also finished not far behind at 664 in 1:45:20 with a good run for him. Graham Reeves also started the race but was seen hobbling off at Saltram obviously with some kind of injury.