Hall helps Fire Service to cross country success at Stowe

Stuart Hall

PLYMOUTH runner Stuart Hall helped the Fire Service to victory in their annual cross country competition against the Police and Prison Service.

Former Commonwealth Games marathon runner Hall, one of only two over-50 athletes in the field, finished 10th overall in the race held at Stowe.

The Fire Service dominated the race with six runners in the top 10 to claim the team prize by 29 points.

Hall, who turns 52 next month, would have been second in the one-age group veterans’ competition, but he competed in the senior men’s category.

He was the only athlete based in Devon who was competing at the event.

Meanwhile, more than 400 runners finished the Cornish Marathon which was held at Liskeard on Sunday.

The race was won by Hayle’s Daniel Costello in two hours and 47.21 minutes.

Second was St Austell’s Paul Maskell in 2:47.35, while Launceston’s Tim Robinson was third in 2:48.00.

Tamar Trotters’ Michael Robinson ran under three hours to finish fifth, while Plymouth Harriers’ Steve Hill was 13th.

The women’s race was won by Cornwall’s Zelah Morrall in 3:01.15, with Truro’s Wendy Chapman (3:17.40) and her team-mate Isobel Wykes (3:20.09) third.

Full results from the marathon can be found HERE 

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