Osborne claims victory in tough conditions at Saltash Half Marathon

STEVE OSBORNE claimed victory in horrible conditions at the 2017 Saltash Half Marathon on Sunday.

Osborne finished more than three minutes ahead of anybody else to seal the win in the undulating race organised by Tamar Trotters.

Heavy rain in the morning made the annual event even more challenging.

Osborne clocked 1:16.58, with Royal Navy athlete Neal Russell finishing second in 1:20.19.

Tom Brogden was third in 1:21.30, while Tamar Trotters’ Simon Yeo took fourth in 1:21.45.

St Austell’s Debbie Starkey produced a dominant display to take victory in the women’s race.

She clocked 1:34.27 to finish 16th overall.

Second women home was over-60 veteran runner Jennifer Mills from Launceston, who clocked an impressive 1:42.18.

Kelly Gdanitz was the third female runner to cross the line in 1:44.28.

The conditions may have put a few runners off but 134 athletes did finish the race.

A host of youngsters also took part in the earlier fun run.

Full results of the half marathon can be found HERE

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