Fabulous results in half marathon - Slideshow

HUNDREDS of runners took to the streets and lanes around Epworth on Sunday for the third Isle of Axholme Half Marathon.

Organiser Julian Moorhouse of Metres to Miles in the town said: “It was a great day.

Epworth half marathon. The runners get underway. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Epworth half marathon. The runners get underway. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

“There were some fabulous performances in really nice weather for the runners.

“Special mention must go to Christopher Payne – a Metres to Miles regular – for his hard work setting out the course and all our helpers, Lives First Responders, our race officials and marshalls, the local children for handing out goody bags and T-shirts, South Axholme School for providing parking facilities as well as our sponsors Scott, McBride Physiotherapy and Andrew Coulson Sports Therapy.”

He added: “It was a really great day and great to see smiling faces on the finishers’ faces and on those of the supporters. Topped off with a fabulous new personal best time posted by Gary Crompton of Belton.”

There has been plenty of support for the event on the Metres to Miles Facebook page, here are just some of the comments made.

Jamie Lee – would like 2 say again another fantastic isle of axholme half 2day brilliantly organised and marshalled again with great support well done guys hats off 2 you again 4 a fabulous race see you next year.

Malc Marshall – What a fabulous run. I am well pleased with my time 1hr 48sec. I would have been happy with 1:50 after 6 months off running with an Achilles problem.

Gary Long – Well done to everyone who completed the Isle Half this morning, a very well organised race. also thanks to anyone who passed me from mile 9 and gave me a bit of support. Think I set off to quickly for my legs. Oops.

Craig Ward – Great event today, thanks a lot all involved. Just iron that last mile and a half flat and ill come back next year ;-)

* For full list of results see pages 46-47 of this week’s Epworth Bells