On the 24th of May a total of 145 runners tackled Plymouth Musketeers' "Muskies Madne5.5" race, a demanding 5.5 miles of undulating multi-terrain starting from the Musketeers' club house in King's Tamerton, routing through Ham Woods and back up to the club house.
This is the second year this event has taken place and this year all profits will be going to Mill Ford School.
The runners may have found the numerous "little inclines" challenging, but hopefully the burgers and cake available back at the club house will have provided a welcome post-race reward.
Pete Waumsley of the Tamar Trotters won the race with a new course record of 31:52, followed by Neal Russell in 33:10, and Thomas Humphrey of the Plymouth Harriers in 33:56.
Charlene Shorey was first lady in 36:44, closely followed by Ellie Sutcliffe of Exmouth Harriers in 36:54 and Cleo Andrews of Erme Valley Harriers in 37:16.
A big thank you to all the volunteers, marshals, sponsors, supporters and runners. We hope to see you again next year!
Some nice things people have been saying about the Muskies Madne5.5:
@PMusketeers Thanks for a great race, well organised and well marshalled. Thanks to all involved.— david beckenkrager (@dbeck38) May 24, 2014