The Perkins Great Eastern Run is one of the fastest growing half marathons in the country and in 2014 the race attracted record participants making it the highest attended Perkins Great Eastern Run to date.
Entries came in from all over the UK and overseas and it was Kenyans who dominated the half-marathon as they did the year previous. Kenya’s Jonah Chesum, a 25 year-old Paralympian, stormed to victory in 63mins 36secs, finishing 20 seconds clear of Loitarakwai Lengurisi. Ugandan Ben Siwa claimed third with a 64.14.
First UK runner home was Ben Livesey from RAF Waddington took fourth place with 66.26. Steve Way, who broke the British Over 40 marathon record at the Commonwealth Games in the summer, finished 7th.
Here are a few reasons why you should enter:
- BARR Gold Grade event
- Flat and fast course, ideal for achieving a PB
- City centre parking for only £2 (when you sign up to RingGo)
- Great value entry fee. Only £23 for affiliated runners!
- Historic city centre route (no fields or industrial estates)
- Excellent goody bags
- Superb spectator support in residential areas and the finish line
- Top prize money for winners
- Free entertainment for spectators at start and finish area
Peterborough is well-placed on the UK’s road and rail network and is within easy reach of major airports. The city sits east of the A1 just 80 miles north of London. Peterborough train station is situated on the East Coast Mainline and is only a short walk from the city centre where the race starts from.
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