Perkins Great Eastern Run 2013
Running in the right direction
Oct 13 2013
In 2006, after a ten year absence, the Perkins Great Eastern Run returned to the racing calendar and was a sensational success.
Approximately 4,000 runners raced through the flat streets of Peterborough, supported by thousands of spectators along the course cheering everyone on.
The event has continued to grow each year and in 2012 the Perkins Great Eastern Run was a winner in every sense of the word. The half marathon attracted its highest number of competitors with more than 4,400 people and the fun run and wheelchair race were equally well represented.
It was the first time the Perkins Great Eastern Run started and finished on the riverside Embankment (previously started on Long Causeway) and this made it more spectator friendly with entertainment a market and refreshments all on tap.
A new route was also introduced, giving people better spectator views as well as runners a chance to improve on their previous personal best times. Entries came in from all over the UK and overseas with runners coming from Italy, France, Sweden, America, Hong Kong and Kenya.
It was the Kenyans who completed a one-two finish. Winner Luka Rotich crossed the line in 62mins 25secs, which was just outside the Great Eastern Run best of 62.16 set in 2010, and was the second fastest half-marathon ever seen in Peterborough.
Not far behind was Benson Olenakeri in 63.01 and third placed man Paul Martelletti finished in 65.46.
The 2013 Perkins Great Eastern Run will take place on Sunday 13 October with the same start time of 10:30am. It will be a 10am start for the fun run and the wheelchair race will commence before the half marathon.
Perkins Great Eastern Run organisers works with local running clubs to ensure the runner is put first and even provide free training workshops throughout the summer for anyone wanting to step up to the challenge. The Perkins Great Eastern Run is a 'not for profit' event that allows you to raise funds for the charity of your choice.
To enter the Half Marathon click here: http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/half-marathon/h-m-enter
To enter the Fun Run click here: http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/fun-run/f-r-enter
To enter the Wheelchair race click here: http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/fun-run/f-r-enter
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