The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon returned on Sunday, with more than 600 runners taking part.

The first of more than 200 to finish the full marathon was unafilliated runner Adam Holland, taking a comfortable victory with a time of 2hrs, 37mins and 27secs.

Ilfracombe Running Club’s Mary Menon was next to finish, crossing the line 17 minutes later to place second with a time of 2hrs, 54mins and 38secs.

Okehampton Running Club’s Robert Kelly was third overall, finishing after 2hrs, 58mins and 13secs. Plymouth Harrier and fourth-placed Alex Peyton-Jones (2:58:39) also came in under the three-hour mark.

The second-fastest female after Menon was Rachel Bunting, who came in with a time of 3hrs, 4mins and 50secs, and Amelie Karlsson (3:10:50) was the next fastest.

The half marathon saw Bideford AAC’s Shaun Antell was the first of more than 400 runners home.

Finishing with a time of 1hr, 8mins an 15secs, the Bideford runner crossed the line four and a half minutes ahead of Wolverhampton and Bilston’s Jack Pickett, who finished in 1hr, 12mins and 15secs.

Third place went to Taunton’s Adam Stokes, who came in after 1hr, 15mins and 35secs.

Plymouth Harrier Ami Yetton was the fastest female, finishing in 1hr, 26mins and 11secs. Bideford’s Samantha Antell was the second fastest with a time of 1hr, 27mins and 37secs.

Taunton’s Kim Hill was third, finishing after 1hr, 31mins and 16secs.

The full results for the Barnstaple marathon, as well as the half marathon results, can be found at Chip Timing.

The marathon saw runners go from Rock Park out to Heanton before going around RMB Chivenor.

After returning to Barnstaple they made their way out to Fremington Quay via the Tarka Trail, before rejoining the trail at Yelland and returning to the finish at Rock Park.

Half marathon competitors took on the second half of the marathon course.