The Wayanad Monsoon Run was flagged off outside the flower show ground at 7:15am by the Wayanad SP, Shri. Rajpal Meena IPS.
The Run commenced with the half marathon runners starting off first, followed by the 5km and 10km runners after a gap. The SP himself participated in the Run, and ran the 10km distance.
The women's 5km was won by Mrs.Lathiga with a time of 37:26, followed by Edith, Kalyani and Renuka in that order.
The men's 5km winner was Amal (Mrs.Lathiga's son!!) with a time of 29:11, while Shyju, Shaheer and Allalath followed.
In the women's 10km, young Sandra finished first in 45:44. Annie, Alexie and Akshatha were the next three, in that order.
The men's category winners were Abhinav (40:17), Warner, Sarath and Mathew.
Peter Mwangi from Kenya claimed the half marathon crown, finishing in 1:19:00), followed very closely by Sherin Jose (1:19:24). Daniel Langat led at the start, but a calf cramp caused him to drop to 3rd (1:24:14).
The women's half marathon champion was Midhuna in 1:49:54, with her friends Aswani (2:01:33) and Anju (2:01:35).
The half marathon winners in each category have won cash prizes of Rs.15000, Rs.10000 and Rs.7500. The 5km and 10km runs also have cash prizes.