ASICS Kepler Challenge 2011 starts

On a calm and fairly warm morning the first runners have passed the Luxmore Hut checkpoint.

In the men's event Martin Lukes reached the hut in a time of 1:09:58 followed by Vajin Armstrong (last year's winner) and Daniel Clendon.

In the women's event Shireen Crumpton (last year's winner) passed Luxmore Hut in 1:21:48 with Vanessa Haverd and Victoria Beck in second and third place.