Club Details
East Cornwall Harriers is a very friendly club which welcomes runners of all abilities. The club has the following weekly sessions, which all go from Liskeard Sports and Social Club, Lux Park Sports Centre, Liskeard, unless otherwise stated.

Training Schedule
MON
23 Jul
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
24 Jul
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Terry - Lactate Threshold
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Tess
WED
25 Jul
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
26 Jul
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Revis/Amy
5 miles led by Tess
FRI
27 Jul

SAT
28 Jul
8am Minions Marks Run on the Moor 5-6 miles. Meet Hurlers Car Park, All welcome.
10am Brickfields Track session / 5k Park Series, Lanhydrock-Mt Edgecombe-Eden-Tamar Trails
SUN
29 Jul
8.30am Foredown Pensilva for Sunday Breakfast Run. 6 Mile, on & off road. Everyone welcome.
Breakfast after at Trevillicks - Names to Tess 07751876948, Lucy 07876767855 or Sarah 07503185047 asap.

Social Events / Races
MON
23 Jul

TUE
24 Jul

WED
25 Jul

THU
26 Jul

FRI
27 Jul

SAT
28 Jul
Tywardreath Trotter
SUN
29 Jul
6 Moor Miles, Yelverton Devon

ECH AGE GRADED TROPHY RACE

<p>Our chosen race this year for the 'much sought after' Age Graded Trophy is the CORNISH MARATHON on November 4th...... so plenty of time to train and remember it's not necessarily the first over the line who wins this Trophy!!!</p>

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Harrier of the Month June 2018



<p>This Harrier of the Month award for June went to Ben Harding. He has had an outstanding month of racing setting a number of PB's or race best performances. All his hard efforts in training this year has definitely paid off, well done Ben</p>

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St Ives Bay 10k race details



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Sunday Run

<p>The Sunday run will be from Hannafore (top end by fields) and not from Minions. The distance will still be 18 miles to prepare for RAT race. Please contact Dave Philp for further details 07866923524.</p>

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Membership Update and Virgin London Marathon 2019

<p>We currently have 130 members that have taken up the free British Athletics (UKA) membership. London Marathon give British Athletics registered clubs places depending on BA members.</p> <p>The places are allocated by the following numbers</p> <p>10 - 150 One place - We currently get O NE place.</p> <p><br />151 - 250 Two Places<br /><br />251 - 350 Three Places</p> <p>351 - Four Places</p> <p>If we could get another 21 fully paid members who also subscribe to UKA we could get a second place in the VLM.</p> <p>Please chat to your friends and families and lets see if we can get another London Marathon place. </p>

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Member of the Month - May



<p>It was decided that this month the award should go to Lyndsey Saunders - She has worked really hard to get ready for the marathon and completed Newport in a credible time. She has also joined the committee and has started to make a positive impact already</p>

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Summer Run and Social - Thursday 21st June 2018 6.30pm



<p>This year's summer social will be a run starting from Golitha Falls car park and finishing with food from Inkie's Smokehouse.</p> <p>There will be a 5 mile and 8 mile run heading out at 6.30pm both at a very social pace and suitable for all. We hope to see as many Harriers as possible.</p> <p>A pre-order of food choices will be taken along with your payment, please download the <a href="../documents/inkies.docx">document</a> and complete the slip at the bottom and return to a committee member or run leader no later than Thursday 14th June. The committee are kindly subsidising &pound;3 for each paid-up member. Family members and children are very welcome to join for food and drinks.</p>

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Last day for membership at 17 pounds

<p>Good morning </p> <p>today is the last day to get your membership at the normal price of 17 pounds. From tomorrow the price goes up to 22 pounds. There are no exceptions. There are numerous ways to pay. Cash. Via the website or bacs. All payment methods have been published. If you are having pr oblems via the website pay by bacs. Membership was due on the 1st April. I will deal with all membership over the weekend. Your URN will come from UKA in the next few weeks. If you need them before then I will let you know again over the weekend. </p>

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ECH and GDPR

<p>New data protection laws came into force on May 25th. When members signed up, you had to give consent that data kept about you would be held on database and whether you permitted the club to email you. This consent carries over, so you will NOT be emailed asking for further consent. You can read our privacy po licy as <a href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/pages/privacy.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>. This further clarifies what data we hold, why we hold it, how long we hold it for, how we secure it and who (if anyone) we can share it with.</p> <p>Also members can login in via the link at the top right hand corner and check the details we hold on you, and alter them if necessary. If you have never had a password, you can click on the forgotten password to set one. Any queries should come to <a href="mailto:dataprotection@eastcornwallharriers.com">dataprotection@eastcornwallharriers.com</a></p>

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Quad Kids

<p>Well done to all the juniors who took part in the quad kids event at Liskeard last Saturday. This was the second event in our series with the next one taking place at Bude on the 9th June. <a title="Quad Kids Results" href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/QuadKids%202018_SALTASH_LISKEARD.xlsx" >Results so far can be found here</a>.</p>

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Summer Series Moor Races 2018 (Okehampton)



<p>A series of four friendly, great value fell races from July to September taking in stunning North Dartmoor views.</p> <p><strong>Cosdon Hill Race - Sunday 8th July</strong></p> <p>Starts 2.30pm July from Belstone village fair - &pound;5 entry on the day. A traditional fixture event as part of the fantastic, family friendly Belstone village fair. 3.2 mile out and back fell race to the top of Cosdon Hill.</p> <p><strong>Marilyn's Meldon Madness - Saturday 4th August</strong></p> <p>Starts 2pm from Meldon reservoir - &pound;8 entry on the day 5(ish) miles loop from Meldon taking in the highest points and best views on Dartmoor - in memory of ORC great Marilyn Cooper</p> <p><strong>Oke Croak! - Saturday 25th August</strong></p> <p>Starts 11am from Pavilion in the Park, Simmons Park, Okehampton - &pound;12 entry on the day. 10(ish) stunning miles from Okehampton up to Oke and Yes Tor. This one is the Race Directors favourite!</p> <p><strong>Sourton Tors race - Weds 5th September</strong></p> <p>Start 7pm from the Bearslake Inn - just &pound;5 entry on the evening 2.6 miles, as fast and furiously as the slope allows, up to Sourton Tors as the season's finale!</p>

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Erme Valley and Tavy Relays !

<p>Summer relays are coming up</p> <p>Erme Valley 2.5 miles<strong> Friday 6th July</strong></p> <p>Tavistock 1 mile <strong>Thursday 19th July</strong></p> <p>Who wants to take part? Like the Mob match these are great social occasions for the club an d a great opportunity for those who wish to get some fast times. Let's see if we can get a new entry record.</p> <p>Deadline <strong> Friday 22nd June.</strong></p> <p>Could all run leaders and coaches announce dates at training and pass on names please. If you want to run yourself, then men's names to Chris Ullman please and ladies' names to Lyndsey Saunders. We will be coming round to ask you very shortly anyway!</p>

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MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE

<p>Just a gentle reminder that MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE. A surcharge of 5 pounds will be added to any membership after the 1st June 2018. (2 pound surcharge for Juniors) </p> <p>Remember we pay your UK Athletics subscription for you saving you 15 pounds.</p> <p>Please make paymen t ASAP. </p> <p>You can pay via the website online form, cheque or CASH.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p>Craig Vaughnley</p>

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YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU !!!!

<p></p> <p>Membership is DUE - Dont forget, the price will increase in June from £17 to £22 (£5 surcharge for late payment)</p> <p>Payment is so easy via the link above or by downloading the membership form also in the membership tab above.</p> <p>THIS year we also pay your UK Athletics subscription SAVING you £15.00</p> <p>Thankyou</p> <p>Craig Vaughnley</p>

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Quad Kids Saturday 28th

<p>This weekend we will be holding the first of our 2018 Quad Kids junior sports events at Saltash.net school. All primary and secondary school children from year 3 upwards are welcome.</p> <p>The event runs from 2 - 4pm, registration will be open from 1.45pm. Look forward to seeing you there. Find o ut more about this event <a title="Junior Events" href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/pages/juniorevents.php">here</a>.</p>

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Harrier of the Month - April



<p>The Harrier of the Month for April 2018 was a very close run affair between two very worthy candidates. However it was decided that this month the award should go to Craig Vaughnley, he's put in a lot of hard work as not only has he been organising kids events and charity events and fundraising where ever poss ible he is also fitting in all of this around his own marathon training. In addition he is also trying to learn the ropes as membership secretary during the busiest month for membership in ECH.</p> <p>Runner up was Lyndsey Saunders, our new Ladies Captain, it was a very tough decision.</p> <p>Nomination for the May award should be sent to Glenn via email or text.</p>

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Race Report 222 April 2018.



<p>ECH Race Report 22 April 2018.</p> <p>The Blue Riband Event for most distance runners , professionals , club runners and brave, less experienced runners is without doubt the London Marathon. There are prestigious shorter and longer races but most runners have the ambition to complete at least one London Marathon arguably the most famous 26miles 385 yards in the world.</p> <p> </p> <p>Preparation for any Marathon is intense – time consuming and tiring and requires a very special commitment. The build up is important in many senses from putting in the miles – increasing distance every week for months and to trying to adhere to special diets and drinks.</p> <p> </p> <p>As with all running, injury is a risk that has to be considered and picking up a muscle strain or injury immediately can destroy chance of competing. As hard as it is to get a London Marathon place it is as hard sometimes to get to the starting line. Sadly this year was unlucky for, Nikki Pritchard, Jayne Lockyer, Kaye Patterson and club Chairman Rob Pick who all picked up injuries which prevented them taking part – but did not stop most of them still going down to London to cheer on all the Cornish Runners.</p> <p> </p> <p>For the Harriers 8 made it to the start and finished the race. As reported it was the hottest Marathon for years and hydration was more important than ever. Mostly the organisers got it right withh additional water stations along the route.</p> <p> </p> <p>Oliver Jones was first Harrier to cross the line in an amazing 2h 44m 24s a brilliant performance. Dave Philp again had an amazing run in his MV55 category finishing in 3h 15m 20sec.</p> <p>Third finisher and only lady Harrier was Diane Roy in a brilliant 3h 26m 26secs in her FV 50 age group. Darren Harvey again pulled out all the stops after a tremendous year of improvement to finish in 3h 31m 57 sec. Clive Shute again running to raise money for the Roy Castle foundation ran brilliantly for his sub 4 hour Marathon coming home in 3h 48m 15 secs. Mark Andrews again achieved another fast time in his MV 60 age group finishing in 4h 18m 11 secs. Craig Vaughnley had a new London marathon PB by 50 minutes – some achievement, after months of dedicated training to finish in 4h 28m 56 secs.. Jon Quelch came home in 4h 43m 16 secs to complete the Harriers Team.</p> <p>In the build up to the race Oliver Jones and Craig Vaughnley have been fundraising for the National Autism Society and the Marathon was another step in their campaign Their Just Giving appeal is still open for those who want to help. <a>www.justgiving.com/fundraising/craigandoli</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday London was not the only Marathon and our travelling Marathon aficionado Sharon Daw made it to Southampton to run her 194 the marathon. This was her 58th marathon in 52 weeks and now opens another target of 100 marathons in 100 weeks with 42 races to complete in 48 weeks. Sharon finished in 4h 12m 15 secs in a hot a humid race.</p>

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ECH race report 15 April 2018



<p> </p> <p>ECH Race Report 15 April 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 15 2018 East Cornwall Harriers Pete &amp; Jen Nash who have done so much to promote running in South East Cornwall were overjoyed to see son Dan Nash come second in the Brighton Marathon – now th e second biggest Marathon in the UK. Dan who started his running on the grass track at Liskeard School and Community College 12 years ago put in an astounding performance</p> <p>For most of the race, Dan Nash was out on his own. He passed 10 miles in 53:42 and went through halfway in 70:38 with well over a minute lead and that was despite a couple of enforced toilet stops.</p> <p>He looked strong and with a 5:12 mile up to 20 miles in 1:47:41, the gap had grown to almost two minutes over defending champion Tipton Harrier Stuart Hawkes.</p> <p>Dan, who was third in the Welsh Cross Country Championships in February, looked strong but past 20 miles suddenly began to slow – clocking miles of 5:23, 5:32 , 5:42 and 5:48 – and Hawkes had him in his sights and had the knowledge as he had pounced late in 2017 too.</p> <p>As they reached the 25-mile mark, Hawkes moved up beside Dan.</p> <p>This was a shock to Dan, who immediately reacted and surged and reopened up a gap, but he couldn’t sustain it and then, well into the last mile, Hawkes attacked and broke clear and went on to win in a gun time of 2:22:33, five minutes up on his time of 2017. To beat Dan Hawkes had to put in a 4 min PB and Dan himself ran a 5 min Marathon PB. The gap was only 22 seconds- but a fine performance that further shows a fine future for the 24 year old.</p> <p><br /><br /></p> <p>Meanwhile in Devon the Tavy Half Marathon hosted by Tavistock AC took place. The race was postponed in March due to the snow.</p> <p>The race starts and finishes from Tavistock College and is a tough challenge. The first 8 miles is a climb of 1300 feet with a 5 mile descent to the finish.</p> <p>5 Harriers made the journey. First Harrier home &amp; 1st MV 40 was David Robinson in a brilliant 1.27.52. Second Harrier Joe Kearns in 1.41.13. Third Harrier and 1st lady Harrier also 3rd in her FV 40 age group , Rosie Goldsworthy in 1.42.05.. Resolute Marathon expert Sharon Daw had a weekend off from Marathon running to complete the Half Marathon in 1.50.10. Craig Jamieson completed the field for the Harriers in 2.09.54.</p> <p><br /><br /></p> <p>This Sunday is the London Marathon and 8 Harriers will line up. Sadly 3 Harriers have had to withdraw at the last minute with injuries.</p> <p>The runners and their numbers are , Mark Andrews 27342, Dave Philp 27192, darren Harvey 20265, Craig Vaughnley 44301, Oliver Jones 1471, Diane Roy 27619, Jon Qulech 12524 and Clive shute 46367 – again running for the Roy Castle foundation. The race number will enable the runners to be tracked using the Virgin App. We wish them all good luck.</p> <p> </p> <p><br /><br /></p>

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Trepolpen Sythin 10k Race - Test group!



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Harriers Race Report 8 April 2018



<p>ECH Race Report 8 April 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>An exciting weekend of distance races for East Cornwall Harriers – except for two Club members that had a weekend off, for a much more important event, they got married. Congratulations to Marc and Lindsey now, Mr &amp; Mrs Smer don.</p> <p> </p> <p>On the 7 April 2018 two Harriers made the long trip South to Cape Cornwall to compete in the Cousin Jack Races hosted by Bys Vyken Events. The races are inspired by the story of the Cornish Tin Miners, 250000 of whom were forced to emigrate from Cornwall when the tin ran out and the prices crashed and no work was available between 1861 and 1901. Those who emigrated to many parts of the world were then referred to as Cousin Jacks. Bys Vyken the events organisor are now also setting standards for sustainability in leasure by eliminating the use of non reusable plastics such as drinks containers – thus preventing pollution.</p> <p> </p> <p>The races are run on the most remote and most rugged part of the South West Coast Path passing many iconic old Tin Mines, Wheal Owles, Botallack, Geevor and then passing Pendeen Lighthouse. This year the route was muddy , slippery and treacherous in many places and involved some very steep climbs and descents.</p> <p>Helen Morse tackled the Classic Cousin Jack a 17.4 mile route. Helen came in as 2nd lady and 18th overall in a brilliant time of 3h 52 .26 just 5 minutes behind ladies race winner Jo Robinson from Looe.</p> <p>Rachel Young tackled the first Bys Vyken Coastal Race – the Ultra Jack of 35 miles running the route of the Classic Jack in both directions. Rachel had to draw on all her reserves to complete the race in 11.59.58. a brilliant effort of guts and determination.</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 8 April 2018 Marathon &amp; Ultra Marathon specialists Diane Roy and Patrick Munn travelled to tackle the Taunton Marathon.</p> <p>Despite a 5 month lay off since November , Diane stormed around in 3h 19m 26s secs to be 2 nd lady overall and 1 st female Vet 50, a very good result indeed. Pat came home in 3h 33m 32 and 3rd MV 50. A rewarding race for both.</p> <p> </p> <p>Meanwhile in Staines, Sharon Daw continued in her goal to reach 200 marathons taking on the Magna Carta Marathon. The route follows the River Thames Path between Staines and Old Windsor. Sharon completed her 190th marathon in 4h40.58</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 8th April it was number 191 for Sharon -the Kent Spring Marathon . This was a 2 lap race of 13.1 miles each lap - on a multi terrain course part road and part trail centred around Ashford. Part of the race takes in the original Pilgrims Way. Sharon finished in 4.13.20 as 2 nd lady overall and 2nd in her FV 50 category.</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 8 April Head coach Revis Crowle recovering from a calf injury she picked up in February travelled to the lovely Enys House , Penryn near Falmouth to take on the Enys 10k organised by the Penryn .Rotary club. The 6.2 mile race is centred around Enys House &amp; gardens and is run mainly on quiet country lanes with a testing hill to overcome. Revis completed the race in 45m47s as 5th lady and 1st in her FV50 age group.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>A brilliant weekend of running for all the Harriers.</p>

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