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
SAT
25 May
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
26 May
8am Lux Park 8 Miles
MON
27 May
NO JUNIORS - HALF TERM HOLIDAY
TUE
28 May
6.30pm Foredown Pensilva Adults & Juniors led by Lou - Kenyan Hills (Meet in top carpark)
5 - 6 Mile Run from Foredown led by Craig / 8pm Coaches Meeting
WED
29 May
6.30pm Lux Park - Run led by Amanda / Jog led by Karen S / Walk/Jog led by Lucy O
Run group under 11min miling - Jog group 11 to 13min miling - Walk/Jog 13+min miling
THU
30 May
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Chris/Ian
5 miles led by Craig
FRI
31 May


Social Events / Races
SAT
25 May
Bere Pen 10k
Hokey Cokey, Charlestown
SUN
26 May

MON
27 May
Bampton to Tiverton
TUE
28 May

WED
29 May

THU
30 May

FRI
31 May

Harriers Race Report 28 April 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 28 APRIL 2019.

Harriers have a World Champion Member

After months of training and thousands of miles covered in training by the lucky Harriers that had London Marathon Places the great day finally arrived and what a day it turned out to be.

Oliver Jones along with Craig Vaughnley have spent the past year organising events and running to raise funds for Autism awareness – including Oliver running the Cornish Marathon 3 times in succession last November. For the London Marathon Oliver chose to take on the Guinness World Record of running London Virgin Marathon in full Scout Uniform. Oliver is a Scout Leader in Liskeard – another voluntary post he dedicates himself to.

After official verification by the Guinness World Record adjudicators Oliver set off and had an amazing race. 1st Harrier home in a new PB for him at 2h 41m and smashing the old World Record of 2 h 58m. Congratulations to him and the bonus of raising £4000 for Autism awareness.

Second Harrier was ladies Team Captain Kaye Patterson in a new PB of 3 h 23m – just 5 months after giving birth to her son James. An amazing gritty performance.

Diane Roy was third Harrier in 3h 24 m just behind Kaye with another awesome London Marathon Performance and 12th in her age category in one of the World's premier Marathon Races.

Helen Morse had a fabulous run and new PB as well to be 4th Harrier in 3h 38m. Jane Lockyer with another outstanding performance was 5th home in 4h 1m. Just ahead of Craig Vauhgnley who recorded 4h 3m and achieved a massive Personal Best by some 25 minutes a great reward for him for his hard work in training.

Sharon Daw completed her London Marathon Training the day before, when she ran an Ultra Marathon – the Spring Ranscombe Challenge the day before – 31 miles and finished that in 6h 22m and then started in London on Sunday morning to record a brilliant 4h 11 m. That is an extraordinary performance and saw Sharon complete Marathons 294 and 295.

Club treasurer Tessa Mason was hot on Sharon's heels with an excellent 4h 12 m – just 1 minute behind- a brilliant result. Lee Crocker was next home in 4h 41m and Nikki Pritchard after training very hard achieved 5h 28m a new PB and a great run from her.

Rob Pick our Club Chairman – despite having serious knee problems decided to give the race a final attempt. After reaching half way in 1h 58 m – sadly Rob's knees finally stopped working – but what a valiant attempt after being told a few weeks ago he would not run again.

London was not the only marathon at the weekend. Chris Ullman made a solitary trip to Stratford on Avon to tackle the Shakespeare Marathon and for him it was well worth it as he had a fabulous race to finish in 3h 28m a great reward for his miles of dedicated training.

Another great week for Harriers – a World record –and a clutch of Personal bests

First Quad Kids Event CANCELLED

Unfortunately the first of our Junior Quad Kid events due to take place this Saturday at Saltash.net School has been cancelled. The first event will now be at Liskeard on May 18th. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Harrier of the Month April 2019 - Sarah Steed



Sarah has moved up through the groups on a Wednesday and overcome her race shyness to tackle some tough races such as Looe 10, Falmouth Half and An Res. Huge progress which hasn't gone unnoticed within the club and is a well deserved recipient of this months Harrier of the Month award.

ECH Race Report 21 April 2019.



ECH Race Report 21 April 2019.

Yet another tremendous week of running for the Harriers.

Special congratulations to Sharon Daw who completed her Marathon Challenge of 100 marathons in 52 weeks after completing 4 back to back Marathons on 16 April 2019. 13th April was Top Run Marathon in 4.40.27, 14 April Groovy Baby Marathon, 4.52.09, 15 April carry on Up the Towpath Marathon 5.03.01 and the Pajamathon Marathon on 16 April in 4.41.55. A truly fantastic achievement for Sharon adding to her previous runs of 10 Marathons in 10 days and 52 marathons in 52 weeks. With 293 marathons so far completed the next goal of 300 marathons is now in sight. The completion of that epic racing has not stopped Sharon turning out to marshall at Park Runs or also complete shorter race distances as well as working full time.

On 17 April 2019 3 Harriers competed in the Cardinham 5 K Summer series event. First home and 2nd overall was Sam Mills Shute, 20th Natasha Duffey and 49th Leza Wall. Fine performances from the Harriers.

21st April 2019 was the Fast Friday 10k in Exeter and Glenn Wood made the journey to carry the black and gold of the Harriers and Cornwall. Glenn finished 8th in his gae group in 48.38.

Two Harriers made the trip to compete in the Torbay Sprint Triathlon Marcus Wills and Drew Clark.

The Sprint Triathlon was a 400 m swim followed by a 15k cycle race and 5k running rcae.

Drew Clark finished in 50.56 - 6th overall and 2nd in his U20 age group – a very fine performance.

Marcus Wills finished in 56.55 - 26th overall and 8th in his age group – yet another fine race by Marcus.

Sunday 21st April 2019 was the Tunnel 10k hosted by Gig Club at Fowey. This very interesting race uses the private link from Fowey to Par opened as a railway in 1874 for the China Clay industry and the route uses the Pinnock Tunnel twice,which at 1 km is the longest tunnel in Cornwall. The shade of the tunnel was appreciated by the runners on an extremely warm day.

Eight Harriers lined up at the start and first back in 46.03 was Aimee Turpee who recorded her first overall victory as first lady as well. Glenn Wood 49.30 was first Male harrier. Natasha Duffey had a great run tio be 3rd Harrier in 51.05. Sharon Daw 52.14 was next home just ahead of Tracey davey in 54m 15 sec. Craig Jamieson 55.09 was hot on Tracey's heels and Mary Mullarkey 59.02 was next home. Charlotte Bunt 63.37 completed the Harriers team.

LONDON MARATHON.

This year 9 Harriers have places to compete in the #UK Blue Riband Marathon – the London Marathon. Oliver Jones and Craig Vaughnley are running for charity to continue their fund raising activities for National Autistic Society. Please support them if you can. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/naschallenge? .

The Current record is 2 h 58m 48 secs. This is a verified Guinness World record attempt so we will all be supporting him and wishing him and Craig all the best.

Club Chairman Rob Pick and Lee Crocker are also running. We have five lady Harriers running, Helen Morse, Tessa Mason, Jayne Lockyer Kaye Patterson and Diane Roy. Chris Ullman will on the same day be running the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford.

Post Marathon Meal 2019

Annual post marathon meal - 10th May 2019

Open to all to celebrate the clubs marathon achievements over the past year.

There are quite a few !!

To be held at The Hayloft Restaurant just off the A38 Please message Lydnsey Saunders Social Secretary to let her you know you want to attend.

Lyndsblackburn@hotmail.co.uk

Menu to follow soon ...

Membership NOW Due

Membership for 2019/2020 is now due.

We have left the price the same and also including UK Athletics free of charge, NORMAL price for UK is 15 pounds.

Membership can be completed online under the Membership tab above or download the paper based from above.

Any questions please let me know.

Regards

Craig

Harriers Race Report 31 March 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 31ST MARCH 2019.

On Sunday 31st March 2019 it was the first running of a new 10k race to replace the much missed 5 Tors Race which was lost when permission was withdrawn for Bodmin Moor to be used for the race.

East Cornwall Harriers are proud to present a new 10k race for the Cornish running community calendar. Building upon the success of the ever popular Cornish Marathon, the team at ECH have developed a totally new multi-terrain event. We are calling the event Trepolpen Seythin in recognition of the mix of village (Tre), coast (Pol) and hills (Pen) included in the event which is based at the Seaton Countryside Park. The name of the village in Cornish is ‘Seythin’.

170 Runners lined up for the start at the Southern end of the countryside Park and headed North on the park trail before turning to cross the road to Hessenford and heading up hill through the woods – looping around and descending back into Seaton before climbing the long hill towards Narkurs. The runners then looped back down towards Downderry – joining the beach for the final leg to the finish on the beach at Seaton. Race HQ was at the Smugglers Inn by kind permission of the owners. On a glorious sunny day the competitors set off at a fast pace with 28 Harriers in the field.

The race was won by Nick Lowendahl from St Austell Running Club in 39m 38secs a brilliant time on this course. 1st lady was Sherrie Hair from Honiton Running Club in 44m 55 secs.

1 st Harrier 3rd overall and 1st MV 40 in 40.40 was Doug Stacey. Mark Davidson in 43.01 was 1st MV50. David Philp 45.34 was 3rd MV55. Chris Ullman 45.47 was 2nd MV 45 just 11 secs ahead of Matt Davies 45.58. Cadan Crowle 46.47 was just 59 seconds ahead of brother Arron Crowle.

Jenny Nash had an amazing run to be 2nd lady and 1st FV 55 in 48.06. Very very close on Jennys heels was Kaye Patterson in 48.12 and 1st lady U35 – an excellent race. The ever consistent Joe Kearns 49.31 was next home ahead of Laurie Thrift 50.09 who was a brilliant 1st in his MV65 age group. Martin Nicholls 50.29 was next just ahead of the fast finishing Hayley Stacey 51.12 a very fine 3rd in her FV40 age group. Emily Young 51.54 a great run to be 1st FV45. A fast finishing trio of Harriers within a few seconds of each other , Simon Long 52.44, Michael Egginton 52.52 and Chris Nottle 53.00 . Danni Brace 53.18 was next home and a very fine 2nd FU35.

Louise Littlewood 56.53 had a solid performance finishing just ahead of Craig Jamieson 57.34. Rhian Moxham 1.02.16 pipped Michael Plamer 1.02.45 by just 25 seconds. Micahel was 3rd in his NV70 age group. Steve Walsh 1.03.38 was next home in front of increasingly quick Liz Egginton 1.05.34. Mary Mullarkey 1.06.12 was next and 2nd in her FV70 age group just ahead of Steve Beazley 1.09.39. Charlotte Bunt 1.12.25 just edged Dave Lean 1.13.12 who ran with his partner from Looe Pioneers to post an equal time.

Kim Crowle the physiotherapist and friend & saviour of many local runners chose this race to be her maiden outing to our world of pain – and did very well to finish in 1.11.36.

The after race celebrations and presentations were carried in in a holiday mood with Harriers picking up 1st Male Team Dog Stacey, Mark Davidson Dave Philp and Chris Ullman and also 2nd Male Team with Matt Davies, Cadan Crowle , Arron Crowle and Joe Kearns and also 3rd male team of Laurie Thrift, Martin Nicholls and Simon Long and Mike Egginton.

First female team was ECH Ladies Jenny Nash, Kaye Patterson, Hayley Stacey and Emily Young. A very fine enjoyable race for runners and all supporters.

Saturday 30 March 2019 saw much travelled Marc Smerdon at the Driftwood Spar Inn at Trevaunance Cove to again tackle the KVK vertical kilometre. 1000 metres of climbing over two 7.5mile circuits. A race not for the faint hearted where the technically difficult descents can take their toll on athletes legs. Amazingly 135 solo finishers completed the challenge. Jordan Clay was first home in a frighteningly quick 1.41.58 with Alex Marples and Wayne Sarah finishing in 1.54.31 and 1.54.34. Marc was next home in 1.55.00- a superb effort.

AGM - Agenda

A final reminder that the club AGM and Awards evening is this Thursday 4th April in the Sports Bar at Lux Park at 7pm. Please come along and make sure you have your say on how the club is run, and then have a fun time with a FREE buffet and the annual club awards. The agenda is as below;

A G E N D A
1. Welcome from the Chair
2. A Word from the President
3. Apologies for absence
4. Minutes of AGM of 29th March 2018
5. Accounts and Treasurer's Report
6. Setting of Membership Fees
7. Changes to the Constitution -
8. VLM Ballot
9. Review of Treplopen Seythin
10. Members’ Questions and Answers
11. Election of Officers:
Management Committee Officers
Non Committee Officers
12. AoB

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Free buffet !
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Table top sale of stocks of existing kit and introduction/ presentation of new kit ‘on-line shop’ with samples.

Club Awards 2019
2018-19 Harrier of the Month Awards
2019 ‘Star’ Award
2019 Junior ‘Star’ Award
2019 Most Improved Harrier
2019 Penguin Award
2019 Harrier of the Year

Trepolpen Seythin results

The results for Trepolpen Seythin can be found here:

http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/Trepolpen Seythin 10k - 2019.xls

Trepolpen Seythin - THANK YOU

A big thank you to everyone who marshalled, helped out with registration and all the other jobs that were necessary to get the event up and running. It was a great day. Also really well done to the many, many members who ran and enabled ECH to clean up most of the prizes !

Thank you all. Rob

Membership fees - NOT DUE til after April 4th AGM

Thanks for all members enquiring about rejoining ECH for 2019/20. We really appreciate the enthusiasm. However, can you please all wait till April 4th and the AGM, as we don't officially set the membership fees til then. All members can help vote on the new fees. Until then we don't know what to charge! After that they will be due.

ECH Race Report 25 March 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT. 24 MARCH 2019.

DO NOT FORGET. This Sunday our New Race Trepolpen Seythin- 10 k at Seaton. You can enter on the day if you have not already done so.

What a week for Harrier Sharon Daw with 4 back to back Marathons and then the Tavy 13 Half Marathon.

Sharon started on Saturday 16 March at Wokingham Waterside centre for the Saturn Running Doh'Nut challenge completed in 5.14.00 after first marshalling the Reading Park Run. After that the long drive to Wrexham in North Wales for the Wrexham Running Festival on 17 March for what turned out to be a tough outing on a flooded course with high winds to contend with. Sharon finished in 4.59.14.After the race a journey South to Telford to compete in the “ How Hard Can It Be Events” Codopoly Marathon. The race is run around the historic parts of Ironbridge, Coalport and Lightmoor . Sharon finished in 5.23.47. Day 4 of this tough schedule was a journey south to Brixworth in Northamptonshire for the Big Foot Challenge. This race is 8 laps around the lovely Pitsford Reservoir . Maintaining her regular pace Sharon finished in 5.04.09 and then the long drive back to Cornwall in time to start the Tavy 13 Half Marathon which Sharon completed in 2.00.29.

Another Harrier on their travels was Craig Jamieson who made the start at the Malaga Half Marathon which was a bit more hilly than Craig thought, but he managed to complete in 1.55.07 – just a minute off his PB.

Sunday 24th March was the Tavy 13 hosted by Tavistock Athletic Club. The race starts and finishes at Tavistock College Athletics track – with a run out onto the Dartmoor hills – the first 7 miles being mostly up hill. Six Harriers lined up and Ian Trice was first Harrier home in a brilliant 1.29.14 and 3rd in his MV40 age group. Second Harrier was Kaye Patterson in 1.39.20 - 7th lady and 4th in her age category another excellent performance. Rosalie Goldsworthy 1.41.16 was 3rd Harrier and 1st in her FV 40 age category a brilliant run. Glenn Wood 1.53.55 was next home with another resolute performance. Chris Nottle 1.56.55 was next home.

Sunday 24th March was the first running of the Tamar Bridge 10k and the race commenced with a full field of 500 runners. The organisers had set a tough course for the runners with 2 steep climbs to challenge them. Thirteen Harriers made it to the start. 1st home was Gary Hunt in 48.26 followed by Natasha Duffey in 51.08. Jane Wicks 52.49 was 3rd Harrier . Michael Palmer 56.43 an excellent time in his MV 70 age cat. Colin Miller 57.23 just ahead of Dave Lean 59.19. Leza Wall 1.00.08 just leading Sarah Steed 1.01.38. Holly Garbett 1.05.43 pipped Lucy Benham 1.06.39 by less than a minute and Kelly Benham 1.06.40. Lucy Smale & Kelly Buck 1.12.18 finished together. A very good outing for the Harriers.

Harrier of the Month March 2019 is...............



For a fantastic first half marathon and all his effort and help with haring the schools cross country, this months harrier of the Month is Drew Clark.

Harriers Race Report 18 March 2019.



ECH Race Report 18 March 2019.

A weekend of 3 Half Marathons on St Patricks Day.

Round 4 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix hosted by Falmouth Road Runners – the Falmouth Half Marathon.

For those familiar with Falmouth the hills are quite challenging. Starting near the Falmouth Hotel and up hill around the Castle before dropping back to the seafront for the leg around the Swanpool the race then takes runners higher up the hill around Falmouth on a 7 mile loop prior to returning to the finish fortunately with a downhill gradient. 9 Harriers made the trip on a wintery Sunday morning.

1st Harrier home was Simon Webber in 1.40.03 and 2nd in his MV60 age group. Joe Kearns with another solid run was 2nd Harrier in 1.41.37. Laurie Thrift in his 65 -69 Age category had a very fine run finishing in 1.44.45. Kaye Patterson was close on his heels finishing as 1st lady Harrier in 1.45.24. Glenn Wood 1.59.34 was next home with Lucy Oldham 2.05.02 - 2nd lady Harrier. Ian Gundry posted 2.12.29. Sarah Steed 2.22.10 just pipped Jeanette Turpin 2.22.28. Good performances on this tough course.

On most runners “ to do list “ is Bath Half marathon and this year 5 Harriers made the journey for this huge sell out race. Carol Pollard made a very welcome return to racing – raising funds for Cancer Research and finished in 2.15.18.

For the 4 male Harriers, Darren Harvey was 1st home in an excellent 1.26.19 followed by Ben Harding in 1.30.48. Marcus Wills 1.36.34 was 3rd just ahead of Martin Nicholls – 1.40.34.

Another “to do” Half Marathon is Reading – known for its very supportive crowds and unique finish in Reading United football stadium. For the Harriers and Smerdon contingent a lovely family day out. Marc Smerdon was 1st back in a very quick 1.19.09. Paul Kelsey was next in 1.59.35 followed by Lindsey Smerdon with a new PB of 2.05.17. Lesley Taphouse – Lindsey's Mum, running for her local club Bodmin Road Runners also posted a PB of 2.30.35.

AGM Thursday 4th April

The East Cornwall Harriers AGM will take place on Thursday 4th April.

The date is slightly later than normal to enable us to review our new race, the Trepolpen Seythin, which as you know is happening on Sunday 31st March.

Every member should make every effort to come along so that you take the opportunity to have your say on any and every issue that affects your club.

As everyone knows, the club can only function as a result of the dedication and hard work by the committee. Coaches and members who volunteer throughout the year.

This year we will be trying a new format, where the evening will be split into two parts ;

Firstly : the formal AGM ‘business’.

Secondly : a ‘social’ event with a free buffet (!) and the Annual Awards.

There will be no run that evening. The meeting will be in the sports bar at Lux Park and the“Business” will start at 7:00pm (the bar will be open from 6:30).

All committee posts are always up for re-election, and anyone can nominate anyone else for any post. We know that the Social Secretary and Men’s and Ladies Captains are stepping down, so these will need to be filled.

If you wish to raise any issue and would like it to be included on the Agenda please contact our Secretary, Meeta, via email meeta.nicholls@googlemail.com by 21st April.

As soon as the business is concluded we will be able to move on to the social part of the evening.

Awards to be presented will include all the ‘Harrier of the Month’ recipients. Also we have the ‘Star’ Awards (race times for all members from the year converted into World Standard Age Related Scores to give a star score). These are also used to determine the ‘Most Improved Harrier’.

The ‘Harrier of the Year’, and ‘Penguin’ of the year are to be voted for on the evening. Neither of these is necessarily related to actual running – the former could be for the person you think has contributed most to the club, and the latter for any (genuine and decent !) reason you like.

See you all there.

Rob

Harriers Race Report 3 March 2019



ECH Race Report to 3 March 2019.

Saturday 2 March saw the running of the famous and very difficult 3 Cousin Jack races on the South West Coast Path. There are 3 races the Ultra, the Classic and the little Jack 10k.The races cover the most technically testing sections of the South West Coast Path between Cape Cornwall and St Ives. Mel Handford was the sole Harrier to tackle the Classic this year and what a brilliant performance to complete the 17.4 miles in 3.32.50 and be 4th lady finisher , a brilliant run from Mel.

Sunday 3 March 2019 saw the 25th running of the Bideford Half Marathon in Devon. Nine Harriers made the trip to race in this historically quick Half Marathon.

The course starts and finishes very close to Bideford Amateur Athletic Club and takes in magnificent countryside alongside the River Torridge between Bideford and Great Torrington. The course is half on roads and half on the Tarka Trail, you even get to run through a tunnel. The race is moderately flat, with one small hill section.

First Harrier was Ian Trice in a speedy 1.25.27 followed by Ben Harding with a brilliant 1.29.35 both beating the 90 minute mark. Dave Hannah was 3rd Harrier in 1.34.33 just heading off 1st lady harrier Revis Crowle in 1.35.07 who was also 2nd in her age category. Kaye Patterson had a brilliant outing finishing in 1.41.37 as 2nd lady Harrier. Glenn Wood 1.50.36 very pleased with his time and just heading off Jane Wicks 1.50.42 by 6 seconds. Mark Andrews 1.52.17 was next home just ahead of Craig Jamieson 1.54.07.

What a 10 days for Marathon Specialist Sharon Daw. 7 marathons completed. Another 100 marathons in 100 weeks on target and approaching 280 Marathons in her quest for 300 hundred marathons.

This latest superb effort started with 4 Marathons in 4 days with Phoenix Running Excalibur 2 at Walton On Thames in 5.04.37 on 21st February. Still at Walton the Phoenix Running Grease Lightning Challenge in 4.53.19 on 22 February 2019. Following this a long drive to Cannock in Staffs for the 100 Club AGM on 23 February, preceded by 9 laps of Chase Water Lake to complete another marathon in 5.04.16.

After this a long drive back to Walton on Thames for another Phoenix Running challenge the Dirty Running Marathon on Sunday 24 February.– completed in 4.32.38 . After this the long drive back to Cornwall and work.

After a 4 day break Sharon was back at Walton on Thames on Friday 1st March at the Sports Hub Running Track to tackle the Phoenix Running Track Wars Marathon – a mentally challenging 106 lap Marathon. Sharon completed this in 4.34.04.

2 March saw Sharon on the line for the Saxons Vikings & Normans Club – Book Day Challenge in Kings Forest – in the middle of the Kent Countryside near Canterbury, completed in 5.19.53. The following day the 3rd marathon in 3 days the SVN Mega Challenge Marathon also in the Kings Forest completed in 5.29.01. - then the long journey home to Cornwall.. Amazing display of consistent running and stamina.

Sunday 3 March was the final race of the Charles Stanley Westward League Cross Country championships. The race took place at Redruth with challenging weather from storm Freya. The championship is 6 races with 5 races required to complete the Championship. Benjamin Marriot achieved an overall 10th in the under 11's Mark Davidson 31st in the overall mens and Emily Young 31st in the ladies. Jenny Nash was 14th overall in the ladies and 1st in her age category a superb consistent season from Jenny. Next year we are hoping for more Harriers to compete in the series which is a good friendly competition and free to enter. It certainly provides a good opportunity yo increase you fitness & speed. It would be good to see the Harriers competing in the team category. The competition runs from October to March.

Sunday 3 March 2019 was also the re-introduction of the Duchy 20 race. The race starts & finishes at the Penventon Hotel and has a downhill start with a run out to Illogan along the North Cliffs road towards Hells Mouth then returning back through Coombe & Pool to the finish. The weather was tough as Storm Freya battered the runners. The winner was James Stephens in a brilliant 2.01.11. Oliver Jones in his first competitive race this year showed fine form to finish 5th in 2.09.05 and 1st in his MV 45 age category. Chris Ullman had a very fine run to finish in 2.31.55 and Craig Vaughnley battled hard for an 8 Minute distance PB in 3.03.43

Some excellent performances again this week from the Harriers.

Harrier of the Month February 2019 is Brian Gravener



Well done Brian. After the last crosscountry we were short of loads of place cards and he made the 4 full sets (175 each) laminated. He also helps out with the juniors and supports our sports hall and quad kids events.

Race Report 24 February - Looe 10 miler.



ECH Race Report 24 February 2019.

Sunday 24th February 2019 was the Looe 10 miler Round 3 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix, hosted by Looe Pioneers.

This gruelling 10 mile race has established itself as one of the toughest 10 mile road races in Cornwall and this year rightly attracted a full field with 517 runners completing the race.

As usual the race was brilliantly organised by the Pioneers and well supported by all the Cornish Running clubs and some of our neighbours from Devon.

In brilliant sunshine the runners set off from the Millpool Centre and headed along the quay before heading up hill and across the downs before tackling the very steep descent into Talland Bay. After running around Talland Bay the runners have to tackle a steep ascent heading inland towards Polperro before looping back towards Looe – passing Sclerder Abbey at 6 miles before descending back to Talland Bay and then tackling the very steep ascent pass Talland Church and again uphill to the downs before the welcome downhill to the quay and the final sprint back to the finish at the Millpool.

The race was won by Tony Brewer from the Mile High Club in a brilliant time of 1h 1m 13 secs. Claudia Serien from Plymouth HRC was first female in 1h 16m.

Matt Davies was 1st Harrier home in 1.18.01 with Marc Doyle only 24 seconds behind with a great run. Simon Webber had ana excellent race finishing in 1.19.25 and 2nd in his MV 60 age category. Caden Crowle in 1.20.41 was 4th Harrier just heading off Shane Caughey 1.21. 20. Joe Kearns with another very solid run came home in 1.23.01 to be 4th in his MV55 age category.

Kaye Patterson 1.25.36 in her first competitive race since becoming a mother only 3 months ago achieved 3rd in her F 17 -35 age group- a brilliant come back and 1st lady Harrier. Amy Williams as usual had a very strong run finishing in 1.28.17 just ahead of Hayley Stacey 1.30.02 who was 5th in her FV40 age group. Chris Nottle 1.30.45 just pipped Jon Hoare 1.31.00 by 15 seconds with Dani Brace 1.35.15 next. Craig Jamieson 1.36.04 was next edging Glenn Wood 1.36.52 by 48 seconds. Ross Temby 1.39.20 managed to stay just ahead of the ever resolute Rachael Young 1.39.53 by 33 seconds. Michael Palmer 1.42.27 had a very good run in his ultra competitive MV 70 age category.

Lucy Oldham 1.44.12 headed a following trio of lady Harriers with Liz Egginton 1.45.29, Emma Dales 1.46.16 and Tracey Buckley 1.51.05.

Ian Grundy 1.57.51 Sarah Steed 1.57.51 and Jeanette Turpin 157.52 crossed the line together

Sandra Haynes 2.06.22 completed the team of 25 Harriers.

A very good days running in a well organised and supported race. Thanks to Looe Pioneers and all their marshalls and helpers at the water stations.

ECH Report 17 February 2019



East Cornwall Harriers Race Report 17 February 2019.

Sunday 17 February 2019 saw 15 Harriers make the short trip to Bodmin College to compete in the Bodmind Fire and Rescue Half Marathon.

The route starts and finishes at Bodmin College and takes the runners into the grounds of Lanhydrock for a hilly multi terrain route. A tough half marathon and congratulations to the winner Simon Williams who completed the race in 1h 26m 32 s. First female was Alexandra Russell-Small in 1h 36m 36 secs.

First Harrier home was David Robinson in 1h 33m 24secs and 1st in his MV40 age category.

Ben Harding with another fine run to finish in 1h 38m 59s and 4th in his MV 35 – 39 age category.

Darren Harvey with a good run to come home in 1h 41m 49 sec. Helen Morse 1h 48m 47 secs 1st lady Harrier and 3rd in her F U35 age group finished just ahead of Revis Crowle 1h 48m 59 s and Revis was first in her FV 55 age group.

Shane Cuaghey 1h 54m 04 s was next home ahead of Chairman Rob Pick 1h 58m 51.

Michael Egginton had a fine run to finish in 1h 59m 35s. Amy Williams 2h 05m 55 secs with a great performance achieved 3rd in her FV 35 age category. Gary Hut 2h 9m 49 secs was next back.

Nick Page 2h 23m 5 secs just edged out Ann Wendik Byfield 2h 27m 14 secs. Liz Egginton 2h30m 1 sec. just pipped Emma Dales 2h 30 m 19 secs. Leza wall 2h 36m 55 secs completed the field for the Harriers.

Meanwhile down on the South Coast resolute Marathon Runner Sharon Daw lined up to run another 4 Marathons in 4 days and also achieved another award for 10 Marathons in 10 days.

Saxons Normans & Vikings running group organise themed Marathons and half marathons in the South East. Sharon started with the Valentines Day Challenge on 14 February at Samphire Shore near Dover- completed in 5h 6m 1 sec. Next day 15 February the Martello Marathon on a flat course between Folkestone & Hythe taking in several of the Martello towers.- completed in 4h 59 m 38 secs.

Saturday 16 February saw Sharon at the start of the Mods & Rocks Challenge -at Betteshangar Country Park in Kent – which was the original Coal Mining Heart of Kent now restored and reshaped as a Country Park. Sharon completed this in 4h 57m 57 secs. 17 February was the Super Heroes v. Super Villains Marathon the 4th and final for the week also at Betteshangar Country but on a 3.28 double looped course – with the runners split into 2 competing groups. Sharon completed this in 4h 51m 28 secs and then had the very long drive back to Cornwall – to get on with the day jobs as a farmer and County Councillor. The second consecutive weekend of running over 100 competitive miles and 10 marathons in 10 days a brilliant achievement take Sharon over 270 Marathons completed.

BUDE LIFEBOAT RUN

Entries for the BLR have been on sale for just 2 weeks and of the 450 places available we now have only 100 left. For all information and online entry go to http://www.buderats.co.uk/bude-lifeboat-run/