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
SUN
20 May
8am Lux Park 8 Miles - Leader Needed
MON
21 May
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
22 May
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Lou - Heart Rate and VO2 Max Session
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Tess
WED
23 May
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
24 May
6.30pm Lux Park 8 Mile Group led by Paul/Mark
5 miles led by Rob
FRI
25 May

SAT
26 May
8.30am Quay Carpark Looe for Beach Session led by Terry - Breakfast Afterwards - All Welcome
10am Brickfields Track session / 5k Park Series, Lanhydrock-Mt Edgecombe-Eden-Tamar Trails

Social Events / Races
SUN
20 May
Imerys Half/Marathon
Plymouth Half / Exeter Marathon
MON
21 May

TUE
22 May

WED
23 May
Dan Summer Series 5k, Par Track
THU
24 May

FRI
25 May

SAT
26 May
Bere Pen 10k, Bere Alston

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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Trevornick 10k - new route and map!



<p>As you're well aware this year sees the first running of the Trevornick 10K on Sunday 13th May 2018. There might still be some slight alterations but nothing major. The above map has been posted on the Trevornick page of the NRR website. First look seems to indicate it's quite a bit easier (but still not easy) </p>

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Meet Your Max

<p>Entries for Meet Your Max are now available online from Truro Running Club website. This is part of the Multi-Terrain Series and takes place Wed June 20th, 7pm.</p>

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Membership Fees now Due

<p>Annual Membership fees are NOW due - The cost this year is £17 (adult) this is a small increase on last year of £2.00 - Please see the membership price list for other prices. </p> <p>If you intend to race this year its worth considering taking out the UKA membership that this year is being c overed by the CLUB. So if are concerned about the £2 increase and then take out the UKA membership (UKA membership saves you on average £2 per race) you are saving money, Last year the UKA membership would have cost you £14.00. Sounds like a bargain !</p> <p>You can pay online see the form on the membership page, your can print off and return the form in the membership section. So its really easy. If you have any questions regarding membership you can contact me at membershipech@gmail.com.</p> <p>UKA benefits <a>www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/athlete-registration#Benefits</a></p> <p>Remember after the 2nd of June Adult prices will increase by £5.00.</p>

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(QUITE) A FEW WORDS FROM THE NEW CHAIRMAN.

<p>Some of you will have seen Jan's <em>Facebook</em> post, from which I have cribbed some (most) of the following !</p> <p> </p> <p>Thanks to all members who attended the, sometimes lively AGM on 29 March 2018 in the Sports bar at Lux Park. These are the outcomes ;</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mark Andrews</strong></p> <p>As most of you will know Mark Andrews stepped down from the post of Chairman after over 10 years. On behalf of the club I would like to once again thank Mark for the incredible amount of work and dedication he has given to ECH over the years, the scope of the club's activities have grown incredibly over that period, and this is in large part due to the leadership Mark has shown.</p> <p><strong>The Committee</strong></p> <p>Thanks to all those Committee members stepping down ;</p> <p>Ian and Louise Littlewood (Men's and Ladies' Captains)<br /> Marc Doyle (Membership secretary)<br /> Marc Smerdon (Kit officer)<br /> Karen Mahoney (Wednesday liaison)</p> <p>In recognition of the changing nature and development of the Wednesday session, and in order to emphasise the "one club" ethos, it was felt that there was no longer a need for a designated liaison member. Following due process, therefore, this is the look of the new Committee and the Officers ;</p> <p><u>Committee</u> ;</p> <p>Hilary Clatworthy (President)<br /> Rob Pick (Chairman)<br /> Meeta Nicholls (Secretary)<br /> Tess Mason (Treasurer)<br /> Chris Ullman (Men's Captain &amp; Webmaster)<br /> Lyndsey Saunders (Ladies' Captain)<br /> Craig Vaughnley (Membership secretary)<br /> Debbie Lord (Child Protection Officer)</p> <p><u>"Officers"</u></p> <p>Hayley Stacey (Kit Officer)<br /> Jan Sroczynski (Press Officer)<br /> Ray Goodright (Schools Liaison Officer)<br /> Louise Harding (Marathon Race Director)<br /> Glenn Wood (Star Awards &amp; Harrier of the Month)<br /> Lucy Smale and Sarah Collins (Social Secretaries)</p> <p> </p> <p>All the committee members and officers give their time freely for the Club, its members and the wider community. A tremendous amount of work goes on quietly and efficiently with training for both adults and the juniors, club races and social events. Particular mention must be made of the Schools Cross Country series, under the unflinching leadership of our head coach Revis Crowle. This reflects incredibly well on the club and we should all be very proud. Many other dedicated club members always turn up to help ensure the events go smoothly; not least Amanda Erith, Ray Goodright, Glenn Wood, Simon Webber, Alan Green and Louise Harding. Special mention must also be made of the "Hares" who lead the young runners around the course, especially Drew Clark and Tyler Gregory.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Membership fees</strong></p> <p>After many years with no change, there will be a small increase of &pound;2 in membership fees for next year. However, but the great news is that for next year only, the Club will pay the full England Athletics Membership fee of &pound;15 for all members. The &pound;2 for members in membership fees for existing non-members of England Athletics will be saved on the first race entered by those members by a reduced rate fee on the very first event they enter !</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Awards</strong></p> <p>The AGM is the night for presentation of the club awards. The winners were ;</p> <p>&middot; Star Award - This is calculated on times in 4 races measured against National age Group Standards; Diane Roy</p> <p>&middot; Junior Star Award; Drew Clark</p> <p>&middot; Most Improved Harrier (based on times in events) ; Darren Harvey</p> <p>&middot; Harrier of the Year ; (A free vote) ; Tess Mason, who has had a terrible year of injury but continued to do an incredible amount for the club</p> <p>&middot; Penguin Award (A free vote) for exhibiting the true spirit of running ; Lucy Oldham</p> <p>Congratulations to all the very well deserved winners.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>and finally Running !</strong></p> <p>A few issues always seem to regularly come up for discussion at the AGM, not the least of which is a perceived (by some) split between members who train on different nights of the week and may therefore not come into contact with each other that often. Although Karen Mahoney and her Wednesday night coaches and leaders are the first point of contact for new members, and their relaxed friendly approach has helped the club grow &amp; attract new members, there are of course now many runners who regularly attend on a Wednesday and are by no means "beginners". Similarly, while there may have been a (mistaken) belief that Tuesday and Thursday are for "fast" or "serious" runners, there has always been a real desire for provision to be made for all abilities to enjoy their running on those nights as well.</p> <p>All the coaches and leaders have made the effort to gain the relevant qualifications, and give their time to try and develop a monthly schedule with something for everyone. They will always try to be inclusive. To this end, from May the Thursday night sessions will revert to a single 8 mile group and a single 5 mile group, the aim being to try and ensure that inclusivity with everyone running socially together much in the way that Wednesday already successfully does. For this to work <u>everyone</u> has to buy into it and the coaches will be working hard to that end. <br /><br /></p> <p>For me personally the highlight of the year was the Mob Match, not because of any individual performances or prizes won (although there were many), it was the fantastic number of yellow vests on display and participating. I would urge everyone to try out one of the many <u>events</u> (don't think of them as <u>races</u>) that we are so lucky to have in Cornwall, both road runs and multi-terrain. The atmosphere and sense of camaraderie both with fellow club members and the wider running community is great. Everyone can get something out of it, you don't need to be challenging for prizes (as I know all too well). Come and try one soon with your EA fee paid (see above) it'll be cheap as chips to enter!</p> <p>Thanks for staying the course.</p> <p>Rob</p>

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NEW! Harrier of the Month award

<p>At the AGM last week it was decided to have a monthly award (sorry no trophy or money!) for the "Harrier Of The Month". All Harriers get a chance to nominate a fellow Harrier each month for any running or club related reason, be it their first race, first 5k or marathon or whatever. Maybe someone has overcome a long injury layoff and has made it back, any achievement however big or small you think deserves recognition. To nominate a fellow Harrier- email your nomination and reason to <a href="mailto:glennwood@me.com">Glenn Wood</a> (or texting is also fine). The final decision will be made at the coaches meeting each month.</p>

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ECH Race Report 25 March 2018



<p>ECH Race Report 25 March 2018</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><strong>Kernow Vertical Kilometre</strong></strong><strong>. On Saturday 24 th March it was the Freedom Racing Kernow Vertical Kilometre race starting and finishing from Trevaunance Cove near St. Agnes .</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>1</strong></strong>000m of total ascent over approximately 15 miles of predominantly trail running this is the Kernow twist to the Vertical ascent based races that are popular in mountainous areas like the Alps! Not finding any mountains big enough in Cornwall for a Kilometer (1000m!!!) of ascent in one hit, this race is two figure-of-eight loops that take in some of the biggest climbs in the county but unlike the usual mountain races that are uphill only, this includes 1000m of descent as well, to really test the legs! There is some fast single track running in between as well.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race comprises 2 laps of a 7.5 mile course. On a bright sunny but windy day over 100 of Cornwalls finest trail runners set off to meet the challenge. The race quickly developed into a tussle between Harrier Marc Smerdon and Mile High runner Jamie Stephens. The close battle finished with Jamie edging out Marc by just 34 seconds as Jamie established a new course record of 1.49.43 with Marc coming home in 1.50.17 just 7 seconds outside the old record. Brilliant running from two very talented athletes.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>An Resek Hellys. </strong>Sunday 25 March was round 5 of the Cornish Road Running Grand Prix &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; An Resek Hellys at Helston.</p> <p>The race is over 10 miles and starts and finishes at the Old Cattle Market Helston. The route takes runners through the lovely National Trust Penrose Estate before reaching the coast with a tough stretch of sandy beach to cross. After the beach a testing steady climb through country lanes to reach the main road by RAF Culdrose and then what seems a never ending run back to Helston to the finish. A tough but enjoyable Cornish Classic hosted by Carn Runners and Tri-Logic.</p> <p> </p> <p>Due to some Harriers carrying injuries a depleted field of 10 Harriers made the journey. First Harrier home and 4th in his MV35 age group was men's Captain Ian Littlewood with a very fine performance coming home in 1.05.52. Darren Harvey again pulled out the stops to finish in 1.06.47 as 2nd Harrier. Simon Webber kept up his very consistent form to finish in 1.12.22 and 2nd in his MV60 age group , a very fine effort. Joe Kearns 1.15.04 was 4th Harrier ahead of Ben Harding 1.18.01. Glenn Wood 1.22.37 enjoying a fine run of form just edged out 1st lady Harrier Kaye Patterson 1.22.42 by 3 seconds.</p> <p>Ray Goodright competing in the very competitive MV 70 age category finished in 1.34.23 enough for 5th in his category. The consistently improving Lucy Oldham - 1.36.29 was 2nd Lady Harrier ahead of Gerry Cullen in 1.50.53. Good performances all round.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sharon Daw </strong> our Marathon specialist again headed out of county for a double Marathon Weekend. Firstly Sharon stopped off near Worcester at Dymock to run the Poets Path Potter Marathon. 2 laps of 8 miles and 1 loop of 10 miles in very muddy off road conditions.</p> <p> </p> <p>Not content with completing that Sharon then went to Waterlooville - 8 miles north of Portsmouth in Hampshire to run in the Queen Elizabeth Spring Marathon a race hosted by Second Wind Running. The race is all on trails and quite hilly &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; although good running conditions still very wet under foot.. Sharon came home in 5.01.59 and second in her FV50 age group. The magical 200 marathon goal edges closer each week.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Grizzly, Falmouth Half-Marathon and Tavy 13

<p>For those racing at Falmouth on Sunday there will be an announcement by 11:00am on Saturday on the Cornwall Hospice Care website stating whether the race will be cancelled or not depending upon the expected low temperatures. Assuming that it is going ahead the meet up is at the lower car park at Lux Park aimin g to leave by 8:00am.</p> <p>For those racing at the Grizzly on Sunday the meet up is at the lower car park at Lux Park aiming to leave by 7:45am.</p> <p>For those racing the Tavy 13 on Sunday the meet up is at the lower car park at Lux Park aiming to leave by 08:30am.</p> <p>Good luck to all competing. Layer up and stay warm.</p>

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Race Report 11 March 2018



<p>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 11 MARCH 2018</p> <p> </p> <p>A cold Sunday March morning saw 15 Harriers make the trip to North Devon for the Bideford Half Marathon. This is a popular race prior to the London Marathon which is only slightly undulating enabling the runners to try & amp;amp; achieve personal bests.</p> <p> </p> <p>Doug Stacey was first home in a very fast 1.19.35. The ever improving Darren Harvey was 2nd Harrier in 1.25.00 . Chris Ullman 1.31.13 held off Simon Webber 1.33.13 by just 2 minutes and Simon was 3rd in his MV60 age group. David Hannah 1.30.07 finished just 59 seconds ahead of Martin Nicholls 1.39.06. Kaye Patterson 1.40.33 was first lady Harrier. Ben Harding 1.45.26 kept just ahead of the determined and fast finishing Hayley Stacey 1.45.35 by 9 seconds.</p> <p>Meeta Nicholls had another fine run to come home in 1.47.19.</p> <p> </p> <p>Rob Pick 1.49.19 with another solid performance just edged Mark Andrews 1.50.08.</p> <p> </p> <p>Glenn Wood 1.55.25 was next Harrier ahead of another improving Harrier, Lyndsey Saunders 1.59.03. Michael Palmer 2.01.54 had a another very fine run to complete the Harriers finishers.</p> <p> </p> <p>Congratulations to Sharon Daw for completing the 52 marathon challenge in 52 weeks &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; 6 weeks ahead of the target &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; in 46 weeks and for completing the 3 times 10 mile challenge races along the way.</p> <p> </p> <p>From one small Parish in East Cornwall 3 superb young runners were chosen to represent Cornwall and wear the black &amp; gold shirt at the Saucony British Athletics Inter County Cross Country Championships at Loughborough.</p> <p>Charli Dawson U13G, from St. Ive Cross, Tyler Gregory U13B and Grace Davidson U15G from Pensilva, after months of hard training were selected to represent Cornwall for the second year in succession.</p> <p>The whole Cornish Team travelled together by bus to Loughborough on 10 March.</p> <p>The weather was dry but the ground waterlogged and extremely muddy after weeks of heavy rain. The runners had to contend with steep slopes &amp; deep mud.</p> <p>There was incredible team spirit from the Cornish Runners &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; all age groups cheering on their teams showing great pride for Cornwall.</p> <p>The team returned winning titles in U13G and U17 Women. The young runners deserve great praise for their effort and achievement.a</p>

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EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS AGM - THURSDAY 29TH MARCH

<p>It's that time of year again when we hold our club AGM. The date for this year is Thursday 29th March at 8pm in the LDSA rugby room. ALL CLUB MEMBERS ARE WELCOME. This is your opportunity to have your say on the club and share your comments and views. We want as many people to attend as possible. If you have a ny items that you would like raised at the meeting then please contact me (Meeta Nicholls) so I can add to the agenda. Items for the agenda must be received no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting. The committee positions are also all up for re-election and if you are interested in taking on a role or want to find our more please speak to Mark Andrews.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you there.</p>

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<p>Dear Members,</p> <p>On Thursday 29 March 2018 it is the East Cornwall Harriers AGM.<br />Ian Littlewood has already posted an article on the club website in respect of the AGM.<br />The meeting starts at 8 pm in the Liskeard Sports &amp; Social Club function room.<br />The c lub provides a free buffet which the members enjoy prior to the meeting.</p> <p>As with most clubs the existing Committee stands down &amp; those that wish can offer themselves for election. This is the opportunity for non committee members &amp; officers to offer themselves for election to any post that they wish to be considered for. The procedure is that each member standing for election has a proposer and seconder and then a vote is taken.<br />This year your Committee has decided that the post of Chair will voted in on the night by confidential ballot slip with all other posts being selected in the usual manner by a show of hands.</p> <p>There are 11 Committee posts and 6 officer posts.</p> <p>The posts are Full Committee : President – Chair – Secretary – Treasurer – Head coach – Membership Secretary – Men's Captain – Ladies' Captain – Child Protection Officer – Wednesday Group Liaison – Web Master.</p> <p>Officer Posts : Kit Officer – Press &amp; Publicity – Cornish Marathon Race Director – Star Awards Officer – Schools Liaison Officer – Social secretary.</p> <p>So far the Committee have been given notice that the Chair and Mens &amp; Ladies Captains are standing down and nominations are needed as well, for the current vacant post of Social Secretary. The Social secretary post can be a shared post as it is appreciated that organising social events is easier when there are more than one person to set up an event. This is a very important post &amp; can help cohesion within the club &amp; promote opportunities for informal exchanges of opinion as well as enjoying each others company.</p> <p>All members are invited to place themselves forward for election for any of the posts.</p> <p>The Committee feel it is very important that there is a flow of new Committee members from all parts of the club, including our Wednesday evening runners, to the Committee to ensure that all parts of the club are fully represented and that new ideas can be put forward to ensure the club is relevant &amp; forward thinking for all members.</p> <p>Members who wish to express an interest in any position can message or speak to any Committee member to find out what is involved in carrying out the different roles.</p> <p>So far for the total of 17 posts the Committee are aware of 8 members who are prepared to stand for election including those standing for re-election. This means in effect that at least 9 more nominations are needed and the club hopes that members will seriously consider putting their names forward prior to the AGM.</p> <p>Please also be aware that if any member has a suggestion for consideration at the AGM they should send their suggestion in writing to Meeta Nicholls (Club Secretary) no later than two weeks before the AGM (i.e. 15th March) the Committee in order that it can be put on the agenda. If suggestions put forward are similar they will be considered together.</p> <p> </p> <p>So please come along to your AGM, have your say, or maybe put yourself forward for a Committee position and vote for the people you want to see managing your club for the next twelve months.</p>

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Harriers Race Report 25 February 2018



<p><strong>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 25 FEBRUARY 2016.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Our own indefatigable Harrier Sharon Daw over the last 2 weeks has been rapidly closing in on all her running targets.</p> <p>Having already completed the 10 marathons in 10 days , last week Sharon completed the Imperial 3 series 10 mile challenge the last race being the Bournemouth 10 – after finishing the Larmer 10 and Lytchett 10.</p> <p>Sharon looks well on target to complete her 52 marathons in 52 week challenge within 46 weeks.</p> <p> </p> <p>Her latest races were a series of Saxons, Normans &amp; Vikings marathons -The Unusual Suspects Marathon on 12 February – finishing 2 nd lady in 4.29.36. On 13th February The Gothic Marathon finishing 3rd lady in 4.52.25.</p> <p>Wednesday 14 February Valentines Day Marathon completing in 4.40.56.</p> <p>Thursday 15th February the Walton on Thames Breakfast Race Marathon – finishing 4.51.10 and 1 st Lady Overall. That completed one 10 mile race then 4 Marathons in 4 days.</p> <p> </p> <p>On 25th February Sharon was in Bournemouth to race the Bournemouth 10 the final race in the Imperial 10 mile series. On 26 February 2018 Sharon was back in Kent to run the Marathon day Marathon – 26 miles on 26 February – another Saxons Normans &amp; Vikings event. In terrible cold windy weather the race took place along Deal Sea Front – 5 laps of an unsheltered route. Sharon finished in 4.52.06 a brilliant effort in the conditions.</p> <p> </p> <p>The magic 200 marathon milestone gets over closer for her.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sunday 25 th February was the Looe 10 miler – hosted by Looe Pioneers running club and now in the Cornish Road Running Grand Prix – race 4 in the 15 race series. The race has over the last 7 years built a very good reputation for being well organised and a real challenge for runners. Over 10 miles of lovely Cornish Lanes, beautiful views and challenging hills that total nearly 1400 feet of gain for the athletes. Race day was dry sunny and very very cold. A biting wind made for testing condirtions for runners and for the Marshalls</p> <p> </p> <p>The race starts &amp; finishes in the Mill Pool Car Park – heading out along West Looe Quay before cutting inland for the climb over West Looe – before descending to Talland Bay then heading inland again – returning past Sclerder Abbey with a final hill past Talland Church &amp; then back into Looe.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race started at a very fast pace with Pioneer Oliver Thorogood contesting the lead with Justin Thomas from Cornwall AC. Oliver was 1st home in 1.02.41 with Justin just 1m 35s behind. Heidi Tregenza from Cornwall AC was 1st lady home in 1.08.12.</p> <p> </p> <p>Twenty eight Harriers lined up at the start. First home was David Robinson in 1.11.04 and 3rd in the MV40 category. Second Harrier was Mark Davidson in 1.11.28 and 1st in the MV 50 category. Darren Harvey 1.11.38 was hot on Marks heels to finish 3 rd Harrier and 4th in the MV 40 category.</p> <p> </p> <p>Mens captain Ian Littlewood had a storming run to finish in 1.12.39. and 4th Harrier home. David Hannah 1.18.15 just pipped Dave Philp 1.18.17 by 2 seconds. Dave ran 11 miles down to Looe before starting the race and even after the longest warm up run ever, was first in his MV55 age group a brilliant achievement. Joe Kearns 1.20.10 was 2nd in the MV 55 age category and achieved a massive PB for the race.</p> <p>Revis Crowle 1.22.16 was again first lady in her FV 55 age group. Gary Hunt was close behind Revis in 1.22.47. Kaye Patterson 1.25.11 had an excellent run to be 2nd Lady Harrier. Amy Williams 1.28.42 and Meeta Nicholls 1.28.45 ran together and were 3rd and 4th lady Harriers home.</p> <p>Simon Long 1.29.09 and Robert Pick 1.29 24 were next back both beating 90 mins Richard Turpin 1.30.55 and Stephen Woodard 1.32.29 and ever improving Craig Vaughnley 1.35.52 were the next trio to finish. Tracey Davey 1.40.11 -Jonathan Quelch 1.43.14 and dave Laen also 1.43.14 just pipped another fast improving Harrier Lyndsey Saunders 1.43.19. Lucy Oldham 1.43.23 and Michael Palmer 1.43.28 were next home. Ray Goodright 1.45.14 edged ahead of Lisa Webb 1.46.48 and Emma Dales 1.47.07. Samantha Hunkin 1.52.07 and Jeanette Turpin 1.55.58 with Gerry Cullen 2.00.07 completed the Harriers Team</p> <p> </p> <p>Many thanks to Looe Pioneers – their Marshalls – helpers and Supporters for a well organised race and for creating a lovely atmosphere and to Paul Patterson for some excellent race pictures.</p> <p>A good day for the Pioneers – a good day for the competitors and a great day for the Sport of Running in South East Cornwall.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Sportshall Bude

<p>This weekend saw the final event in our Junior Sportshall series with Tamar Trotters and Bude Rats. Well done to all the juniors who took part.</p> <p>The final series results can be found <a title="Sportshall Page" href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/pages/juniorevents.php">here.</ a></p>

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ECH race report 11 February 2018



<p>ECH Race Report 11 February 2018.</p> <p><strong>Arc of Attrition Chris &amp; Oli beat the conditions.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>On Friday 9 February 2018 over 150 experienced Trail Runners set off from Coverack on the South of the Lizard peninsula to run o ver 100 miles of the South West Coast Path to Porthowan on the North Coast. The race covers the most brutal &amp; difficult section of the South West Coast Path made even more difficult this year by the previous weeks of heavy rain.</p> <p> </p> <p>In places the route had to be diverted due to coastal erosion &amp; land slips meaning that the runners that finished covered over 106 miles.</p> <p>The race is known as the Arc of Attrition because of the high percentage of runners that fail to make the finish by the cut off period. This year 64% of entrants failed to complete or make the cut off.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race is Internationally highly rated and finishers are awarded 6 points toward qualification for the Blue Riband of Ultra Running the UTMB – the Ultra Race around Mont Blanc, which attracts the worlds finest long distance athletes.</p> <p> </p> <p>As well as last years joint winners Steve Wyatt and Paul Maskell and ladies winner Maryann Devally, East Cornwall Harriers Chris Gilbert – last years winner of the 100 km Plague Coastal Ultra and Oliver Jones winner of Imerys Marathon &amp; Dartmoor Ultra the crossing, started the race.</p> <p> </p> <p>A t the start of the race a romantic touch added to the great atmosphere when one of the contestants proposed marriage to his partner which was accepted &amp; then toasted with champagne as they set off.</p> <p>Chris &amp; Oli had family members &amp; Harriers, Craig Vaughnley, Stuart Timms &amp; Tim Gray…and Jane Gilbert ... acting as support crew. In addition Mud Crew the event organisers had a fantastic support crew of 150 marshalls &amp; helpers with brilliant regular feeding stations to keep the runners calories &amp; hydration levels up, as the runners would use about 15000 calories during the duration of the event. As well as covering 106 miles the race involved over 14000 feet of climbing.</p> <p>The race started at midday in good weather conditions and the runners passed through the Lizard, Mullion, Praa Sands recahing Penzance after about 50 miles as dusk descended. At this point Oli had had a fall and was suffering almost to the point of having to retire – but thankfully after a rest &amp; refreshment he was able to carry on.</p> <p>The race require runners to be able to concentrate for long periods to focus on navigation especially in the dark &amp; to avoid trips &amp; falls. As the route continued through Porthcurno , Lands End and Sennen Cove the weather worsened with the wind picking up followed by rain. After 13 hours of running in the dark Oli &amp; Chris were pleased to see daybreak as they headed on through Cape Cornwall, Pendeen and onto Hayle. They were able to pick up the pace as they passed through Gwithian &amp; Godrevy to the finish at Portowan. Both runners spirits were lifted when their family members were there to cheer them on. The epic race was completed by them in joint 5th place in 26 hours and 24 minutes. The joint winners Steve Wyatt and Paul Maskell came home in 23h 44 m. Last years ladies winner Maryann Devally repeated her success coming home in 32h 26m.</p> <p> </p> <p>The times recorded by all the finishers represent unbelievable physical effort over very difficult terrain.</p> <p>East Cornwall Harriers are very proud of the achievements of both runners.</p> <p>Mud Crew deserve tremendous praise for their organisation &amp; providing ArcAngels who met the runners &amp; guided them into the check points – which greatly helped them.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Praise Indeed

<p>From the Race Director of the Arc of Attrition.</p> <p>Nothing more needs to be said about Chris Gilbert &amp; Oliver Jones &amp; Chris' daughter. We are all so proud of you.</p> <p> </p> <p><br /><br /> <a>Jane Stephens</a> <a>17 hrs </a> <br /><br /></p> <p>As Race directors, we try not to single people out but can I say, your boys deserve a mention for being incredible athletes and proper gents! My crew at registration and Porthleven and from me at the finish all said how lovely they were! And Chris&acirc;&euro;&trade; daughter can come and help me any time she likes. I offered her something to eat and drink at the checkpoint and she said &acirc;&euro;&oelig; no, it&acirc;&euro;&trade;s ok, that&acirc;&euro;&trade;s for the runners.&acirc;&euro;</p>

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Club AGM 2018

<p>Hello All,</p> <p>Yet another running year at ECH has almost finished and so its time again for the Annual General Meeting. This year it will be held on Thursday 29th March, 8:00pm up at the Liskeard Sports Club. This is your opportunity to ask questions on any aspect of the club, put forward idea s, raise any issues, nominate and select club officers, receive feedback on how the club has been managed for the last year and to look forward to the year ahead.</p> <p>A full list of club officer positions is on the contacts page of the club website. Please have a look and have a think if there is a position that you might like to have a go at or could help with. Do not think that because someone has their name against a position already that they wouldn't like to receive some help or let someone else do the role. We are all approachable if you'd like to have a chat about what each role entails and to provide some support if you feel that you'd like to have a go. There are a few officers stepping down this year so please have a think and a chat with each other about whether you'd be able to take on a role within the club.</p> <p>This is the only opportunity whereby us as club members can speak up and have a vote on how we'd like our club to go forward so please come along if you can.</p>

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Harriers Race Report Newquay 10k 4 Feb. 2018

<p>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT, 4 February 2018</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 4 February 2018 765 runners lined up at Newquay Sports Centre for round 2 of the Cornwall Road Running grand Prix Series hosted by Newquay Road Runners. A cold dry morning – almost perfect running con ditions ensured this would be another fast paced race.</p> <p> </p> <p>The circuit heads out of Newquay along the Gannel estuary before turning inland after a mile for a steady climb out into the countryside with a small loop before the runners head back to the Sports Centre for the finish – which has a short uphill section just before the line.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race was won by Tony Brewer of the Mile high club in 33.35 another very fast time for Tony. First lady was again Emma Stepto of Cornwall AC in 36.27.</p> <p> </p> <p>Seventeen Harriers started the race and Darren Harvey was first Harrier in 38.33 followed by Chris Ullman in 42.03.</p> <p> </p> <p>Simon Webber pulled out the stops to be third Harrier in 42.39 and 1st in the MV 60 category.</p> <p>Ben Harding had a good race to finish in 42.47 just ahead of Revis Crowle , 43.15 1st lady Harrier and 1st in her FV 55 age category.</p> <p>Joe Kearns another solid performance to come home in 44.13 ahead of 2nd lady Harrier Kaye Patterson 46.02.</p> <p> </p> <p>Marcus Wills 47.46 edged out Rob Pick 48.04.</p> <p>Karl Saunders 49.28 worked hard to finish ahead of fast inproving Lyndsey Suanders 53.37..</p> <p>Dave Lean 54.44 was next home just ahead of Lucy Oldham 57.37. Garry Allen 1.03.04 held off Srah Steed 1.03.17 by only 14 seconds. Sarah Collins &amp; Karen Hockin crossed the line together in 1.11.06 a very good run by both Harriers.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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