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
FRI
21 Sep

SAT
22 Sep
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
23 Sep
CHANGE to 6.00am - Lux Park 18 miles
MON
24 Sep
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
25 Sep
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Lou - Sprint Session
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Amy / 8pm Coaches Meeting
WED
26 Sep
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
27 Sep
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Ian/Revis
5 miles led by Tess

Social Events / Races
FRI
21 Sep

SAT
22 Sep
Runway Runaround, RAF St Mawgan
Lanhydrock 10
SUN
23 Sep
Bristol Half Marathon
Newton Abbot Ladies 10k
MON
24 Sep

TUE
25 Sep

WED
26 Sep

THU
27 Sep

ECH Go Plogging Thursday 6th September



<p>Not long to go until our FIRST ECH PLOG, we have an idea of a route and I have run parts of the route twice over the last week, there are a few areas that are heavy with litter and a few that are light so we will get some good running in as well as collect some litter. Most of the litter is plastic and we all know what is happening to our ocean and how this is starting to get into food chain. </p> <p>The plan is to collect litter for approx a mile then swop over, there will be 4 litter pickers at anyone time, the bags are to be left full on junctions for me to collect after the run and put all together at LUX PARK for CCC to collect in the morning.</p> <p>Safety Checklist.</p> <p>- Avoid direct contact with the litter</p> <p>- Be aware of the environement (dont get run over !)</p> <p>- Do not collect anything hazardous (needles, chemical containers etc)</p> <p>- Do not pick up dead animals (report to CCC)</p> <p>- Wash hands after litter pick</p> <p>- Do not crush the litter with your feet.</p> <p>- Wear stout footwear (trainers will be fine)</p> <p>- Do not over fill bags</p> <p>- Do not confront anyone seen littering</p> <p>- Do not pick up dog poo</p> <p>- Only runners with high vis on to collect litter (you all will be issued by one provided by CCC)</p> <p>Look forward to seeing you on Thursday - this is a TEST run because we are planning to run the Cornish Marathon Route after the Cornish Marathon to cleanse the route after the Marathon.</p>

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ECH Race Report 19 August 2018



<p> </p> <p> </p> <p>On Friday 17 August 2018 it was round 12 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix. Four Harriers made the long journey on Friday Evening to Penzance to compete in the St Levan 10 k.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is a very popular event and attracted o ver 400 runners to St Levan Playing field between Polgigga and Trethewey. The course is mostly a circular route starting and finishing at the playing field.</p> <p> </p> <p><a></a><a></a> Ben Harding was first Harrier home in 41m 26 secs an excellent new 10K Personal Best by 30 secs. Chris Ullman was 2nd home in 41m 44 secs a course Personal Best . Ian Littlewood still recovering from injury had a painful run but still managed an excellent 42m 36 secs. Simon Webber was 4th Harrier in 42m 53 secs an an excellent 1st place in his MV 60 age category. . Less than one &amp; a half minutes separated all four Harriers.</p> <p> </p> <p>Meanwhile on Sunday 19 August Sharon Daw lined up for the start of an Ultra Race the Dorset Doddle – 32 miles of very hilly coast path from Weymouth to Swanage tackling some very steep hills and dropping down to Lulworth Cove passing through Kimmeridge Bay and passing Durlston Castle before ending in Swanage. Sharon finished in 7h 59m. Sharon now has her taget of 100 martahons in 100 weeks well within her sights as well as her 220th marathon.</p> <p><a></a><a></a> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Handicap - Wednesday 5th September

<p>Hi everyone, a reminder that the club Handicap is fast approaching. I have been busy calculating your start times but so far only one person has told me they want to run! We have 56 club members with a qualifying time this year and although I will bring all the times with me it is handy to know who is coming as I can then give you your start time before the event. Please get in contact with me if you would like to know your start time or if you would like to run for fun and I can then calculate a time for you. Thanks Lou</p>

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ECH Race Report 12 August 2018



<p>ECH RAT Report 14 August 2018</p> <p> </p> <p>At 12.05 am on 11 August a group of hardy trail runners set off from Porthpean Leisure centre to run to St. Anthony Head along 32 miles of extremely rugged Cornish Coast line and back.</p> <p> </p> <p>This was the start of the RAT races - a series of races organised by Mud Crew over varying distances from 11 miles to 64 miles on the same section of the SW Coast Path. Mud Crew have made this one of the 'must do' trail running events in the South West. Competitors always return to do this very testing race despite the arduous conditions. It is a race with stringent cut off times which must be achieved in order to progress. The terrain is very hilly in the extreme.</p> <p><br />The first runners were running a circular out and return route of 64 miles in total, the first half in the dark on steep rocky trails with flights of steps in the most dangerous locations. The last 12 miles are particularly tough.</p> <p><br />This year only 1 Harrier &ndash; Rachael Michelova Young tackled this race known as The Plague . After competing 48 miles, 75% of the race, Rachael just missed her cut off time and was retired but a truly heroic effort. As with all true athletes this has just made Rachel more determined to do the race again next year.</p> <p><br />The next batch of runners left at 7 am to run the Black Rat &ndash; after being bussed to St Anthony Head the race is one way back to Porthpean Leisure Centre.</p> <p><br />Four Harriers lined up for this race. First home in 20th position overall was the ever consistent Dave Philp in 5h 56m 35 secs. Dave Hannah was second home in 6 h 41m 51 secs and club Chairman Rob Pick next in 7h 24m 11 secs. Clive Shute in 7h 28m 15 secs was just 4 minutes behind Rob Pick declaring it his hardest race ever &ndash; which probably means he will be back next year.</p> <p> </p> <p>The next batch of runners joined the race at Portloe and set off to run the 20 mile Red Rat at 9.30 am. Four Harriers were in this group. Marc Smerdon &ndash; winner of last years 11 mile White Rat was first home in the amazing time of 2h 47m 35 secs &ndash; winning by a considerable margin and setting a very fast pace. Perhaps next year the Black Rat will be his target. Mel Handford was 2 nd Harrier home in 4h 7m 7 secs just a head of Hayley Stacey in 4h 17m 55 secs. Cheryl Hanns was 3rd lady Harrier in 4h 28m 10 secs. Three brilliant strong performances from the ladies.</p> <p>The Final batch of runners left Gorran Haven at 11 am to run the White Rat to finish at Porthpean. The idea is that the 4 groups of racers all finish at the same point within a reasonable time period.</p> <p><br />First Harrier home was Doug Stacey in an incredibly quick 1h 28m 51secs and also outright race winner. Helen Morse was 2nd Harrier home in 1h 47m 56secs and also second lady overall another great race from Helen. Darren Harvey was just behind in a time of 1 hr 49. Marcus Wills fresh from his Triathlon success in London was 4th Harrier in 2h 5m 7 secs. Tracey Davey finished in a very good 2h 27m56 secs just ahead of Karl Saunders 2h 49 m 48s.</p> <p>Tremendous credit to all the Harriers and all the competitors and Mud Crew for brilliant organisation and support.</p>

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Race Report 5 August 2018



<p> </p> <p> </p> <p>On Saturday 4 th August Marcus Wills travelled to London Docklands to take on his first Olympic Distance Triathlon. The AJ Bell London Triathlon is one of the Major Triathlon Events in the UK. Set on the Leamouth Route around London Docklands the race starts with a 7 50m swim in the Royal Victoria Dock followed by a 40 km cycle race and finishing with a 10km running race.</p> <p>Marcus started strongly with the swim and the cycle race but the intense heat took a toll on him at the end of the 10km run – notwithstanding this he set a very fine 2h 58m 7 secs time. An excellent first time outing.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sharon Daw chose the Forest of Dean Trail Marathon on Sunday 5 August to run her 213th Marathon. The race starts and finishes at the famous Speech House Hotel and is run on the gravel fire roads within the forest. Again the heat was a major factor for all competitors. Sharon finished 6th in her age group in 4h 56m 11 secs and is now well on course for her 100 marathons in 100 weeks with 20 weeks still to go.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sunday 5 August was the 36th running of the Indian Queens Half Marathon a route starting and finishing at Indian Queens Working Mens club. The race takes the runners from Indian Queens onto the gravel trails of Goss Moor completing a circular route. The route although fairly flat is fairly testing with a short up hill finish. On Sunday the heat was also a major factor affecting all the competitors. This is round 11 of the Cornwall Grand Prix series and competitors are looking to improve their points standings and complete their qualifying races.</p> <p>Thirteen Harriers made the trip. First Harrier Home was Darren Harvey in 1h 35m 54s.Simon Webber was 2nd Harrier in 1h 37m 54 secs and second in his MV 60 age category. Revis Crowle again had a brilliant race coming home in 1.40.30 and 1st in her FV 55 age group. Joe Kearns was 4th Harrier in 1h 43m 4 secs and 2nd in his MV 55 age category – just reward for his consistent performances. Rosie Goldsworthy was 5th home in 1h 48m 08 secs. Martin Nicholls 1h 57m 37 secs headed off Tracey Browne 2h 00m 15 secs. Lucy Oldham had a brilliant race finishing in 2h 11m 22 secs. Craig Vaughnley 2 h 12m 18 secs just pipped Laura Smith 2h 14m 39 secs, John Sudell was next home in 2h 19m 33 secs. Ray Goodright 2h 24m 48 secs came back just ahead of Lyndsey Saunders 2h 29m 45 secs.</p> <p>Excellent performance by all competitors in the hot conditions.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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LANHYDROCK 10 MTRS

<div>Entry now open for the Lanhydrock 10 on Saturday 22nd September, race 3 in the 2018/19 MTRS. Individual entry is online this year, https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/412b2d6b-5f02-4f20-9e53-9ac94cc5bad0/pages/details. Club bulk bookings or any questions to <a>matthew.lestrange@nationaltrust.org.uk </a>.</div> <div> </div>

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A message from the Chairman

<p>Incredibly, it has now been four months since I was elevated to the dizzy heights of your club chairman. As has traditionally been the case there is no committee meeting in August, so that gives an opportunity to review progress so far and look forward to the rest of the year.</p> <p>During the fi rst third of the year, every member of the new committee and all the coaches have made a tremendous effort to try and improve the whole club experience and to push the ethos of 'one club' and 'inclusion'.</p> <p>Some of the developments of which not everyone may be aware or have forgotten (in no particular order) are ;</p> <p><strong>The AGM</strong>. This has never really been that much fun! So for next year it will be an 'AGM and Awards Presentation Evening'. The AGM itself will aim to get the main business done as quickly as possible followed by the Awards Presentation then buffet, so that it becomes more of a social evening.</p> <p>This year the club is paying <strong>UKAA fees</strong> for every member who wishes it this is intended to encourage everyone to try one of the fabulous events that are put on by the running community in our area, yes they may be called races but they are fabulous social events where you will meet hundreds of like-minded individuals out there to have fun. Forget all those front runners who are out to win things. Just come and have a great time at the back with me.</p> <p><strong>Thursday evening</strong> sessions to encourage inclusivity both the 5 and 8 mile sessions are now single groups for everyone, and this has worked well so don't be put off a Thursday because you think youaren't fast enough.</p> <p><strong>Club kit</strong> items &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; Our new kit officer Hayley has done loads work and there will be news soon of a club subsidised item, possibly a hi-viz lightweight wind/shower proof jacket that we can all wear on training sessions that will show our club identify, keep us dry and safe. There will be lots of other new kit as well &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; so keep an eye out.</p> <p>The first <strong>social event</strong> subsidised by the club and inclusive to all members was the Midsummer run and buffet, organised by Lucy Smale and her team. It was a great evening, and Lucy is always open to other ideas.</p> <p>As you will know we now have a &acirc;&euro;&tilde;<strong>Harrier of the Month&acirc;&euro;&trade; </strong>and the eclectic bunch of worthy winners so far show just how much is going on.</p> <p>Soon we have the <strong>club handicap</strong> to look forward to. Again the aim is for this to be fully inclusive. You can race with a handicap, run for fun as an individual or as a group &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; running fast is not necessarily the aim! Best of all will be the (again subsidised) curry and drinks afterwards. Please make every effort to make it the biggest and best ever &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; this year it is on a Wednesday &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; 5th September.</p> <p>Another new initiative is the &acirc;&euro;&tilde;<strong>Plogging&acirc;&euro;&trade;</strong> evening. This is where as a club we can raise our profile in a positive way locally. An evening where everyone can make a contribution, walk, jog, run it doesn&acirc;&euro;&trade;t matter.</p> <p>Finally, please can I appeal to everyone to contact me or anyone else on the committee (details on the website) with anything they would like raise &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; praise, moans, ideas &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; you don&acirc;&euro;&trade;t have to wait for the AGM to do so.</p> <p>Enjoy your running.</p> <p>Rob</p>

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Harrier of the Month, July 2018



<div> <p>Harrier of the Month for July is Issy Thomas, for continued effort on Tuesday training sessions and for helping with the juniors as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award. Always putting the effort in and turning out for the club, such as as the Tavy relays. Well done Issy</p> </div> &l t;div> <div> <div> <div> <div><a> </a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Club Handicap & Curry Night - Wednesday 5th September

<p>Following the Club Handicap race there will be a meal at The Village Inn, Rosecraddoc at 8pm. We hope to see as many Harriers as possible.</p> <p>It will be curry night at The Village Inn with 12 different curries, plus choice of rice and a naan bread.</p> <p>A pre-order of your curry and rice choice is needed along with your payment - &pound;8 for members, &pound;10.95 for non-members. Information sheets will be available from the end of this week from the run leaders. <a href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/Harriers%20Club%20Handicap%20-%20The%20Village%20Inn%205Sept18.pdf" target="blank">Please complete the slip</a> and return to a committee member or run leader no later than Friday 31st August 2018. Family members and children are very welcome to join for food and drinks.</p> <p>If you have any queries please contact Lucy Smale on 07876767855 or Sarah Collins on 07503185047, or via Facebook.</p>

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ECH Go Plogging



<p>ECH go Plogging Thursday Sept 6th 2018 - 18:30pm Lux Park</p> <p>So what is Plogging ? Basically It's Litter Picking whilst jogging.</p> <p>We are hoping to hold a few of these a year, one of which will be around the time of the Cornish Marathon to make sure we leave NO litter after t he run. As regular runners we will all see lots of litter that we can't stop and pick up whilst we are running. With PLOGGING you do exactly this.</p> <p>Our plan on the day is to have runners who run on and some PLOGGERS who PLOG along picking up litter. During the run we will swop over so we all get the chance to PLOG and RUN. The total distance has not been confirmed but will either be the normal 5/6 mile run or the 8 mile run. ALL on tarmac!</p> <p>The route will be around Liskeard and surrounding lanes.</p> <p>This is a great chance for everyone to get involved and PLOG along so great for ALL abilities and NEW potential members are also welcome to join us on the day. This is also an opportunity to raise the profile of the club and problems we face as a nation with Littering of all types.</p> <p>The equipment needed has been loaned to us free of charge by Cornwall County Council, they will also collect all litter free of charge at the end of the run.</p> <p>I realise the PLOG is the day after the Handicap Race, But I am sure it will still be well supported!</p>

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Cornish Marathon 2018 open for entries

<p>The Cornish marathon takes place on Sunday 4th November 2018 this year. We are now taking both postal and online entries. There are only 450 places so please make sure to enter early to avoid disappointment. Enter via Club races/Cornish marathon on this site.</p>

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ECH Race Report 22 July 2018



<p>ECH race report 22 July 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>Thursday 19 July saw the annual Tavistock Town Relay races – promoted by Tavistock Athletic Club.</p> <p>This very popular event has a social element where clubs from Devon &amp; East Cornwall meet and compete again st each other in a four leg 1.1 mile relay race but the racing is very serious and the running fast and furious. The event takes place in Tavistock Meadows Park which is mainly flat and fast with one small incline.</p> <p>41 Womens teams and 44 mens teams competed in this lung bursting race.</p> <p> </p> <p>The Harriers Senior club ladies team ECH Scrambled Legs of RevisCrowle, Sharon Daw, Hayley Stacey and Helen Morse were the first Harriers team and a brilliant 3rd overall with a time of 27m 7 secs for the 4.4 miles. Second team for the Harriers were ECH Chafing Dreams Julie Reynolds, Karen Sims Holly Garbet and Louise Littlewood in 31m 20 secs.Third for the Harriers in 33m 28 secs were the ECH Blister Sisters of Louise Littlewood, Lyndsey Saunders, Liz Eggington and Sarah Steed. Four of the ECH ladies made the top 25 fastest ladies, Helen Morse in 9th, Revis Crowle 14th Julie Reynolds 15th and Hayley Stacey 17th. Very fine performances</p> <p>For the ECH men,The ECH Marauders of Marc Smerdon, Oliver Jones Liam Gallantry and Doug Stacey were the top ECH team and a very creditable 5th overall in an very fast 22m 14secs..</p> <p>Second harriers team were the ECH Buccaneers of Ben Harding,Ian trice,Darren Harvey and Paul Arrowsmith in 23m 54 secs.Third ECH team the ECH Swashbucklers of David Hannah,Caden Crowle and David Philp were just 2 seconds behind in 23m 56 secs.</p> <p>Fourth harriers team the ECH barnacle Backs of John Sudell, Alex Coley. Simon Coley and Craig Vauhgnley in 28m 17 secs that just edged out the ECH Vets team, Salty Dogs, Ian Wonnacott, Mark Andrews, Glenn Wood and Mike Egginton by 3 seconds as they came home in 28m 20 secs.</p> <p>A very good evenings sprinting for our normal distance runners. Marc Smerdon in 11th and Oliver Jones in 21st were in the top 25 fastest runners of the night.</p> <p> </p> <p>Magnificent 7 on Saturday evening was the 10th round of the Cornwall Glass Road Running Grand Prix - but actually the 9th race as one round was cancelled due to inclement weather.</p> <p>The race starts and finishes at Saltash Rugby Club and is 7 very testing and hilly miles on the Cornwall side of the Tamar. Chris Ullman recovering from anaemia was first Harrier home in 49m 3secs – his highest ever finish in 10 attemts in this race. Ian Littlewood – although running with a suspected broken rib came home in 49m 53 secs just heading off Darren Harvey 50m 16 secs – who perhaps regretted running 8.5 miles earlier in the day in the heat. Joe Kearns 52.42 had a very fine run to finish in 52m 42secs – which placed him 3rd in the MV55-59 age group. Rosalie Goldsworthy 55 m 27 secs was first lady harrier home ahead of Louise Littlewood 1.02.35 who finished despite running with in pain for the whole race – a brave effort. Lyndsey saunders 1h 11 m 11 secs ahd an excellent race improving on her last years result.</p> <p> </p> <p>For Sharon Daw this weekend was a trip to Bath for the running Festival to compete in her 210th Marathon. This interesting race based at the university of Bath is set in the Hills and valleys around Bath taking in part of the Fosse Way and the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal. The extremely hot weather and testing course made this a very tough race. Sharon finished in 5h 58m 01 secs which placed her 2nd in her FV 50 age category.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Breakfast RUN UPDATE

<p>Meeting point is TOKENBURY CORNER at the top of the Moor NR the Wheal Tor pub and the top road into Pensilva - NOT FOREDOWN as previously stated..</p>

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***CHANGE TO SCHEDULED BREAKFAST RUN***

<p>The breakfast run scheduled for this Sunday (29th) has now been moved to Saturday morning. It will still be a 6 mile on/off road route for everyone with breakfast afterwards and Trevallicks. Names to Tess, Lucy S or Sarah asap please.</p>

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Welcome NEW Members

<p>I would like to Welcome Alan Moss, Kelly and Lucy Benham as our NEWEST club members - If you have any questions my contact details are in the drop down menu above.. email is membershipech@gmail.com..</p> <p>You England Athletics membership details normally take 4 weeks to arrive, if you need your unique runners number for race booking let me know and I can get then for you.</p> <p>All of meet times are also in the drop down menu !!</p> <p>Welcome to The East Cornwall Harriers !!!!</p>

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Looking for an Indian Queens place...

<p>Joe Kearns is looking for a place at the recently sold out Indian Queens half marathon, if you have one available that you can't use, please drop him an email at <a href="mailto:tjkearns100@gmail.com">tjkearns100@gmail.com</a></p>

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Tavy relays - lift sharing

<p>Lift sharing for the Tavy relays - some of us will be meeting and leaving at 5.45pm at Lux Park tonight, which will be early enough to get there for both men's and women's races - BUT not the junior race or fun run.</p>

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Sunday Morning Run

<p>Please meet at Lux Park at 7.30am to share lifts to Portwrinkle (to minimise need to pay any car parking charges).See you at Lux. Mark Andrews</p>

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ECH Race Report 15 July 2018



<p>ECH Race Report 15 July 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>A memorable weekend for Four Cornish Maids as East Cornwall Harriers, Rachel Young, Cheryl Hanns, Tamsin Lay and Meeta Nicholls after months of intensive training set off to compete in the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones part of the Thr eshold Race Series.</p> <p> </p> <p>This iconic race is 100 km – 60 miles along the Ridgeway – the oldest known path in the UK used by prehistoric travellers , Vikings, Normans and Romans.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race starts in the Chilterns from Lewknor in Oxfordsire crossing the Thames at Goring then rising up to the North Wessex Downs before descending to the standing stones at Avebury – the largest stone circle in Europe. From 10 k to 20 k there is a steady climb repeated again with a tougher climb between 30 and 50 Km. The runners break at 50 km for an overnight halt having completed 30 miles – an Ultra Marathon distance before starting again at 5 am in the morning for another 50 km run to Avebury. There is another testing climb between 85 and 90 k – before the long descent into Avebury.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>The 4 Cornish Maids had a early early start with a long coach ride to the start on Saturday the 14th July at 4 am , setting off at 5.30 am. Race preparation is essential and with the very hot weather the runners had to carry a good supply of water and nutrients. The route passes many historically important sites , Grims Ditch, The White Horse, Barbury Castle and Liddington Castle. For the first section of the race the 4 Harriers finished within 5 minutes of each other. The following day the 15 th of July was going to be hotter so the runners again made a very early start. Fatigue from the previous day made the second half of the race much harder and at 80 km Meeta Nicholls had a knee problem that severely affected her pace – but bravely she carried on to the finish. The 4 Harriers put in resolute brilliant runs. Tamsin Lay finished in 13h 30m 37 sec 47th out of 750 starters and 8th in her age category. Cheryl Hanns crossed the line in 13h 30m 38 secs 48th overall and 10 th in her age category. Rachael Young finished in 13 h 44 min and 27 secs. 51st overall and 11th in her age category. Meeta Nicholls 15h 36m 23 secs showed real determination and was 122nd overall and 25th in her age category. An excellent team result for Cornish Maids and now double Ultra finishers.</p>

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Welcome NEW Members

<p>Welcome to James, Julie, Julie and Adrian, who joined the 5 mile social group run last night. Welcome to the club and if you have any questions about the club feel free to ask me or the look at the contact section in the drop down menu above....</p> <p>Hope to see you NEW members again soon.</p > <p>Regards</p> <p>Craig Vaughnley - Membership Secretary</p>

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