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
THU
09 Apr
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Social Events/Races
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TREVORNICK 10K

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Dear Cornwall Clubs & Runners,
Registration for this year's Trevornick 10k opens on Sunday 1st March at 9pm.
To enter just visit the "Trevornick 10k 2020" event page on Facebook.


There will be two phases this year:
Phase 1: 1st - 10th March (9pm - 9pm): **reserved for members of Cornish running clubs**
Phase 2: 14th March (9pm) onwards: open to ALL runners.


Club Secretaries: please announce and/or email the secret password to all current members.
Club members: please note that this password exists to ensure that YOU get first shout at a place in this event, so please do not make it common knowledge!

Cost of entry £16.50 EA affiliated, £18.50 unaffiliated.

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To enter during Phase 1 you will need to be an existing member of a recognised Cornish running club and have:
. card payment details
. your England Athletics Licence Number if you have one
. the password for Phase 1

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WARNING: if you enter Phase 1 and are not an existing member of the stated club at the time of registration, your entry will be rejected but you will still be charged.

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FAQs:
Q: Do I need to be affiliated to EA to enter in Phase 1?
A: No, you just need to be an existing club member of any of the CRRRG-recognised clubs (if you are reading this, you should in one of those clubs)
Q: How many Phases will there be?
A: Just two phases this year. Phase 2 will be for EVERYONE, including those who were eligible for Phase 1.

Q: Will there be a medal?
A: Not this year, but there is a high quality memento. It's my last year as race director and I want to go on a good one :)
Q: I entered and now I can't run. Can I give my entry to a club mate?
A: No. You need to follow the withdrawals process (see below) or your club mate will be disqualified.
Q: Will there be a reserve list?
A: Yes, we will run a reserves and withdrawals process. Further details will be posted once the entries underway, but in short: if you can't get into the race you can submit your details to reserves list. If you wish to withdraw your entry, you need to submit your withdrawal request to us, and we will replace your entry with the next person on the reserves list. If there is no reserve to take your place, you must wait until a reserve comes along. Once a reserve takes your place, you will be issued a refund minus a £2 fee.
Q: Can you tell me more about the event?
A: We will issue a race information pack to all successful entrants in April :)

Vote for the Harrier of the Year

The annual AGM is coming up on 26th March. It’s also the awards evening. All the Harrier of the Month winners get a trophy, there is also a trophy for the most improved Harrier (based on best 4 races from a list of 39 plus local Parkrun compared to the previous year). There is the Penguin award which gets voted on by everyone a the AGM

The final award is the Harrier of the Year award. This trophy has previously been voted on the night. This year it has been decided that everyone in the club should have a chance to nominate who they think it should be, the person with the most votes wins. This is not purely based who who ran the fastest or performed the best in races. This award can be for anyone who for whatever reason you believe deserves recognition for their personal achievement or the work they have done for the club and club member. All nominations should be sent to Glenn Wood (the Star Awards Officer) either by email, text, messenger, or even carrier pigeon!

Harrier of the month



The Harrier of the Month for February is Benjamin Marriot, he has trained really well and consistently putting in great effort over the winter and setting new Parkrun PB’s, well done Ben.

AN RESEK HELLYS

PLEASE NOTE:

An Res Hellys is on 26th April 2020. Please can all clubs make sure this is the date they are advertising to their members and on their websites. There are quite a few clubs that are displaying the wrong date due to the CRRG calendar showing the wrong date.

Entries are now open online at www.carnrunners.co.uk/an-res-hellys/

Please note we are taking online entries only and postal or club bulk entries will not be accepted.

Harriers Race Report 22 Feb. 2020 Looe 10 Miler.



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT.

Race report 24 February 2020.

A bright Saturday afternoon saw a record 630 runners assemble in the Mill Pool Car Park in Looe for the eight running of the Looe 10 miler – round 3 of the Cornish Road Racing Grand Prix,

The race is noted for being hillish and hellish. The route starts in the Millpool car park and heads out along the river before turning for a steep climb up to and across the downs. From there the route descends steeply past Talland Church before climbing again from Talland Bay up to and around Killigarth before turning back to Looe past Sclerder Abbey and a steep descent back to Talland and then the very tough hill back up towards Looe – finishing with a descent to the quay side and the sprint to the finish. The race was won by Dave Angell from Mile High Club in 1.03.05. Ruth Barnes from Falmouth Road Runners was first lady in a brilliant 1.06.32 and 8th overall.

First Harrier was Marc Doyle in 1.17.42 followed by Kaye Patterson in an excellent 1.25.30 as first lady and 5th in her age group. Andrew Sims was in great form to record 1.30.05 just ahead of chris Nottle in 1.33.50. Jon Hoare had a brilliant outing to finish in 1.34.02. Rob Pick gain showed his determination to come home in a speedy 1.35.29 and 4th in his age group. Dan Pugh 1.38.25 edged out the fast finishing Lucy Oldham 1.40.01. with Jim Lockyer just 6 seconds adrift in 1.40.07. Paul Kelsey 1.42.06 was next home ahead of the ever resolute Emma Dales 1.46.31.

Julie Hogan 1.49.42, Sarah Steed 1.50.13 and Karen Sims 1.52.43 finished very close together. Another 4 lady Harriers battled it out to the line Gail Cory 1.55.30. Nikki Pritchard 1.56.31 and Kathryn Rowe also 1.56.31 with Sandra Haynes 1.56.38. Sam Hunkin and Ray Goodright finished together in 2.01.25 with Darren Arulvasagam just 7 seconds behind on 2.01.32. Dave Lean 2.15.29 was the final Harrier home.

A very good outing for the Harriers with many course PB's.

DUCHY 20

Just to remind all local Clubs of next Sunday’s Duchy 20?
Link is below. The deadline for entries is 5 pm on Friday 28th February. There might be entries on the day, subject to availability.
Many thanks,
Zoé Lock
Hayle Runners

Trepolpen Seythin 2020

Trepolpen Seythin 10K

29th March 2020 10:30

Hi All,

As I hope you all know, we are now only 6 weeks away from the second running of our new race, the Trepolpen Seythin, a 10k multi-terrain run based at Seaton which after the success of last years first running has established an ECH slot in the Cornish Multi-terrain Grand Prix series.

As always, we need to deliver an event that is well managed, enjoyable and well supported, so that its profile can be raised.

We therefore need all members to contribute to one of these aspects.

1. Marshals and Volunteers

We need marshals. This will only require an hour or two of your time and will be great fun. We will also need volunteers at the Start and Finish to help.

I will contact those of you who kindly volunteered last year to give you first refusal at your same spot, but we always need others around the start and finish to help set up and clear away afterwards

Please let me know if you can help ; robpick1956@outlook.com

2. Runners

We are doing quite well in that we have nearly 100 confirmed entrants, but with a race limit of 350 there are still plenty of places left. Members who are not involved in marshalling or volunteering are strongly encouraged to take part. We as a club need to support our own event.

Entry details on the Club Races section of the website.

Thanks
Rob Pick
Chairman and Race Director

BODMIN HALF - WEATHER DISRUPTION!

Dear All. Please pass on to your members...
As you know, the weather forecast is looking grim for the weekend.
Lanhydrock Park is owned by the National Trust and they have the final say as to whether it is safe to use the grounds.
We are constantly reviewing the situation and will make a decision at midday on Saturday.
Information can be found on our Facebook page.
Best regards
Ian
Ian Ringer
ianringer@btinternet.com
01208 592710
07484 152019

East Cornwall Harriers Race Report - Feb 2nd



It's a freezing cold, damp and muddy weekend in February, so it must be time for an ultra marathon right? It may not be the first thing that comes to mind as a way of banishing the January blues, but there are several of them in the South West at this time of year, so it must work right?

The Bee Sands 34 mile ultra is part of the Endurance Life series and is an offroad trek around the coast line of South Devon, near the town of Salcombe. Oliver Jones and Chris Gilbert have run it for several years now, in all sorts of weather, so on a clear, cool day must have come as a relief. Oli was 7th home in a time of 5 hours 10 minutes and 1 second, and Chris who runs these races with him, was just behind in 5 hours 10 minutes and 3 seconds for 8th place. There was one more Harrier, intrepid debutant Dave Hannah is just getting his teeth stuck in to some bigger distances and finished 45th in 6 hours 32 and 24 seconds. He's only going longer after this.

If 34.3 miles on a February morning sounds a little tame, and to some it does, then the blistering Arc of Attrition, a 100 miler starting on Friday afternoon in the pretty village of Coverack on the Lizard made notorious by the terrible floods that destroyed the road and many houses several years hence, following the coastline up past Penzance, Mousehole, Lands End, St Ives, Hayle and finally racking up in Porthtowan. This is proudly described as Cornwall's hardest ultra, but due to the extreme nature, all runners are required to finish by 36 hours and to be at certainy checkpoints within a certain time. One intrepid Harrier, no stranger to ultra long races , Rachael Young, gave it her best shot, but unfortunately finished outside the time limit at the 40 mile checkpoint, but still a hugely impressive achievement.

The Newquay 10k is a much briefer affair, up around the country lanes starting and finishing at the Newquay sports centre, with little in the way of hills barring one steady incline at 2 miles. This hugely popular race sells out well in advance and this year the clear, dry weather led to an impressive 788 runners turning out on Sunday morning. There were 24 East Cornwall Harriers in the bunch. Marcus Wills is recovering from injury and was first home in 42.39 and 94th place overall, a fraction slower than last year. Revis Crowle was first lady back in 44.14 and only second in the vet female 55-59 category she is used to winning. Ladies captain Kaye Patterson was third back in 44.56. Training boot camps saw Andrew Sims returning to his excellent form of years ago in 46.27, Sharon Daw was taking a break from marathons to record 47.25. Hayley Marriot was strong in 48.45. Chairman Rob Pick who swears he has retired from running several times now was next in 51.19, just ahead of Paul Kelsey in 51.24. John Brady was another welcome returner in Harriers colours in 52.12. Jim Lockyer another seasoned ECH veteran was 55.19 and also good to see more regulars, Karen Sims in 57.20, Carol Pollard in 58.53 scooping an excellent third in the female vet 65-69 category. There was another spate of ECH runners all performing excellent to get under the hour, Gail Cory 59.15, Sandra Haynes in 59.44 and Sarah Steed in 59.45. Nikki Pritchard was next in 1:01:34, Samantha Snell 1:03:05, and Terry King 1:03:27. More silverware was taken by Alan Smith, 2nd in the vet male 75-79 in 1.05.25 and next was Judy Gluyas 1.06.19 and Holly Garbutt 1.06.23. Sarah Marsh was 1.09.55. Finally while hubby Oli Jones was out in Bee Sands, Claire Jones was taking on her first 10k 1.19.14 accompanied and encouraged by Lucy Oldham in 1.19.14.

AGM reminder



Dear All,

The East Cornwall Harriers AGM will take place on Thursday 26th March.

Every member should try 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 continue with the new format we introduced last year, 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 club 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.

If you wish to raise any issue and would like it to be included on the Agenda please contact our Secretary, Meeta, via secretaryech1@gmail.com by 19th March.

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

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Awards to be presented will include all the Harrier of the Month recipients.

Also, we have the Most Improved Harrier which an objective award based on race times for all members from the previous 12 months converted into World Standard Age-Related Scores to give a star score.

The Penguin award, is voted for on the evening can be made to any member for any (decent) reason you like, which may or may not be a serious one, but we will ask for a couple of words as to why!

Finally, this year we are asking that for the Harrier of the Year votes on the night will only be from a shortlist of nominations received in advance. This is so that anyone, including members who cannot attend, can have an influence by nominating any club member for inclusion on the shortlist. The award need not necessarily be related to actual running, it could be for the person you think has contributed most to the club during the year.

See you all there.

Rob

Harrier of the Month January 2020 is......



Amanda Erith. Quite simply Amanda does so much within the club, leader every week, working with the juniors on a Monday, Schools Crosscountry and always helping other runners to improve and enjoy their running. Very big boots to fill. Well done Amanda in being the first harrier of the month in 2020.

EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT - JAN 26th 2020



The last week of January offers a rare bout of respite on the Cornish running circuit from races, although for those prepared to go further afield, there is always some running to be had. Dubai is warm at this time of year, not to mention remarkably flat, and the Dubai marathon is popular with many elites as an early season workout. Unusually, there were also two East Cornwall Harriers who made the trip out to run the marathon. Pat Munn recorded yet another sub 3.30 marathon (faster than 8 minutes per mile) and was back in an excellent 3.25.31. Di Roy complained about getting slower, but still ran an impressive 3.37.30. Di's daughter Ellie Roy was also running the race and completed it in an excellent 3.36.21, there cannot be many mother daughter combinations who can run sub 3.40 marathons in the same race.

AN RES HELLYS

An Res Hellys is on 26th April 2020. Please can all clubs make sure this is the date they are advertising to their members and on their websites. There are quite a few clubs that are displaying the wrong date due to the CRRG calendar showing the wrong date.
Entries are now open online at www.carnrunners.co.uk/an-res-hellys/
Please note we are taking online entries only and postal or club bulk entries will not be accepted.

AGM 2020 - Thursday 26th March

Dear All,

The East Cornwall Harriers AGM will take place on Thursday 26th March.

Every member should try 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 continue with the new format we introduced last year, 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 club 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.

If you wish to raise any issue and would like it to be included on the Agenda please contact our Secretary, Meeta, via secretaryech1@gmail.com by 19th March.

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

---------------------

Awards to be presented will include all the Harrier of the Month recipients.

Also, we have the Most Improved Harrier which an objective award based on race times for all members from the previous 12 months converted into World Standard Age-Related Scores to give a star score.

The Penguin award, is voted for on the evening can be made to any member for any (decent) reason you like, which may or may not be a serious one, but we will ask for a couple of words as to why!

Finally, this year we are asking that for the Harrier of the Year votes on the night will only be from a shortlist of nominations received in advance. This is so that anyone, including members who cannot attend, can have an influence by nominating any club member for inclusion on the shortlist. The award need not necessarily be related to actual running, it could be for the person you think has contributed most to the club during the year.

See you all there.

Rob

Stormforce 10

Lift sharing for Stormforce 10 - goes from Lux Park at 8.30

Age Graded Trophy Race 2020

The committee has chosen IMERYS HALF MARATHON as our Age Graded Trophy race this year. It's organised by St Austell Running Club on Sunday May 17th and is race 9 of the Multi Terrain Race Series......so get your entries in for this one and let's have a new name engraved on the trophy!!

STORMFORCE 10

Online entries for Stormforce close this Friday 3rd January, to guarantee a memento top, please enter by this day. On the day entries will be available but can not guarantee a top!
See you all on Sunday 19th January.
Kind Regards
Jo Smitheram
Race Director
Ian Ringer
ianringer@btinternet.com
01208 592710
07484 152019

Trepolpen Seythin 10k - Entries open NOW!



Online and postal entries are now open for the second running of East Cornwall Harriers 10k race over hills, woods and beaches - Trepolpen Seythin on Sunday March 29th - Enter Here

http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/pages/trepolpen.php

Harrier of the Month December 2019 is.........



Deb Phillips. Deb has completed her first half marathon at Mousehole this month and done extremely well in her first year with the club. Well done Deb.

Great Xmas Turkey Trot !!



A few intrepid runners took to the Liskeard streets to test 7 of the local pubs, I am sure a great time was had by all (I certainly enjoyed it) and it stayed DRY.

Most of us had half pints a few took it really serious and opted for the FULL pints in every pub we visit.

Thank you REVIS for organising it !!