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
18 Jul
6.30pm Lux Park 6 miles led by Tess
19 Jul

20 Jul
8am Minions Marks Run on the Moor 5-6 miles. Meet Hurlers Car Park, All welcome.
10am Brickfields Track session / 5k Park Series, Lanhydrock-Mt Edgecombe-Eden-Tamar Trails
21 Jul
8am Lux Park 10 Miles - Leader Needed
22 Jul
23 Jul
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Paul - Meet and Greet
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Jon / 8pm Coaches Meeting
24 Jul
6.30pm Lux Park - Run led by Karen S / Jog led by Sam / Walk/Jog led by Lucy S
Run group under 11min miling - Jog group 11 to 13min miling - Walk/Jog 13+min miling

Social Events / Races
18 Jul
Tavi Relays
19 Jul

20 Jul
Mag 7 Saltash
21 Jul
Cornwall Tri/Mini Tri Tavistock
Plymouth Aquathlon
22 Jul

23 Jul

24 Jul

Harriers Race report 23 June 2019


Another enjoyable week of tough competition for the Harriers.

Wednesday 19 June 2019 was round 9 of the Cornwall Multi Terrain Series the penultimate race leaving just one race to go – which is Boconnoc and still lots of final places to be won.

On Wednesday night it was Meet Your Max the race sponsored by Truro Running Club over 10km of true multi terrain – with steep paths streams and a lot of mud & water to contend with. The race starts and finishes at Truro Rugby Club and follows mostly woodland trails.

Ten Harriers started the race and 1st home was Darren Harvey in a brilliant 49.58 and 3rd in his age category, followed closely by Ben Harding in 52.51. Chris Ullman had a good race to finish in 4th in 54.08 in his age group, but looks certain to finish 3rd overall in the series. Arron Crowle 58.16 was next home just ahead of Revis Crowle in 58.43 - 1st in her age group and clinching 1st overall in the series – unbeaten this year – a remarkable achievement. Michael Egginton 1.00.59 was next home just ahead of Helen Morse 1.01.36 . Sharon Daw 1.02.48 and Amy Williams 1.07.28 were next home helping the Harriers secure vital points in the team championship – with just 1 race to go. Liz Egginton 1.27.51 completed the field for the team.

Saturday 22 June saw Craig Jamieson as the lone representative at the Holbefest 10k - run on the trails around the lovely Flete Estate. The race was followed by food and a Music festival – a new and enjoyable race. Craig was happy with his 54.23 and 3rd MV50 result.

Saturday 22nd June was also the very popular Sticker 10 k road race – round 8 Of the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Grand Prix series. The race starts and finishes at Sticker Football club and follows a circular but hilly route for 5 miles and is a fast and furious sprint.

First Harrier home was Liam Gallantry in 31.52 followed by Marcus Wills in a speedy 33.38 – great running from both Harriers. Ben Harding running his 2nd race in 4 days posted a brilliant 34.20 just ahead of Chris Nottle in 35.13. Joe Kearns with another solid performance of 35.41 was 5th in his V55 age group and Simon Webber returning from injury an excellent 3rd in his MV 60 age group in 36.55. Lucy Oldham in 42.36 posted a seasons best and Sarah Steed in 48.06 an excellent PB over this distance. A good race for all Harriers.

Friday 21st June saw our distance specialist Sharon Daw out again for the 2nd time in the week running the Longest Day Marathon Challenge at Hartshill Park in Nuneaton a gruelling race with over 100 feet of climbing per mile. Straight from that Sharon moved down to Rochester in Kent for the Saxons Normans and Vikings Ranscombe Challenge at Ranscombe Farm

In this 50 km Ultra Sharon was 2nd overall and 1st lady in 6.28.41 – an amazing end to a very tough race filled week and now 306 marathons completed.

Sunday 23 June was the 28th running of the annual Torbay Half Marathon a 2 lap race from Paignton to Torquay and back. The race takes place on traffic free roads mainly along the seafront.

Five Harriers made the trip and Ladies Team Captain Kaye Patterson had a brilliant run to be first Harrier back in 1.34.06 and 4th in her FV30 age group. Shane Caughey was 2nd Harrier only 80 seconds after Kaye in 1.35.26. Rosalie Goldsworthy 1.36.40 was third Harrier and 4th in her FV40 age group- brilliant running. Martin Nicholls 1.52.16 was next just ahead of Meeta Nicholls in 1.53.27. Excellent times all round.

Mid Summer Run

For those of you joining us on the 5/6 mile Mid Summer run from St Cleer Football Club Car Park on Thursday at 6.30....The route is about 5.5 miles, a combination of road and off road. We go through a couple fields to start with and the grass was a bit long so you will get wet trainers (there were no cows, just a few bunnies hopping about). The other two bits of off road are along two separate short bridle paths, neither of which were very hazardous.



Harriers Race Report to 17 June 2019

ECH Race Report 17 June 2019.

ECH Team Ladies Win at Bude.

Wednesday 12 June was round 8 of the Cornwall MTRS race series hosted by Bude Pirates the Bude Lifeboat Run.

Eleven Harriers made the trip for this 6 mile testing run – starting and finishing at Bude Rugby Club From the rugby club the route takes runners out along the canal then off road through a field up a steep hill then another hil before a long slow undulating but fast run back to the rugby Club.

1st arrier home was DarrenHarvey in 40.45, followed by Ben Harding in 42.50 and Chris Ullman in 44.02. Kaye Patterson 44.44 was 1st lady Harrier 3td lady verall and 3rd in her age group. Revis Crowle 45.02 was very close on 45.02 5th lady and 1st in her age group. Mike Egginton 48.48 was next home just pipping our long distance specialist Sharon Daw 49.03 who had a brilliant run. Alex Coley 49.36 was next just edging Amy Williams 50.51. Liz Egginton 1.00.03 and Ray Goodright 1.00.05 completed the field.

Kaye Patterson, Revis Crowle Sharon Daw and Amy Williams collected the Ladies 1st Team prize for the second race in a row.

With 8 races now complete in the series there are many Harriers well placed in their age groups. Ben Harding 2nd, Darren Harvey 1st, Chris Ullman 3rd, Mike Egginton 2nd Rob Pick 3rd. The mens team are 4th.

For the ladies Amy Williams is 4th overall and 1st in her age group. Liz Egginton 3rd, Revis Crowle 2nd Mary Mullarkey 3rd and the ECH ladies team 2nd.

The last two races are going to be very keenly contested and it is likely that many Harriers can sense victory prior to the end of the season.

Another week and another 2 marathons for Sharon Daw – taking her Mrathon total to 306. Saturady 15 th June was the very tough Malvern Midsummer Marathon – which is a true circumnaviagtion of the Malvern Hills including over 4800 feet of ascent. In changeable weather conditions Sharon had a brilliant race.

Sunday 16 June saw Sharon take on one of the most unusual and tough marathon races – the Shepton Mallet Prison race. 78 laps of the prison with 100 steps to climb on every lap a total of nearly 8000 steps. Sharon completed this in 5.41.44.

Sunday 16 June was the turn of Liskeard to host the IntoTri triathlon, The race starts with a 400 m swim followed by a 19k bike on pretty hilly roads up to Tokenbury Corner on Bodmin Moor and then back to Lux park for a 5.6 km run. Just 2 Harriers competed but many more assisted with the race. The weather was pretty appalling especially during the bike race where the wind and driving rain made conditions very tough. Lindsey Smerdon had a brilliant outing to finish in1.42.49. Drew Clark went one better than last year when he finished 3rd to finish in 2nd place in 1.02.38 – some 2 minutes quicker than last year despite the weather – a great effort from Drew.

On Friday 14 June 2019 in the Cardinham Woods 10 k series – Samuel Mills Shute had another excellent race to finish in 3rd place – a great effort on this hard off road course.

Meet Your Max - lift share

The meet up for Meet Your Max at Truro on Wednesday for those who want to lift / car share is at the lower car park, Lux Park leaving 5:20pm. Promises to be a wet one.

Coaching Assistant Course

England Athletics are looking at running a Coaching Assistant course in Tavistock on 6th & 7th July. If anyone is interested, whether already a LiRF and wanting to take further coaching qualifications or taking the first step on the coaching ladder. Let me know if you are interested. Further information about the course can be found here.....

Harriers Race Report 9 June 2019.

ECH Race Report 11 June 2019.

East Cornwall Harriers Performing Far and Wide last week.

Dave Hannah in his first Ultra Marathon chose the very tough Classic Quarter – 44 miles of tough coastal path and 5531 feet of elevation from the Lizard – the most Southern Point of Cornwall – along the South West Coast Path – via Mullion, Porthleven, Marazion,Penzance Mousehole, Porthcurno and finishing at Sennen Cove the most Easterly Point in Cornwall. A tremendous achievement to complete this in 10.32.53 at the first attempt.

Marcus Wills and Marc Doyle travelled to Staffordshire to compete in the 70.3 Ironman. This race involves a 1.2 mile open water swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon run to finish – totalling 70.3 miles. The hours dedicated to a very hard training schedule paid off. . Marc Doyle with a 33m 58s swim, 2.47.33 bike race and impressive 1.43m half marathon totalled 5h13m 17s.

Marcus Wills had a superb race with a 37m03s swim, 2h 49m 10sec bike race and brilliant 1h 49m Half marathon totalling 5h 27m 21sec. An excellent showing by both Harriers.'

Sharon Daw fresh from her 300th marathon at the Dartmoor Discovery hit the ground running again at the Saxons, Normans Vikings D Day Marathon at Bridlington on 6 th June finishing this race in 4h 56m 11s on a very hot day. Saturady 7 June saw Sharon compete in the extremely hilly Avery Hill Park run – completed in 26 m the onto Walton on Thames for the Explorer Marathon which is part of the Excelsior series 12 in 12 days of Marathons. An excellent run completed in 4h 58m. Not a day of Rest on sunday for Sharon – the Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon – very hot and hilly but again a sub 5h marathon – completed in 4h 58m.

Liz Egginton was also on the road with a trip to the Forest of Dean 10k. A Tough Runner Event, the Epic Trail 10k in the Beechenhurst Forest. A circular route up and down a steep hill followed by a smaller hill.

Liz finished in 59m 42 secs a very fine run.

Sunday 9 June was the Saltash Half Marathon hosted by Tamar Trotters and starting and finishing at Saltash Rugby Club. This is a very hilly tough Half Marathon which includes many of the hills in the Magnificent 7.

8 Harriers made the Short trip. 1st harrier home was David Robinson in 1.31.45 and 1st in his MV 40 age group. 2nd Harrier was Matt Davies in 1.33.17. Shane Caughey 1.41.12 was 3rd Harrier Just ahead of Joe Kearns 1.42.28 who was 2nd in his MV 55 age group. Chris Nottle 1.42.47 was next home . Jon Sudell 1.50.48 was 4th in his MV 60 age group. Paul kelsey 2.05.34 was next home ahead of David Lean 2.19 .32. The Harriers also collected 1st Male Team Prize – an excellent result.

Last but certainly not least, Craig Jamieson did the two castles 10k, a flattish point to point between Kenilworth castle and Warwick castle in the Midlands in 54.26 to be the first Harrier back, and Sandra Haynes finished in a chip time of 01:02:05.

Coast and Cove Challenge

Looe Lions have passed this on as one of the organisers of the Coast and Cove Challenge which is set up to raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance. Apart from walks they also have a half marathon on Sunday 16th June starting and finishing in Looe. If this is something that you might be interested in please go to our web site at COASTANDCOVE.CO.UK or our FB page Entry fee is £15 of which all goes to CAA. There will be a sports masseur for before and after the race and there are medals for all. Any questions then please do not hesitate to ask or contact Nigel White on 01503 220485. Thank You

Mid Summer Run - Thursday 20th June

On Thursday 20th June we will be holding our Mid Summer Run and Social evening. Meet 6.30pm at St Cleer Football Club for a run and the BBQ and drinks afterwards. The cost is only £7 per person, names to Lyndsey Saunders asap.

There will be two run groups (4-5 and 5-6 miles) going out both at a social pace so all are welcome. Contact Lyndsey (07795 403857) to book your place.


I'm still looking for a few more willing and able marshals if you're available early on Sunday June 16th to help marshal bike/run course please.

As an added incentive (always works for me) Intotri reward helpers with £15 each as a 'thank you'

Please contact Revis - Email: Mob: 07811 763607

Thanks in anticipation.



Harriers Discover Dartmoor Success.

Main event of the weekend was the longest single loop UK Ultra Marathon, the Dartmoor Discovery a 32.2 mile race over the steep undulating hills of Dartmoor – starting and finishing at the Plume of Feathers Pub at Princetown on Saturady 1st June 2019.

The race is hosted by Teignbridge Trotters who as usual put on a brilliant event with copious food and feeding stations.

For one Harrier this was indeed a very special event. Sharon Daw was running her 300th Marathon and for this event carried the 300 race number. Ten fellow Harriers also entered this very popular but tough event – made that bit harder by being a very hot day.

Four ladies and seven male Harriers started the race and what a brilliant day it turned out to be. Long distance specialist, Diane Roy 4.57.19 was 3 female overall and 1st in her age category, Ladies Captain Kaye Patterson 5.17.40 was 2nd in her age category and Sharon Daw 5.39.24 was 1st in her age category. The resolute Rachael Young 6.30.00 completed the field. Sharon, Di and Kaye won the ladies Team Shield and a special award was given to Sharon for her 300th Marathon, thus joining the World Rankings for Marathon performances. Included in her 300 races were many Ultra Marathons which means overall Sharon has completed over 8000 miles of long distance races in addition to her very many shorter distance races.

The male Harriers did really well claiming 3rd Team and 11th team.

The first three Harriers home were Ian Trice 4.43.49 and 2nd in his age category. Dave Philp 4.50.42 also 2nd in his age category and Pat Munn 4.53.45. to gain the third team trophy.

Next home was Clive Shute 5.37.22 , CraigVaughnley 6.04.01 in his first Ultra Marathon and Mark Andrews – completing his 10th Dartmoor Discovery race in 6.22.13 for 11 th team.

A very fine Harriers showing in a very competitive Ultra Marathon race with many big clubs represented. As usual Teignbridge Trotters hosting was impeccable with everyone happy after a gruelling race.

On Sunday 2nd June it was the Burrator 10k race just outside Plymouth. Five Harriers attended.

1st Harrier was Darren Harvey in an excellent 39.28 and 2nd in his age group. Lucy Oldham 52.28 was next home , 7th in her age group with a brilliant new well earned personal best time. Helen Morse 59.11 was next just ahead of Nikki Pritchard 1.00.25. Ann Kinahan had a strong race to finish in 1.05.46. and 4th in her age group.

Meanwhile over in Canada Jim and Jayne Lockyer were racing in the Whistler Half Marathon. Jayne finished in a superb 1.47.00 and 1st in her age group – winning some Canadian Silverware to bring home and Jim finished in a very fine 2.01.40. Excellent to show some Cornish Black & Gold in Canada.

Memorial Run For Gary Hunt

Don't forget this Wednesday is the memorial run for Gary Hunt - absolutely everyone welcome. Normal meet at Lux Park at 6.30pm. The planned route is just under 5 miles and we hope to keep runners and joggers as one big group. We'll be mostly in lanes or wooded areas so plenty of room for run backs 😊 Walk/joggers can branch off earlier with me so won't need to do the full 5 miles. Drink afterwards in Weatherspoons - approx. 7.45pm. If you're injured or don't feel like running, we'd still love to see you afterwards 😊 Donations will be collected for Cornwall Air Ambulance - a favourite charity of Gary and his wife ❤

Erme Valley & Tavy Town Relays

Calling all Harriers

Summer is here and so is the relay season. We have two relay races coming up and it would be brilliant to get as many Harriers involved as possible and as many teams as possible.
These events have teams categorised by age group.
Mens- Senior, Vet 40, Vet 50, Vet 60
Ladies- Senior, Vet 35, Vet 45, Vet 55
If you put your name forward I will make teams up based on age grouping. However if 4 of you want to make a team of mates then that's absolutely fine, just let me know your team and give me a team name (fun not rude please!!) and I'll enter your team.

The two relay races are:
Erme Valley Relays
Friday 5th July
Ivybridge Rugby Club
2.5 miles (less than a parkrun)

Tavy Town Relays
Thursday 18th July
1.1 miles

By the way, the club pays for all entries for both of these relays.
It's not all about winning, it's the taking part that matters. I'm in, who else is joining me? Let me know which relay or if both relays you'd like to be a part of.

Harrier of the Month May 2019

The Harrier of the Month for May is a shared recognition of the 3 brave runners who had to endure everyone's nightmare....trying to save someone else's life!
Emma Dales, Lucy Oldham & Jim Lockyer did everything they could to try and save Gary, so, more than deserve this recognition.

Just 2 days to go

Only 2 days left until MEMBERSHIP GOES UP from 17 pounds to 22 pounds (based on an adult) All renewals after the 31st May will cost 22 pounds - This includes a 5 pound late payment surcharge.. Get in quick !!!

Just 3 days to go

There are just 3 days to go until MEMBERSHIP WILL INCUR a FIVE pound surcharge, currently one year will cost you 17 pounds as from the 1st June (This Saturday) it will go up to 22 pounds.

You should not run with us if you are not a member, we allow 2/3 runs as a NON member to try us out, then we ask you to pay for a year. This years your 17 pounds includes UKA membership that costs 15 pounds. This gives you discount to affiliated races. Normally about 2 pounds discount per race !!

If you have any queries let me know


I am delighted to confirm that the South West Road Running Championship will be taking place again in 2019- with both a 10k and a Half Marathon race in the series.

The HM will take part within the Chippenham HM on Sunday 8th September, and
The 10k within the Gloucester 10k on Sunday 24th November [NOTE: this does clash with the Mob Match and GP presentations!]

Cornwall COUNTY mens’ and ladies’ teams will be selected for EACH distance. (6 runners per team) and I’m delighted to act as Team Manager again (please note I'm not a selector!)

Athletes are eligible for selection if they are either Cornish by birth, OR have had Cornish residence for at least 9 months, OR are in the armed forces. They must also be registered with England Athletics.

These will be hugely competitive races - with strong teams possible from Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Avon- but this is sure to spur our runners on to great performances, potential PB’s and the chance to claim REGIONAL medals.

If you have runners who wish to be considered for selection, please ask them to email Emma Stepto on, with their name, club and stating which distance (10k and/or HM) they prefer to be considered for.

Selectors, who are from a number of our running clubs will select from that list by taking into account performances at GP and DAN track races throughout the Summer. They will also keep a list of reserve runners who may be called on in case of last minute injuries/illnesses. Runners will be informed in plenty of time.

We are awaiting final rules and entry dates/fees/ requirements etc from organisers, so they will be updates to this information in the future.

I hope to secure sponsorship to help towards, or maybe cover, the entry fees, but athletes may have to contribute towards hotel costs and/or car sharing expenses. County vests can be borrowed FOC, or purchased, to keep.

Races will be run under UKA/EA rules.

This is a brilliant opportunity to represent your county- please spread the word!

Emma Stepto

Membership Email

Last night I sent a reminder to all members from last year a reminder to renew your membership. This email came directly from the Uk Athletics secretary portal. The email address will show UKA support. This email came from me.

There are still about 50 people who need to renew if they want to.

Remember we pay your UKA subscription from you saving you £15.00.

You can pay online or fill the form in and post.

After the 31st May membership will carry a £5 surcharge.

Any questions email me or give me a call.


Craig Vaughnley

Membership is due by 1st June 2019


forget after the 1st June your membership will cost you £5.00 more.

Currently 17 pounds for an adult will rise to 22 pounds after 31st May..

Either fill in the

ONLINE FORM or PRINT ONE OFF and post to me. Or contact TESS and she can send you the BACs info..

You should not really run with the club if you have not paid your membership (DUE to Insurance cover for runners)

NEW runners we are happy for you to try us out first !!

Any question drop me an email.


Craig Vaughnley - Membership Sec..

RIP: Gary Hunt

Photo: Patto's Pics

Running with friends on May 4th 2019, Gary Hunt collapsed and sadly died. To say this was a 'shock' is an understatement; our community was left flabbergasted. How can a fit 54-year-old man be taken from us so unexpectedly? Since that tragic day, our thoughts and deepest sympathies have been with his wife, family and close friends as they try to deal with their sudden loss.

For his many running companions, we each have our own special memories of Gary that are now poignantly felt when we run without him. A man who was passionate about exercise: cycling to work, running regularly and representing his club in challenging races such as the Looe 10. A kind, supportive man who always had time and patience for others. A fast, but modest runner, who never failed to run back for those behind him. A happy, friendly man who never moaned or complained (even on the wettest and windiest Saturday mornings!) and instead would appreciate the beauty of nature around him.

A man who loved running. A man who loved life.

Gary, we will continue running and keep your smiles and laughter in our hearts forever. From all your friends on Saturday social runs, the Wednesday groups and the entire East Cornwall Harriers community: goodbye, rest in peace and thank you for always running back for us.

Funeral: Wednesday 22nd May 11.30am - Glynn Valley Crematorium. No flowers or black. Donations to Cornwall Air Ambulance or the Fire Service Benevolent Fund.

ECH memorial run in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance: Wednesday 5th June.

Meet at Lux Park - 6.30pm (suggested donation of £1).

Drink afterwards at Wetherspoons, Liskeard (approx. 7.45pm – anyone welcome).


Saturday 11 May was the Ivybridge 10 k

Five Harriers made the journey for this hard but fast race. From the start after a short downhill there is a 3.5 km climb gaining 80 metres before the gradual mostly down hill 6 km to the finish.

A large field of 826 runners completed the race.

Kaye Patterson was first Harrier home in 43.06 and 5th in her age group .

Glenn Wood 48.16 was 2nd Harrier and Craig Vaughnley third only 14 seconds behind in 48.30.

Dave Lean finished in 1.01.29 and a very fine run from Kim Crowle to finish in 1.05.17.

Sunday 12 May was round 6 of the Cornwall Road Racing Grand Prix – the Trevornick 10 k. The race starts and finishes in Trevornick holiday park before heading out to the coast through Cubert Common. The sun was out for the runners to enjoy the stunning views.

Ben Harding was 1st harrier home in 41.46 followed by Marc Doyle in 43.08. Cadan Crowle 43.51 was 3rd Harrier ahead of Chris Ullman 44.29. Marcus Wills had a fine race to finish in 44.48 just ahead of Arron Crowle 45.30 Revis Crowle was next home in 45.57 and 1st lady in her V55 age category. Kaye Patterson after a great race at Ivybridge the previous evening was there to record 46.54 and a very good third in her age category.

Joe Kearns with another very solid performance recorded 47.24 just ahead of Alex Coley 49.26. Sharon Daw running a much shorter distance than usual recorded 51.43 and 3rd in her FV50 age group. Ross Temby 54.28 was next home just ahead of Lucy Oldham 56.39. Alan Green 57.24 with another good run finished next. Emma Dales 1.00.55 came in ahead of Mary Mullarkey 1.04.36 who was first in her FV70 age category.

The fast improving Sarah Steed 1.06.08 just pipped Holly Garbett 1.07.19 with Jeanette Turpin another close finisher on 1.09.38. A good days racing for the 19 Harriers with 3 podium places.