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
TUE
13 Apr
5-6 Mile Social Run from Lux Lower Car Park @ 6.30 sharp. Main Leader Revis - Reserve Leader Mark
SEE COVID INSTRUCTIONS - IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND YOU MUST BOOK WITH REVIS BEFORE THE RUN - 07811 763607 or ian_revis@hotmail.com to book.
WED
14 Apr
Jog/Walk/Run Social Groups from Lux Lower Car Park @ 6.30 sharp. Main Leader Ray - Reserve Leader 1 Lucy O - Reserve Leader 2 Jon
SEE COVID INSTRUCTIONS - IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND YOU MUST BOOK WITH RAY BEFORE THE RUN - 07891 050515 or redwoods2@talktalk.net to book.
THU
15 Apr
5-6 Mile Social Run from Lux Lower Car Park @ 6.30 sharp. Main Leader Tess - Reserve Leader Craig
SEE COVID INSTRUCTIONS - IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND YOU MUST BOOK WITH TESS BEFORE THE RUN - 07751 876948 or tessamason@tiscali.co.uk to book.
FRI
16 Apr

SAT
17 Apr

SUN
18 Apr

MON
19 Apr


Social Events/Races
TUE
13 Apr

WED
14 Apr

THU
15 Apr

FRI
16 Apr

SAT
17 Apr

SUN
18 Apr

MON
19 Apr

Update from UKA

As always we will continue to follow the guidelines as specified below, The commitee and coaches will meet EARLY March to discuss the plans to re start the club if possible and as long as the data supporting the lockdown roadmap does not change

Return of athletics and running following UK Government roadmap - Athletics & Running (englandathletics.org)

In the meantime stay safe and if you need any support the committes details are on the website or drop me an email and I will pass your details onto the relevant committee member..

Hopefully a year with a few races ahead (fingers and toes crossed and everything else crossed)

Regards

Craig Vaughnley

Membership secretary.

RNLI VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

Welcome to the very first RNLI Cornwall Virtual Challenge. A RNLI fundraising challenge for all to enjoy during these lockdown weeks. Click on the Just Giving link below to read all about it and enter:

Cornwall RNLI Virtual Challenge 2021 - JustGiving

Cornwall RNLI Virtual Challenge 2021

Why not take part in the Cornwall RNLI Virtual Challenge 2021 and help the RNLI save lives at sea. The Challenge...

Last year when the 2020 BLR was cancelled so many runners showed amazing generosity by donating their entry fee to the RNLI. This Challenge is another opportunity to support the RNLI and help save lives at sea.

Thank you

Stephen Hutchinson

Race Director for Bude Lifeboat Run

AN RESEK HELLYS 2021

Dear Runner,

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the uncertainty around when restrictions may be lifted it is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel An Res Hellys 2021.

We have decided not to postpone it until later in the year as we feel that if restrictions allow events to take place then the Autumn may already be very busy.

We are aware that a number of entrants have already been deferred from the 2020 event and we will now defer those entrants to the 2022 An Res Hellys which will take place around April 2022 (the date is still to be confirmed).

We hope that entered runners will be happy with their deferral and look forward to seeing lots of runners at our race in 2022 but if anyone has any queries please email carnrunners@hotmail.co.uk with the subject An Res Hellys by the end of March 2021.

We thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

An Res Hellys Race Committee

Carn Runners

TREVORNICK 10K

We are hugely disappointed to inform you that, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 Trevornick 10k will NOT be held in May this year. We will however, be keeping the race 'under review' and may consider putting it on in the Autumn - so please 'watch this space'. Failing that, it will once again be rolled-over to next year, probably May 2022.
If you had already registered for the 2020 race (and haven't received a refund), your entry will be automatically carried forward. However, if you want to cancel your registration, please request a full refund before 31st May 2021 by sending an email to: entries@newquayroadrunners.co.uk, using "REFUND" as the subject. Please include the following information:
. full name
. club name
. race number (where possible)
. bank account number
. bank sort code
. name on account
It is obviously with a heavy heart that we have arrived at this decision, but we find ourselves in unprecedented times and feel very strongly that the club has to act responsibly. Let's hope we see an improving situation over the next few months. As Arnie would say, "we will be back!"

Regards,

Glyn.

Newquay Road Runners

07531 287155

chair@newquayroadrunners.co.uk

VIRTUAL FALMOUTH HALF MARATHON

Dear Runner

So, we find ourselves in yet another lockdown! Following careful consideration and in light of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions Run Falmouth 2021 will be moving to a virtual platform.

We are challenging you to don your trainers between 14th and 31st March 2021 and complete a 13.1 mile route of your choice. Of course, hills are not compulsory but this is Run Falmouth (virtual) so the hillier the better! All we ask is that you complete the run in one go and send us proof you have completed it please - you can join our Strava club here or send a screen shot of your recorded run to events@cornwallhospice.co.uk medals will be sent out after the close of the event.

You can register here, entry fees are £10 per adult and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Running Vest, or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice.

Sponsorship isn't compulsory but please do consider setting up a JustGiving page, Run Falmouth is such an important fundraiser for us and this year is no different. Run Falmouth is supporting Terry's Bed Appeal and you will help keep our beds open and support those families who need our care by raising a bit of sponsorship, no matter how small - just £20 will fund an hour of our specialist nursing care.

Registration will be live on Monday 18th January.

Best wishes

Jane Appleton
Events Fundraiser

Please note my normal hours of work are: Mon/Wed 8.30-3.00 Tue/Thu 8.30-4.30

Direct Number: 01726 839558

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01726 66868 (opt 3)

jappleton@cornwallhospice.co.uk Cornwall Hospice Care
Daniels Lane
St Austell
Cornwall
PL25 3HS www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk

An update on training, membership and the way ahead.

Hi All,
As I hope you will all be aware, the club committee and the coaches and leaders have been constantly reviewing how we as a club can continue to ensure the interests of members and the club as a whole can best be maintained during the current crisis.

We have endeavoured to keep the membership updated through posts on both the website and facebook. You will appreciate I am sure that this has not been easy, with constantly changing circumstances and guidance from both Government and England Athletics.

The committee met again (virtually) last evening and agreed that a further general update was justified.

Training
In previous posts we have described how we have considered operating ‘Covid Secure’ training sessions. However coaches or leaders needed to be prepared to take on the additional demands and responsibilities that would be needed, and the required protocols would make sessions difficult to manage so that sessions may not be enjoyable enough to attract sufficient support. Informal but compliant group runs have however been organised independently for members to join if they so wish.

Now, of course under lockdown rules the situation is such that no such sessions are permissible, so there will remain for the foreseeable future to be no formal ECH training sessions.

The law now states that while outdoor exercise is allowed this should be for a limited period and be with only 1 person from outside your household. Although we greatly encourage members to keep running, they must follow these rules. While there can be no formal ECH sessions, you can still use the club forums to find a running partner if you need one.

Membership

As you will be aware the committee decided to roll on ECH membership free of charge until the current pandemic situation allows an AGM to take place. So everyone who paid their subs in April 2019 is STILL a member. We hope that by the time we come to April 2021 we can move forward but of course there is no guarantee.

We also want to make clear, as has previously been said, we still welcome any new members. A note to the membership secretary is all that is needed, and for a nominal sum he will sign you up !

Looking ahead

Of course in common with almost every other event, both the Cornish Marathon and the Trepolpen Seythin, our two club races, were cancelled in 2020. Indeed the 2021 Trepolpen which would have been on the last Sunday of March has also been cancelled. Keep an eye out for news as we are looking at maybe trying a virtual version of this for club members and friends.

As mentioned above, we can have no confidence in when any form of club training may be able to resume, but please be reassured that as soon as it can be safely and practically done we will do so.

Finally, of course it’s been a really difficult time for everyone, and for many of us running would normally be our chief escape from the daily grind. As a committee we are always available to any member who has a query or concern, or even better suggestions, on how we can do things better.

All the best to you all,

Rob

Mental Health Support Numbers



With Lockdown starting again, I thought I would share this with you all, remember you can still run with one other (buddy). You might feel more motivated if you run with a BUDDY !!

Stay Safe

Craig Vaughnley - Membership secretary

NEWQUAY ''''VIRTUAL'''' 10K 2021


A message from Phil. Sign up now for the N10K

Info below.

“With only a few weeks until the NRR virtual NQ10k event please can I remind anyone interested in being part of the event on 07/02/21 to follow the link below to enter.

Remember it’s only £10 entry fee, there’s a medal and all money goes to Cornwall Air Ambulance & Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

https://newquayroadrunners.co.uk/nrr-events

TURKEY TROT 2020 STYLE!

Due to Covid restrictions it's not possible to hold our 'normal' Turkey Trot visiting the Liskeard pubs this year but don't panic....there's always a Plan B

We plan to have a mobile pub!

All meet, as in previous years, at Lux Park, 6.30pm, on Thursday Dec 17th wearing as much festive attire as possible. We will split into groups of 6 (approx) according to numbers. Bring your own drink....preferably alcoholic....clearly labelled in recognisable bottle and enough to last at least 6 stops! These will be put in mobile pub (Larry's van) and he will drive to each stopping/drinking place and we will run of-course. Only driver, co-driver and group leaders will know where the stops are.....get the idea? Last stop will be Liskeard Sports Club.

If you intend finishing at Sports Club please bring some food as we won't be organising a buffet as previously. Most of the run route will be in quiet lanes so bring a torch.

Pray the weather is kind to us....if atrocious we'll postpone to following Tues. Please message me via Facebook or text 07811 763607

The show must go on......Revis

Virtual Santa Event 2020 - Cornwall Hospice south west

2021 cancellations

So far the following races have been cancelled for 2021:

Stormforce 10

Newquay 10k

Looe 10

Shakespeare Half and Full Marathon (Stratford on Avon)

Officiallly licensed -a Cornish Race taking place in 2020

In amidst all the cancellations, on Dec 20th, the longest running race in Cornwall, the Indian Queens Half marathon is determined to take place. It is a new hilly course, heading out past the Screech Owl sanctuary, it is being supported by PB running - it's £19 unaffiliated runners and £17 for affiliated club runners (be aware unless you rejoined UKAA yourself, you are currently unaffiliated). It will be following strict covid guidelines (which do not forbid or prevent races, EVEN in tier 3 areas). The risk is that if it can't go ahead, there will be no refunds or deferments as the organising team have already incurred large costs. Enter online before November 30th here https://www.runbritain.com/RaceDetail.aspx?eventid=75b80ec8595e&raceid=74b40dcf595f and for more details go to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/IndianQueensHalfMarathon

New membership enquiries

Even in these difficult Covid times we are still accepting membership from new members. Any membership enquiries please contact me @ membershipech@gmail.com

Craig Vaughnley membership secretary

Virtual London Marathon



ECH Report for 4th October 2020.

EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 5 OCTOBER 2020.

A very difficult year for everyone so far and a very different London Marathon.

It would be impossible to replicate the atmosphere of a normal London Marathon with the crowds – the course the music and the support from the crowds and full credit to the organisers for establishing something new to replace the actual event and so allow the entrants to run the 40th London Marathon.

An actual race did take place for all the elite athletes in every category. Running with the Elite males was Dan Nash who after leaving to go to Cardiff University now lives there and runs for Cardiff AC. Jenny & Pete Nash will have been bursting with pride to see him competing at the highest level and he produced the result with a brilliant 2h 20 min finish.

For other Harriers they had to run a virtual London Marathon on a course of their choosing but still competing the full 26.2 miles. The training and build up was just the same as for the any marathon but the difference was having to choose their own course and the Cornish October weather had a final say with last minute changes having to be made again.

Oliver Jones last year was firmly putting his name in the Guinness World records for the fastest London Marathon run in full Scout Uniform this year it was thirteen 2 mile laps around part of the Cornish Marathon Course at Pensilva. With Craig Vaughnley. Oli added another challenge adding press ups at the end of each lap increasing by one for every lap. Oli's time was 4,51.42 and Craigs 4.54.14. For the whole marathon the weather was appalling with torrential rain and a biting wind.

For Clive Shute again running for the Roy Castle Foundation his chosen course was the Camel Trail from Dunmere Halt. Clive ignored the weather and ran a brilliant 3.52.07 as well as again raising money. Gail Cory also chose the Camel Trail and recorded a fine 5.21.40 in the awful conditions.

Nikki Pritchard, Lyndsey Saunders & Sarah Steed chose a tough route around Liskeard after their initial route around Siblyback was closed by South west lakes due to unsafe conditions. They persevered throughout and completed their 26.2 miles in fine spirits although completely soaked . Recording 7.55, 7.51 and 8.03.

Ben Harding chose his own route taking in as many hills as he could around Liskeard and also picked up some local support from Harriers to help him on his way.

Matthew Loughrey Robinson completed his race in 7h 33m and Chris Nottle in an excellent 4.07 .

Sharon Daw on Marathon nr 356 recorded 5.13 and on a previous marathon a few weeks ago has already qualified for London 2021.

There are some Harriers who were unable to run the 2020 race who are already entered for 2021.

Many thanks to all the Harriers who came out and ran with and supported their team mates which was a massive boost to the runners.

Sorry if I have missed anyone but not all the results have been posted yet.

Club Training Sessions - Update

The club committee along with coaches and leaders have reviewed the club position in respect of restarting club training sessions.

The outcome of this is that the club position will stay as it is, with no formal return to club training sessions.

Whilst this may understandably be a huge disappointment, only a very few coaches / leaders felt confident to manage a session in the required Covid-19 secure environment manner at this time. We are also mindful of potential adverse reaction if the club is seen to be ‘flaunting’ in the public perception, Government guidelines.

We will review the situation once again at the end of October.

With the nights drawing in, running in groups becomes more important for safety reasons, since evening runs will be in darkness. Hence, although we greatly encourage members to keep running in their own informal groups (of no more than 6), ‘See and be seen’ (i.e. head torches & hi-viz) remains critical.

Thanks everyone, stay safe

Rob

ECH Race Report 13 September 2020



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 13 SEPTEMBER 2020.

2020 is a year like no other for East Cornwall Harriers and all runners.

So many disappointments of race and series cancellations and of course the cancellation of the London Marathon. Many runners had put in many miles of training – but runners are nothing if not determined to pursue the sport they love.

With some ingenuity - determination and hard work of our team captains and committee members they organised virtual races and competitions. This provided the opportunity for runners to again be joined in competition whilst obeying all the social distancing rules. Both individual and team events provided the opportunity for maintaining fitness and competitiveness – both vital for a runners well being.

Now some three quarters of the way through the year some events are now again being staged observing all the necessary safety precautions.

The Plym Trail Marathon organised by First and Last running took place on Dartmoor and Sharon Daw our outstanding marathon expert in her 354th marathon had a brilliant race finishing as first lady in 3h 52m 31sec on this tough Dartmoor course starting and finishing in Clearbrook Village. Obviously the long lay off did not affect Sharon.

Meanwhile at Blenheim Palace the Sims family had a great day out competing in the Sprint Triathlon now a regular event on their race calendar. Karen Sims finished in 2.03.08 and Andrew Sims in 1.43.17. The race has an open water lake swim followed by the cycle race on closed roads and then the run around the Queens Pool. A brilliant event in a stunning setting.

Marcus Wills competed in the Croyde Bay Ocean Triathlon nr 1 in Red Bulls best UK Triathlon List. A 1.5 km open water swim followed by 38 km cycle race and then a 12 km run. After a very solid start with the swim Marcus powered his way to a great time in the cycle race. Just after the start of the run Marcus twisted and badly damaged his ankle but bravely persevered to finish the race in a na excellent 2h 44m 54 secs.

England Athletics Membership - URGENT

You would all have received via POST or Email a reminder to re-join England Althletics. This is normally covered by your club fees.

This year is very different and we are not currently reopening membership for this year due to COVID.

Therefore if you wish to still rejoin EA then you will need to cover the costs yourself, we currently have no electronic payment method set up for the club so if you wish to join, you will have to send payment to me and i will then use the secretary portal to pay for your EA membership. I am hoping Tess can add the payment card to the EA account, but in the meantime please email me if you wish to pay EA fees, I will then send you my payment details to BACS the money across to my account

DEADLINE 31st August 2020

I will only accept BACs payments. NO CASH CHEQUES etc.

Regards

Craig Vaughnley - Membership secretary.

Club training sessions

Hi all, just a brief reminder of the situation regarding club training sessions.

The committee, along with coaches and leaders met (in a socially distanced manner) in early August to consider whether we could contemplate a return to club training sessions.

The guidance on these matters from England Athletics can be read by following this link : https://d192th1lqal2xm.cloudfront.net/2020/07/EA-return-to-activity-guidance-coaches-leaders-170720.pdf

After reviewing the guidance, Government regulations, and after careful consideration of all the options, it was agreed that it was not desirable to reinstate any formal club training sessions. This applies to both adult and junior sessions.

Only a small number of coaches or leaders felt comfortable enough to be prepared to take on the additional demands and responsibilities that would be needed, and indeed the protocols that would be needed would make sessions both difficult to manage and may not be enjoyable enough to attract sufficient support.

It was also agreed that the situation would be kept under review and will re-assess when there are any significant changes to circumstances, including a settling in period after schools have returned.

Obviously we all hugely regret this situation but hope that everyone continues to run and in the best way they, be it individually or in small self-organised "bubble-groups".

Thanks everyone, keep safe

Rob

Running Report 16 August.



After a very long lay off from official races - at last something to report.

EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS WEEKLY REPORT . 16 AUGUST 2020.

It has been a very long 7 months for Cornish runners due to the extraordinary shut down due to Coronavirus. It has been very frustrating for many runners as the list of cancelled races started to grow and accelerated over the months with many races cancelled at short notice.

For all athletes any race is not a single day event it is the culmination of weeks of specific training for the races entered.

Both Grand Prix series were cancelled and many special club events as well.

The London Marathon was cancelled & those Harriers lucky enough to get places were very disappointed. Our own Cornish Marathon was also cancelled. As a responsible club we have followed the Guidelines from England Athletics and taken special note note of the danger of club members who could maybe catch the virus and then pass it on to someone much more vulnerable to the effects than they are. The club has adopted a safety first policy.

Obviously for all sports clubs the effect of the shutdown has had both a social and financial effect. Normal subscriptions were stopped as the club was not functioning as normal.

Of course as a running club it takes a lot to stop our members from running and thus virtual competitions were introduced using available technology to keep the members in contact with each other and to keep competition alive including team competition by posting their performances recorded on Strava & other running apps. Some small group running has taken place using social distancing. Many Harriers have also taken to 2 wheels to maintain their fitness levels an added bonus for our triathletes. Special thanks to Lyndsey Saunders for her brilliant efforts with this all the info and also Chris Ullman & Glenn Wood.

Events have now started to slowly resume where the organisers can ensure safety measures can be put in place successfully.

Last week Oliver Jones successfully ran 7 marathons in 7 days – accompanied on some days by fellow Harriers observing social distancing – a great effort. On the last marathon along with fellow Harriers Oli & his supporters collected a pile of discarded rubbish - so a double bonus.

Drew Clark entered his first Half Ironman – the Cotswold Classic on 2nd August and posted an excellent time of 4h 24m - 7th overall and 1st in age group.. The event took place at Ashton Keynes Water Park in the Cotswolds. A 1.2 mile swim completed in 26m 41sec, 56 miles cycle race completed in 2h 25m and a half marathon completed in a brilliant 1h 31m.

Sharon Daw was very pleased to be back in action at the Badger Trail Events Ooser Marathon in Dorset. This is a tough trail marathon noted for its 3000 feet of climbing – mud – streams and stiles. The race takes place on some of Dorset's finest trails . The Ooser is a wooden Medieval Face mask used in rituals since Roman Times and coming from the the village of Melbury Osmond. Sharon finished in 4h 56m and was 1st FV 50 – more important for Sharon is that it was her 350th Marathon. Congratulations to her on this massive achievement. That is 9170 miles of marathon running. Only 32 marathons to beat 10000 miles and I have no doubt that will be achieved..

In September The Harriers will be holding the annual Club Handicap race which can be done using advised precautions.

NON-RUNNING event (featuring ECH connection)

For all Shakespeare fans, Joel Nash is performing as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at Sterts theatre on Weds August 19th for both a matinee and evening show. This is a show that he was touring around schools before lockdown with Box Clever Theatre Company aimed at GCSE students, and they have been able to bring it to Sterts just for this day. The show is an hour long. Sterts have all Covid measures in place so tickets are limited and have to be purchased on line through their website beforehand. There are no tickets on the door.