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
24 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park Adults led by Chris Gypsy Lane (New Location) - Juniors led by Revis/Rob Woodgate
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Terry / Coaches Meeting 8pm
WED
25 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
26 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park Pace 8 miles led by Ian - Inter 8 miles led by Revis - Social 8 miles led by Mark
5 miles led by Tess
FRI
27 Oct

SAT
28 Oct
8am Minions Marks Run on the Moor 5-6 miles. Meet Hurlers Car Park, All welcome.
10am Brickfields Forum Coached Track session
SUN
29 Oct
8am Lux Park 24 Miles
MON
30 Oct
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park

Social Events / Races
TUE
24 Oct

WED
25 Oct

THU
26 Oct

FRI
27 Oct

SAT
28 Oct
5K Park Series Lanhydrock/Mt Edgecumbe
SUN
29 Oct
Dartmoor Vale Races
MON
30 Oct

Cornish Marathon Reserve List Now Closed

<p>There has been unprecedented demand for places in this year's Cornish Marathon. &nbsp;Entries are closed and the reserve list now has over 40 names on it - so I must close that as well to avoid giving false hope !</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ECH are really sorry if you are disa ppointed, but we had to operate a scrupulous first come, first served system.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you for your support and hope to see you next year.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Rob Pick, Race Director</div>

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GP Most Improved

Congratulations to Lucy Oldham who is this years ECH nomination for the Cornish G.P. Most Improved Runner Award.&nbsp; Best of luck!

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Cornish Marathon Full!

<p>Entries for the 2017 Cornish Marathon on 19th November have reached the race limit and therefore entry is now CLOSED.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A reserve list will be in operation in case of withdrawls. &nbsp;If you wish to be put on the list please e-mail ONLY the Race Direc tor, Rob Pick at <a href="mailto:robert.pick@kier.co.uk">robert.pick@kier.co.uk</a>. &nbsp;DO NOT TELEPHONE.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thanks to all entrants for your support.</div>

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ECH Race report 8 October 2017



<p>ECH race report 8 October 2017</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sunday 8th of October saw 11 Harriers make the short trip to run in the Plymouth Ocean city 10k. The race starts and finishes in Plymouth City Centre &amp; is run over an undulating course. 3200 runners lined up for the early start in near perfect running conditions. For some of the Harriers it was their first experience of a big road race and they rose to the occasion with some excellent times and personal bests.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Glenn Wood was first Harrier home in 43.32 a 1 minute personal best for him. Stephen Woodard was 2nd Harrier is 46.24 also a new Personal Best for him. Lyndsey Saunders had a very fine run to finish as 3rd Harrier in 55.31. Sarah Steed 1.05.25 just pipped Teresa Davies 1.05.28 by 3 seconds. Alison Hattam 1.05.29 was just 1 second behind Teresa. Becky Symons 1.08.04 just edged out Lucy Smale 1.09.46. Sarah Collins 1.09.10 was just ahead of Gary Hunt 1.10.09 and Leanne Foster in 1.10.40.</p>

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XC Help!

This is a plea for some additional Marshaling help during our immensely successful Primary Schools XC League. On average I need approx 6 marshals dotted around the Course but unfortunately cannot rely on ''the Parents'' to help......most of them just want to watch their little darlings run and beat a hasty retreat! So if you (or anyone you know) are ever free, willing &amp; able to help on a Friday afternoon for an hour (once a month x 5) please let me know. The more names I have the better and perhaps a rota system could be put in place. Please email: ian_revis@hotmail.com.....phone/text: 07811 763607......or just verbal will do!!!<br>Thanks in anticipation Revis<br>

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ECH Race Report 1st October 2017



<p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><strong>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 2017</strong></p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-b ottom: 0cm;">With only 1 race remaining in the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix most runners are well into their training for the Cornish Marathon.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">On 19<sup>th</sup> November 2017 it is the 30<sup>th</sup> running of the event hosted by East Cornwall Harriers &amp; is staged between Pensilva &amp; Jamaica Inn skirting around the roads of Bodmin Moor. The race originally ran from Saltash to Lostwithiel via the A38 &amp; A390 &ndash; something that would be impossible to do now because of safety issues.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">Entries for the race are now open &amp; already many members of East Cornwall Harriers &amp; Looe Pioneers have entered. Entries can be made on line via the East Cornwall Harriers Web Site. The club welcomes sponsorship for this race and every year the club is able to donate profits from the race to local good causes.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">On 23 September Sharon Daw ran her 149<sup>th</sup> marathon the Hangers Heroes trail Marathon between Salisbury &amp; Winchester on another very tough course. Sharon finished as 2 nd lady overall in 4.56.22.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">30 September saw 3 Harriers compete in the Hope 12 hour race. Individuals and teams compete to run the furthest distance on a 3.6 mile off road course at the Flete Estate, East of Plymouth.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">On 30 September 3 Harriers entered The Hope 12 Hour Challenge - where each race entry ensures &pound;5 for Dartmoor Serach &amp; Rescue.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">The race is staged on the Flete Estate near Modbury on a 3.6 mile off road course with 2 steep hills to negotiate - up &amp; down.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">The conditions on the day were atrocious with very heavy mud on the trails which made for very tired legs. After a great effort Sharon Daw completed 28.8 miles. Oliver Jones completed a brilliant 54 miles and Marc Smerdon was 1 st harrier &amp; 2<sup>nd</sup> overall in the event with 57.6 miles in 10.02.21</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">Not put off by the exhausting previous days work Sharon Daw started her 151st Marathon at Weymouth, the Clarendon marathon taking in the very undulating West Dorset Heritage Coastline. Sharon finished in 4.46.53 in 9<sup>th</sup> place. A very good week for the East Cornwall Farmer, Councillor and distance runner.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p>

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Mob Match 2017 Update

<p>Hi All,<br><br>Just to give you all a quick notification about this years Mob Match run following my earlier email asking for names to enter.&nbsp; The uptake has been fantastic and completely unexpected.&nbsp; To date we have had 45 members say yes and put forward their nam es which far exceeds our entry for any race - that I can remember anyway.&nbsp; There is a 500 race limit this year which is fully expected to be met and I know that to guarantee hoodie sizes some of the larger clubs have also given their members a similar cut-off date to ours.&nbsp; To guarantee our entries I am going to be changing the 1st cut-off date from the 10th October to the 5th October.&nbsp; There are one or two club members who usually run this who have not given me your name yet so if you wish to run then please let me know asap as well as your hoodie size.<br><br>Thanks, Ian</p>

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Harriers Race Report 25 September 2017



<p>Saturday 23 September saw the running of the Lanhydrock 10 mile race – round 2 of the Cornwall Multi Terrain Series 2017/18 and also the presentation of the awards for the 2016/17 series. The race provided some excellent performances for the Harriers who took 10 runners to the event.< /p> <br><p>Chris Ullman 1.15.45 was First Harrier home &amp; 4<sup>th</sup> in his MV45 category. Helen Morse 1.19.14 was 2<sup>nd</sup> Harrier, 2<sup>nd</sup> female overall and 1<sup>st</sup> in her FU35 age group, a very fine performance.</p> <p>Ben Harding 1.26.00 was 3<sup>rd</sup> Harrier home just edging out Hayley Stacey 1.26.12 who was 2<sup>nd</sup> FV35. Meeta Nicholls 1.30.48 had a brilliant run to get 2<sup>nd</sup> FV40. Rob Pick 1.30.53 gave a determined performance and was rewarded with 3<sup>rd</sup> MV60. The fast improving Lucy Oldham 1.39.23 edged out Dave Lean 1.39.52 by just 29 secs.</p> <p>Tracey Davey 1.41.33 finished just ahead of Emma Dales 1.45.49 - a very good set of results for this tough, hilly but scenic course. We wish Simon Coley a speedy return to running after taking a nasty fall during the race on the slippery terrain following recent rain.</p> <br> <p>The 2016-2017 Multi-Terrain awards highlighted some excellent performances for the Harriers in the series. Ian Littlewood, the men’s captain, was 12<sup>th</sup> overall &amp; 1<sup>st</sup> in the MV35 age group. Chris Ullman was 13<sup>th</sup> overall &amp; 3<sup>rd</sup> MV45. Alex Coley finished an excellent 4<sup>th</sup> MU35. Dave Lean a fine 5<sup>th</sup> MV55. Ian Crowle a brilliant1<sup>st</sup> MV55. The men’s team secured joint 3<sup>rd</sup> place.</p> <p class="western" align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p class="western" align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm">In the open female category, Head Coach Revis Crowle was 1<sup>st</sup> and also 1<sup>st</sup> in her FV50 age group. Helen Morse was 2<sup>nd</sup> overall and 1<sup>st</sup> FU35. Hayley Stacey a very fine 5<sup>th</sup> overall and 1<sup>st</sup> FV35. Louise Littlewood was 6<sup>th</sup> overall &amp; 1<sup>st</sup> FV45. Meeta Nicholls was 2<sup>nd</sup> FV40. The Harriers Ladies Team were a brilliant 1<sup>st</sup> in the series after consistent individual performance throughout the season and deserve credit for their determination &amp; hard work.</p> <br> <p>Meanwhile 3 of the Crowle family enjoyed a weekend away racing in the Swansea Bay 10k on Sunday 24<sup>th</sup> September in drizzly conditions. Revis was first home for the family in 42.14 and was placed 2<sup>nd</sup> FV55 despite there only being 1 second separating the first 2 ladies in this age category and Revis having the faster Chip time! Youngest son Cadan wasn’t far behind in 43.30 and Ian Crowle in 46.26 after pulling a hamstring at 7k. There were over 3500 finishers in this fast flat race that’s dominated by the Kenyans. </p><br> <p>A team of 4 Harriers made their way to Devon to run in the Jewsons Barnstaple Half Marathon. First Harrier home was Doug Stacey in 1.21.05 which also gained him a brilliant 2<sup>nd</sup> place overall. Second Harrier was Terry Leech in 1.35.34 which won him 2<sup>nd</sup> place in his age group. Glenn Wood turned out another gritty performance to finish in a brilliant 1.44.02. Craig Vaughnley 1.52.45 was well satisfied as he produced a very fine Personal Best by 5 minutes.</p>

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Falmouth Mob Match

It''s that time of year again. &nbsp;No, not another festivity but the annual running of the Falmouth Mob Match on Sunday 26th November, the traditional curtain call of the Cornwall Grand Prix series. &nbsp;This is a 5-mile road surface team event where <b><u>every single Harrier, regardles s of ability</u></b>, can affect the scoring. &nbsp;This really is an event where the more Harries who enter then the greater chance of winning a team prize. &nbsp;The first eight male and female runners count towards their respective team scores however even if you don''t finish inside the top eight for every runner from another Club that you finish in front of then you could potentially be reducing their teams score, making this a perfect team event.<div><br></div><div>The Club will pay for your entry fee providing that you a paid member. &nbsp;There are two cut-off dates for names this year because the race memento is going to be a hoodie and the organisers have requested plenty of time to order the correct sizes. &nbsp;The cut-off date for guaranteed hoodie size is <b><u>Tuesday 10th October</u></b>, names and size to Ian or Louise - contact details on website or reply to email/Facebook. &nbsp;If you are unsure as to whether you can make it or not before this date then the 2nd cut-off is <b><u>Tuesday 7th November</u></b> however there is no guarantee of you receiving the correct size hoodie at the event. &nbsp;Please note - if you put your name forward and withdraw from the event after the 7th November then the Club will require reimbursement for the race fee. &nbsp;This is even more important than previous years as there will be no changes to registration details/entries allowed in the two weeks prior to the event. &nbsp;If you are one of those who have recently commented on last year''''s Facebook post then please re-confirm your entry for this year with your size.</div><div><br></div><div>If you are unsure whether to enter then do so and claim a free hoodie just for getting around a 5 mile course which you can all do anyway. &nbsp;Last year a record 33 Harriers entered making it the largest Club turn out for a race event for a considerable time. &nbsp;It would be great to see so many of you again this year, even to beat that number. &nbsp;It was also the first year that the men have won a prize, finishing 2nd in the Division 2 race. &nbsp;We''re also sure that the women would like to reclaim their winning trophy that had to be surrendered last year.</div><div><br></div><div>Following the race is also the presentation for the 2017 Grand Prix series so please come along and support your fellow club members who have qualified for this year''s league. &nbsp;We look forward to seeing as many as you as possible, Ian &amp; Louise. &nbsp;PS, don''''t forget to let us know your hoodie size when giving us your name, S,M,L,XL.</div>

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Lanhydrock 10 - Meet Up

Hello All,<div><br></div><div>Meet up for lift / car share for Lanhydrock 10 on Saturday is at the lower car park at Lux Park to leave by 2:10pm.</div>

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RACE REPORT 18 SEPTEMBER 2017



<p class="Standard">On 9 &amp; 10th September White Star Running held a weekend of off road racing at Wareham Castle in Dorset. Our own flying Dairy Farmer Sharon Daw ran the Bad Cow Frolic on Saturday in 4h 37.48 &amp; raced again on Sunday in the Bad Cow Marathon and finished in 4h 16.02 and w as 3rd female overall. An outstanding achievement as Sharon now approaches her 150th Marathon &amp; Ultra marathon race.</p><p class="Standard">Claire Davidson celebrated her 49th birthday by competing in the Weymouth 70.3 Triathlon. &nbsp;Claire nearly did not make the start when her bike broke but was very fortunate to be offered the loan of a bike to start the event. After a tough 1.2 mile sea swim in testing choppy conditions Claire exited to ride the 56 mile cycle race on the borrowed bike. After the cycle race the final lap was a half marathon that Claire managed in a brilliant 2 h 2 mins to record a very impressive time of 6.52.21. An excellent way to spend her birthday!</p><p class="Standard">Sunday 17th September saw 9 Harriers make the trip to Truro to compete in Round 14 of the Cornish Grand Prix. The weather was kind but the course isn’t with its unrelenting steep climbs. A large field of over 550 runners lined up for the penultimate race in the 2017 GP series.</p><p class="Standard">Dave Philp was first Harrier home in 1.33.39 and 1st MV55. &nbsp;Revis Crowle was second Harrier home in a brilliant time 1.39.31, 4th lady overall &amp; also 1st FV55. Simon Webber 1.41.17 was 3rd Harrier and 3rd MV60. Stephen Woodard 1.50.28 was next home just heading off Ben Harding 1.51.56 who again posted a great time. Emma Handley had a very fine run to finish in 2.02.55.</p><p class="Standard">Dave Lean and Jon Quelch crossed the finish together in 2.08.44. Emma Dales 2.14.21 completed the field for the Harriers. The Cornwall Grand Prix reaches its Climax with the East Cornwall Harriers Cornish Marathon in November – with many Grand Prix races still to be decided.</p>

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Westward League

This winter series of Cross Country races is set to commence Oct 8th at Stover Park, nr. Newton Abbot.<br>All participants from U13 upwards need to be EA registered and registered with Westward League organisers by end Sept latest.<br>If you would like to take part, even if only one race, please let me (Rev is) know giving your DOB and EA number - ian_revis@hotmail.com / 07811 763607 / 01503 240680<br>Further dates are;<br>Nov 12th - Newquay<br>Dec 3rd - Exeter<br>Jan 14th - Westward Ho<br>Feb 11th - Central Park, Plymouth<br>Mar 4th - Redruth School<br>There are more details in the ''Grand Prix'' section of our website<br>

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Please support Jim''s six peak challenge



<span> Jim is the son of an ECH founding member Alan Smith, please support in anyway you can:&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>My name is Jim and officially I''m a terminally ill Blood Cancer Patient. In February this year I was told I had anything from 2 weeks to a few m onths to live. 6 months on, I am going for it with my 6 Peaks Challenge and your support would be greatly appreciated.</div><div><br></div>I was first diagnosed back in August 2015 with an extremely aggressive form of Blood Cancer known as Diffuse Large B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. So began the biggest and hardest challenge of my life.<div><br></div><div>I have endured and embraced two full protocols of intensive chemotherapy, stem cell conditioning chemotherapy and then a full Stem Cell Transplant. In February 2017 I relapsed for a 3rd time and I was told I potentially only had a few weeks to live.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>In the eyes of the medical world this disease is no longer curable and my time is limited.Numbness, anger, bitterness, injustice, disbelief do not quite explain how you feel when hearing this and staring your own mortality directly in the face!!&nbsp;</div><br>However through my positivity and focus, the help and support of my wife and others close to me, and the setting of many individual goals, I am still here. I have a desire to live and am determined to embrace every day to the full and wish to encourage anyone undergoing hardship to do the same. This is why I chose to set up the 6 Peaks Challenge. The 6 Peaks are a huge personal challenge to myself considering my ongoing fluctuating health. It includes Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis, Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland), Mount Snowdon, Pen-y-Fan, finishing with Cornwall''s very own highest peak Brown Willy.&nbsp;<br><br>Importantly the challenge is also designed to demonstrate and inspire others. I haven''t given up, my choice is to keep living, keep fighting and keep my eyes up and forward. Thank you in advance for your support, Jim and the 6 Peaks Team&nbsp;<div> <br> <div>Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/6peakschallenge">http://www.facebook.com/6peakschallenge</a><br><br>Web site: <a href="http://www.6peakschallenge.com">http://www.6peakschallenge.com</a><br><br>Donate :<a href="http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/6peakschallenge2017">http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/6peakschallenge2017</a></div> </div> <span> </span> </span>

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Handicap Results 2017

Hi all, here are the <a href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/handicap_results_2017.pdf">results</a> for this year''''s handicap.&nbsp; Well done everyone. :)<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;

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Club Handicap Race & Buffet - 10th September - BE THERE

Our annual Club Handicap Race has not only changed date but also route this year! Now starting and finishing at Merrymeet - where it all began over 20 yrs ago!<br>By popular demand it was agreed to move it from August (as many members are on holiday) to September, make it shorter (5 miles) and compl etely on ''''''''quiet country roads'''''''' - therefore more suitable for ALL club members to take part!<br>If you have raced this year you will have been given a ''''''''handicap time'''''''', if not, you can just run for fun.<br>Louise Harding will have your start time so please contact her; louise_hawki@btinternet.com or mob. 07754 056906<br>First runners are due to set off approx 4.30pm Sunday Sept 10th with everyone completing their run by 5.45pm.<br>An excellent buffet will be available from 6pm at The Village Inn, just a short drive from Merrymeet at Rosecraddoc - members £6, non-members £10 to round off the weekend in fine style. Names for buffet to Louise please by Thurs 7th latest<br>There will be a Presentation following the buffet - prizes to 1st, 2nd &amp; 3rd male &amp; female plus fastest male and female.......remember, anyone could win the handicap race not just the fastest!<br>So, NO EXCUSES, you can all run 5 miles - the more the merrier!!<br>

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Sports Day Results

Here are the <a href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/sportsdayresults2017.xlsx">results</a> of our fun sports day training session.&nbsp; Well done everyone :) <br>&nbsp; &nbsp;

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Quiz Night

A quick reminder that Saturday 19th is our Charity Quiz Night.&nbsp; It is in the rugby rooms at the LDSA next to Lux Park (where we meet on a Tuesday).&nbsp; Arrive from 7 onwards for 7.30 start.&nbsp; It''s £2 per person and there will be a raffle as well (please bring any raffle prizes on the night).&am p;nbsp; The winning team will get to choose the charity we donate to.&nbsp; Bring friends and family for a great social evening.&nbsp; See you there.<br>

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Great Flat Lode

If you were thinking of running the Great Flat Lode (Redruth) on October 1st it has now changed to next March 18th due to a clash of events over the same course.

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Race Reports 9 July 2017



<p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><b>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS REPORT 9 JULY 2017.</b></p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br > </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><b>JUNIORS ROUND UP</b>.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">Our Junior runners were in action in the last week at different locations.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">In the South West athletics League Round 3 at Exeter Arena, Charli Dawsson had a very good day getting 2<sup>nd</sup> in the 800m and 4<sup>th</sup> in the 1500 m. Tyler Gregory again produced great runs to be 3<sup>rd</sup> in the 200m and 6<sup>th</sup> in the 1500 m.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">On 1<sup>st</sup> July at Liskeard in the Into To Tri series Junior Triathlon Will Frith was 1<sup>st</sup> in the under 8. Ruby Davidson in the 9-10 age group had a fine race to finish in 18.49. Connie Frith in the 11-12 age group achieved a fine 7<sup>th</sup>. Grace Wonnacot performed well to finish in 26.59.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">On 9 th July at the North Devon Arena hosted by the North Devon Athletics Club – in the Young Athletes Open Competition- Tyler Gregory had an outstanding day getting Gold in the 800m , Silver in the 100m and Bronze in the 200m. Not a bad days work for the young Harrier.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><b>Endurance Life Quarter Snowdonia. </b> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">On 1<sup>st</sup> July Diane Roy and Pat Munn travelled to North Wales to tackle the toughest race in the Endurance series. The race starts at Borth and heads up and over Snowdon – through the hills of the Snowdonia National Park to finish at Conway. The race includes the full ascent of 3329 feet of Mount Snowdon and a total climb of over 9039 feet over 47 miles of rugged rocky and boggy terrain. Diane &amp; Pat completed the course in 12h 31m. Diane - 1<sup>st</sup> FV50 and Pat 1<sup>st</sup> MV55.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><b>Dartmoor Sportive Classic Races.</b></p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">Saturday 1<sup>st</sup> July saw some 2500 entrants descend on Newton Abbott to tackle the Sportive Races hosted by Mid Devon Cycling Club. There are 3 courses of 100 miles the Grande Race,65 miles the Medio Race and 35 miles the Piccolo Race. The courses are all extrmely hilly – especially in the fisrt half ascending over Dartmoor. From East Cornwall 4 male riders tackled the Medio Race and all achieved Bronze Medals. Andrew Sims &amp; Andrew Lord , 5.09.14 – just headed off Simon Long 5.13.14 and Glenn wood 5.14.55</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">In the Piccolo Race 6 lady Harriers took up the challenge. First home – Revis Crowle 2.05.59 - 3<sup>rd</sup> lady overall and 1<sup>st</sup> in FV50 getting the Gold award. Second Harrier was Claire Davidson 2.13.11 , 3<sup>rd</sup> Tessa Mason 2.19.41 and 4<sup>th</sup> Amanda Erith 2.26.00 who was also first FV 60 all getting Gold awards. Karen Sims and Debbie Lord 2.59.51 were awrded Silver for the second year running.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><b>ErmeValley Relays.</b></p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">Each year local Cornwall and Devon Athletics Clubs compete in the Erme Valley Relays at Ivybridge. Teams of 4 compete over 2.5 mile laps. This year 122 teams competed making nearly 500 runners took part. On a warm summer evening the competition was very close and friendly.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">The Harriers fielded 7 teams – 3 ladies and 4 mens teams. Fastest mens team were the ECH Whippets, Oli Jones, Doug Stacey, Steve Sims who completed the 10 miles in 54.48. Fastest ladies team were the Young and Breathless , Hayley Stacey, Evie Brailsford Tracey Brown and Kaye Patterson. Evie Brailsford was 2<sup>nd</sup> fastest lady on the night and the team were 3<sup>rd</sup> fastest ladies.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">The 2<sup>nd</sup> ladies team – Shake Rattle and Roll – Claire Davidson, Louise Littlewood, Revis Crowle and Sharon Daw won the FV 45. category. A very good night for the club.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><b>Summer Turkey Trot</b></p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">On Wednesday 5 July seven Harriers made the trip to Redruth to run in Round 8 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix. A record field of 506 runners made it to the start attracted by the chance to run against guest runner Mike Grattan the 1983 London Marathon Winner. </p> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">On a hot and sticky night the race was run at a blistering pace over the 4 mile undulating course. First home for the Harriers was Steven Sims in 23.09. Evie Brailsford had a fast run to finish in 25.07 fifth Lady home &amp; 3<sup>rd</sup> in her age Group. Simon Webber was 3<sup>rd</sup> Harrier in 27.46 also 3<sup>rd</sup> in his MV60 age group. Sharon Daw 28.49 continued her brilliant form to finish first in her FV50 age group. Andrew Sims 30.10 had another fast run and fisnished ahead of David Lean 33.58 another Harrier showing a consistent run of form. Karen Sims 35.54 completed the race in an excellent time and not sufferring after her great performance at the Dartmoor Classic.</p>

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Race Report 25 June 2017.



<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS and On &amp; Off Road Week. 26 June 2017.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><b r> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">East Cornwall Harriers were in action last week both on &amp; off road.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">On Wednesday 21<sup>st</sup> June, 8 Harriers entered round 9 the Penultimate Race of the Multi Terrain series - Meet Your Max – starting &amp; finishing at Truro Rugby Club. The race is a mainly off road very hilly and a muddy race which is mostly run on the trails in the woods of Pencalenick over 6.5 miles. The race also involves climbing over obstacles &amp; fallen trees – a tough outing for all runners. </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">As the Multi Terrain Series nears its climax there are still many age categories to be competed for.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">First home for the Harriers was Captain Ian Littlewood in 53.12 . Second home Chris Ullman in 54.08 and 5<sup>th</sup> in Male Vet 45 group. Revis Crowle had another brilliant run to finish in 56.42, as 2<sup>nd</sup> overall and 1<sup>st</sup> in her age group and looking good to win her group. Ian Crowle was close behind in 58.54 and 2nd in his age group.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">Hayley Stacey had another fine run to finish in 1.01.13 and 2<sup>nd</sup> in Age Group. Marcus Wills 1.02.37 was next Harrier Home. </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">Louise Littlewood 1.04.26 came home 2<sup>nd</sup> in her age category just ahead of Meeta Nicholls 1.04.55. Our ladies team of Revis Crowle, Hayley Stacey, Louise Littlewood and Meeta Nicholls were second overall &amp; keep their place as leaders in the series.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">On Saturday 24 June, 13 Harriers travelled to Sticker near St Austell to compete in round 7 of the 15 race Cornwall Grand Prix – the road racing series.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">The 5 mile race is surprisingly tough – described as undulating – which in Cornwall means hilly. Bearing this in mind the times achieved by the runners are quite amazing. The mens race was won by Tony Brewer from Mile High Club and the ladies race by Emma Stepto from Cornwall AC.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">For East Cornwall Harriers, Alex Coley stormed home in 33.57 followed by the very consistent Chris Ullman - racing for the 2<sup>nd</sup> time in the week – in 34.39. Simon Webber was 3<sup>rd</sup> Harrier in 35.02 &amp; 2<sup>nd</sup> in his age group of MV60 – an excellent performance.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">Revis Crowle 35.53 – also on her 2<sup>nd</sup> outing this week was 1<sup>st</sup> in her age category. Ian Crowle 36.30 just failed to catch his wife but was 3<sup>rd</sup> in his gae category. Sharon Daw 37.01 running a much shorter distance than she usually does wa s1st in her age category – a great run.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">Glenn Wood 37.09 was just 8 seconds behibd Sharon. Louise Littlewood another Harrier racing twice in the week came home in 37.36 and also 3<sup>rd</sup> in her age group. Ben Harding 38.57 just edged out Cheryl Hanns 39.10 by 13 seconds and both were very pleased with their runs.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">Craig Vaughnley 41.29 achieved a personal best over the distance and came home just ahead of Dave Lean who again pulled out another very consistent finish.Lucy Oldham 44.23 completed the field for the Harriers and achieved a brilliant pace on this tough course. </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">On Sunday 25 June 6 Harriers headed off to run in the Torbay Half Marathon including Glenn Wood &amp; Lucy Oldham who had raced the night before at Sticker.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">First Harrier home was Stephen Woodard in 1.46.38 &amp; a vey creditable 11<sup>th</sup> in his age category.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">Claire Davidson had a fine speedy run to come home in 1.50.57 and 8<sup>th</sup> in her age group. Andrew Berry 1.52.35 just finsihed ahead of Glenn Wood 1.54.46 – not only 2<sup>nd</sup> race in 2 days but 2<sup>nd</sup> Half Marathon in a week.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm">Lucy Oldham finished in a an excellent 2.05.33 and Michael Palmer in 2.07.21. Avery good set of results from the Harriers.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm"><br> </p>

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