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
WED
23 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park - Run led by Ray/ Jog led by Lucy O/ Walk/Jog led by Sam
Run group under 11min miling - Jog group 11 to 13min miling - Walk/Jog 13+min miling
THU
24 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Paul/Amy
5 miles led by Rob
FRI
25 Oct

SAT
26 Oct
8am Minions Marks Run on the Moor 5-6 miles. Meet Hurlers Car Park, All welcome.
10am Brickfields Track session / 5k Park Series, Lanhydrock-Mt Edgecombe-Eden-Tamar Trails
SUN
27 Oct
8am Lux Park 10 Miles led by Chris
MON
28 Oct
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
29 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park Adults/Juniors Woodgate Road let by Revis
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Terry (Junior Coaches Paul/Tess - Back up location Liskeard Business Park)

Social Events / Races
WED
23 Oct

THU
24 Oct

FRI
25 Oct

SAT
26 Oct
Plym Trail Weekend
SUN
27 Oct
Plym Trail Weekend
Tavy 7
MON
28 Oct

TUE
29 Oct

Harriers Report 22 September 2019



ECH RACE REPORT 24 SEPTEMBER 2019.

Lanhydrock 10 mile. Round 3 MTRS Series. Saturday 21st September

Saturday afternoon saw 12 Harriers line up at the start of round 3 of the Cornish MTRS series.

This is a very tough course around the grounds of the Lanhydrock Estate with the course meandering through the grounds and up & down many hills.

Doug Stacey had a brilliant run to finish 3rd overall and 2nd in his MV40 age category in1.07.08.

Second Harrier was Matt Davies 5th in his age category in 1.14.53. Jason Crossman was 3 rd Harrier home in 1.15.27..

Revis Crowle was first lady home in a brilliant 1.18.05, 3rd lady overall and 1st in her FV 55 age group. Shane Caughey had a strong run to finish in 1.19.47. Jenny Nash 1.23 32 was 2 nd lady Harrier and 2nd in her FV55 age group.. Hayley was 2nd in her FV 40 age group in 1.26.14. Amy Williams had a great run to finish in 1.33.48 and complete a winning team performance for the 4 lady Harriers – a very good days work and points recorded towards the overall championship.

Our men's team of Doug Stacey, Matt Davis, Jason Crossman and Shane Caughey scored a very impressive 3rd place in the team event – underlining the point that if we have enough Harriers at the Grand Prix races we can get Podium Places & overall season points. Well done to both teams.

Liz Egginton and Dave Lean 1.48.46 finished in the same time. Jon Sudell 1.52.43 and Emma Dales 1.55.33 completed the Harriers performances.

Saints Way Challenge Sunday 22 September 2019. 28.5 mile Ultra Marathon.

The first running of a new race from St Petrocs Church Padstow to St Fimbarrus Church Fowey on trails & country lanes passing through St Breock downs, Lanivet over Helman Tor and through Lanlivery was a tough event on a stunning course - staged by Purple Gecko Events.

Six Harriers took on the challenge. Oliver Jones and Chris Gilbert came joint first in an amazingly fast time of 4.10 43 and laid down a strong marker for future events – even after taking a slight detour on this self navigating event. Sharon Daw – running closer to home than usual finished in an excellent 5.36.45 and was 1st lady in her FV 50 age group a brilliant result. Nick Page 6.49 09 had a good race to be 1st MV 50. Michael Palmer 6.59.20 with a very brave run was 1st MV 70 a tremendous result. Another very brave determined race from Charlotte Bunt to finish in 8.41.49. An excellent but long days work for the Harriers returning with some excellent trophies.

Killerton Half Marathon Sunday 22 September 2019.Exeter

Darren Harvey made the trip to the lovely National Trust Killerton Estate near Exeter to compete in the Killerton Half Marathon.

The race was run on off road trails on the farm estate mostly never used for racing before in an event promoted by Relish Running. Darren finished in a brilliant 1.38.24 – overall third place and 1st place in his MV 40 age group a very fine performance.

Seenland Marathon Bavaria

Whilst away in Germany on secondment Marc Smerdon celebrated his birthday with a present from his German work mates, an entry to the Seenland Marathon in Bavaria. Mostly set on a route around Lake Brombachsee Marc had a brilliant outing to finish in 5th place overall in 2.52.41. A very well spent birthday indeed.

Harrier of the Month September 2019 is..........



Simon Coley. After overcoming a bad injury Simon has come back strong, had a really good run at the club handicap race and has been an inspiration to everyone with long term injuries. Well done, a well deserved award.

WESTWARD LEAGUE 2019/20

XC Season is coming so I need to register all possible runners including U11's by end September!
So if you think you may run, at least once, please let me have your name, DOB and EA Registration Number (registration not required for U11's)
Dates are; Oct 6, Nov 10, Dec 1, Dec 15, Feb 16 & Mar 1
Details will be found on ECH Website under 'Grand Prix'
Thanks
Revis

Cubert 5 Miles

Just thought I’d drop you a line to ask you to let clubs know that ENTRIES for CUBERT 5 are still open and there are quite a few PLACES AVAILABLE, so we’d encourage people to enter via the online portal (can be found at: https://my6.raceresult.com/127692/registration?lang=en).

Please spread the word!

Many thanks.

Regards,

Glyn.

Newquay Road Runners

07531 287155

chair@newquayroadrunners.co.uk

ECH Race Report 2 September 2019.



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 2 SEPTEMBER 2019.

Dartmoor High Ground- Freedom Running.

Saturday 31st August saw 2 Harriers at Okehampton North Dartmoor to tackle two tough trail races the Dartmoor 50 and Dartmoor Highground Marathon.

Both races are organised by Freedom Running for runners by runners.

Both races take in the highest hills in the south West includingYes Tor and High Willhays. For the Marathon there is a total elevation of 5250 feet and for the Dartmoor 50, 10189 feet.

Dave Philp was first off at 6 am to tackle the Dartmoor 50. The route is tough but well marked and passes through the remotest parts of Dartmoor. Dave returned a fantastic time of 10h 45m to finish in 10th place overall. Pat Munn was next off to race the Highground Mrarthon. After completing the Dartmorr Crossing last weekend a 34 mile Ultra , Pat was in fine form again and finished in a very quick 4h 29m in 9th place overall. Superb stamina and fitness. Well done to both Harriers.

On 31 August our non stop Marathon specialist Sharon Daw was in Surrey to compete in the Phoenix Running Excalibur 12 race series. Saturday was Excalibur 8 run on hard trails along canal side and riverside paths . Sharon finished in 4h 31m. On Sunday 1st September Sharon started Excalibur 9 and finished the event in 4h 19m which are her best consecutive marathon times. Just 3 more races for Sharon in this series.

In Romania former Harrier Dan Nash running in the 50 km world championships picked up the Bronze Medal with an amazing performance of 2h 49m 1 sec., also smashing the UK 1981 record of Don Ritchie by 3m 28 secs. Truly amazing. Pete & Jenny Nash must be very proud of this superb achievement as are all the Harriers.

Sunday 1 st September saw round 12 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix – the Treggy 7 hosted by Launceston Road Runners. The race starts in Launceston town square and finishes in the spectacular grounds of Launceston Castle. The race is a real up & downer starting with a steep down hill section into the country followed by a 1 mile climb out of the valley to Tregadillet, to return back into Launceston. First Lady Harrier was Revis Crowle in a very quick 49m 51sec and 1st in her FV 55 age category and 5th lady overall. Second Harrier and 2nd lady was Kaye Patterson in 50m 23s and 4th in her age group & 6th lady overall. Chris Ullman was third Harrier in 50m 56secs followed closely by Shane Caughey in 51m 5secs – a very fine race from both.

Joe Kearns 51m12secs was next home and a fine 3rd in his MV 55 age category.

Craig Vaughnley posted an excellent 58m 17 secs and Lucy Oldham 61m 58secs. Sarah Steed recorded 69m 46 secs just ahead of Nikki Pritchard 70m 53 secs. Alex Putna 75m 32 secs was next back ahead of Charlotte Bunt 82m 1 secs.

Some outstanding competition again this week from Harriers competing far and wide.

Cornish Marathon 2019 - Marshals

Today is 3rd of September. The significance of this is that it is now only 2 months until the most important day in the ECH calendar – the Cornish Marathon.

The Cornish Marathon is our flagship event and the state of our club can in many ways be measured by the success of the event.

Our Race Director, Louise Harding, has already been working hard for several months (assisted by treasurer Tess Mason and IT guru Chris Ullman) and as you may know the race is fully sold out – this is a fantastic indication of how highly the event is rated by the running community both locally and indeed nationally.

However, the day can only be a success if everyone in the club takes their own share of the burden. Louise will need many helpers on the day at the Millennium centre in Pensilva, but the key to making it a great day is always Marshals.

For many years our club President, Mark Andrews, has taken on the huge task of coordinating the marshals, but he is now taking a well-earned rest and I have taken it on.

We need at least 70 Marshals to effectively and safely manage the runners on the day.

I am therefore asking that every member of the club confirm to me that they can make themselves available to help out.

The only valid excuse for not doing so is if you are actually running. Even then it is your responsibility to get a friend or relation to do it on your behalf – they will not only be able to support you but also every other runner and your club as a whole.

There are more than 30 locations where Marshals are needed, with many of them needing a few people to work as a team. Why not get a group of friends to do this and have a fun day together.

You can either do any early stint or a later one depending where on the course you are, or you can do both.

Please let me know as soon as you can that you are available – first come first served for the best places.

Anyone who hasn’t contacted me within a couple of weeks will get a call from me as a chase up. Remember it isn’t a chore, it’s a fun and enjoyable way to spend a few hours. The reward will be the thanks from the runners, your club – and a pasty back at race HQ !

Thanks all in advance.

Rob

robpick1956@outlook.com

07971 224476

Harriers Race Report 26 August 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 26 AUGUST 2019.

The Big Day Out on Dartmoor and for two Harriers it certainly was.

Pure Trail Running organised the Crossing a 37 mile Ultra Marathon race across Dartmoor from North at Belstone near Okehampton to Ivybridge on the South. This iconic race followed a new route this year 2.5 miles longer than in previous years.

Distance specialists Pat Munn and Sharon Daw lined up for the challenge across the moor – passing through Princetown and following trails, paths and open moorland. At times there are various obstacles to counter including stream crossings and boggy sections.

Pat completed the race in an amazing 6h 21m , 8th overall and 1st MV50 another excellent run from Pat. Sharon Daw familiar with running on Dartmoor and having run 39 miles last year on the moor was home in 7h 6mins , 4th lady and 1st FV 50 a brilliant run.

On Monday 26 August Triathlon came to Bodmin with 2 races centred at Bodmin Leisure Centre organised by IntoTri events. The Big Dragon – a 400 metre swim , followed by 26 k cycle race and 5.6 k run. Drew Clark currently leading the overall series put in a brilliant performance to come second overall in 1h 8 m. narrowly beaten by Michael Birchmore the world 25 -29 Ironman 70.3 champion. Drew is leaving us to go to University in October and his contribution to the Harriers will be missed – not forgetting his help at the Schools Cross Country Events – in all weathers. We wish him luck as he pursues a career in Sport. Marcus Wills put in another excellent Tri performance to finish as 8th Male in the open category in 1h 15m.

Craig Jamieson in only his 3rd Triathlon Event entered the Little Dragon Event , 200 m swim, 13k cycle ride and a 2.5 k run – and completed this in 50m 39s. Which was good enough for him to win the event, an outstanding performance for a senior male vet.

August Harrier of the Month - Marcus Wills



The August Harrier of the Month award has gone to Marcus Wills Marcus has been racing and training superbly recently, not just in the usual races but also his triathlon, with a fantastic showing at the Cotswold mid distance triathlon.

Question Time: Social evening with your coaches.

At last nights coaches meeting the coaches came up with an idea to have an 'Question Time' evening with the coaches. The idea would be to have a social evening where coaches would give a little talk about coaching, running in general and basically imparting their knowledge gained through coaching courses and training together with many years of experience in running, for some at a high level.

Before we make any plans we would like to know if this is something that our club members would be interested in. So please leave feedback via the feedback email, or just by telling your coaches and leaders if you would be interested in such an evening.

It would also be a chance to tell your coaches what you would like from us.

ECH Race Report 11 August 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 11 AUGUST 2019.

Saturday 10 August 2019 was one of the highlight running festivals for off road running in Cornwall – the Roseland August Trail Races – known as the RAT races – hosted and brilliantly organised by Mud Crew Events. The weekend includes 5 races of different lengths including two ultra marathon distances.

The races are run on the South West Coast path between Porthpean and St Anthony's Head a distance of 32 miles with the toughest event called The Plague being an out and back total of 64 miles on very hilly coastal trails with steep ascents and descents and a few short road excursions through villages.

The Plague starts at 12.05 am in the dark – to add to the immense toughness of this race. There are cut off times on all the different stages as this is a race not a walk. The different races join the route at different points,all terminating at Porthpean Outdoor Leisure Centre. The race is very professionally organised with marshalls and feeding and drinking stations all along the route as well as brilliant support and encouragement.

Rachel Young took on the 100 km challenge of the Plague and set off at 12.05 am. Despite some doubts and worries about her shortened training schedule she got stuck in to the task in hand and produced an outstanding personal gritty performance showing real courage and determination to finish in 18h 43m a fabulous performance.

In the Black Rat Race – competitors are transported from Porthpean to St Anthony's Head to start their race back to Porthpean at 8.30 am over the 50 km – 32 mile ultra marathon distance. The ever consistent Dave Philp completed the course in a brilliant 5h 45m. In 12th place. Hayley Stacey and Mel Handford running together had fabulous race coming in in7h 2 m joint 7th lady finishers.. Considering the terrain superb times.

Meeta Nicholls took on the Red Rat - 20 miles of the course and finished in an excellent 4h 19 m. Tracey Davey ran the White Rat 11 miles of the route and finished a fast 2h 29 m.

Considering the awful weather conditions which meant the runners were constantly battling the wind and rain that was so bad that other events were cancelled they all deserve massive congratulations for their efforts.

In other parts of the country Sharon Daw was quietly clocking up more Marathon Miles and proudly carrying the Gold and Black vest of East Cornwall Harriers. With 320 Marathons now fast approaching – Saturday 4th August was the Vanguard Way Marathon at Croydon, a hilly trail race that Sharon completed in 4h 55m and was 3rd Lady Finisher.

Saturday 10 August 2019 a Phoenix Running Marathon – called One Run to Find Them, on a very hilly lapped course through the Denbies Wine Estate and an excellent 2nd lady finisher in 4h 57m.

11 August at the Woking Waterside Centre the very aptly name Run Forresr Run marathon. Sharon's 3rd Marathon in 8 days and an an excellent 4h 37m. 7th overall and 2nd lady. Another great weeks work.

Harriers race report 4 August 2019



ECH RACE REPORT 4 th August 2019.

Indian Queens Half Marathon Sunday 4th August 2019 was the 10th race in the 2019 Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix.. Over 600 runners took on the race over a new improved course which takes runners on a loop up and over Goss Moor starting and finishing at Indian Queens Working Men's club.

First home for the Harriers and 1st in the MV40 age category was Doug Stacey in a brilliant 1h 22m 43s.Dave Philp was 2nd Harrier and 3rd MV 55 in 1h 31m 39s. Pat Munn 1h 35m 44s was third Harrier and 5th MV 55. . Ellie Roy a Holiday harrier for the day - visiting Mum Diane Roy from her base in Dubai was next home 3rd in F 17 -34 age Group. Ladies Captain Kaye Patterson ran a brilliant 1h 37m2secs to be 4th F 17 -34. Joe Kearns 1h 38m 55 secs ran another excellent race just pipping Diane Roy, 1h 40m 10sec who was 1st Lady 55 -59.

Craig Jamieson made a brilliant effort to finish in 2h and 30secs. John Sudell 2h 57 secs was next home ahead of Lucy Oldham2h 2m 47 secs. Ray Goodright 2h 12m 38secs with another solid performance headed off Sam Hunkin 2h 20m 19 secs. Sarah Steed 2h 25m 7 secs just edged Nikki Pritchard 2h 25m 11 secs by 4 seconds. Charlotte Bunt 2h 38m 56 secs completed the field for the Harriers.

Marcus Wills was the sole Harrier at the Cotswolds Middle Distance Triathlon and made the most of a long trip by putting in a brilliant performance and bettering all of his previous times. A 1900m swim in 36 mins followed by a very fast 56 mile bike race in 2h 33m and an excellent Half Marathon in 1h 48 m was just reward for his hours of dedicated training.

Harriers Race Report 11 August

Handicap Run & Buffet

On Thursday 5th September we will be holding our annual Handicap Run and buffet. The hot and cold buffet will be at the Village Inn, Rosecraddock and is £10 for members and £13.50 for non-members. Everyone is welcome, Clive always puts on a fantastic feast at any event at the Village Inn so whether you are planning to race the handicap (names to Lou Harding), marshal (names to Revis Crowle) or just support, get your names to our social secretary Lyndsey Saunders via email or text 07795 403857 and book your buffet place today.

Changes to Sunday Runs

Please note there have been changes to the start location and distance of the next two Sunday runs. 18th August is now from Golitha and 25th August is now from Minions.

Looe Breakfast Run this Saturday

The Looe Breakfast Run this Saturday morning starts at 8.30 from Liskeard Station. It's a SOCIAL 9/10 mile multi-terrain run via Scawn/Herodsfoot alongside the river to the Millpool Carpark. If you want anything taken down to Looe for the end of the run, Larry will put it in the van at Liskeard at 8.30.

He will meet us at the Millppol Carpark at the end. Lift back to Liskeard Station after breakfast in the van, let me know if you would like a lift (07751 876948 or email tessamason@tiscali.co.uk ). Or take the train back to Liskeard. Trains are 10.27 and 11.42.

See you on Saturday.

ST LEVAN 10K

Mounts Bay Harriers and St Levan Sports Association look forward to seeing you all this Friday evening, 16th August

For local running club captains – could you please nominate someone to collect all your club entries & distribute them to help reduce congestion at registration. Please make sure you let your club members know who this is so you they can collect your clubs race numbers from them and not the desk

On the day entry is likely to be busy so we need your help to ensure that we can process these & get them entered onto the chip timing system.

Registration opens at 5 pm & will close at 6.45 pm prompt - some of our volunteers are racing so it is only fair that they have time to prepare for the race. Please bear this in mind when travelling to St Levan - it's August & the roads are likely to be busy!

Finally, St Levan village have asked that we do not warm up on the road before the race as it can cause traffic issues - please use the field to warm up although we ask you to be mindful of the children's race which finishes on the field.

Thank you & see you on Friday!

Mounts Bay Harriers Events Crew

Cornish Marathon entries are now closed

The Cornish Marathon is full so the entries have been closed. A reserve list is now in operation, please contact the race director to be added to this list. Last year with deferrals and withdrawals everyone on the reserve list was offered a place so there is a good chance if you go on it that you can take part.

Indian Queens Results Check

Dear Cornish Clubs, As you May know the RunBritain online entry system does not allow those using it to enter the name of their club if they do not have a UKA number. The Grand Prix does not require runners to be individual UKA members, they just have to be a paid up member of a recognised Cornish Running Club that is affiliated to the UKA or ARC. This means that some of your members may not have their club listed on the results of IQ Half. PLEASE ask the members of your club who ran IQ to check that their club is showing next to their names on the results and to email me this week if it is missing. This is so that they do not miss out on their GP points. Many thanks Jenny Email: jenny690@btinternet.com

July Harrier of the Month: Dani Brace



For some outstanding recent running, representing the club and both Tavy Town relays & Erme Valley relays, including running two legs at Erme Valley. Congratulations Dani, well deserved award and reward for your excellent efforts.

Harriers Race Report & MTRS series Results.



ECH Race Report 21st July 2019

Last week the 2018- 2019 MTRS Grand Prix series finished with the final race at Boconnoc.

Another excellent season for the #Harriers. In the MV 40 age category Darren Harvey finished 1s t, Male Vet 45 a brilliant 2nd for Chris Ullman. MV50 – outstanding running from Mike Egginton to finish 4th. The men's team was 4th overall.

For the ladies FV under 35 Helen Morse 3rd. FV over 35 Amy Williams 2nd. FV 50 Liz Egginton excellent 3rd. FV 55 Revis Crowle a superb 1 st and also 3rd Lady overall . Our Ladies team were 1st overall retaining their title from last year. Superb consistent running.

Thursday was the annual Tavy Relays for teams of 4 over a fast 1.1 mile route around the Meadows park in Tavistock. An excellent turnout of 34 harriers including 4 of our Year 9/10 Juniors who ran superbly well. Will Birch, Finley Soady, Issy Thomas and Byron Patrick completed the 4.4 miles in only 26m 26 secs to be 5th in their age group.

Our Team Chattaway of Ian Trice, Darren Harvey, Doug Stacey and Chris Ullman finished in 23m 22s and were 2nd in their age category. Senior Club Men, Team Bannister, Ben Harding, Marcus Wills, Liam Gallantry and Arron Crowle and Cadan Crowle finished in 23.32 just 10 secs behind their team mates.. Senior Club Men team Landy, Craig Vaugnley, Alex Coley Steve Beazley and Jon Sudell clocked 29 m 6 secs just ahead of Vet. Male Team Brasher, Craig Jamieson, Simon Coley, Jon Hoare and Glenn Wood in 29m 34 s.

For the ladies Team Budd Revis Crowle, Jenny Nash, Sharon Daw and Hayley Stacey clocked 27m 6 secs for 4th overall and 1st in age group. Team Leather of Kaye Patterson, Dani Brace, Lyndsey Saunders and Aimee Turpee finished in 9th overall in 28m 4 secs..

Team Wade , Vet Women of Nikki Pritchard, Hayley Marriot , Revis Crowle and Jenny Nash finished 5th in their age category in 29m 59 secs. Team Muir of Natasha Duffy, Leza Wall, Sarah Steed and Rhian Moxham finished in 33m 2 secs.

A really excellent night of Club Competition and support.

Saturday 20 July 2019 was the Magnificent 7 Road Race hosted by Tamar Trotters – round 9 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix. The race is very Hilly starting and finishing at Saltash Rugby Club.

First Harrier home was Arron Crowle in 48m38 sec a new PB. Chris Ullman was 2nd Harrier in 49.29 a Season Best for him. Matt Davies was 3rd Harrier with a new PB of 49.48, Shane Caughley 51.34 a PB for him as well. Chris Nottle 51.35 just 1 sec behind and 4 seconds ahead of ladies Team captain Kaye Patterson in 51.39 a PB for Kaye as well. Joe Kearns 52.05 was next just pipping Paul Arrowsmith 53m 35s.who posted a Season Best time.. Simon Webber also with SB of 54.39 was next. Liam Gallantry 63.06. just headed Jon Sudell 64.49. Paul Kelsey a new PB in 66.24 and Lucy Oldham a Season best of 67.24, Ray Goodright also had a Season Best finish in 70m 16 s. Samantha Hunkin a season best in 73.19 and Sandra Haynes alos a season best 75m 59 sec. A great night of running for the Harriers with so many PBs and SBs on this extremely testing relentess. course

Cornish Marathon Entry - Over 300 places already taken

A quick reminder that Cornish Marathon places are selling fast. The maximum limit is 450 and we have had just over 300 entries in less than a week. Please enter now if you want to race. Once you have entered please allow a few days for your confirmation to be sent, it is a manual process and takes time to cross-reference everything. We are getting the confirmations out as quickly as possible. Thanks, Lou