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
21 Aug
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Mark - 400m Reps
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Glenn
WED
22 Aug
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
23 Aug
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Chris/Revis
5 miles led by Glenn
FRI
24 Aug

SAT
25 Aug
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
26 Aug
8am Lux Park 8 Miles
MON
27 Aug
SUMMER BREAK - NO JUNIORS

Social Events / Races
TUE
21 Aug

WED
22 Aug

THU
23 Aug

FRI
24 Aug

SAT
25 Aug
Oke Croak, Okehampton 10+ Miles
Plym Trail Weekend Marathon & Half
SUN
26 Aug
Plym Trail Weekend Marathon & Half
MON
27 Aug
Cornwall Tri/Mini Tri Truro

Club Handicap & Curry Night - Wednesday 5th September

<p>Following the Club Handicap race there will be a meal at The Village Inn, Rosecraddoc at 8pm. We hope to see as many Harriers as possible.</p> <p>It will be curry night at The Village Inn with 12 different curries, plus choice of rice and a naan bread.</p> <p>A pre-order of your curry and rice choice is needed along with your payment - &pound;8 for members, &pound;10.95 for non-members. Information sheets will be available from the end of this week from the run leaders. <a>Please </a><a href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/Harriers%20Club%20Handicap%20-%20The%20Village%20Inn%205Sept18.pdf">complete the slip</a> and return to a committee member or run leader no later than Friday 31st August 2018. Family members and children are very welcome to join for food and drinks.</p> <p>If you have any queries please contact Lucy Smale on 07876767855 or Sarah Collins on 07503185047, or via Facebook.</p>

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ECH Go Plogging



<p>ECH go Plogging Thursday Sept 6th 2018 - 18:30pm Lux Park</p> <p>So what is Plogging ? Basically It's Litter Picking whilst jogging.</p> <p>We are hoping to hold a few of these a year, one of which will be around the time of the Cornish Marathon to make sure we leave NO litter after t he run. As regular runners we will all see lots of litter that we can't stop and pick up whilst we are running. With PLOGGING you do exactly this.</p> <p>Our plan on the day is to have runners who run on and some PLOGGERS who PLOG along picking up litter. During the run we will swop over so we all get the chance to PLOG and RUN. The total distance has not been confirmed but will either be the normal 5/6 mile run or the 8 mile run. ALL on tarmac!</p> <p>The route will be around Liskeard and surrounding lanes.</p> <p>This is a great chance for everyone to get involved and PLOG along so great for ALL abilities and NEW potential members are also welcome to join us on the day. This is also an opportunity to raise the profile of the club and problems we face as a nation with Littering of all types.</p> <p>The equipment needed has been loaned to us free of charge by Cornwall County Council, they will also collect all litter free of charge at the end of the run.</p> <p>I realise the PLOG is the day after the Handicap Race, But I am sure it will still be well supported!</p>

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Cornish Marathon 2018 open for entries

<p>The Cornish marathon takes place on Sunday 4th November 2018 this year. We are now taking both postal and online entries. There are only 450 places so please make sure to enter early to avoid disappointment. Enter via Club races/Cornish marathon on this site.</p>

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ECH Race Report 22 July 2018



<p>ECH race report 22 July 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>Thursday 19 July saw the annual Tavistock Town Relay races – promoted by Tavistock Athletic Club.</p> <p>This very popular event has a social element where clubs from Devon &amp; East Cornwall meet and compete again st each other in a four leg 1.1 mile relay race but the racing is very serious and the running fast and furious. The event takes place in Tavistock Meadows Park which is mainly flat and fast with one small incline.</p> <p>41 Womens teams and 44 mens teams competed in this lung bursting race.</p> <p> </p> <p>The Harriers Senior club ladies team ECH Scrambled Legs of RevisCrowle, Sharon Daw, Hayley Stacey and Helen Morse were the first Harriers team and a brilliant 3rd overall with a time of 27m 7 secs for the 4.4 miles. Second team for the Harriers were ECH Chafing Dreams Julie Reynolds, Karen Sims Holly Garbet and Louise Littlewood in 31m 20 secs.Third for the Harriers in 33m 28 secs were the ECH Blister Sisters of Louise Littlewood, Lyndsey Saunders, Liz Eggington and Sarah Steed. Four of the ECH ladies made the top 25 fastest ladies, Helen Morse in 9th, Revis Crowle 14th Julie Reynolds 15th and Hayley Stacey 17th. Very fine performances</p> <p>For the ECH men,The ECH Marauders of Marc Smerdon, Oliver Jones Liam Gallantry and Doug Stacey were the top ECH team and a very creditable 5th overall in an very fast 22m 14secs..</p> <p>Second harriers team were the ECH Buccaneers of Ben Harding,Ian trice,Darren Harvey and Paul Arrowsmith in 23m 54 secs.Third ECH team the ECH Swashbucklers of David Hannah,Caden Crowle and David Philp were just 2 seconds behind in 23m 56 secs.</p> <p>Fourth harriers team the ECH barnacle Backs of John Sudell, Alex Coley. Simon Coley and Craig Vauhgnley in 28m 17 secs that just edged out the ECH Vets team, Salty Dogs, Ian Wonnacott, Mark Andrews, Glenn Wood and Mike Egginton by 3 seconds as they came home in 28m 20 secs.</p> <p>A very good evenings sprinting for our normal distance runners. Marc Smerdon in 11th and Oliver Jones in 21st were in the top 25 fastest runners of the night.</p> <p> </p> <p>Magnificent 7 on Saturday evening was the 10th round of the Cornwall Glass Road Running Grand Prix - but actually the 9th race as one round was cancelled due to inclement weather.</p> <p>The race starts and finishes at Saltash Rugby Club and is 7 very testing and hilly miles on the Cornwall side of the Tamar. Chris Ullman recovering from anaemia was first Harrier home in 49m 3secs – his highest ever finish in 10 attemts in this race. Ian Littlewood – although running with a suspected broken rib came home in 49m 53 secs just heading off Darren Harvey 50m 16 secs – who perhaps regretted running 8.5 miles earlier in the day in the heat. Joe Kearns 52.42 had a very fine run to finish in 52m 42secs – which placed him 3rd in the MV55-59 age group. Rosalie Goldsworthy 55 m 27 secs was first lady harrier home ahead of Louise Littlewood 1.02.35 who finished despite running with in pain for the whole race – a brave effort. Lyndsey saunders 1h 11 m 11 secs ahd an excellent race improving on her last years result.</p> <p> </p> <p>For Sharon Daw this weekend was a trip to Bath for the running Festival to compete in her 210th Marathon. This interesting race based at the university of Bath is set in the Hills and valleys around Bath taking in part of the Fosse Way and the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal. The extremely hot weather and testing course made this a very tough race. Sharon finished in 5h 58m 01 secs which placed her 2nd in her FV 50 age category.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Breakfast RUN UPDATE

<p>Meeting point is TOKENBURY CORNER at the top of the Moor NR the Wheal Tor pub and the top road into Pensilva - NOT FOREDOWN as previously stated..</p>

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***CHANGE TO SCHEDULED BREAKFAST RUN***

<p>The breakfast run scheduled for this Sunday (29th) has now been moved to Saturday morning. It will still be a 6 mile on/off road route for everyone with breakfast afterwards and Trevallicks. Names to Tess, Lucy S or Sarah asap please.</p>

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Welcome NEW Members

<p>I would like to Welcome Alan Moss, Kelly and Lucy Benham as our NEWEST club members - If you have any questions my contact details are in the drop down menu above.. email is membershipech@gmail.com..</p> <p>You England Athletics membership details normally take 4 weeks to arrive, if you need your unique runners number for race booking let me know and I can get then for you.</p> <p>All of meet times are also in the drop down menu !!</p> <p>Welcome to The East Cornwall Harriers !!!!</p>

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Looking for an Indian Queens place...

<p>Joe Kearns is looking for a place at the recently sold out Indian Queens half marathon, if you have one available that you can't use, please drop him an email at <a href="mailto:tjkearns100@gmail.com">tjkearns100@gmail.com</a></p>

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Tavy relays - lift sharing

<p>Lift sharing for the Tavy relays - some of us will be meeting and leaving at 5.45pm at Lux Park tonight, which will be early enough to get there for both men's and women's races - BUT not the junior race or fun run.</p>

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Sunday Morning Run

<p>Please meet at Lux Park at 7.30am to share lifts to Portwrinkle (to minimise need to pay any car parking charges).See you at Lux. Mark Andrews</p>

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ECH Race Report 15 July 2018



<p>ECH Race Report 15 July 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>A memorable weekend for Four Cornish Maids as East Cornwall Harriers, Rachel Young, Cheryl Hanns, Tamsin Lay and Meeta Nicholls after months of intensive training set off to compete in the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones part of the Thr eshold Race Series.</p> <p> </p> <p>This iconic race is 100 km – 60 miles along the Ridgeway – the oldest known path in the UK used by prehistoric travellers , Vikings, Normans and Romans.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race starts in the Chilterns from Lewknor in Oxfordsire crossing the Thames at Goring then rising up to the North Wessex Downs before descending to the standing stones at Avebury – the largest stone circle in Europe. From 10 k to 20 k there is a steady climb repeated again with a tougher climb between 30 and 50 Km. The runners break at 50 km for an overnight halt having completed 30 miles – an Ultra Marathon distance before starting again at 5 am in the morning for another 50 km run to Avebury. There is another testing climb between 85 and 90 k – before the long descent into Avebury.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>The 4 Cornish Maids had a early early start with a long coach ride to the start on Saturday the 14th July at 4 am , setting off at 5.30 am. Race preparation is essential and with the very hot weather the runners had to carry a good supply of water and nutrients. The route passes many historically important sites , Grims Ditch, The White Horse, Barbury Castle and Liddington Castle. For the first section of the race the 4 Harriers finished within 5 minutes of each other. The following day the 15 th of July was going to be hotter so the runners again made a very early start. Fatigue from the previous day made the second half of the race much harder and at 80 km Meeta Nicholls had a knee problem that severely affected her pace – but bravely she carried on to the finish. The 4 Harriers put in resolute brilliant runs. Tamsin Lay finished in 13h 30m 37 sec 47th out of 750 starters and 8th in her age category. Cheryl Hanns crossed the line in 13h 30m 38 secs 48th overall and 10 th in her age category. Rachael Young finished in 13 h 44 min and 27 secs. 51st overall and 11th in her age category. Meeta Nicholls 15h 36m 23 secs showed real determination and was 122nd overall and 25th in her age category. An excellent team result for Cornish Maids and now double Ultra finishers.</p>

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Welcome NEW Members

<p>Welcome to James, Julie, Julie and Adrian, who joined the 5 mile social group run last night. Welcome to the club and if you have any questions about the club feel free to ask me or the look at the contact section in the drop down menu above....</p> <p>Hope to see you NEW members again soon.</p > <p>Regards</p> <p>Craig Vaughnley - Membership Secretary</p>

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*****AMENDED WEDNESDAY CLUB THIS WEEK*******

<p>Due to the world cup game between England and Croatia this Wednesday (12/7/18) there will be only ONE MIXED GROUP going out from lux park for Wednesday night training. We will be back to normal the following week.</p>

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DUCHY 20??

<p>At the last CRRRG meeting, Nick Masters mentioned that there is a possibility of a revival of the Duchy 20. As you'll see from his email below, he wants to gauge possibly interest before embarking any further.</p> <p> </p> <p>Could you mail Nick if there are expressions of interest fr om your club? Many thanks.</p> <p> </p> <p>Nick's email is: chester_dover@yahoo.co.uk</p> <p> </p>

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MAG 7

<p>We are less than two weeks away from Mag 7 and perhaps it is the right time to issue a few advice notices.</p> <p>1. It is on a Saturday evening, not a Sunday morning. We met one lady runner on Friday who was still going to a Sunday morning run!!</p> <p>2. There is NO parking in Moorl ands Lane (Race HQ) except for the lovely results team who can park as close as they like. There is ample parking about 5 minutes walk from the race venue but please be aware that from 6.15pm this forms part of the Fun Run route - please be aware of young runners if you arrive around this time.</p> <p>3. We hope the weather holds and that you will stay to enjoy live music and a barbecue. We can&acirc;&euro;&trade;t be certain about the first bit but we know the second part is confirmed.</p> <p>4. If you were fast enough to win perpetual trophies last year, please ensure that you bring them back - or at least give them to your team to do so.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is our 20th Anniversary Run. As a result we have chosen not to give tee shirts or vests this year. The sought after medals will be awarded and another useful piece of memorabilia.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.</p> <p>John Smudger Smith</p> <p>Reluctant Race Director - Magnificent 7.</p>

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ECH AGE GRADED TROPHY RACE

<p>Our chosen race this year for the 'much sought after' Age Graded Trophy is the CORNISH MARATHON on November 4th...... so plenty of time to train and remember it's not necessarily the first over the line who wins this Trophy!!!</p>

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Harrier of the Month June 2018



<p>This Harrier of the Month award for June went to Ben Harding. He has had an outstanding month of racing setting a number of PB's or race best performances. All his hard efforts in training this year has definitely paid off, well done Ben</p>

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St Ives Bay 10k race details



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Sunday Run

<p>The Sunday run will be from Hannafore (top end by fields) and not from Minions. The distance will still be 18 miles to prepare for RAT race. Please contact Dave Philp for further details 07866923524.</p>

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Membership Update and Virgin London Marathon 2019

<p>We currently have 130 members that have taken up the free British Athletics (UKA) membership. London Marathon give British Athletics registered clubs places depending on BA members.</p> <p>The places are allocated by the following numbers</p> <p>10 - 150 One place - We currently get O NE place.</p> <p><br />151 - 250 Two Places<br /><br />251 - 350 Three Places</p> <p>351 - Four Places</p> <p>If we could get another 21 fully paid members who also subscribe to UKA we could get a second place in the VLM.</p> <p>Please chat to your friends and families and lets see if we can get another London Marathon place. </p>

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