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
FRI
17 Jan

SAT
18 Jan
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
19 Jan

MON
20 Jan
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
21 Jan
6.30pm Lux Park Adults led by Terry Briarwood Alternate - Juniors led by Mark/Tess Lake Lane
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Amy / 8pm Committee Meeting
WED
22 Jan
6.30pm Lux Park - Run led by Amanda/ Jog led by Ray/ Walk/Jog led by Lucy O
Run group under 11min miling - Jog group 11 to 13min miling - Walk/Jog 13+min miling
THU
23 Jan
6.30pm St Cleer Church - 5 - 6 Mile run led by Chris/Tess

Social Events/Races
FRI
17 Jan
Primary XC - Cotehele
SAT
18 Jan
Plym Train Weekend
9-1pm First Aid Course at the Sports Club
SUN
19 Jan
Storm Force 10, Camborne
MON
20 Jan

TUE
21 Jan

WED
22 Jan

THU
23 Jan

REMINDERS!

This Thursday 19th is our Annual Turkey Trot....time to get into some Christmas spirit! Only qualities required are the ability to jog/run and drink....eezy peezy!! Meet Lux Park Tennis Court carpark 6.30pm wearing something festive (preferably silly), bring some money and we'll hit the pubs of Liskeard with some (indirect) running between. Finish with a buffet at Liskeard Sport Club.

Sat 21st meet Hurlers carpark, Minions, 8.30am for 5-6 mile run or 4 mile walk followed by 'festive treats' at Jenny Nash's place. All welcome. Please let either me or Jen (mob 07853 279491) know you're coming.

Race Report 10th December



Race for Wildlife

On a cold and crisp December morning, 6 Harriers made the long journey down to the Race For Wildlife in Penzance. It's a 7 and a half mile race up to the moors from the town, crossing ploughed fields, old stone styles, and treacherous footpaths. Once up top runners are rewarded with lovely views back down to the ocean and a 3 mile down hill sprint, which is never quite as easy as it promises to be. 224 runners braved the brisk conditions, and in a race won by Jonny Colacco of Newquay Roadrunners, Doug Stacey of East Cornwall truly cemented his comeback with a fantastic 4th place in 45.56, just one and half minutes behind the race winner and won the male 40-44 age category. Ben Harding was very strong in 18th place in a time of 51.28 and third in the vet male 35-39 category. Jason Crossman made his debut the week previously at Mob Match, and wasted no time in pulling on a Harriers vest again, and was impressive in 25th place in 52.45. Revis Crowle is once again improving on last year in 53.51, to be third lady overall and first in the vet female 55-59 category. Experienced ECH vet David Lean was next in 152nd in a time of 1.13.20, and Liz Egginton made a welcome return in a time of 1.16.42.

Cardinham Christmas Canter

Meanwhile a more Christmassy event was taking place rather closer to home. The Cardinham Christmas Canter had both 5k and 10k races up, down and around the rather steep woodlands of Cardinham with runners often donning Santa hats or costumes. Several intrepid ECH ladies ventured out for the Harriers going the full 10k, Gail Cory was first back in 1.08.01 and Sandra Haynes was next back in a time of 1.08.15, closely followed by Terry King in a time of 1.08.34. Charlotte Bunt was next in 1.13.17, Samantha Hunkin was 1.13.57 and Lucy Smale made up the team in 1.14.01.

If 10k isn't difficult enough as it is, imagined tethering yourself to a dog and gallivant over the woodlands steering them where necessary. This is exactly what Canicrossers do, and Ali Parritt took the plunge and came 4th overall in an excellent time of 56.01.

Newquay road Runners Trip

Subject: NRR tour to Mont St Michel - May 2020

Itinerary for Newquay Road Runners on tour to Mont Saint Michel, Brittany in France for the 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon.

Thursday 21st May - Monday 25th May 2020.

There are still some places available for the races and on this trip, so if you’re interested just let me know - des.evans10@gmail.com or 01637 871823.

It’s £335pp which is non-refundable. I’ll need a £100 deposit with the remaining balance being due by 5th April.

We’ll be leaving Newquay on Thursday evening, 21st May, time to be confirmed. To catch the overnight ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff.

The overnight boat cabins are included in the price.

On the Friday morning we’ll head to St Malo, and go to registration, then onto the Ibis Styles Hotel, on a B&B basis, but an evening meal is included on the Sunday night.

The races are split between the Saturday and Sunday and the coach will take you to the start and will be nearby at the finish.

We’ll head back on Monday 25th May and anticipate getting back to Newquay at around 10pm.

Remember - you need to register yourself for the race.

You don’t have to participate in the races, you can come as a spectator.

Any questions just let me know.

Des Evans

Newquay Road Runners

Harriers report November 25th



The traditional season ending race is the Falmouth mob match, which starts outside the Falmouth hotel takes a loop around the headland crowned by Pendennis castle, before heading out past Gyllingvase beach, laps around the Swanpool before heading back up to the finish at Falmouth hotel. Mob matches are unusual racing events where there is less kudos for the winning individuals than there is for the winning teams. The idea is every Cornish club gets as many of their runners to participate as possible, where your position is equivalent to an amount of points (1 for 1st, 2 for 2nd), and the team with the lowest amount of points wins.

As this kind of event favours the biggest clubs, there are three divisions, one for the largest clubs with over 200 members , those medium sized with between 100-200 and those with less than 100. East Cornwall Harriers competes in division 2, for medium sized clubs. Those competing in division 2, need at least 8 runners to make a team, but runners who finish outside their team's top 8 still count, because they can increase the totals of other competing teams by finishing above them.

Despite weeks of seemingly never ending rain, the clouds parted on a mild November morning and the treacherous coastal winds were non-existent leading to excellent running conditions. Cornwall AC as one of Cornwall's largest clubs, dominated proceedings by winning both the men's and ladies division 1 events, and their male athletes took 1st and 2nd place in the race. East Cornwall Harriers first athlete back was Doug Stacey, still recovering from a nasty fall in 17th place in an excellent time of 29.42. Next back was Ben Harding in a speedy 32.51 in 46th place overall. Debutant Jason Crossman was 33.20 for 58th place. There was an almighty tussle for the 4th, 5th Harrier positions between Chris Ullman and Patrick Munn, with positions changing in the last 100m, Chris finished in 34.01, Patrick in 34.03, just ahead of the first lady Harrier, Revis Crowle in 34.04. It wasn't long to the next Harrier Marcus Wills in 34.29, followed by lady's captain Kaye Patterson in 36.33. Hayley Marriot had a strong run in 38.42. John Sudell, one of the winners of the club's marathon places for London 2020 squeaked in just under 40 in 39.55. Club chairman Rob Pick claims each race will be probably be his last before his knees pack up on him, but got round in a solid 40.55, and was the 8th member of the men's team who came second place in the standings behind Falmouth Road runners, and narrowly ahead of Carn Runners, and excellent result given the large amount of missing runners from the men's team.

Cheryl Hanns made a welcome return for the club in 41.18. Club president Mark Andrews was next in 42.41. Lucy Oldham was next in 46.47 only 3 weeks after completing all 15 Cornish Grand Prix races, Sarah Steed was strong in 48.38, Lyndsey Saunders was back after an injury hit season in 49.25 and Nikki Pritchard was in 50.16, and these 8 ladies made up the 2nd place ladies team, another exceptional result. The club's oldest runner Alan Smith was a whopping four minutes quicker than last year 50.57, and Steve Beazley, himself a former veteran of all 15 Cornish Grand Prix races was a welcome returnee in 51.12.

Afterwards the prizegriving for the Cornish Grand Prix season took place. These are 15 races starting with the Stormforce 10 in Camborne in January and ending with the Cornish Marathon at Pensilva in November. A runner needs to complete a minimum of 8 races to qualify for a league placing, but there are special prizes for those who run all 15. The ladies ECH commanded the silverware and the most notable achievements. The ladies team captain Kaye Patterson was inspirational for the team, coming 3rd overall and 2nd in her age category, an astonishing performance, especially so given it was less than a year after giving birth! Revis Crowle wasn't far behind in 6th place overall and 1st place in the Vet female 55-59. Lucy Oldham ran all 15 races, the only member of the club to do so this season, and came 44th overall, and 8th in her age category while being tired after the tremendous effort is already entering races for next year. Sarah Steed was the 4th lady and completed 9 races and finished in 82nd place. The ladies team was 9th overall in the standings.

The men's team only had 3 finishers, Chris Ullman was the first placed Harrier in 37th place overall and 8th in the vet male 45-49 category, only overtaking Joe Kearns in the Cornish Marathon. Joe finished 38th was but was 3rd in the vet male 55-59 category. Simon Webber was 58th and clinched 3rd in the vet male 60-64 category. The men's team were 8th overall.

Harrier of the month November - Lucy Oldham



Congratulations to Lucy Oldham on being voted Harrier of the Month for Novemebr 2019, in recognition of her outstanding achieving in completing all 15 races in this years Cornish Grand Prix series.

Newquay 10K - Cornish clubs entry

Following on from Trevornick and Cubert, using raceresult.com, entries for Cornish Clubs will be open from Friday this week - 29th of Nov @ 9 pm -> keep it open until Monday 9th of December @ 8 pm. To be on the safe side we have also added a password in the entry process (ask Revis, or team captains , at the club or email chrisullman297@gmail.com for the password)

The main hub for information and communication will be the Newquay 10K 2020 Facebook page where we will post the link to the entry system later on this week.Any comments by Cornish club members (or otherwise) should be directed to this page where we can answer any questions/ queries.

In summary:

Newquay 10K

When: Sunday 2nd of February, 2020

When to enter: Starting Friday 29th of November @ 9 pm, window closes @ Monday 9th of December @ 8pm. After this point Cornish Clubs can no longer enter.

Mob Match shared lifts

Shared lifts will be leaving from Lux Park at 8.15am, on Sunday morning. There WILL be spaces available on the day - the lifts will leave early so that people can enter beforehand if necessary.

Remember the club pays your race fee, after you've entered and run it.

Harrier of the month Nominations

Please let me have your Harrier of the Month nominations for November. Please send them to Glenn via email, or text or messenger.

London Marathon Club Places - Draw

Congratulations to Marc Doyle and John Sudell who were the lucky ones out of the hat.

Good luck to you both - you will enjoy a great day. Just a bit of training needed now.

Commiserations to the other seven members who were unsuccessful this time but your chances for next year have increased considerably !

Harriers Report 11 November 2019.



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Bideford 10 miler

Sunday 3 November was the Bideford 10 miler hosted by Bideford Amateur Athletic Club . The race follows a mostly out and back route mainly on the Tarka Trail with great views of the rivers Taw and Torridge. Simon Webber returning to racing after 4 months of injury, posted a an excellent 72 minures 20 secs and was 2nd Male Vet 60. A very pleasing return for Simon.

Phoenix Remembrance Day Marathon

Down in Surrey was the Phoenix Racing Remembrance Day Marathon – 4 out & back laps along the bank of the River Thames at Walton on Thames.

Sharon Daw made the long trip to compete in her 334 th Marathon and recorded a very fine 4.39.0s

St. Michaels Mount Remembrance Day Run. 10 November 2019

Seven Harriers lined up for the annual St. Michaels Mount remembrance Day Run at Marazion held in front of the Historic St. Michaels Mount. The organisers request that all runners wear Red in memory of the fallen in war. A portion of the entry fee is donated to the Poppy Appeal and Mounts Bay Harriers also award a very fine medal as a tribute to the fallen who are remembered at this vent. The race starts at 11.02 am after a 2 minute silence from all present. The race is a 4 mile run on the beach crossing sand , rocks and a river. This is race number 4 in the MTRS 2019 – 2020 series.

First Harrier home was Doug Stacey in 27.57, 5th overall and 2nd in his MV age group. Ben Harding was 2nd Harrier in 27.57 and 4th in his MV35 age group. Jason Crossman 32.14 was next home and 4th in his MV 40 age group. Shane Caughey 34.23 recorded a fine 34.23. Dave Lean had another resolute run to record 42.17. Leza Wall was 1st lady Harrier in 47.08 just pipping Liz Egginton 47.50.

London Marathon Club Places - LAST CHANCE

The draw for the two club places in the 2020 London Marathon will be done this Thursday 14th November.

If you satisfy the criteria as set out in the draw eligibility form as repeated in news item in October, want to run, and haven't put your entry in yet then please get it to Rob NOW !

The draw will be done in the lower car park at Lux Park at 6:30 on Thursday. Please make every effort to attend if you are in the draw or at the very least let Rob know if you can't make it.

Thanks and Good Luck !

The Cornish Report. 3 November 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 4 NOVEMBER 2019.

The CORNISH Final Race Cornish Grand Prix.

Sunday 3rd November was the Cornish , the final race in the 2019 Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix and one of the two races hosted by East Cornwall Harriers. This final race decides the overall Grand Prix league table positions.

After a week of very heavy rain the Fowey Valley was severely flooded for a long section when inspected the night before the Marathon and the Race Director took the decision to reroute the race to enable it to go ahead. The safety of runners and marshalls takes priority in every road running race but also cancellation would mean that the 400 runners who had run 1000's of miles in training would have been very disappointed. The re-routing entailed making the event an “out and back race” with the runners turning for home just after Dozmary Pool & retracing the route back to Pensilva. This made the race a little more hilly but surprisingly most of the runners enjoyed the change.

In the event the route proved to be not the only challenge on the day. When the runners set off from Pensilva the bright sunny sky quickly became overcast and turned to rain with a big drop in temperature as the runners headed out to Golitha Falls. As the runners headed up onto the moor the rain became torrential with a cold biting wind and was very miserable as the runners passed Colliford Lake. Notwithstanding this, most runners completed the race in some excellent times.

The race was won by Stuart Nicholas from St Austell Running Club in 2.47.26 with Oli Jones from the Harriers in 2nd place in 2 .51.42.. Dean Harris from Chineham Park Running Club was third in 2.57.06. For the ladies, first home for Looe Pioneers was Jo Robinson in a brilliant 3.18.50.Second lady was Carly Kendall from St.Austell Running Club in 3.34.03 and third lady was Harrier Kaye Patterson in 3.35.45. Amazing race times for them all.

Harriers results in full were 1st Harrier Oli Jones 2.47.51 2nd overall and 1st MV 45-49. Doug Stacey 3.08.51 was 2nd Harrier home and 3rd MV 40 – brilliant running. Darren Harvey 3.16.02 4th MV 40 just edged Dave Philp 3.18.23 who was 1st MV 55. Patrick Munn returning to excellent form after injury was 2nd MV 55 in 3.21.39. Chris Ullman posted a brilliant 3.35.27 just ahead of Kaye Patterson 3.35.45 2nd overall and 2 in age category. Diane Roy 3.43.15 was 1st in her FV55 age category and as usual still smiling as she crossed the line. Clive Shute in his 26th marathon posted 3.46.39 just ahead of Joe Kearns 3.47.37 and 6th in his MV 55 age group. Julie Frith 3.56.50 had an excellent run comfortably under 4 hours in her first ever marathon. Amy Williams 4.02.20 smashed her previous best marathon time by an amazing 50 minutes a remarkable run – especially in the conditions. Sharon Daw running marathon 333 had an excellent run finishing in 4.03.34. and 3rd FV 50. James Lockyer posted 4.24.17 despite suffering a nagging knee injury. Craig Vaughnley 4.26.05 was next Harrier home ahead of the amazing Ray Goodright 4.32.33 who was 3rd in his MV 70 age group in a brilliant time. Rachael Young finished in 4.43.09 another solid performance. Steve Walsh 4.53.15 just piiped Lucy Oldham 4.54.22 by 67 seconds. Lyndsey Saunders 5.04.42 put in another resolute run finishing just ahead of Srah steed 5.05.45 and Paul kelsey 5.05.47. Nikki Pritchard again concentrated on the task in hand and finished in 5.10.07. Alex Putna 5.30.00 completed the field for the Harriers.

Our Ladies team of Kaye Patterson, Diane Roy,Julie Frith and Amy Williams, won the ladies team prize, a very good effort.

Our mens team of Oli Jones, Doug Stacey,Darren Harvey and Dave Philp were 2nd male team another good result.

East Cornwall Harriers would like to thank the runners for bravely turning up and performing so well in the adverse conditions and also the volunteer Race Marshalls and Safety crew who not only ensured the runners were safe but encouraged them all the way. Without volunteers there are no races – so again many thanks. More information and personal comments are on the East Cornwall Harriers Supporters Facebook page as well as many photos. You can join East Cornwall Harriers supporters by clinking the link on Facebook.

Cornish Marathon - Thank You from the Race Director

A marathon weekend is often a series of highs and lows, and this weekend didn't disappoint. The weather threw it's worst at us but in the end, we put on one hell of a show.

Thank you, everyone, who has helped in the build-up to the marathon and on the day. I have had so many positive comments and thank yous from runners who took part, they have praised everyone who marshalled, helped, stood out in the weather and cheered them home.

Thank you so much, this event wouldn't happen without you, you are the stars of the show.

Lou Harding

Cornish Marathon 2019 Results

Well done to everyone who took part, the results of the race are now available here

Cornish Marathon 2019 - Triumph through adversity and heroic Marshals

Just a brief few words before we have a full de-brief.

In spite of appalling conditions over the weekend Lou Harding and her team managed to once again showcase East Cornwall Harriers at their best.

As many of you will know from Lou’s posting below, the dreadful weather led to flooding and closure of the Fowey Valley – a major section of the route.

However, undeterred, a last minute change meant that the race went ahead as a full marathon and was a great success.

As Chair I would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible.

As Head Marshal I would particularly to thank all the Marshals and those at the drink stations. Many of you stood out in the cold, wet and rain for many hours, but remained cheerful and encouraging throughout – a fantastic effort. It is really, really appreciated and I am proud of each and every one of you.

Finally of course well done to all those members who actually ran. Not only did you have to contend with dreadful conditions but also to run an unfamiliar route. There were some exceptional performances, but everyone who even attempted it deserves admiration. Congratulations to you all.

Thanks again,

Rob

Cornish Marathon Update

Latest update on the Cornish Marathon, the race is still going ahead however having just been and checked the course the Fowey valley is still closed due to flooding. As the road is still flooded after several hours of dry weather and with more rain forecast we are going with our contingency plan and changing the route to an out and back marathon. It will still be marathon distance. Even if the road was to open before the start tomorrow we need to have set the course out well before that and with the further rain forecast we can't risk it flooding again while runners are still out there. Please advise all supporters of the route change, it will not be going to Jamaica Inn. All marshals and helpers involved will be contacted in the morning. If you are travelling to the event please avoid the Fowey valley. Registration opens at 8am tomorrow and the race will still start at 10am as scheduled. We will give full details in the race briefing. See you all tomorrow. Lou Harding

Cornish marathon still on AND still a marathon

The Cornish Marathon is still on. As you may know, a significant 5 mile part of the course is currently flooded. If we have to implement a contingency it will still be using a large part of the course, and it will STILL BE A MARATHON. See you all tomorrow on the start line at 10.00

Race Days Instructions - Cornish Marathon 2019

Race day instructions were sent out to all runners last Sunday (20th October). I have had a few emails saying they were not received but they were sent out to all taking part. If you did not receive them my apologies, they can be found here. Race Day instructions and car parking map. See you on the 3rd November. Lou Harding

Harriers Report 29 October 2019.



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS REPORT 29 OCTOBER 2019.

On Sunday 3 November it will be the 35th running of the Cornish Marathon.

This is the Blue Riband Event of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix and the final race in the series and the only all road marathon in Cornwall.

The race starts and finishes at Millenium House in Pensilva and follows a route through Crows Nest to Golitha Falls and then up via to Jamaica Inn, before before turning at about 16 miles for the return to Pensilva via the Draynes Valley. This is a very testing race. After the Marathon race leaves Millenium House there is a 1.1 mile Fun Run around Pensilva starting at 11 am. Registration is open from 10 15 am on the day and all finishers receive a medal.

For Sharon Daw it will be her 333 marathon a fantastic achievement and she will be joined by many of the South West's finest distance runners. There are many vantage points along the route and local support for the runners is welcomed.

Craig Vaughnley made the trip to Portsmouth on 19th October to compete in the Great South 10 mile run – part of the great Run series and capitalised on his hard work in training by posting a 1h 22 min , 5 minute Personal Best.

Sharon Daw was at Walton on Thames on 19th of October to run the Phoenix Running Man Marathon – done in 4h 21m and the next day the Phoenix 10 Marathon – completed in 4h 48 m and was 2nd lady finisher. Sunday 27 th October Sharon lined up for the Plymouth Trail Marathon – her 332 marathon and finished in 4h 1 min as first lady – a brilliant result.

Sunday 27th October 2019 and Marcus Wills was racing at the Dartington Sprint Duathlon. A 5 k run followed by a 25 km bike race and finished off with a 2.5 km run. An excellent time of 1h 12m was enough for 11 th place overall in very muddy conditions after Saturdays torrential rain.

Saturday 26 October saw 3 Harriers make the long journey North to race in the Snowdon Marathon a testing run around Mount Snowdon. Adam Lockton was first Harrier home in a very fine 3h 39 m. Shane Caughey was 2nd Harrier in 4 h 4 mins and Matthew Loughrey Robinson an excellent 4h 49m.

Sunday 27 October was the annual Tavy 7 race on Dartmoor starting at Plaster Down and passing Pew Tor and going through the village of Sanford Spinney. Kim Crowle finished in 1h 13 m and Deb Philips posted 1h 21m.

Harrier of the Month October 2019.........



After returning from injury, she is back to winning her age group on a regular basis (every race!) and all the hard work behind the scenes with coaching and organising the schools cross country. Congratulations to Revis Crowle, this months Harrier of the Month.