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
25 Apr
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Paul/Mark
5 miles led by Amy
26 Apr

27 Apr
8am Deerpark Forest, 5-6 miles, led by Mark, All welcome.
10am Brickfields Track session / 5k Park Series, Lanhydrock-Mt Edgcumbe-Eden-Tamar Trails
28 Apr
8am Lux Park, 8 miles led by Mark
29 Apr
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
30 Apr
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Chris, 300m reps x 10
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Revis

Social Events / Races
25 Apr

26 Apr

27 Apr

28 Apr
Cornwall Tri/Mini Tri St Ives
29 Apr

30 Apr

Trepolpen Seythin - THANK YOU

A big thank you to everyone who marshalled, helped out with registration and all the other jobs that were necessary to get the event up and running. It was a great day. Also really well done to the many, many members who ran and enabled ECH to clean up most of the prizes !

Thank you all. Rob

Membership fees - NOT DUE til after April 4th AGM

Thanks for all members enquiring about rejoining ECH for 2019/20. We really appreciate the enthusiasm. However, can you please all wait till April 4th and the AGM, as we don't officially set the membership fees til then. All members can help vote on the new fees. Until then we don't know what to charge! After that they will be due.

ECH Race Report 25 March 2019


DO NOT FORGET. This Sunday our New Race Trepolpen Seythin- 10 k at Seaton. You can enter on the day if you have not already done so.

What a week for Harrier Sharon Daw with 4 back to back Marathons and then the Tavy 13 Half Marathon.

Sharon started on Saturday 16 March at Wokingham Waterside centre for the Saturn Running Doh'Nut challenge completed in 5.14.00 after first marshalling the Reading Park Run. After that the long drive to Wrexham in North Wales for the Wrexham Running Festival on 17 March for what turned out to be a tough outing on a flooded course with high winds to contend with. Sharon finished in 4.59.14.After the race a journey South to Telford to compete in the “ How Hard Can It Be Events” Codopoly Marathon. The race is run around the historic parts of Ironbridge, Coalport and Lightmoor . Sharon finished in 5.23.47. Day 4 of this tough schedule was a journey south to Brixworth in Northamptonshire for the Big Foot Challenge. This race is 8 laps around the lovely Pitsford Reservoir . Maintaining her regular pace Sharon finished in 5.04.09 and then the long drive back to Cornwall in time to start the Tavy 13 Half Marathon which Sharon completed in 2.00.29.

Another Harrier on their travels was Craig Jamieson who made the start at the Malaga Half Marathon which was a bit more hilly than Craig thought, but he managed to complete in 1.55.07 – just a minute off his PB.

Sunday 24th March was the Tavy 13 hosted by Tavistock Athletic Club. The race starts and finishes at Tavistock College Athletics track – with a run out onto the Dartmoor hills – the first 7 miles being mostly up hill. Six Harriers lined up and Ian Trice was first Harrier home in a brilliant 1.29.14 and 3rd in his MV40 age group. Second Harrier was Kaye Patterson in 1.39.20 - 7th lady and 4th in her age category another excellent performance. Rosalie Goldsworthy 1.41.16 was 3rd Harrier and 1st in her FV 40 age category a brilliant run. Glenn Wood 1.53.55 was next home with another resolute performance. Chris Nottle 1.56.55 was next home.

Sunday 24th March was the first running of the Tamar Bridge 10k and the race commenced with a full field of 500 runners. The organisers had set a tough course for the runners with 2 steep climbs to challenge them. Thirteen Harriers made it to the start. 1st home was Gary Hunt in 48.26 followed by Natasha Duffey in 51.08. Jane Wicks 52.49 was 3rd Harrier . Michael Palmer 56.43 an excellent time in his MV 70 age cat. Colin Miller 57.23 just ahead of Dave Lean 59.19. Leza Wall 1.00.08 just leading Sarah Steed 1.01.38. Holly Garbett 1.05.43 pipped Lucy Benham 1.06.39 by less than a minute and Kelly Benham 1.06.40. Lucy Smale & Kelly Buck 1.12.18 finished together. A very good outing for the Harriers.

Harrier of the Month March 2019 is...............

For a fantastic first half marathon and all his effort and help with haring the schools cross country, this months harrier of the Month is Drew Clark.

Harriers Race Report 18 March 2019.

ECH Race Report 18 March 2019.

A weekend of 3 Half Marathons on St Patricks Day.

Round 4 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix hosted by Falmouth Road Runners – the Falmouth Half Marathon.

For those familiar with Falmouth the hills are quite challenging. Starting near the Falmouth Hotel and up hill around the Castle before dropping back to the seafront for the leg around the Swanpool the race then takes runners higher up the hill around Falmouth on a 7 mile loop prior to returning to the finish fortunately with a downhill gradient. 9 Harriers made the trip on a wintery Sunday morning.

1st Harrier home was Simon Webber in 1.40.03 and 2nd in his MV60 age group. Joe Kearns with another solid run was 2nd Harrier in 1.41.37. Laurie Thrift in his 65 -69 Age category had a very fine run finishing in 1.44.45. Kaye Patterson was close on his heels finishing as 1st lady Harrier in 1.45.24. Glenn Wood 1.59.34 was next home with Lucy Oldham 2.05.02 - 2nd lady Harrier. Ian Gundry posted 2.12.29. Sarah Steed 2.22.10 just pipped Jeanette Turpin 2.22.28. Good performances on this tough course.

On most runners “ to do list “ is Bath Half marathon and this year 5 Harriers made the journey for this huge sell out race. Carol Pollard made a very welcome return to racing – raising funds for Cancer Research and finished in 2.15.18.

For the 4 male Harriers, Darren Harvey was 1st home in an excellent 1.26.19 followed by Ben Harding in 1.30.48. Marcus Wills 1.36.34 was 3rd just ahead of Martin Nicholls – 1.40.34.

Another “to do” Half Marathon is Reading – known for its very supportive crowds and unique finish in Reading United football stadium. For the Harriers and Smerdon contingent a lovely family day out. Marc Smerdon was 1st back in a very quick 1.19.09. Paul Kelsey was next in 1.59.35 followed by Lindsey Smerdon with a new PB of 2.05.17. Lesley Taphouse – Lindsey's Mum, running for her local club Bodmin Road Runners also posted a PB of 2.30.35.

AGM Thursday 4th April

The East Cornwall Harriers AGM will take place on Thursday 4th April.

The date is slightly later than normal to enable us to review our new race, the Trepolpen Seythin, which as you know is happening on Sunday 31st March.

Every member should make every effort to come along so that you take the opportunity to have your say on any and every issue that affects your club.

As everyone knows, the club can only function as a result of the dedication and hard work by the committee. Coaches and members who volunteer throughout the year.

This year we will be trying a new format, where the evening will be split into two parts ;

Firstly : the formal AGM ‘business’.

Secondly : a ‘social’ event with a free buffet (!) and the Annual Awards.

There will be no run that evening. The meeting will be in the sports bar at Lux Park and the“Business” will start at 7:00pm (the bar will be open from 6:30).

All committee posts are always up for re-election, and anyone can nominate anyone else for any post. We know that the Social Secretary and Men’s and Ladies Captains are stepping down, so these will need to be filled.

If you wish to raise any issue and would like it to be included on the Agenda please contact our Secretary, Meeta, via email by 21st April.

As soon as the business is concluded we will be able to move on to the social part of the evening.

Awards to be presented will include all the ‘Harrier of the Month’ recipients. Also we have the ‘Star’ Awards (race times for all members from the year converted into World Standard Age Related Scores to give a star score). These are also used to determine the ‘Most Improved Harrier’.

The ‘Harrier of the Year’, and ‘Penguin’ of the year are to be voted for on the evening. Neither of these is necessarily related to actual running – the former could be for the person you think has contributed most to the club, and the latter for any (genuine and decent !) reason you like.

See you all there.


Easter 5k with Medal and CHOCOLATE

Oli and Myself are holding an Easter Fun Run on Monday 1st April 2019 - 4.30pm @ Liskeard Community College. EVERY runner gets a quality Enamel Medal and an Easter. There is NO fee for this event, all we ask is that you fundraise a few pounds for the National Autistic Society. YOU will need to register see poster attached.

We have sold over a 1/3 of the places so dont miss out !!


Please meet lower car park at Lux Park at 7.30am to share lifts to Grizzly.

Harriers Race Report 3 March 2019

ECH Race Report to 3 March 2019.

Saturday 2 March saw the running of the famous and very difficult 3 Cousin Jack races on the South West Coast Path. There are 3 races the Ultra, the Classic and the little Jack 10k.The races cover the most technically testing sections of the South West Coast Path between Cape Cornwall and St Ives. Mel Handford was the sole Harrier to tackle the Classic this year and what a brilliant performance to complete the 17.4 miles in 3.32.50 and be 4th lady finisher , a brilliant run from Mel.

Sunday 3 March 2019 saw the 25th running of the Bideford Half Marathon in Devon. Nine Harriers made the trip to race in this historically quick Half Marathon.

The course starts and finishes very close to Bideford Amateur Athletic Club and takes in magnificent countryside alongside the River Torridge between Bideford and Great Torrington. The course is half on roads and half on the Tarka Trail, you even get to run through a tunnel. The race is moderately flat, with one small hill section.

First Harrier was Ian Trice in a speedy 1.25.27 followed by Ben Harding with a brilliant 1.29.35 both beating the 90 minute mark. Dave Hannah was 3rd Harrier in 1.34.33 just heading off 1st lady harrier Revis Crowle in 1.35.07 who was also 2nd in her age category. Kaye Patterson had a brilliant outing finishing in 1.41.37 as 2nd lady Harrier. Glenn Wood 1.50.36 very pleased with his time and just heading off Jane Wicks 1.50.42 by 6 seconds. Mark Andrews 1.52.17 was next home just ahead of Craig Jamieson 1.54.07.

What a 10 days for Marathon Specialist Sharon Daw. 7 marathons completed. Another 100 marathons in 100 weeks on target and approaching 280 Marathons in her quest for 300 hundred marathons.

This latest superb effort started with 4 Marathons in 4 days with Phoenix Running Excalibur 2 at Walton On Thames in 5.04.37 on 21st February. Still at Walton the Phoenix Running Grease Lightning Challenge in 4.53.19 on 22 February 2019. Following this a long drive to Cannock in Staffs for the 100 Club AGM on 23 February, preceded by 9 laps of Chase Water Lake to complete another marathon in 5.04.16.

After this a long drive back to Walton on Thames for another Phoenix Running challenge the Dirty Running Marathon on Sunday 24 February.– completed in 4.32.38 . After this the long drive back to Cornwall and work.

After a 4 day break Sharon was back at Walton on Thames on Friday 1st March at the Sports Hub Running Track to tackle the Phoenix Running Track Wars Marathon – a mentally challenging 106 lap Marathon. Sharon completed this in 4.34.04.

2 March saw Sharon on the line for the Saxons Vikings & Normans Club – Book Day Challenge in Kings Forest – in the middle of the Kent Countryside near Canterbury, completed in 5.19.53. The following day the 3rd marathon in 3 days the SVN Mega Challenge Marathon also in the Kings Forest completed in 5.29.01. - then the long journey home to Cornwall.. Amazing display of consistent running and stamina.

Sunday 3 March was the final race of the Charles Stanley Westward League Cross Country championships. The race took place at Redruth with challenging weather from storm Freya. The championship is 6 races with 5 races required to complete the Championship. Benjamin Marriot achieved an overall 10th in the under 11's Mark Davidson 31st in the overall mens and Emily Young 31st in the ladies. Jenny Nash was 14th overall in the ladies and 1st in her age category a superb consistent season from Jenny. Next year we are hoping for more Harriers to compete in the series which is a good friendly competition and free to enter. It certainly provides a good opportunity yo increase you fitness & speed. It would be good to see the Harriers competing in the team category. The competition runs from October to March.

Sunday 3 March 2019 was also the re-introduction of the Duchy 20 race. The race starts & finishes at the Penventon Hotel and has a downhill start with a run out to Illogan along the North Cliffs road towards Hells Mouth then returning back through Coombe & Pool to the finish. The weather was tough as Storm Freya battered the runners. The winner was James Stephens in a brilliant 2.01.11. Oliver Jones in his first competitive race this year showed fine form to finish 5th in 2.09.05 and 1st in his MV 45 age category. Chris Ullman had a very fine run to finish in 2.31.55 and Craig Vaughnley battled hard for an 8 Minute distance PB in 3.03.43

Some excellent performances again this week from the Harriers.


Anyone wishing to 'lift share' for Bideford tomorrow please meet Lux Park Tennis Court carpark by 8.15am

Harrier of the Month February 2019 is Brian Gravener

Well done Brian. After the last crosscountry we were short of loads of place cards and he made the 4 full sets (175 each) laminated. He also helps out with the juniors and supports our sports hall and quad kids events.

Race Report 24 February - Looe 10 miler.

ECH Race Report 24 February 2019.

Sunday 24th February 2019 was the Looe 10 miler Round 3 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix, hosted by Looe Pioneers.

This gruelling 10 mile race has established itself as one of the toughest 10 mile road races in Cornwall and this year rightly attracted a full field with 517 runners completing the race.

As usual the race was brilliantly organised by the Pioneers and well supported by all the Cornish Running clubs and some of our neighbours from Devon.

In brilliant sunshine the runners set off from the Millpool Centre and headed along the quay before heading up hill and across the downs before tackling the very steep descent into Talland Bay. After running around Talland Bay the runners have to tackle a steep ascent heading inland towards Polperro before looping back towards Looe – passing Sclerder Abbey at 6 miles before descending back to Talland Bay and then tackling the very steep ascent pass Talland Church and again uphill to the downs before the welcome downhill to the quay and the final sprint back to the finish at the Millpool.

The race was won by Tony Brewer from the Mile High Club in a brilliant time of 1h 1m 13 secs. Claudia Serien from Plymouth HRC was first female in 1h 16m.

Matt Davies was 1st Harrier home in 1.18.01 with Marc Doyle only 24 seconds behind with a great run. Simon Webber had ana excellent race finishing in 1.19.25 and 2nd in his MV 60 age category. Caden Crowle in 1.20.41 was 4th Harrier just heading off Shane Caughey 1.21. 20. Joe Kearns with another very solid run came home in 1.23.01 to be 4th in his MV55 age category.

Kaye Patterson 1.25.36 in her first competitive race since becoming a mother only 3 months ago achieved 3rd in her F 17 -35 age group- a brilliant come back and 1st lady Harrier. Amy Williams as usual had a very strong run finishing in 1.28.17 just ahead of Hayley Stacey 1.30.02 who was 5th in her FV40 age group. Chris Nottle 1.30.45 just pipped Jon Hoare 1.31.00 by 15 seconds with Dani Brace 1.35.15 next. Craig Jamieson 1.36.04 was next edging Glenn Wood 1.36.52 by 48 seconds. Ross Temby 1.39.20 managed to stay just ahead of the ever resolute Rachael Young 1.39.53 by 33 seconds. Michael Palmer 1.42.27 had a very good run in his ultra competitive MV 70 age category.

Lucy Oldham 1.44.12 headed a following trio of lady Harriers with Liz Egginton 1.45.29, Emma Dales 1.46.16 and Tracey Buckley 1.51.05.

Ian Grundy 1.57.51 Sarah Steed 1.57.51 and Jeanette Turpin 157.52 crossed the line together

Sandra Haynes 2.06.22 completed the team of 25 Harriers.

A very good days running in a well organised and supported race. Thanks to Looe Pioneers and all their marshalls and helpers at the water stations.

ECH Report 17 February 2019

East Cornwall Harriers Race Report 17 February 2019.

Sunday 17 February 2019 saw 15 Harriers make the short trip to Bodmin College to compete in the Bodmind Fire and Rescue Half Marathon.

The route starts and finishes at Bodmin College and takes the runners into the grounds of Lanhydrock for a hilly multi terrain route. A tough half marathon and congratulations to the winner Simon Williams who completed the race in 1h 26m 32 s. First female was Alexandra Russell-Small in 1h 36m 36 secs.

First Harrier home was David Robinson in 1h 33m 24secs and 1st in his MV40 age category.

Ben Harding with another fine run to finish in 1h 38m 59s and 4th in his MV 35 – 39 age category.

Darren Harvey with a good run to come home in 1h 41m 49 sec. Helen Morse 1h 48m 47 secs 1st lady Harrier and 3rd in her F U35 age group finished just ahead of Revis Crowle 1h 48m 59 s and Revis was first in her FV 55 age group.

Shane Cuaghey 1h 54m 04 s was next home ahead of Chairman Rob Pick 1h 58m 51.

Michael Egginton had a fine run to finish in 1h 59m 35s. Amy Williams 2h 05m 55 secs with a great performance achieved 3rd in her FV 35 age category. Gary Hut 2h 9m 49 secs was next back.

Nick Page 2h 23m 5 secs just edged out Ann Wendik Byfield 2h 27m 14 secs. Liz Egginton 2h30m 1 sec. just pipped Emma Dales 2h 30 m 19 secs. Leza wall 2h 36m 55 secs completed the field for the Harriers.

Meanwhile down on the South Coast resolute Marathon Runner Sharon Daw lined up to run another 4 Marathons in 4 days and also achieved another award for 10 Marathons in 10 days.

Saxons Normans & Vikings running group organise themed Marathons and half marathons in the South East. Sharon started with the Valentines Day Challenge on 14 February at Samphire Shore near Dover- completed in 5h 6m 1 sec. Next day 15 February the Martello Marathon on a flat course between Folkestone & Hythe taking in several of the Martello towers.- completed in 4h 59 m 38 secs.

Saturday 16 February saw Sharon at the start of the Mods & Rocks Challenge -at Betteshangar Country Park in Kent – which was the original Coal Mining Heart of Kent now restored and reshaped as a Country Park. Sharon completed this in 4h 57m 57 secs. 17 February was the Super Heroes v. Super Villains Marathon the 4th and final for the week also at Betteshangar Country but on a 3.28 double looped course – with the runners split into 2 competing groups. Sharon completed this in 4h 51m 28 secs and then had the very long drive back to Cornwall – to get on with the day jobs as a farmer and County Councillor. The second consecutive weekend of running over 100 competitive miles and 10 marathons in 10 days a brilliant achievement take Sharon over 270 Marathons completed.


Entries for the BLR have been on sale for just 2 weeks and of the 450 places available we now have only 100 left. For all information and online entry go to

Trepolpen Seythin

Hi All,

As I hope you all know, we are now only 6 weeks away from the first running of our new race, the Trepolpen Seythin, a 10k multi-terrain run based at Seaton which we are promoting with the intention of re-establishing the ECH slot in the Cornish Multi-terrain Grand Prix series. In order to achieve this goal we need to show we can deliver an event that is well-managed, enjoyable and well supported.

We therefore need all members to contribute to one of these aspects.

1. Marshals / Volunteers

We need of marshals. This will only require an hour or two of your time and should be great fun. We will also need volunteers at the Start/Finish to help.

Please let me know if you can help ASAP ;

2. Runners

We are doing quite well in that we have nearly 100 confirmed entrants – but with a race limit of 350 there are still plenty of places left. Members who are not involved in marshalling or volunteering are strongly encouraged to take part – if we as a club don’t support our own event we can’t complain if others don’t. Entry details on the ‘Club Races’ section of the website.

Rob Pick
(Chairman & Race Director) !

ECH Race Report 11 February 2019

ECH Race Report. 11 February 2019

On Saturday 9 February Drew Clark was the lone Harrier to line up for the Exeter Half Marathon and he produced a storming performance to complete the race in 1h 21m 39secs and 16th overall position.

On Sunday 10 February 2019 Craig Vaughnley also made the trip to Exeter to compete in the Sunday Half Marathon. Craig finished in 1h 49m 18s a massive 4 minute personal best for the ever improving Craig.

Sharon Daw was again on her travels to compete in 4 marathons in 4 days. Sharon started at Ryton Pools Country Park near Coventry on Thursday 7 February and on a 3.3 mile out and back course completed the Marathon in 4h 52m14secs in tough weather conditions.

Friday 8th February saw a trip up to Shrewsbury Sports Village to compete in the Charles Darwin Day Challenge . Sharon completed the race in 4h 33m 20 secs.

Saturday saw a long journey South to compete in Phoenix Running One to Rule them all Marathon at Walton on Thames on a course along the banks of the river Thames. In spite of the long journeys and previous races Sharon finished in 4h 56m 56 secs.

Also at Walton on Thames Sharon stayed to compete in the Doughnut Dash on Sunday 10 February 2019 and finished in 5h 15m 22 secs. So after 4 days 4 marathons and 105 miles of competitive racing a long drive back to Cornwall, a very fine achievement. 300 marathons and 100 marathons in 52 weeks are now in Sharons sights.

Congratulations to Steven Sims who has won the Castle Triathlon Series for the first time. The Castle Triathlon Series is the UK biggest Triathlon Series and after coming second overall twice Steven finally achieved his goal of winning the series. Steven is now based in Leeds after starting his athletics career in Cornwall competing in local swimming & running events at primary school with the guidance and support of Karen and Andrew Sims . Steven chose Leeds Beckett University to further his ambitions in the sport and gained his Sports Business Degree. Steven has now become an Ambassador for the Castle Series Triathlons and is an accomplished swimming coach. Watching his hero Tim Don who was the UK's best Triathlete at the time, compete at Blenheim Palace Triathlon was the pivotal moment that inspired Steven to follow the same career – which he has achieved through sheer hard work & dedication & the support of team members at Leeds Triathlon Club.

Race Report - February 3rd


The snow had barely had chance to melt, before 775 runners descended on Newquay, to take part in the second race of the Cornish Grand Prix 2019, the Newquay 10k. A large Harriers contingent of 24 were there to generate some heat and light in the 3C morning chill. The winner of men's race saw Tony Brewer in his first outing for his new club Newquay Roadrunners, put a quality field to the sword in an exceptional 32.02, with only Jordan Clay of Cornwall AC able to get within 90 seconds of him. The ladies race was similarly one sided with Heidi Tregenza of Cornwall AC winning by over three minutes from the rest of the field in 35.21.

While the Harriers couldn't challenge at the very top, there was plenty of intrigue as to who might be first back. Darren Harvey and Ben Harding started together, both pushing the pace, but Darren left Ben shortly after the first significant hill and cruised around in a 38.36, nearly a minute ahead of Ben Harding who in 39.33 and 54th place continues to set new personal bests with every race. Men's club captain Chris Ullman continued his upward trajectory from illness to finish in 41.21 in 80th place to equal his course personal best there from 2015. Not seen out for a while on a race course, Marc Doyle made a very strong return in 42.18, prompting a flurry of finishes, with Marcus Wills next in 42.27, another personal best, from Cadan Crowle in 42.36, also a personal best. Simon Webber can always be counted on to challenge for the silverware and his impressive 42.54 earned him 3rd place in the male vet 60-64 category. Revis Crowle was the first lady back for the Harriers having been overtaken by multi-terrain series champion Helen Morse, and managed to re-overtake her for a time of 43.29 and first lady vet 55-59. Joe Kearns had a solid outing in 43.52, just pipping Helen Morse to the line who finished in 43.58. Rob Pick started like an express train but declared himself well and truly broken at the finish line in a very fine 44.55, as apparently both knees gave out on route. Mike Egginton was another one finishing with a new pb in 47.30 just ahead of Aimee Turpie making her debut for the Harriers at 10k in 47.40. Glenn Wood was please to get around in 48.35, Alex Coley made his comeback after a long layoff in 49.06. Sharon Daw took a weekend off from her epic marathon exploits, and despite not really liking the shorter stuff these days was happy to sneak in under 50 minutes in 49.40. Alan Green got in the early congestion but pulled out the stops to finish in 52.57, Ross Temby was 53.24 in his second Harriers outing. Lucy Oldham put in a strong 54.05, Paul Kelsey finished in 55.47. Liz Egginton found the end of the course tough but was still quick in 56.37. Simon Coley had to helped once he crossed over the line, expending every bit of effort to get under the hour marker in 59.59. Dave Lean was happy with 1.05.37, and Laura Hoare rounded up proceedings in 1.05.38

Newquay 10k - lift share

Newquay 10k - lift sharing, meet at Lux Park 8.15am tomorrow



Race Report 21st January 2019


Another weekend and another Marathon Double for Sharon Daw. Saturday 19 January Ranscombe Winter Challenge at Ranscombe Country Park in 5.37.17 – followed by the Rachels Ranscombe Ramble on Sunday 20 January 2019 in 5.41.52.

Sharon now has 300 Marathons in her sight having achieved 1000 miles of Marathon Running Miles with the Saxons Normans & Vikings Race Organisers.

Sunday 20th January saw the first race of the 2019 Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix – the usually aptly named Storm Force 10 – hosted by Carn Runners. This year the weather was a bit kinder with sunshine & showers around the course.

The race starts and finishes at Camborne Community College and follows an undulating route through the country lanes with steeper hills at miles 4 and 8. This is a very popular race being the fisrt of the Grand Prix Road Running series. 554 runners finished the race. Amazingly again this year 18 runners finished in under 60 mins – which is truly remarkable and shows the strength of running in Cornwall. Tony Brewer of the Mile High club won the race in 52m 55secs. Heidi Tregenza of Cornwall Athletic Club was first female in 1.00.16 , only 17 secs from beating the hour. Brilliant performances from both.

Fourteen Harriers made the long journey to Camborne.

First home was Ben Harding in 1.06.08 followed by Chris Ullman in 1.08.51. Simon Webber was third Harrier in 1.11.05 and 4th in his MV 60 age group. Revis Crowle was 1st Lady Harrier in 1.12.13 and 1st in her FV 55 Age Category. Joe Kearns 1.13.5 was next home just ahead of Arron Crowle 1.13.55. Clive Shute made a huge effort to come home in 1.14.22. Club Chairman Rob Pick posted a good time of 1.16.43 finishing just ahead of Marcus Wills 1.17.34. Glenn Wood was pleased with his 1.23.27 run. Michael Palmer had a brilliant race to finish in 1.28.08 and 3rd in his MV 70 age category. Mark Andrews 1.28.37 was next home just ahead of Lucy Oldham 1.30.04. Holly Garbett 1.46.46 completed the field for the Harriers.

Some very fine times posted for the first race of the season