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
THU
22 Aug
6.30pm Lux Park 6-7 miles led by Paul/Jon
FRI
23 Aug

SAT
24 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
25 Aug
8am Hurlers Car Park Minions 20 miles
MON
26 Aug
NO JUNIORS - SUMMER HOLIDAYS
TUE
27 Aug
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Chris - Pace Judgement
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Jon
WED
28 Aug
6.30pm Lux Park - Run led by Ray / Jog led by Amanda / Walk/Jog led by Sam
Run group under 11min miling - Jog group 11 to 13min miling - Walk/Jog 13+min miling

Social Events / Races
THU
22 Aug

FRI
23 Aug

SAT
24 Aug
Plym Trail Weekend
SUN
25 Aug

MON
26 Aug
Cornwall Tri/Mini Tri Bodmin
TUE
27 Aug
St Ives Bay 10k
WED
28 Aug

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

CUBERT - DUPLICATE PAYMENTS

From Glyn...

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We used the same company for the Trevornick 10 entries back in March and that all went very smoothly, so I'm surprised we have had these issues :-(

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Harriers Race Report 7 July 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 8 JULY 2019.

Lots of Harriers on the Move.

Summer Turkey Trot. Cornwall GP series Round 8.

This annual Summer race starts and finishes at Tricky's Pub & restaurant Redruth and is hosted by Cornwall athletic Club. The 4 mile race is very popular and takes runners from Trickys on a steep downhill and then a steep up hill through Voguebeloth and Illogan retuning allongside the main dual carriageway to the start.

Thirteen Harriers started the race in a field of some 412 on a hot Wednesday evening.

First Harrier home was Liam Gallantry in a very quick 24m 15s. Closely followed by Marcus Wills in 26m 17s.

Ladies team Captain Kaye Patterson was 3rd Harrier and 1st lady Harrier in 27m15s just 13 seconds ahead of Chris Ullman in 27m 28 seconds. Simon Webber 28m 54s managed 4th in his now very competitive age category just ahead of Sharon Daw 29m 21s. Liz Egginton pulled out all the stops for a brilliant 30m 2 s ahead of Mike Egginton 30m 42s. Alex Coley 31m 9s pipped Jon Sudell 31m 46s by just 37 seconds and only 8 seconds behind was Ross Temby in 31m 54s. Lucy Oldham 34m 26s finished just 26 seconds in front of Simon Coley 34m 52s. All very close and fast running.

Erme Valley Relays Friday 5 July

The annual Erme Valley relays took place on 5th July on a warm Friday evening starting and finishing at Ivybridge Rugby Club hosted by Erme Valley Harriers with each team running four 2.5 mile laps. A record 155 teams of 4 took part – meaning that an incredible 1550 miles was covered in the evening in a very rapid time.

The Harriers had 5 teams running. Team Foster of Ben Harding, Alex Coley Ian trice and Matt Davies finished in 64m 21s, Team Moorcroft , Dave Philp,Darren Harvey, GlennWood and Paul Arrowsmith finished in 67m 13 secs. Team Pavey. Dani Brace, Lyndsey Saunders, Julie Frith and Sharon Daw finished in 76m 46 seconds. Team Bedford, Mark Andrews, Simon Coley Steve Beazley and Dave Philp finished in 80.04 and team Holmes, Lucy Oldham, Sarah Steed Natasha Duffey and Dani Brace finished in 80m 34 s. A very enjoyable evenings racing and special credit to Dave Philp and Dani Brace who race twice.

Man V. Coast Saturday 6 July 2019.

In this race the man was Mike Egginton who took on this Rat race Challenge running from the beach at St Michaels Mount on the South Coast up and over the hill to the North Coast taking in the coast path and beach to finish at Sennen Cove. This extremely tough challenge was over 23 miles – including over 4400 feet of ascent and rock trails , hazards, obstacles running over rocks and swimming. Mike completed the race in a brilliant 5h 57 m and was 85th from 1097 finishers. Not a bad days work at all.

White Star Running Unicorn Marathon & Ultra.

It is said Unicorns are mythical – well Sharon Daw found one on 6 July at Moreton Equestrian Centre near Dorchester – it was not an animal, but a 30 mile Ultra Marathon to add to Sharon's growing list approaching 310 marathons now. After running on Wednesday and Friday at the Turkey Trot and erme Valley and a long drive Sharon made the 8 am start and completed the ultra in very hot conditions in 6h 37 m- a very good weeks running for Sharon.

GeoPark Olympic Triathlon Goodrington Sands. Paignton 7 July.

Marcus Wills was the lone Harrier at this event and put in a brilliant performance in this very testing race.

The vent started with a 2000 m open sea swim completed in 40m 32s. From transition straight onto the bike for a very tough hilly 2 laps of a 13.5 mile course around Paignton completed in 1h 38 m. After this atough 7.3 mile run on the coast – completed in 3h 34 m for an overall time of 3h 34 mins and 9th place in the open male category. A brilliant result for the fast improving Harrier.

Cornish marathon 2019 - entry now open

The Cornish marathon takes place on Sunday 3rd November 2019. 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.

Harriers Success at Boconnoc.



ECH Race Report 1st July 2019.

Boconnoc MTRS Final Round of the series.

Tuesday 25 th June was the final round of the 10 race MTRS series and it really became a team event with final places in the series still to be decided after a very close season of competition and also final individual placings still to be decided.

A brilliant turn out of 30 Harriers made it to the start of the the race on a warm Tuesday evening to race around a hilly 5 mile course in the beautiful grounds of Boconnoc House. 29 ladies teams were contesting for places and 24 mens teams.

East Cornwall Harriers Ladies team triumphed in first place– with a captains performance by Kaye Patterson finishing in 37.31 – with brilliant support from Revis Crowle 37.53 Helen Morse 40.09 and Aimee Turpee in her 1st off road race in 41.42. A fantastic effort to beat 28 other ladies teams. Another East Cornwall Harriers ladies team also were in 15th place with, Meeta Nichools 44.15, Amy Williams 46.00, Tracey Davey 49.24 and Liz Egginton 51.19.

East Cornwall Harriers men's team of Marc Smerdon 31.01, Doug Stacey 31.31, Oliver Jones 31.55 and Sam Mills-Shute 33.35 put in a brilliant performane to be 2nd overall.

Darren Harvey 34.11, Marcus Wills 35.20, Ben Harding 36.18 and David Philp 36.21 were 5th team

Matt davies 36.33, Cadan Crowle 36.44, Chris Ullman 36.54 and Arron Crowle 36.58 were 7th overall, Paul arrowsmith 39.23, Michael Egginton, alex Coley and Craig Vaugnley were 17th..

Jon Sudell43.48, Mark Andrews 46.33,Craig Jamieson 46.49 and Simon Coley 51.58 were 22nd team. The racing was very close and times very fast on this undulating off road course.

In the individual race results the Harriers were again very successful in the 21 race categories.

Special mention for Steve Beazley 54.03 and Kim Crowle 57.58. showing determination and resulting in excellent finish times.

Revis Crowle 1st in her FV 55 age category and a 100% record - 1st in every race she ran.

Overall Men – Marc Smerdon 3rd, Male under 35 Marc Smerdon 3rd. Male 35 -39 Marcus Wills 3rd.

Male 40 -44 Doug Stacey 2nd. Male 45 -49 Oliver Jones 1st. Male 55 -59 Dave Philp 2nd.

Another weekend another Marathon for Sharon Daw – the North Devon AONB at Woolacombe . A tough figure of 8 and then a brutal run on the South West Coast Path with steps and steep ascents and descents. Not for the faint hearted. Sharon finished in 5h 14m 53s and 1st FV 50. Another excellent days work.

Harrier of the Month June 2019



After some outstanding running recently, including her first ultra marathon at Dartmoor Discovery only 7 months after having a baby, this months Harrier of the Month award goes to Kaye Patterson.

Harriers Race report 23 June 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 23 June 2019.

Another enjoyable week of tough competition for the Harriers.

Wednesday 19 June 2019 was round 9 of the Cornwall Multi Terrain Series the penultimate race leaving just one race to go – which is Boconnoc and still lots of final places to be won.

On Wednesday night it was Meet Your Max the race sponsored by Truro Running Club over 10km of true multi terrain – with steep paths streams and a lot of mud & water to contend with. The race starts and finishes at Truro Rugby Club and follows mostly woodland trails.

Ten Harriers started the race and 1st home was Darren Harvey in a brilliant 49.58 and 3rd in his age category, followed closely by Ben Harding in 52.51. Chris Ullman had a good race to finish in 4th in 54.08 in his age group, but looks certain to finish 3rd overall in the series. Arron Crowle 58.16 was next home just ahead of Revis Crowle in 58.43 - 1st in her age group and clinching 1st overall in the series – unbeaten this year – a remarkable achievement. Michael Egginton 1.00.59 was next home just ahead of Helen Morse 1.01.36 . Sharon Daw 1.02.48 and Amy Williams 1.07.28 were next home helping the Harriers secure vital points in the team championship – with just 1 race to go. Liz Egginton 1.27.51 completed the field for the team.

Saturday 22 June saw Craig Jamieson as the lone representative at the Holbefest 10k - run on the trails around the lovely Flete Estate. The race was followed by food and a Music festival – a new and enjoyable race. Craig was happy with his 54.23 and 3rd MV50 result.

Saturday 22nd June was also the very popular Sticker 10 k road race – round 8 Of the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Grand Prix series. The race starts and finishes at Sticker Football club and follows a circular but hilly route for 5 miles and is a fast and furious sprint.

First Harrier home was Liam Gallantry in 31.52 followed by Marcus Wills in a speedy 33.38 – great running from both Harriers. Ben Harding running his 2nd race in 4 days posted a brilliant 34.20 just ahead of Chris Nottle in 35.13. Joe Kearns with another solid performance of 35.41 was 5th in his V55 age group and Simon Webber returning from injury an excellent 3rd in his MV 60 age group in 36.55. Lucy Oldham in 42.36 posted a seasons best and Sarah Steed in 48.06 an excellent PB over this distance. A good race for all Harriers.

Friday 21st June saw our distance specialist Sharon Daw out again for the 2nd time in the week running the Longest Day Marathon Challenge at Hartshill Park in Nuneaton a gruelling race with over 100 feet of climbing per mile. Straight from that Sharon moved down to Rochester in Kent for the Saxons Normans and Vikings Ranscombe Challenge at Ranscombe Farm

In this 50 km Ultra Sharon was 2nd overall and 1st lady in 6.28.41 – an amazing end to a very tough race filled week and now 306 marathons completed.

Sunday 23 June was the 28th running of the annual Torbay Half Marathon a 2 lap race from Paignton to Torquay and back. The race takes place on traffic free roads mainly along the seafront.

Five Harriers made the trip and Ladies Team Captain Kaye Patterson had a brilliant run to be first Harrier back in 1.34.06 and 4th in her FV30 age group. Shane Caughey was 2nd Harrier only 80 seconds after Kaye in 1.35.26. Rosalie Goldsworthy 1.36.40 was third Harrier and 4th in her FV40 age group- brilliant running. Martin Nicholls 1.52.16 was next just ahead of Meeta Nicholls in 1.53.27. Excellent times all round.

Harriers Race Report to 17 June 2019



ECH Race Report 17 June 2019.

ECH Team Ladies Win at Bude.

Wednesday 12 June was round 8 of the Cornwall MTRS race series hosted by Bude Pirates the Bude Lifeboat Run.

Eleven Harriers made the trip for this 6 mile testing run – starting and finishing at Bude Rugby Club From the rugby club the route takes runners out along the canal then off road through a field up a steep hill then another hil before a long slow undulating but fast run back to the rugby Club.

1st arrier home was DarrenHarvey in 40.45, followed by Ben Harding in 42.50 and Chris Ullman in 44.02. Kaye Patterson 44.44 was 1st lady Harrier 3td lady verall and 3rd in her age group. Revis Crowle 45.02 was very close on 45.02 5th lady and 1st in her age group. Mike Egginton 48.48 was next home just pipping our long distance specialist Sharon Daw 49.03 who had a brilliant run. Alex Coley 49.36 was next just edging Amy Williams 50.51. Liz Egginton 1.00.03 and Ray Goodright 1.00.05 completed the field.

Kaye Patterson, Revis Crowle Sharon Daw and Amy Williams collected the Ladies 1st Team prize for the second race in a row.

With 8 races now complete in the series there are many Harriers well placed in their age groups. Ben Harding 2nd, Darren Harvey 1st, Chris Ullman 3rd, Mike Egginton 2nd Rob Pick 3rd. The mens team are 4th.

For the ladies Amy Williams is 4th overall and 1st in her age group. Liz Egginton 3rd, Revis Crowle 2nd Mary Mullarkey 3rd and the ECH ladies team 2nd.

The last two races are going to be very keenly contested and it is likely that many Harriers can sense victory prior to the end of the season.

Another week and another 2 marathons for Sharon Daw – taking her Mrathon total to 306. Saturady 15 th June was the very tough Malvern Midsummer Marathon – which is a true circumnaviagtion of the Malvern Hills including over 4800 feet of ascent. In changeable weather conditions Sharon had a brilliant race.

Sunday 16 June saw Sharon take on one of the most unusual and tough marathon races – the Shepton Mallet Prison race. 78 laps of the prison with 100 steps to climb on every lap a total of nearly 8000 steps. Sharon completed this in 5.41.44.

Sunday 16 June was the turn of Liskeard to host the IntoTri triathlon, The race starts with a 400 m swim followed by a 19k bike on pretty hilly roads up to Tokenbury Corner on Bodmin Moor and then back to Lux park for a 5.6 km run. Just 2 Harriers competed but many more assisted with the race. The weather was pretty appalling especially during the bike race where the wind and driving rain made conditions very tough. Lindsey Smerdon had a brilliant outing to finish in1.42.49. Drew Clark went one better than last year when he finished 3rd to finish in 2nd place in 1.02.38 – some 2 minutes quicker than last year despite the weather – a great effort from Drew.

On Friday 14 June 2019 in the Cardinham Woods 10 k series – Samuel Mills Shute had another excellent race to finish in 3rd place – a great effort on this hard off road course.

Harriers Race Report 9 June 2019.



ECH Race Report 11 June 2019.

East Cornwall Harriers Performing Far and Wide last week.

Dave Hannah in his first Ultra Marathon chose the very tough Classic Quarter – 44 miles of tough coastal path and 5531 feet of elevation from the Lizard – the most Southern Point of Cornwall – along the South West Coast Path – via Mullion, Porthleven, Marazion,Penzance Mousehole, Porthcurno and finishing at Sennen Cove the most Easterly Point in Cornwall. A tremendous achievement to complete this in 10.32.53 at the first attempt.

Marcus Wills and Marc Doyle travelled to Staffordshire to compete in the 70.3 Ironman. This race involves a 1.2 mile open water swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon run to finish – totalling 70.3 miles. The hours dedicated to a very hard training schedule paid off. . Marc Doyle with a 33m 58s swim, 2.47.33 bike race and impressive 1.43m half marathon totalled 5h13m 17s.

Marcus Wills had a superb race with a 37m03s swim, 2h 49m 10sec bike race and brilliant 1h 49m Half marathon totalling 5h 27m 21sec. An excellent showing by both Harriers.'

Sharon Daw fresh from her 300th marathon at the Dartmoor Discovery hit the ground running again at the Saxons, Normans Vikings D Day Marathon at Bridlington on 6 th June finishing this race in 4h 56m 11s on a very hot day. Saturady 7 June saw Sharon compete in the extremely hilly Avery Hill Park run – completed in 26 m the onto Walton on Thames for the Explorer Marathon which is part of the Excelsior series 12 in 12 days of Marathons. An excellent run completed in 4h 58m. Not a day of Rest on sunday for Sharon – the Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon – very hot and hilly but again a sub 5h marathon – completed in 4h 58m.

Liz Egginton was also on the road with a trip to the Forest of Dean 10k. A Tough Runner Event, the Epic Trail 10k in the Beechenhurst Forest. A circular route up and down a steep hill followed by a smaller hill.

Liz finished in 59m 42 secs a very fine run.

Sunday 9 June was the Saltash Half Marathon hosted by Tamar Trotters and starting and finishing at Saltash Rugby Club. This is a very hilly tough Half Marathon which includes many of the hills in the Magnificent 7.

8 Harriers made the Short trip. 1st harrier home was David Robinson in 1.31.45 and 1st in his MV 40 age group. 2nd Harrier was Matt Davies in 1.33.17. Shane Caughey 1.41.12 was 3rd Harrier Just ahead of Joe Kearns 1.42.28 who was 2nd in his MV 55 age group. Chris Nottle 1.42.47 was next home . Jon Sudell 1.50.48 was 4th in his MV 60 age group. Paul kelsey 2.05.34 was next home ahead of David Lean 2.19 .32. The Harriers also collected 1st Male Team Prize – an excellent result.

Last but certainly not least, Craig Jamieson did the two castles 10k, a flattish point to point between Kenilworth castle and Warwick castle in the Midlands in 54.26 to be the first Harrier back, and Sandra Haynes finished in a chip time of 01:02:05.

HARRIERS RACE REPORT 3 JUNE 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 3 JUNE 2019.

Harriers Discover Dartmoor Success.

Main event of the weekend was the longest single loop UK Ultra Marathon, the Dartmoor Discovery a 32.2 mile race over the steep undulating hills of Dartmoor – starting and finishing at the Plume of Feathers Pub at Princetown on Saturady 1st June 2019.

The race is hosted by Teignbridge Trotters who as usual put on a brilliant event with copious food and feeding stations.

For one Harrier this was indeed a very special event. Sharon Daw was running her 300th Marathon and for this event carried the 300 race number. Ten fellow Harriers also entered this very popular but tough event – made that bit harder by being a very hot day.

Four ladies and seven male Harriers started the race and what a brilliant day it turned out to be. Long distance specialist, Diane Roy 4.57.19 was 3 female overall and 1st in her age category, Ladies Captain Kaye Patterson 5.17.40 was 2nd in her age category and Sharon Daw 5.39.24 was 1st in her age category. The resolute Rachael Young 6.30.00 completed the field. Sharon, Di and Kaye won the ladies Team Shield and a special award was given to Sharon for her 300th Marathon, thus joining the World Rankings for Marathon performances. Included in her 300 races were many Ultra Marathons which means overall Sharon has completed over 8000 miles of long distance races in addition to her very many shorter distance races.

The male Harriers did really well claiming 3rd Team and 11th team.

The first three Harriers home were Ian Trice 4.43.49 and 2nd in his age category. Dave Philp 4.50.42 also 2nd in his age category and Pat Munn 4.53.45. to gain the third team trophy.

Next home was Clive Shute 5.37.22 , CraigVaughnley 6.04.01 in his first Ultra Marathon and Mark Andrews – completing his 10th Dartmoor Discovery race in 6.22.13 for 11 th team.

A very fine Harriers showing in a very competitive Ultra Marathon race with many big clubs represented. As usual Teignbridge Trotters hosting was impeccable with everyone happy after a gruelling race.

On Sunday 2nd June it was the Burrator 10k race just outside Plymouth. Five Harriers attended.

1st Harrier was Darren Harvey in an excellent 39.28 and 2nd in his age group. Lucy Oldham 52.28 was next home , 7th in her age group with a brilliant new well earned personal best time. Helen Morse 59.11 was next just ahead of Nikki Pritchard 1.00.25. Ann Kinahan had a strong race to finish in 1.05.46. and 4th in her age group.

Meanwhile over in Canada Jim and Jayne Lockyer were racing in the Whistler Half Marathon. Jayne finished in a superb 1.47.00 and 1st in her age group – winning some Canadian Silverware to bring home and Jim finished in a very fine 2.01.40. Excellent to show some Cornish Black & Gold in Canada.

Memorial Run For Gary Hunt

Don't forget this Wednesday is the memorial run for Gary Hunt - absolutely everyone welcome. Normal meet at Lux Park at 6.30pm. The planned route is just under 5 miles and we hope to keep runners and joggers as one big group. We'll be mostly in lanes or wooded areas so plenty of room for run backs 😊 Walk/joggers can branch off earlier with me so won't need to do the full 5 miles. Drink afterwards in Weatherspoons - approx. 7.45pm. If you're injured or don't feel like running, we'd still love to see you afterwards 😊 Donations will be collected for Cornwall Air Ambulance - a favourite charity of Gary and his wife ❤

Erme Valley & Tavy Town Relays

Calling all Harriers

Summer is here and so is the relay season. We have two relay races coming up and it would be brilliant to get as many Harriers involved as possible and as many teams as possible.
These events have teams categorised by age group.
Mens- Senior, Vet 40, Vet 50, Vet 60
Ladies- Senior, Vet 35, Vet 45, Vet 55
If you put your name forward I will make teams up based on age grouping. However if 4 of you want to make a team of mates then that's absolutely fine, just let me know your team and give me a team name (fun not rude please!!) and I'll enter your team.

The two relay races are:
Erme Valley Relays
Friday 5th July
Ivybridge Rugby Club
2.5 miles (less than a parkrun)

Tavy Town Relays
Thursday 18th July
Tavistock
1.1 miles

By the way, the club pays for all entries for both of these relays.
It's not all about winning, it's the taking part that matters. I'm in, who else is joining me? Let me know which relay or if both relays you'd like to be a part of.

Harrier of the Month May 2019



The Harrier of the Month for May is a shared recognition of the 3 brave runners who had to endure everyone's nightmare....trying to save someone else's life!
Emma Dales, Lucy Oldham & Jim Lockyer did everything they could to try and save Gary, so, more than deserve this recognition.

SW ROAD RUNNING CHAMPS

I am delighted to confirm that the South West Road Running Championship will be taking place again in 2019- with both a 10k and a Half Marathon race in the series.

The HM will take part within the Chippenham HM on Sunday 8th September, and
The 10k within the Gloucester 10k on Sunday 24th November [NOTE: this does clash with the Mob Match and GP presentations!]

Cornwall COUNTY mens’ and ladies’ teams will be selected for EACH distance. (6 runners per team) and I’m delighted to act as Team Manager again (please note I'm not a selector!)

Athletes are eligible for selection if they are either Cornish by birth, OR have had Cornish residence for at least 9 months, OR are in the armed forces. They must also be registered with England Athletics.

These will be hugely competitive races - with strong teams possible from Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Avon- but this is sure to spur our runners on to great performances, potential PB’s and the chance to claim REGIONAL medals.

If you have runners who wish to be considered for selection, please ask them to email Emma Stepto on stella_uk_1970@yahoo.co.uk, with their name, club and stating which distance (10k and/or HM) they prefer to be considered for.

Selectors, who are from a number of our running clubs will select from that list by taking into account performances at GP and DAN track races throughout the Summer. They will also keep a list of reserve runners who may be called on in case of last minute injuries/illnesses. Runners will be informed in plenty of time.

We are awaiting final rules and entry dates/fees/ requirements etc from organisers, so they will be updates to this information in the future.

I hope to secure sponsorship to help towards, or maybe cover, the entry fees, but athletes may have to contribute towards hotel costs and/or car sharing expenses. County vests can be borrowed FOC, or purchased, to keep.

Races will be run under UKA/EA rules.

This is a brilliant opportunity to represent your county- please spread the word!

Emma Stepto
CAC/DAN

Membership Email

Last night I sent a reminder to all members from last year a reminder to renew your membership. This email came directly from the Uk Athletics secretary portal. The email address will show UKA support. This email came from me.

There are still about 50 people who need to renew if they want to.

Remember we pay your UKA subscription from you saving you £15.00.

You can pay online or fill the form in and post.

After the 31st May membership will carry a £5 surcharge.

Any questions email me or give me a call.

Regards

Craig Vaughnley

Membership is due by 1st June 2019

DONT

forget after the 1st June your membership will cost you £5.00 more.

Currently 17 pounds for an adult will rise to 22 pounds after 31st May..

Either fill in the

ONLINE FORM or PRINT ONE OFF and post to me. Or contact TESS and she can send you the BACs info..

You should not really run with the club if you have not paid your membership (DUE to Insurance cover for runners)

NEW runners we are happy for you to try us out first !!

Any question drop me an email.

Regards

Craig Vaughnley - Membership Sec..

RIP: Gary Hunt



Photo: Patto's Pics

Running with friends on May 4th 2019, Gary Hunt collapsed and sadly died. To say this was a 'shock' is an understatement; our community was left flabbergasted. How can a fit 54-year-old man be taken from us so unexpectedly? Since that tragic day, our thoughts and deepest sympathies have been with his wife, family and close friends as they try to deal with their sudden loss.

For his many running companions, we each have our own special memories of Gary that are now poignantly felt when we run without him. A man who was passionate about exercise: cycling to work, running regularly and representing his club in challenging races such as the Looe 10. A kind, supportive man who always had time and patience for others. A fast, but modest runner, who never failed to run back for those behind him. A happy, friendly man who never moaned or complained (even on the wettest and windiest Saturday mornings!) and instead would appreciate the beauty of nature around him.

A man who loved running. A man who loved life.

Gary, we will continue running and keep your smiles and laughter in our hearts forever. From all your friends on Saturday social runs, the Wednesday groups and the entire East Cornwall Harriers community: goodbye, rest in peace and thank you for always running back for us.

Funeral: Wednesday 22nd May 11.30am - Glynn Valley Crematorium. No flowers or black. Donations to Cornwall Air Ambulance or the Fire Service Benevolent Fund.

ECH memorial run in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance: Wednesday 5th June.

Meet at Lux Park - 6.30pm (suggested donation of £1).

Drink afterwards at Wetherspoons, Liskeard (approx. 7.45pm – anyone welcome).