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
SUN
21 Oct
8am Hurlers Car Park 16 Miles - led by Rob
MON
22 Oct
NO JUNIORS - HALF TERM
TUE
23 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park Adults Lanchard Loop led by Revis / Juniors Woodgate led by Lou/Glenn
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Terry / 8am Coaches Meeting
WED
24 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
25 Oct
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Ian/Mark
5 miles led by Chris
FRI
26 Oct

SAT
27 Oct
8am Minions Marks Run on the Moor 5-6 miles. Meet Hurlers Car Park, All welcome.
10am Brickfields Track session / 5k Park Series, Lanhydrock-Mt Edgecombe-Eden-Tamar Trails

Social Events / Races
SUN
21 Oct
Plym Trail Weekend
MON
22 Oct

TUE
23 Oct

WED
24 Oct

THU
25 Oct

FRI
26 Oct

SAT
27 Oct
Sportshall Liskeard 2 - 4pm

MOB MATCH

<p> </p> <p>Please can you inform the clubs that the Mob Match is filling up. We have around 350 entries. The limit is 600.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please can I also remind everyone that entries are strictly on line. We have had a postal entry from a Tamar Trotters member who needs to enter on line.</p> <p> </p> <p>Train smart,</p> <p> </p> <p>Jan Watson</p>

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We need your feedback on the ECH Christmas Party

<p>We know its September but with 94 days til Christmas we need to start arranging the Harriers Christmas / New Year Do. Some of you have provided suggestions and feedback and we're keen to put on an event you'll all enjoy.</p> <p>To help in our planning for those keen to attend can you please answer the following poll - deadline for responses is the end of Friday 28th September</p> <p>1) Buffet with disco</p> <p>2) Meal only</p> <p>3) Buffet only</p> <p>4) Meal with disco</p> <p>Please contact Sarah Collins with your vote and any suggestions, <a href="mailto:sarahlee.collins@tiscali.co.uk">sarahlee.collins@tiscali.co.uk</a></p>

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143 UK Athletics members - We need 151

<p>Currently as a club we have 143 UKA members, as a UKA registered club with 143 members we get ONE automatic London Marathon Place. If we can get to 151 members we will be eligible for a SECOND place for the London Marathon...</p> <p>If you know of anyone - please ask them to join us, the fee to jo in the club is only £17 for an ADULT, with this you get FREE UKA membership.. saving you this year £15.00...</p> <p>Lets try and get to 151 members !!</p> <p>Regards</p> <p>Craig Vaughnley</p>

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Sunday 23rd long run at 6.00am

<p>Because of Lanhydrock 10 on Saturday and other commitments from leaders and coaches, the scheduled 18 mile run will take place at 6.00am from Lux Park, led by Craig (Oli is doing the route). This is strictly a one off, the next week 20 mile run will be led by Chris from Lux park at 8.00am as usual.</p>

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Harriers Race Report 16 September 2018.



<p>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 16 SEPTEMBER 2018.</p> <p>Sunday 16 September saw 6 Harriers travel to Truro for the Truro Half Marathon round 14 of the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Grand Prix series. This tough hilly race around Truro was made a bit harder due to a collapsed bridge which meant a course change to which the organisers decided to include yet another hill. The rain threatened but held off. Simon Webber stopped early on with a bout of nausea but quickly recovered and saw him first ECH back in 1.40.41 and 1st in his age category – securing his place as first in the series with one race to go. Joe Kearns ran consistently throughout to get 2nd Harrier in 1.43.15. and 2nd in his MV 55 age category. Ian Littlewood suffered badly with on going injuries and had chairman Rob Pick not taken a wrong turn and run an extra half a mile he would have have finished ahead of Ian who came home in 1.44.56 with Rob finishing in 1.48.12. Jon Quelch finished in 2.25.33 just edging David Lean 2.25.30 by 17 seconds. Overall a great team effort.</p> <p>Ladies Club Team Captain Lyndsey Saunders celebrated her birthday weekend by travelling to Berlin to compete in her second Marathon this year and chose a momentous race to run in. The Berlin course starts and finished near the Reichstag and is a fast circular route within the city. In good running conditions the world marathon record was shattered by 1m 18 secs by Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge in 2.01.39 – winning by nearly 5 minutes. 44389 runners started the race and Lyndsey finished in 5.00.34 a new personal best and a brilliant way to complete her weekend.</p> <p>On Saturday 15 September Sharon Daw started her 222 marathon the tough Rewell Wood Marathon starting and finishing at Arundel Cricket Club near Chichester. This event was 4 laps of a mostly off road course on the edge of the South Downs -with the Fairmile Bottom Steps to climb 4 times. With 2800 ft of climbing a pretty tough race. Sharon finished in 5.10.29 - 7th overall and 2nd in her FV age category.</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 16 September onto Goodwood just up the road to run the Goodwood Marathon on the iconic Goodwood motor racing course – the only unchanged original road circuit in the UK first used in 1948. On a mainly flat all road circuit Sharon completed her 223 marathon and 89th out of her target of 100 marathons in 100 weeks. Her time of 4.31.56 was good enough to get her 1st FV50 . Another fantastic effort of running 2 marathons in 2 days. Sharon is well on target now for her 100 in 100 weeks.</p>

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Harriers Report 10 September 2018



<p>ECH Race Report 10 September 2018</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Two important club events last week.</p> <p>On Wednesday 5 September was the annual Club Handicap race. The 5 mile race was run around the lanes of Merrymeet with projected race times based on races a lready completed this year. The winner of the ladies race was Aimee Turpee and the mens race was won by John Sudell. The race was followed by a very pleasant Curry Night at the Village Inn Rosecraddoc.</p> <p> </p> <p>On Thursday 6 September the club carried out its first Plogging Event a training run combined with picking up litter along the route. This activity originated in Sweden in 2016 and the name Plogging derived from the Swedish for pick up &acirc;&euro;&oelig;Plocka Upp &acirc;&euro;&oelig; 15 harriers took part and collected 15 black bags of litter mostly plastic.</p> <p> </p> <p>Saturday 8 September saw intrepid Marathon Runner Sharon Daw take on the Crafty Fox Marathon sponsored by White Star Running at Ansty near Dorchester. It turned out to be a very tough race. Sharon came home in 5h 34m 27 secs. On Sunday 9 September Sharon moved on to Farnham to compete in the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon. Sharon finished in 5h 3 min 21 secs.This was race nr 86 in Sharon's attempt to run 100 marathons in 100 weeks and keeps her well on target to do this very tough challenge.</p> <p> </p> <p>Ian &amp; Revis Crowle travelled to Dorking in Surrey to take on the Bacchus Half Marathon mainly around England's biggest vineyard Denbies Wine Estate. This was a tough challenge with sections run on the Pilgrims Way and North Downs way. For the runners an additional hazard was a swarm of wasps in a wooded section that stung several of the runners. Their pain was eased slightly by the wine samples available at the water stations. Ian &amp; Revis finished together in 2h 20m 43 secs.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sunday 9th September 2018 saw round 2 of the Cornwall Multi Terrain Series &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; the Bude Pirate Run &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; starting from Tommy Jacks Beach Hotel Bude. This 8.2 mile race is a hard test for off road runners with a very steep hill to challenge competitors. Nine Harriers made the trip.</p> <p>Ben Harding in fine form was first Harrier home in 1h 9 min 51 secs. Rob Pick 1h 12m 33 secs was 2nd Harrier in 1st in his Male Vet 60 age group. Michael Egginton had a fine run to finish as 3rd Harrier in 1h 14m 2 secs. Amy Williams back from her Snowdon Man v. Mountain Race finished in 1h 18m 9 secs and a very fine 3rd in FV35 age group/ Meeta Nicholls was 2nd female Harrier in 1h 23m 52 secs. Simon Long 1h30m 3 secs just headed Liz Egginton 1h 31m 50 secs. Louise Littlewood 1h 33m 33 secs was next home and Mary Mullarkey 1h 45m 33 secs was 3rd in her FV 65 age category.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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ECH Go Plogging UPDATE



<p><strong>Plogging</strong> is a combination of <a>jogging</a> with picking up <a>litter</a> (Swedish: <em>plocka upp</em>). It started as an organised activity in <a>Sweden</a> around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased conc ern about <a>plastic pollution</a>. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running</p> <p> </p> <p>15 Intrepid East Cornwall Harriers Plogged around the country lanes of Liskeard collecting a variety of litter, most of the litter was unfortunately plastic and therefore recyclable, in total we collected 15 bags. The Plog started at 6.30 and we finished at 8.15pm, due to the high levels of litter around the country lanes it took us a lot longer than we expected. OLD road was very bad and this is surprising as it is less than 300 yards from the Biffa waste collection site at Moorswater.</p> <p> </p> <p>The worst areas was along the A38, it appears drivers are simply opening their windows and throwing their rubbish out as they drive along, rather than simply taking it home and recycling or composting it.</p> <p> </p> <p>The most unusual thing we found was one large Health and Safety sign a construction site sign.</p> <p> </p> <p>The reaction from all of the Harriers after PLOG was really positive, everyone had a laugh and joke as we PLOGGED around, lots of litter related puns were created! (Thanks Dave H)</p>

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Handicap 2018 Results

<p>Congratulations to Aimee Turpie and John Sudell for winning our club Handicap 2018, and for all the runners who came out for the event and social run last night. Thank you to all those involved in the event including The Village Inn, Rosecraddock for a fantastic curry afterwards. <a title="Handicap Results" href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/Handicap_2018_Overall_races.pdf">Full results can be found here</a>.</p>

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Harriers Race Report 3 September 2018.



<p>Our far Travelled members in Top Form</p> <p>ECH Race Report 3 Sept 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>What a week for harriers travelling far and near to compete in major events with many fine performances. The Black &amp; Gold of East Cornwall Harriers standing out at all the e vents.</p> <p> </p> <p>Chairman Rob Pick had one of the shorter journeys tackling the difficult Perranporth Extreme Surf Triathlon. An energy sapping 1500 m swim through the heavy surf off Perranporth Beach followed by a very hilly 3 lap 38 km Cycle race and ending with a very tough 7.5km beach run on the sand. Rob finished in 2h 59m and was 5th in his Super Vet age category.</p> <p> </p> <p>Dartmoor 50.</p> <p>Oliver Jones Chris Gilbert and Dave Philp represented the Harriers at the Dartmoor 50 Ultra Marathon . The 50 mile race, very well organised by Freedom Racing starts in Okehampton and takes the runners across Dartmoor on a circuitous route with long ascents proving hard to run and 3 climbs over Yes Tor and also over High Willhayes the 2 highest peaks. By mile 23 the Harriers were very tired and grateful for the energy recharge at the feeding station. Although surface conditions were dry there were still many streams and the usual Dartmoor Bogs to cross. After mostly uphill sections the latter part of the race saw steep downhills to run – which are apinful on the knees and feet. Oli Jones and Chris Gilbert supported each other throughout the rcae and crossed the line together in joint second place in an amazing time of 9h 27m10secs. Dave Philp finished in a brilliant 13th place in 11h 39m 20secs. Truly brilliant performance and a real credit to East Cornwall.</p> <p> </p> <p>Spitfire 10k.</p> <p>Glenn Wood had a break from Cornwall to visit Wolverhampton &amp; compete in the Spitfire 10k at RAF Cosford – which was the former main venue for UK indoor athletics. The route mainly was around RAF Cosford and Glenn came home in an excellent 46m 58 secs – fifth in his age group.</p> <p> </p> <p>Man Versus Mountain.</p> <p> </p> <p>The annual Snowdon Challenge organised by Rat Race Adventure Sports is one of the UK's toughest challenges. Five Harriers made their way to the start at Caernarfon Castle and ran as a team. The 22 mile race starts in the grounds of the Castle and climbs for 9 miles to the summit of Snowdon before finishing at Llanberis outdoor centre– via Dinorwic Quarry and Lake Padarn. As well as 5300 of ascent at the end there are abseiling – obstacles and the infamous vertical Kilometre to tackle before crossing the finish line. 1000 feet in 1 kilometre is a tremendous challenge. Mark Andrews, Helen Morse, Darren Harvey, Clive Shute and Amy Williams successfully conquered this challenge. Amy Williams took on the race to raise money for Cornwall Blood Bikes the life saving Cornwall based Charity and donations to this cause are welcome via her JustGivingPage.</p> <p> </p> <p>Marc Smerdon who has been training in Italy took on a Half Marathon in Germany in Braunschweig or Brunswick as it is known by the English where he has moved for further training – well it would have been rude not to enter. Marc stormed round in 1h 18m 47secs to win the race and a very nice trophy. Excellent performance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sunday 2 September saw round 13 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix the famous Treggy 7 hosted by Launceston Road Runners. Ten Harriers took to the Road for this very popular race – starting and finishing in Launceston Castle. A very steep downhill from the castle out into the countryside followed by a very steep mile up hill before a circular route ending back in the Castle Grounds. First Harrier home was Ian Littlewood in 47m 17 secs which should please him as he improves from injuries. Second Harrier was Chris Ullman in an excellent 48m13secs. Simon Webber was 3rd harrier in 50m 21 secs and 1st in his Vet 60 age group. Joe Kearns 51m35s was next and also first in his Vet 55 age category. Revis Crowle with another fine run of 51m 45 secs and first in her Female 55 age group. Craig Vaughnley 62m 27 secs a really good effort and then Lucy Oldham 66m 35 secs were the next Harriers home. Louise Littlewood 67m 3 secs was 2nd lady Harrier ahead of ever improving Lyndsey Saunders 1h 10m 31 secs. Lindsay Smerdon completed the race with her mother Lesley Taphouse of Bodmin Road Runners in 1h 22m 46 secs-to make it a family affair.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sharon Daw picked off another marathon towards her target of 100 marathons in 100 weeks – the Exeter City to Sea race. The race starts in Exeter at Exwick Parish Hall and goes via Cockwood to Shaldon and end at Babbacombe near Torquay. This is a another tough challenge with 3200 feet of ascent. After completing this on Saturday Sharon moved on to challenge The Beast, a Poole runners half marathon starting at Corfe castle which saw her finish 15th in 2h 36m 43 secs.</p> <p> </p> <p>A brilliant week for our well travelled Harriers.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><br /><br /></p>

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ECH Go Plogging Thursday 6th September



<p>Not long to go until our FIRST ECH PLOG, we have an idea of a route and I have run parts of the route twice over the last week, there are a few areas that are heavy with litter and a few that are light so we will get some good running in as well as collect some litter. Most of the litter is plastic and we all know what is happening to our ocean and how this is starting to get into food chain. </p> <p>The plan is to collect litter for approx a mile then swop over, there will be 4 litter pickers at anyone time, the bags are to be left full on junctions for me to collect after the run and put all together at LUX PARK for CCC to collect in the morning.</p> <p>Safety Checklist.</p> <p>- Avoid direct contact with the litter</p> <p>- Be aware of the environement (dont get run over !)</p> <p>- Do not collect anything hazardous (needles, chemical containers etc)</p> <p>- Do not pick up dead animals (report to CCC)</p> <p>- Wash hands after litter pick</p> <p>- Do not crush the litter with your feet.</p> <p>- Wear stout footwear (trainers will be fine)</p> <p>- Do not over fill bags</p> <p>- Do not confront anyone seen littering</p> <p>- Do not pick up dog poo</p> <p>- Only runners with high vis on to collect litter (you all will be issued by one provided by CCC)</p> <p>Look forward to seeing you on Thursday - this is a TEST run because we are planning to run the Cornish Marathon Route after the Cornish Marathon to cleanse the route after the Marathon.</p>

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ECH Race Report 19 August 2018



<p> </p> <p> </p> <p>On Friday 17 August 2018 it was round 12 of the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix. Four Harriers made the long journey on Friday Evening to Penzance to compete in the St Levan 10 k.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is a very popular event and attracted o ver 400 runners to St Levan Playing field between Polgigga and Trethewey. The course is mostly a circular route starting and finishing at the playing field.</p> <p> </p> <p><a></a><a></a> Ben Harding was first Harrier home in 41m 26 secs an excellent new 10K Personal Best by 30 secs. Chris Ullman was 2nd home in 41m 44 secs a course Personal Best . Ian Littlewood still recovering from injury had a painful run but still managed an excellent 42m 36 secs. Simon Webber was 4th Harrier in 42m 53 secs an an excellent 1st place in his MV 60 age category. . Less than one &amp; a half minutes separated all four Harriers.</p> <p> </p> <p>Meanwhile on Sunday 19 August Sharon Daw lined up for the start of an Ultra Race the Dorset Doddle – 32 miles of very hilly coast path from Weymouth to Swanage tackling some very steep hills and dropping down to Lulworth Cove passing through Kimmeridge Bay and passing Durlston Castle before ending in Swanage. Sharon finished in 7h 59m. Sharon now has her taget of 100 martahons in 100 weeks well within her sights as well as her 220th marathon.</p> <p><a></a><a></a> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Handicap - Wednesday 5th September

<p>Hi everyone, a reminder that the club Handicap is fast approaching. I have been busy calculating your start times but so far only one person has told me they want to run! We have 56 club members with a qualifying time this year and although I will bring all the times with me it is handy to know who is coming as I can then give you your start time before the event. Please get in contact with me if you would like to know your start time or if you would like to run for fun and I can then calculate a time for you. Thanks Lou</p>

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ECH Race Report 12 August 2018



<p>ECH RAT Report 14 August 2018</p> <p> </p> <p>At 12.05 am on 11 August a group of hardy trail runners set off from Porthpean Leisure centre to run to St. Anthony Head along 32 miles of extremely rugged Cornish Coast line and back.</p> <p> </p> <p>This was the start of the RAT races - a series of races organised by Mud Crew over varying distances from 11 miles to 64 miles on the same section of the SW Coast Path. Mud Crew have made this one of the 'must do' trail running events in the South West. Competitors always return to do this very testing race despite the arduous conditions. It is a race with stringent cut off times which must be achieved in order to progress. The terrain is very hilly in the extreme.</p> <p><br />The first runners were running a circular out and return route of 64 miles in total, the first half in the dark on steep rocky trails with flights of steps in the most dangerous locations. The last 12 miles are particularly tough.</p> <p><br />This year only 1 Harrier &ndash; Rachael Michelova Young tackled this race known as The Plague . After competing 48 miles, 75% of the race, Rachael just missed her cut off time and was retired but a truly heroic effort. As with all true athletes this has just made Rachel more determined to do the race again next year.</p> <p><br />The next batch of runners left at 7 am to run the Black Rat &ndash; after being bussed to St Anthony Head the race is one way back to Porthpean Leisure Centre.</p> <p><br />Four Harriers lined up for this race. First home in 20th position overall was the ever consistent Dave Philp in 5h 56m 35 secs. Dave Hannah was second home in 6 h 41m 51 secs and club Chairman Rob Pick next in 7h 24m 11 secs. Clive Shute in 7h 28m 15 secs was just 4 minutes behind Rob Pick declaring it his hardest race ever &ndash; which probably means he will be back next year.</p> <p> </p> <p>The next batch of runners joined the race at Portloe and set off to run the 20 mile Red Rat at 9.30 am. Four Harriers were in this group. Marc Smerdon &ndash; winner of last years 11 mile White Rat was first home in the amazing time of 2h 47m 35 secs &ndash; winning by a considerable margin and setting a very fast pace. Perhaps next year the Black Rat will be his target. Mel Handford was 2 nd Harrier home in 4h 7m 7 secs just a head of Hayley Stacey in 4h 17m 55 secs. Cheryl Hanns was 3rd lady Harrier in 4h 28m 10 secs. Three brilliant strong performances from the ladies.</p> <p>The Final batch of runners left Gorran Haven at 11 am to run the White Rat to finish at Porthpean. The idea is that the 4 groups of racers all finish at the same point within a reasonable time period.</p> <p><br />First Harrier home was Doug Stacey in an incredibly quick 1h 28m 51secs and also outright race winner. Helen Morse was 2nd Harrier home in 1h 47m 56secs and also second lady overall another great race from Helen. Darren Harvey was just behind in a time of 1 hr 49. Marcus Wills fresh from his Triathlon success in London was 4th Harrier in 2h 5m 7 secs. Tracey Davey finished in a very good 2h 27m56 secs just ahead of Karl Saunders 2h 49 m 48s.</p> <p>Tremendous credit to all the Harriers and all the competitors and Mud Crew for brilliant organisation and support.</p>

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Race Report 5 August 2018



<p> </p> <p> </p> <p>On Saturday 4 th August Marcus Wills travelled to London Docklands to take on his first Olympic Distance Triathlon. The AJ Bell London Triathlon is one of the Major Triathlon Events in the UK. Set on the Leamouth Route around London Docklands the race starts with a 7 50m swim in the Royal Victoria Dock followed by a 40 km cycle race and finishing with a 10km running race.</p> <p>Marcus started strongly with the swim and the cycle race but the intense heat took a toll on him at the end of the 10km run – notwithstanding this he set a very fine 2h 58m 7 secs time. An excellent first time outing.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sharon Daw chose the Forest of Dean Trail Marathon on Sunday 5 August to run her 213th Marathon. The race starts and finishes at the famous Speech House Hotel and is run on the gravel fire roads within the forest. Again the heat was a major factor for all competitors. Sharon finished 6th in her age group in 4h 56m 11 secs and is now well on course for her 100 marathons in 100 weeks with 20 weeks still to go.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sunday 5 August was the 36th running of the Indian Queens Half Marathon a route starting and finishing at Indian Queens Working Mens club. The race takes the runners from Indian Queens onto the gravel trails of Goss Moor completing a circular route. The route although fairly flat is fairly testing with a short up hill finish. On Sunday the heat was also a major factor affecting all the competitors. This is round 11 of the Cornwall Grand Prix series and competitors are looking to improve their points standings and complete their qualifying races.</p> <p>Thirteen Harriers made the trip. First Harrier Home was Darren Harvey in 1h 35m 54s.Simon Webber was 2nd Harrier in 1h 37m 54 secs and second in his MV 60 age category. Revis Crowle again had a brilliant race coming home in 1.40.30 and 1st in her FV 55 age group. Joe Kearns was 4th Harrier in 1h 43m 4 secs and 2nd in his MV 55 age category – just reward for his consistent performances. Rosie Goldsworthy was 5th home in 1h 48m 08 secs. Martin Nicholls 1h 57m 37 secs headed off Tracey Browne 2h 00m 15 secs. Lucy Oldham had a brilliant race finishing in 2h 11m 22 secs. Craig Vaughnley 2 h 12m 18 secs just pipped Laura Smith 2h 14m 39 secs, John Sudell was next home in 2h 19m 33 secs. Ray Goodright 2h 24m 48 secs came back just ahead of Lyndsey Saunders 2h 29m 45 secs.</p> <p>Excellent performance by all competitors in the hot conditions.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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A message from the Chairman

<p>Incredibly, it has now been four months since I was elevated to the dizzy heights of your club chairman. As has traditionally been the case there is no committee meeting in August, so that gives an opportunity to review progress so far and look forward to the rest of the year.</p> <p>During the fi rst third of the year, every member of the new committee and all the coaches have made a tremendous effort to try and improve the whole club experience and to push the ethos of 'one club' and 'inclusion'.</p> <p>Some of the developments of which not everyone may be aware or have forgotten (in no particular order) are ;</p> <p><strong>The AGM</strong>. This has never really been that much fun! So for next year it will be an 'AGM and Awards Presentation Evening'. The AGM itself will aim to get the main business done as quickly as possible followed by the Awards Presentation then buffet, so that it becomes more of a social evening.</p> <p>This year the club is paying <strong>UKAA fees</strong> for every member who wishes it this is intended to encourage everyone to try one of the fabulous events that are put on by the running community in our area, yes they may be called races but they are fabulous social events where you will meet hundreds of like-minded individuals out there to have fun. Forget all those front runners who are out to win things. Just come and have a great time at the back with me.</p> <p><strong>Thursday evening</strong> sessions to encourage inclusivity both the 5 and 8 mile sessions are now single groups for everyone, and this has worked well so don't be put off a Thursday because you think youaren't fast enough.</p> <p><strong>Club kit</strong> items &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; Our new kit officer Hayley has done loads work and there will be news soon of a club subsidised item, possibly a hi-viz lightweight wind/shower proof jacket that we can all wear on training sessions that will show our club identify, keep us dry and safe. There will be lots of other new kit as well &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; so keep an eye out.</p> <p>The first <strong>social event</strong> subsidised by the club and inclusive to all members was the Midsummer run and buffet, organised by Lucy Smale and her team. It was a great evening, and Lucy is always open to other ideas.</p> <p>As you will know we now have a &acirc;&euro;&tilde;<strong>Harrier of the Month&acirc;&euro;&trade; </strong>and the eclectic bunch of worthy winners so far show just how much is going on.</p> <p>Soon we have the <strong>club handicap</strong> to look forward to. Again the aim is for this to be fully inclusive. You can race with a handicap, run for fun as an individual or as a group &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; running fast is not necessarily the aim! Best of all will be the (again subsidised) curry and drinks afterwards. Please make every effort to make it the biggest and best ever &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; this year it is on a Wednesday &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; 5th September.</p> <p>Another new initiative is the &acirc;&euro;&tilde;<strong>Plogging&acirc;&euro;&trade;</strong> evening. This is where as a club we can raise our profile in a positive way locally. An evening where everyone can make a contribution, walk, jog, run it doesn&acirc;&euro;&trade;t matter.</p> <p>Finally, please can I appeal to everyone to contact me or anyone else on the committee (details on the website) with anything they would like raise &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; praise, moans, ideas &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; you don&acirc;&euro;&trade;t have to wait for the AGM to do so.</p> <p>Enjoy your running.</p> <p>Rob</p>

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Harrier of the Month, July 2018



<div> <p>Harrier of the Month for July is Issy Thomas, for continued effort on Tuesday training sessions and for helping with the juniors as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award. Always putting the effort in and turning out for the club, such as as the Tavy relays. Well done Issy</p> </div> &l t;div> <div> <div> <div> <div><a> </a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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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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