Club Details
East Cornwall Harriers is a very friendly club which welcomes runners of all abilities. The club has the following weekly sessions, which all go from Liskeard Sports and Social Club, Lux Park Sports Centre, Liskeard, unless otherwise stated.

Training Schedule
FRI
19 Jan

SAT
20 Jan
8am Minions Marks Run on the Moor 5-6 miles. Meet Hurlers Car Park, All welcome.
10am Brickfields Forum Coached Track session
SUN
21 Jan
8am Lux Park 6 miles
MON
22 Jan
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
23 Jan
6.30pm Lux Park Adults led by Mark Briarwood Alternate Reps - Juniors led by Lou/Tess School Car Pk
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Terry / Coaches Meeting 8pm
WED
24 Jan
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
25 Jan
6.30pm Lux Park Pace 8 miles led by Ian - Inter 8 miles led by Paul - Social 8 miles led by Craig
5 miles led by Rob

Social Events / Races
FRI
19 Jan

SAT
20 Jan
5K Park Series Lanhydrock/Mt Edgecumbe
Juniors Sportshall Launceston College 2-4
SUN
21 Jan
Plym Trail Weekend / The Stinger
Stormforce 10, Camborne
MON
22 Jan

TUE
23 Jan

WED
24 Jan

THU
25 Jan

ECH Race Report 17 December 2017

19 December 2017
Written by: JAN SROCZYNSKI


ECH RACE REPORT 17 December 2017.

Sunday 17 December 2017 saw 8 Harriers make the trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan to compete in the Mud Crew Events end of season festive celebration of off road running the Rattler Scrooge.

Runners join in the spirit of this festive race by wearing appropriate Yuletide fancy dress.

The race comprises 7.5 miles of wet – muddy – hilly running within the grounds of Heligan including 3 lakes to run – wade or swim through. The reward is a free glass of cider to those who finish followed by the annual Mud Crew Xmas Party, after runners are hosed down by the Fire Brigade. As the race progresses the conditions become substantially more difficult.

Marc Smerdon was so concerned that the organisers might run out of cider that he set off at such an amazing pace that all were left in his wake and he crossed the line after only 59m 13 secs. Fortunately his fears were groundless as there was plenty of cider available.

In what were the toughest conditions for years & particularly cold water, the time Marc achieved is truly remarkable & fitting end to a brilliant season for this fine athlete.

Second Harrier to cross the line was Marcus Wills in 1.45.21 followed by Karl Saunders 1.46.03 and Darren Harvey 1.46.06. Next & first lady harrier was Kaye Patterson 1.47.04 with Amy Williams 1.48.20. Glenn Wood came home in 1.58.51 and Lindsey Saunders in 2.12.25.

Despite the wet cold & testing conditions most runners vow to return again – which shows something - what I am not quite sure.

On Saturday 16 December 2017 Sharon Daw turned up at Bovington Tank Museum in Wareham Dorset – not to view the exhibits but to compete in the Bovington Marathon. This is another tough off road challenge run through the tank testing grounds with mud, hills, deep ruts and cold weather to contend with. Running her 171st marathon & 12th in 27 days Sharon finished in 5.02.44 and achieved second in her FV 50 age group.

On Sunday 17 December 2017 , Sharon travelled to Portsmouth for the Portsmouth Waterside Marathon - a run out to Hayling Island and back. Ben Harding also made the trip to compete in his first Ultra Marathon the 50km or 31 mile race.

The routes are Multi Terrain with some partly on the beach.

Sharon completed her 2nd marathon in 2 days and nr 172 in total in 4.27.56. Ben Harding completed his first Ultra in 4h 50m 20 secs despite twisting his knee on the beach some 5 miles before the end.

Another two outstanding runs from Harriers on their travels.