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

(QUITE) A FEW WORDS FROM THE NEW CHAIRMAN.

03 April 2018
Written by: ROB PICK

Some of you will have seen Jan's Facebook post, from which I have cribbed some (most) of the following !

Thanks to all members who attended the, sometimes lively AGM on 29 March 2018 in the Sports bar at Lux Park. These are the outcomes ;

Mark Andrews

As most of you will know Mark Andrews stepped down from the post of Chairman after over 10 years. On behalf of the club I would like to once again thank Mark for the incredible amount of work and dedication he has given to ECH over the years, the scope of the club's activities have grown incredibly over that period, and this is in large part due to the leadership Mark has shown.

The Committee

Thanks to all those Committee members stepping down ;

Ian and Louise Littlewood (Men's and Ladies' Captains)
Marc Doyle (Membership secretary)
Marc Smerdon (Kit officer)
Karen Mahoney (Wednesday liaison)

In recognition of the changing nature and development of the Wednesday session, and in order to emphasise the "one club" ethos, it was felt that there was no longer a need for a designated liaison member. Following due process, therefore, this is the look of the new Committee and the Officers ;

Committee ;

Hilary Clatworthy (President)
Rob Pick (Chairman)
Meeta Nicholls (Secretary)
Tess Mason (Treasurer)
Chris Ullman (Men's Captain & Webmaster)
Lyndsey Saunders (Ladies' Captain)
Craig Vaughnley (Membership secretary)
Debbie Lord (Child Protection Officer)

"Officers"

Hayley Stacey (Kit Officer)
Jan Sroczynski (Press Officer)
Ray Goodright (Schools Liaison Officer)
Louise Harding (Marathon Race Director)
Glenn Wood (Star Awards & Harrier of the Month)
Lucy Smale and Sarah Collins (Social Secretaries)

All the committee members and officers give their time freely for the Club, its members and the wider community. A tremendous amount of work goes on quietly and efficiently with training for both adults and the juniors, club races and social events. Particular mention must be made of the Schools Cross Country series, under the unflinching leadership of our head coach Revis Crowle. This reflects incredibly well on the club and we should all be very proud. Many other dedicated club members always turn up to help ensure the events go smoothly; not least Amanda Erith, Ray Goodright, Glenn Wood, Simon Webber, Alan Green and Louise Harding. Special mention must also be made of the "Hares" who lead the young runners around the course, especially Drew Clark and Tyler Gregory.

Membership fees

After many years with no change, there will be a small increase of £2 in membership fees for next year. However, but the great news is that for next year only, the Club will pay the full England Athletics Membership fee of £15 for all members. The £2 for members in membership fees for existing non-members of England Athletics will be saved on the first race entered by those members by a reduced rate fee on the very first event they enter !

Awards

The AGM is the night for presentation of the club awards. The winners were ;

· Star Award - This is calculated on times in 4 races measured against National age Group Standards; Diane Roy

· Junior Star Award; Drew Clark

· Most Improved Harrier (based on times in events) ; Darren Harvey

· Harrier of the Year ; (A free vote) ; Tess Mason, who has had a terrible year of injury but continued to do an incredible amount for the club

· Penguin Award (A free vote) for exhibiting the true spirit of running ; Lucy Oldham

Congratulations to all the very well deserved winners.

and finally Running !

A few issues always seem to regularly come up for discussion at the AGM, not the least of which is a perceived (by some) split between members who train on different nights of the week and may therefore not come into contact with each other that often. Although Karen Mahoney and her Wednesday night coaches and leaders are the first point of contact for new members, and their relaxed friendly approach has helped the club grow & attract new members, there are of course now many runners who regularly attend on a Wednesday and are by no means "beginners". Similarly, while there may have been a (mistaken) belief that Tuesday and Thursday are for "fast" or "serious" runners, there has always been a real desire for provision to be made for all abilities to enjoy their running on those nights as well.

All the coaches and leaders have made the effort to gain the relevant qualifications, and give their time to try and develop a monthly schedule with something for everyone. They will always try to be inclusive. To this end, from May the Thursday night sessions will revert to a single 8 mile group and a single 5 mile group, the aim being to try and ensure that inclusivity with everyone running socially together much in the way that Wednesday already successfully does. For this to work everyone has to buy into it and the coaches will be working hard to that end.

For me personally the highlight of the year was the Mob Match, not because of any individual performances or prizes won (although there were many), it was the fantastic number of yellow vests on display and participating. I would urge everyone to try out one of the many events (don't think of them as races) that we are so lucky to have in Cornwall, both road runs and multi-terrain. The atmosphere and sense of camaraderie both with fellow club members and the wider running community is great. Everyone can get something out of it, you don't need to be challenging for prizes (as I know all too well). Come and try one soon with your EA fee paid (see above) it'll be cheap as chips to enter!

Thanks for staying the course.

Rob