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
20 May
8am Lux Park 8 Miles - Leader Needed
MON
21 May
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
22 May
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Lou - Heart Rate and VO2 Max Session
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Tess
WED
23 May
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
24 May
6.30pm Lux Park 8 Mile Group led by Paul/Mark
5 miles led by Rob
FRI
25 May

SAT
26 May
8.30am Quay Carpark Looe for Beach Session led by Terry - Breakfast Afterwards - All Welcome
10am Brickfields Track session / 5k Park Series, Lanhydrock-Mt Edgecombe-Eden-Tamar Trails

Social Events / Races
SUN
20 May
Imerys Half/Marathon
Plymouth Half / Exeter Marathon
MON
21 May

TUE
22 May

WED
23 May
Dan Summer Series 5k, Par Track
THU
24 May

FRI
25 May

SAT
26 May
Bere Pen 10k, Bere Alston

Race Report 222 April 2018.

24 April 2018
Written by: JAN SROCZYNSKI


ECH Race Report 22 April 2018.

The Blue Riband Event for most distance runners , professionals , club runners and brave, less experienced runners is without doubt the London Marathon. There are prestigious shorter and longer races but most runners have the ambition to complete at least one London Marathon arguably the most famous 26miles 385 yards in the world.

Preparation for any Marathon is intense – time consuming and tiring and requires a very special commitment. The build up is important in many senses from putting in the miles – increasing distance every week for months and to trying to adhere to special diets and drinks.

As with all running, injury is a risk that has to be considered and picking up a muscle strain or injury immediately can destroy chance of competing. As hard as it is to get a London Marathon place it is as hard sometimes to get to the starting line. Sadly this year was unlucky for, Nikki Pritchard, Jayne Lockyer, Kaye Patterson and club Chairman Rob Pick who all picked up injuries which prevented them taking part – but did not stop most of them still going down to London to cheer on all the Cornish Runners.

For the Harriers 8 made it to the start and finished the race. As reported it was the hottest Marathon for years and hydration was more important than ever. Mostly the organisers got it right withh additional water stations along the route.

Oliver Jones was first Harrier to cross the line in an amazing 2h 44m 24s a brilliant performance. Dave Philp again had an amazing run in his MV55 category finishing in 3h 15m 20sec.

Third finisher and only lady Harrier was Diane Roy in a brilliant 3h 26m 26secs in her FV 50 age group. Darren Harvey again pulled out all the stops after a tremendous year of improvement to finish in 3h 31m 57 sec. Clive Shute again running to raise money for the Roy Castle foundation ran brilliantly for his sub 4 hour Marathon coming home in 3h 48m 15 secs. Mark Andrews again achieved another fast time in his MV 60 age group finishing in 4h 18m 11 secs. Craig Vaughnley had a new London marathon PB by 50 minutes – some achievement, after months of dedicated training to finish in 4h 28m 56 secs.. Jon Quelch came home in 4h 43m 16 secs to complete the Harriers Team.

In the build up to the race Oliver Jones and Craig Vaughnley have been fundraising for the National Autism Society and the Marathon was another step in their campaign Their Just Giving appeal is still open for those who want to help. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/craigandoli

On Sunday London was not the only Marathon and our travelling Marathon aficionado Sharon Daw made it to Southampton to run her 194 the marathon. This was her 58th marathon in 52 weeks and now opens another target of 100 marathons in 100 weeks with 42 races to complete in 48 weeks. Sharon finished in 4h 12m 15 secs in a hot a humid race.