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
24 Mar
8am Lux Park 22 Miles
MON
25 Mar
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
26 Mar
6.30pm Lux Park Adults led by Lou Moorland View / Juniors led Chris/Tess Woodgate Road
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Craig / 8pm Coaches Meeting
WED
27 Mar
6.30pm Lux Park - Run led by Ray / Jog led by Karen S / Walk/Jog led by Amanda
Run group under 11min miling - Jog group 11 to 13min miling - Walk/Jog 13+min miling
THU
28 Mar
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Ian/Paul
5 miles led by Tess
FRI
29 Mar
XC Presentation Liskeard School 7pm - TO BE CONFIRMED
SAT
30 Mar
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
24 Mar
Tavy 13 / The Granite Way
MON
25 Mar

TUE
26 Mar

WED
27 Mar

THU
28 Mar
XC Champs Newquay
FRI
29 Mar

SAT
30 Mar
Kernow Vertical Kilometre, St Agnes

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.