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
SAT
17 Nov
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
SUN
18 Nov
8.30am St Dominic School 9 Mile MT Run led by Revis around the beautiful lanes and trails of Cotehele.
Breakfast after, names to Revis please, everyone welcome.
MON
19 Nov
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
20 Nov
6.30pm Lux Park Adults led by Revis Miller Business Pk / Juniors led by Lou/Glenn School Car Park
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Rob / 8am Committee Meeting
WED
21 Nov
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
22 Nov
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Paul/Mark
5 miles led by Tess
FRI
23 Nov


Social Events / Races
SAT
17 Nov

SUN
18 Nov
Lopwell Lopp, Plymouth
MON
19 Nov

TUE
20 Nov

WED
21 Nov

THU
22 Nov

FRI
23 Nov

Harriers Race Report 3 September 2018.

04 September 2018
Written by: JAN SROCZYNSKI


Our far Travelled members in Top Form

ECH Race Report 3 Sept 2018.

What a week for harriers travelling far and near to compete in major events with many fine performances. The Black & Gold of East Cornwall Harriers standing out at all the events.

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.

Dartmoor 50.

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.

Spitfire 10k.

Glenn Wood had a break from Cornwall to visit Wolverhampton & 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.

Man Versus Mountain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A brilliant week for our well travelled Harriers.