STORM FORCE 10 GP series Race 1. After what seems a very long time the Cornish Grand Prix road running series is back and started with Storm Force 10 the traditional opening race – initially called the Blaythorne 10 which started in 1998 with about 80 runners. Carn Runners hosted the race and special thanks to them and their marshalls for their tremendous work in organising this very popular race. The Race started and finished at Camborne College.On Sunday 572 runners completed the race and 41 did so in under 1 hour – showing the tremendous strength & talent in Cornwall for Road Running.The race starts a short distance from the college with a a fairly steep downhill section followed by the usual uphill section and then out into the country on quiet lanes with a nice loop at one third distance and then an undulating course back to the finish.Really good to see so may of the Harriers stalwarts taking on this challenge and also a brilliant number of new members.
First home for the Harriers was Steven Sims – the athlete formerly known as young Steven Sims – in a brilliant 58m 22sec followed closely by the ultra distance hero – Oliver Jones in 58m 40 secs – both well inside the hour. Oli was 3rd MV45. Liam Gallantry in 1.06.41 was third Harrier with a tremendous effort followed closely by Cadan Crowle in 1.07.48 in 4th David Philp as ever pulled out a resolute speedy performance to finish in 1.08.19 and 2nd in MV 60 age category. Simon Webber was next home in 1.12.22 and very pleased to be first in his MV 65 age category. Kaye Patterson 1.12.22 was first lady harrier home and 1st in FV 35 category.Brilliant to see Revis Crowle as 2nd lady Harrier in 1.13.44 and 1st FV55 finish alongside our outstanding 1st lady of Marathons Sharon Daw also in 1.13.44 and 2nd FV 55. Chris Ullman 1.14.41 was 7th Male harrier home showing that lock down training has been positive. Andrew Sims was next home in 1.16.35 a time he must be very well pleased with. So good to see Club Chairman Rob Pick put in a great performance to finish in 1.24.00 alongside Tess Mason in 1.24.07 . Tess running at great pace was 3rd in her FV60 age group.Victoria Humphrey 1.24.22 was just behind Tess but slightly ahead of mens cpatain John Sudell in 1.25.03.Ashley Elliot part of team Sims came home in 1.25.45. Joanne Strawbridge 1.29.1 was next home just ahead of indestructible Jim Lockyer 1.29.33. Lucy Oldham 1.30.17 had an excellent race pipping Zoe Harris 1.31.48. Clare Duffy 1.35.57 came in ahead of Sarah Steed 1.36.16. and Gail Cory 1.36.57. Dawn Diprose 1.37.04 completed the race just ahead of Emma Earnshaw 1.33.46. Karen Sims 1.40.27 had a pleasing run finishing with Jeanette Turpin 1.40.31 and Judy Gluyas 1.41.02.The unstoppable Ray Goodright finished with an excellent 1.41.11 just ahead of Nicola Rudgeley 1.41.20.A tremendous day for the Harriers with nearly all the Harriers coming home at about 10 min pace or less – a tribute to the determined efforts of the coaches and run leaders during a difficult 2 years.