A challenging race organised by Looe Pioneers, which is part of the Cornish Grand Prix Series, this year the weather was kind, with a good contingent of East Cornwall Harriers in attendance.

The course is described as an undulating run through West Looe and out on the coastal road to Talland. A loop around Killigarth, Porthallow area brings you back down to Talland for the return leg to finish.

A number of our runners achieved personal best times and this was definitely helped by the great support along the route.

Lisa Picton and Sharon Daw deserve special mention for coming first in their respective age groups along with the East Cornwall ladies team, which won second place prize for whom they were representing. That team also including Kaye Patterson; Hannah Matthews (1:28:01); Meeta Nicholls (1:35:40) and Victoria Humphreys (1:36:46).

In total there were 27 registered East Cornwall Harriers that completed the race, with Oliver Jones the first one home, finishing in overall 7th place with a time of 1:05:32, which made him first in his age category, second was Liam Gallantry (1:09:28) in 17th; third Harrier was Dave Philip (1:14:58) in 45th position overall and also first in his age category. All excellent times for these competitive individuals in a field of 480 participants.

A full list of times and places can be found on the Looe Pioneers website at Looe 10 Miler (looepioneers.co.uk)

Lisa Picton was our quickest lady with a time of 1:16:29 placing her in 53rd spot overall, 2nd female Harrier was Sharon Daw (1:21:37) in 89th overall and third was Kay Patterson (1:25:37) in 119th overall.

John Sudell, must have enjoyed his recent trip to Australia as he posted a super time of 1:32:19 placing him second in his age category and he was followed by Jim Lockyer who posted 1:45:15 finishing third in the same age category

A number of our regular club participants were out there enjoying the challenge we are delighted that so many of our members completed this race. Mambers shard some great pictures on our facebook page and it was clearly an enjoyable day for all concerned. The hills were certainly a feature that many of our runners commented upon, but they also made reference to the great support along the way, and they all had happy smiling faces at the end.