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.

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Cornish Marathon 2020 - Cancelled

It is with great regret that East Cornwall Harriers have had to take the decision to cancel the 2020 Cornish Marathon scheduled fot 1st November. Of course by then the situation may have changed, but unfortunately not necessarily for the better. It must be accepted that since the arrangements have to be out in place from now, and cannot be left until the last minute, we have no option. The safety of competitors, officials, marshals and volunteers must come first.

We also appreciate that for such an event a lot of training and planning is required by entrants so we felt that as much notice as possible should be given.

We sincerely apologise for the disappointment, look forward to welcoming everyone to Cornwall for our great race in 2021.

Take care and keep running.

Rob Pick (Chair) & Louise harding (Race Director), East Cornwall Harriers

TREGGY 7

The Treggy 7 committee met the other night to make a final decision on Treggy 7 Race this year. Unfortunately we do not see how we can put the race on maintaining safety for runners and volunteers and so we have made the unfortunate decision to cancel this years race. All entries are being carried forward automatically. If anyone has any questions regarding their entry please ask them to contact entries@treggy7.co.uk. Next years race is scheduled for 5th September 2021.

Many Thanks

Adrian Brown

Launceston Road Runners

PIRATE RUN

After the latest competition suspension to the end of July I am afraid that the RATs Committee have decided to cancel this year’s Pirate Run. Realistically we cannot see social distancing being abandoned by early September. If there is any form of social distancing required there is no way the race can be held. You cannot race the Coast Path and socially distance. We have also debated whether to cancel of defer and reluctantly decided to cancel. The race route can be substantially treacherous to run later in the year and we certainly could not guarantee it will be fit to race over. Reluctantly we have decided we will not try and hold a race this year but plan to come back better than ever in 2021.

Best wishes

Phil Aldis

Pirate Run Race Director

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Erme Valley Virtual relays Mens teams

Erme Valley Virtual relays mens teams

ECH Tasmanian Devil (Senior)

Cadan Crowle; Matt Davies; Marcus Wills; Shane Caughey

ECH Road Runner (Senior)

Arron Crowle; Liam Gallantry; Darren Harvey; Ben Harding

ECH Speedy Gonzalez MV40)

Craig Vaughnley; Chris Ullman; Oliver Jones; Doug Stacey

ECH Dash (MV40)

Jon Tourell-Harris; Marc Doyle; Mark Turner; Mike Egginton

ECH Looney Tunes (MV50)

Simon Coley; Nick Page; Jim Lockyer; Glenn Wood

ECH Wile E. Coyote (MV60)

Ian Crowle; Laurie Thrift; Mark Andrews; Rob Pick

Each runner must complete a 5K course at any time between Friday 3rd July and Sunday 5th July.

Times must be measured by strava / other running app and evidence returned to menscaptainech@gmail.com by 18:00 July 5th (I have to forward on all the teams results and proof by midnight so please make it easy for me!).

Results will be based on "time elapsed" rather than "moving time”.

Routes with significant negative elevation should not be used. Point to point is allowable. No more than 3 laps permitted.

Erme Valley virtual relays ladies teams

ECH Carry on Matron (FV45)

Revis Crowle; Jenny Nash; Di Roy; Sharon Daw

ECH Carry on Nurse (FV35)

Meeta Nicholls; Cheryl Hanns; Hayley Stacey; Leza Wall

ECH Nurse Gladys (FV45)

Hayley Marriott; Louise Littlewood; Julie Frith; Emily Young

ECH Angels (FV35)

Lucy Oldham; Kim Crowle; Charlotte Bunt; Rhian Moxham

ECH Nightingale (FV55)

Judy Gluyass; Liz Egginton; Jane Deary; Jane Lockyer

ECH Nursey (FV35)

Lyndsey Saunders; Sarah Marsh; Sarah Steed; Jeanette Turpin

Times must be measured by strava / other running app and evidence returned to menscaptainech@gmail.com by 18:00 July 5th (I have to forward on all the teams results and proof by midnight so please make it easy for me!).

Results will be based on "time elapsed" rather than "moving time”.

Routes with significant negative elevation should not be used. Point to point is allowable. No more than 3 laps permitted.

TRURO HALF MARATHON

Due to the ongoing situation and continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak Truro Running Club have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Truro Half Marathon which was due to run on 20th September 2020.

Thanks for your understanding, we look forward to welcoming you all back next year to race on the provisional date of 19th September 2021 - to be confirmed by CRRRG.

Coronavirus – An update from the Chairman

You will be aware that England Athletics (EA) advice since mid-March was that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended

This was what led to my message of 17th March which effectively brought a halt to all ECH activities.

As the government gradually amends its advice on how we are able to behave as the pandemic makes its grim progress, your thoughts you may well be turning towards running and in particular whether any club activities may resume.

Indeed EA revised their advice in line with government advice such that as of 1st June. This is the link to the full statement; https://d192th1lqal2xm.cloudfront.net/2020/06/EA-return-to-activity-guidance-athletes-and-runners-Step-2-1.pdf.

The key part as far as road running is concerned is that ‘training in a public space can take place on a one-to-five basis only (i.e. one coach and up to five athletes OR up to six athletes with no coach present)….. all must adhere to the latest social distancing guidance’.

Coaches and leaders have considered this and debated whether a return to some formalised training should be initiated along the lines described above.

While a few coaches or leaders have expressed a willingness to lead runs on the basis described, the majority view is that only a very few members would be likely to take advantage of any provision, and that the benefits would be outweighed by the difficulties and risks. Also, by needing to exercise social distancing the experience would not be particularly enjoyable.

Consequently, ECH will continue to monitor both government and EA advice and hope to be able to review this position as soon as possible, but there will still be no club activities or training for the time being.

However, do not despair! We are lucky that running is one of the things that we can still enjoy, albeit in a more solitary way. Continue to do so and we will be back.

Keep safe and best of luck

Rob

P.S. Just for the avoidance of doubt, all those who were paid up members in 2019-20 remain members, and will continue to be so. ECH as a whole is still a member of both England Athletics and the Association of Running Clubs.

Harrier of the Month May 2020 is.....



Oli Jones, keeping so many people going with his online exercise workouts. Keep up the good work.

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Glenn Wood BSc research into connection between balance and coordination and running related injuries

Some of you may be aware that for the last 2 years I have been studying a foundation degree in Strength Conditioning & Sports Coaching, Next year I will be completing a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation with Strength & Conditioning. As part of this I will be doing a research project and I'm looking for recreational runners to take part in this study.

A study in America on basketball players found a relationship between poor balance and increased risk of ankle inversion sprains. This study is about balance and coordination and if there is a connection with running related injuries.

To be eligible for the study I would like to recruit runners with and without a history of running related injuries, you need to have been running regularly (2 or more times a week on average) for at least 2 years and between 20 and 60 years of age. It doesn't matter how fast or how far you run.

I will need no more than 30 minutes of your time and you won't be running. I will be very grateful to anyone who can take part, the more participants I can recruit, the better the study findings will be. If you would be prepared to take part in this study then please contact me by email at glennwood@me.com

Turkey Trot Cancelled

A brief email to say we have had to cancel the 2020 Summer Turkey Trot on Wednesday evening 1 July
England Athletics have just announced no competition until 30 June at the earliest. In addition the race HQ at Trickys would not be available in the foreseeable future.
Let's hope for some events before the end of the summer.
All the best
Alan

''''PLANK OFF'''' CHALLENGE!

'JIM'S PLANK OFF' Not asking for money but hoping you will join this wonderful Facebook Group set up for Jim McDonough who, 3 years ago, was diagnosed with Ataxia which upsets his coordination and balance. he's a fantastic guy, excellent former athlete, a brilliant coach, so caring and considerate. Despite his illness, he's still passionate about sport and although limited in what training he can now do, he set himself his own challenge of a Plank Off even though getting into the proper plank position is a massive challenge for him. Lisa and I joined the Plank Challenge yesterday, The group was set up by Dave Wring, he's advised me that a recent study of 168 students that the average college-aged female has a plank time of about 1minute 30 seconds, while an average college-aged male has a plank time of around 1.46. Dave is encouraging people, no matter what their ability, to join the group, with the intention to eventually make an attempt on the current Guinness Book of Records entry of 1546 doing the plank at the same time, no matter where you're living. Once numbers are heading in this direction Dave will liaise with whoever necessary and set a date and time for the record attempt to go ahead. Join in this Sunday (3rd) at 9.00 a.m. Go to the Group for further details, see you there and do please spread the word. Happy planking and many thanks.

Harrier of the Month April 2020.....



For organising the harrier virtual relays and keeping so many harriers motivated the Harrier of the month goes to Lyndsey Saunders. Well done Lyndsey and keep up the good work.

Ech virtual replay 2020.

🥁 🥁Results for week 1 of ECH Virtual Relay 🥁🥁

1. Team A 65.79 miles

2. Team C 49.43 miles

3. Team E 49.36 miles

4. Team F 45.33 miles

5. Team D 39.34 miles

6. Team G 39miles

7. Team B 38.13 miles

8. Team H 27.15 miles

9. Team I 26.12 miles

Total miles 379.65 miles amazing 🤩

Well done each and everyone of you and some fab photos.

If you would like to join in and haven’t yet put your name forward please contact me or comment on this post. We have three people waiting so just one more needed. It’s not too late

Harrier of the month March 2020 is......



Although not a lot has happeneded this month in the running world, there are still some harriers who were notable for what they have been doing. This was a very close vote for this months Harrier of the month. For coming 4th lady overall, first in her age category with a great run at the Duchy 20, the Harrier of the Month for March goes to Rosalie Goldsworthy, an excellent achievement showing that hard training does reap rewards.

Normally we wouldnt publish the list of those who were nominated but this month we have decied to make an exception. Jim and Jane Lockyear were nominated for their brilliant Trepolpen effort and report, coming first and second in a race would normally be enough to win this award, but when that's in a field of 2 it's hard to give the award for coming last!! Another Harrier nominated was Oli Jones, for his motivational exercise videos he is sharing, good stuff Oli, hopefully more than a few are doing them with you! Every Harrier who is managing to keep going and stay fit and healthy can lay claim to being their own houshold Harrier of the Month.

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Just a reminder to say that you DO NOT need to renew your membership.

We will update you in a few weeks / months on what to do next..

Regards

Craig Vaughnley - Membership Secretary

Oli Jones ECH member keeping us fit(cut and paste into browser to launch

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL MEMBERS

You will all be aware that the UK government has advised that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus.

In line with this England Athletics have also advised that all face to face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April.

The decision has been taken in the interests of athletes, runners, officials, coaches, volunteers, supporters and the wider athletics and running communities.

Consequently it is with great sadness that I must advise all members that all East Cornwall Harriers activities are cancelled until further notice.

As advised above, this includes all training sessions, the AGM that was due on Thursday 26 March, and our spring multi-terrain race the Trepolpen Seythin, that was due for Sunday 29 March, which is postponed. Entry fees will be refunded.

The committee have agreed that all current memberships will continue to remain valid until such time as the situation allows an Extraordinary General Meeting to be convened, so please do not attempt to renew your membership for now.

take care

Rob Pick
Chair, ECH.

Sunday 14th March - Long run - CHANGE OF SCHEDULE

Given that all major marathons are now postponed or cancelled, we are altering this Sunday's run (and future long runs). It is no longer on the Camel Trail, no longer 20 miles, or 8.30.

We will go from Golitha Falls at 8.00, to do 15 miles, with a 12 mile option. There is a possibility some will be having breakfast at Inkies afterwards.