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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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Running Report 16 August.

18 August 2020
Written by: JAN SROCZYNSKI


After a very long lay off from official races - at last something to report.

EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS WEEKLY REPORT . 16 AUGUST 2020.

It has been a very long 7 months for Cornish runners due to the extraordinary shut down due to Coronavirus. It has been very frustrating for many runners as the list of cancelled races started to grow and accelerated over the months with many races cancelled at short notice.

For all athletes any race is not a single day event it is the culmination of weeks of specific training for the races entered.

Both Grand Prix series were cancelled and many special club events as well.

The London Marathon was cancelled & those Harriers lucky enough to get places were very disappointed. Our own Cornish Marathon was also cancelled. As a responsible club we have followed the Guidelines from England Athletics and taken special note note of the danger of club members who could maybe catch the virus and then pass it on to someone much more vulnerable to the effects than they are. The club has adopted a safety first policy.

Obviously for all sports clubs the effect of the shutdown has had both a social and financial effect. Normal subscriptions were stopped as the club was not functioning as normal.

Of course as a running club it takes a lot to stop our members from running and thus virtual competitions were introduced using available technology to keep the members in contact with each other and to keep competition alive including team competition by posting their performances recorded on Strava & other running apps. Some small group running has taken place using social distancing. Many Harriers have also taken to 2 wheels to maintain their fitness levels an added bonus for our triathletes. Special thanks to Lyndsey Saunders for her brilliant efforts with this all the info and also Chris Ullman & Glenn Wood.

Events have now started to slowly resume where the organisers can ensure safety measures can be put in place successfully.

Last week Oliver Jones successfully ran 7 marathons in 7 days – accompanied on some days by fellow Harriers observing social distancing – a great effort. On the last marathon along with fellow Harriers Oli & his supporters collected a pile of discarded rubbish - so a double bonus.

Drew Clark entered his first Half Ironman – the Cotswold Classic on 2nd August and posted an excellent time of 4h 24m - 7th overall and 1st in age group.. The event took place at Ashton Keynes Water Park in the Cotswolds. A 1.2 mile swim completed in 26m 41sec, 56 miles cycle race completed in 2h 25m and a half marathon completed in a brilliant 1h 31m.

Sharon Daw was very pleased to be back in action at the Badger Trail Events Ooser Marathon in Dorset. This is a tough trail marathon noted for its 3000 feet of climbing – mud – streams and stiles. The race takes place on some of Dorset's finest trails . The Ooser is a wooden Medieval Face mask used in rituals since Roman Times and coming from the the village of Melbury Osmond. Sharon finished in 4h 56m and was 1st FV 50 – more important for Sharon is that it was her 350th Marathon. Congratulations to her on this massive achievement. That is 9170 miles of marathon running. Only 32 marathons to beat 10000 miles and I have no doubt that will be achieved..

In September The Harriers will be holding the annual Club Handicap race which can be done using advised precautions.