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
SUN
27 May
8am Lux Park 8 Miles
MON
28 May
BANK HOLIDAY - NO JUNIORS CLUB
TUE
29 May
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Chris - Long Reps
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Amy / 8pm Coaches Meeting
WED
30 May
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
31 May
6.30pm Lux Park 8 Mile Group led by Ian/Mark
5 miles led by Tess
FRI
01 Jun

SAT
02 Jun
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

Social Events / Races
SUN
27 May

MON
28 May
Bampton to Tiverton 7+ Miles
TUE
29 May

WED
30 May

THU
31 May

FRI
01 Jun

SAT
02 Jun
Dartmoor Discovery, Princetown

MARSHALS FOR LISKEARD TRIATHLON

<p>I have been approached by INTOTRI again for marshal support during the Liskeard Triathlon this June 17th. They require bike and run marshals for the Senior event 7.30-11.30am and /or Junior event 2-6pm.</p> <p>All volunteers are offered, as a 'thank you' either a free entry into another senior/jun ior Cornish Tri Series event or</p> <p>£15 donation</p> <p>If you are free/willing/able to help on that day please let me know asap - Revis 07811 763607</p> <p> </p>

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YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU !!!!

<p></p> <p>Membership is DUE - Dont forget, the price will increase in June from £17 to £22 (£5 surcharge for late payment)</p> <p>Payment is so easy via the link above or by downloading the membership form also in the membership tab above.</p> <p>THIS year we also pay your UK Athletics subscription SAVING you £15.00</p> <p>Thankyou</p> <p>Craig Vaughnley</p>

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Quad Kids Saturday 28th

<p>This weekend we will be holding the first of our 2018 Quad Kids junior sports events at Saltash.net school. All primary and secondary school children from year 3 upwards are welcome.</p> <p>The event runs from 2 - 4pm, registration will be open from 1.45pm. Look forward to seeing you there. Find o ut more about this event <a title="Junior Events" href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/pages/juniorevents.php">here</a>.</p>

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Harrier of the Month - April



<p>The Harrier of the Month for April 2018 was a very close run affair between two very worthy candidates. However it was decided that this month the award should go to Craig Vaughnley, he's put in a lot of hard work as not only has he been organising kids events and charity events and fundraising where ever poss ible he is also fitting in all of this around his own marathon training. In addition he is also trying to learn the ropes as membership secretary during the busiest month for membership in ECH.</p> <p>Runner up was Lyndsey Saunders, our new Ladies Captain, it was a very tough decision.</p> <p>Nomination for the May award should be sent to Glenn via email or text.</p>

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Race Report 222 April 2018.



<p>ECH Race Report 22 April 2018.</p> <p>The Blue Riband Event for most distance runners , professionals , club runners and brave, less experienced runners is without doubt the London Marathon. There are prestigious shorter and longer races but most runners have the ambition to complete at least one London Marathon arguably the most famous 26miles 385 yards in the world.</p> <p> </p> <p>Preparation for any Marathon is intense – time consuming and tiring and requires a very special commitment. The build up is important in many senses from putting in the miles – increasing distance every week for months and to trying to adhere to special diets and drinks.</p> <p> </p> <p>As with all running, injury is a risk that has to be considered and picking up a muscle strain or injury immediately can destroy chance of competing. As hard as it is to get a London Marathon place it is as hard sometimes to get to the starting line. Sadly this year was unlucky for, Nikki Pritchard, Jayne Lockyer, Kaye Patterson and club Chairman Rob Pick who all picked up injuries which prevented them taking part – but did not stop most of them still going down to London to cheer on all the Cornish Runners.</p> <p> </p> <p>For the Harriers 8 made it to the start and finished the race. As reported it was the hottest Marathon for years and hydration was more important than ever. Mostly the organisers got it right withh additional water stations along the route.</p> <p> </p> <p>Oliver Jones was first Harrier to cross the line in an amazing 2h 44m 24s a brilliant performance. Dave Philp again had an amazing run in his MV55 category finishing in 3h 15m 20sec.</p> <p>Third finisher and only lady Harrier was Diane Roy in a brilliant 3h 26m 26secs in her FV 50 age group. Darren Harvey again pulled out all the stops after a tremendous year of improvement to finish in 3h 31m 57 sec. Clive Shute again running to raise money for the Roy Castle foundation ran brilliantly for his sub 4 hour Marathon coming home in 3h 48m 15 secs. Mark Andrews again achieved another fast time in his MV 60 age group finishing in 4h 18m 11 secs. Craig Vaughnley had a new London marathon PB by 50 minutes – some achievement, after months of dedicated training to finish in 4h 28m 56 secs.. Jon Quelch came home in 4h 43m 16 secs to complete the Harriers Team.</p> <p>In the build up to the race Oliver Jones and Craig Vaughnley have been fundraising for the National Autism Society and the Marathon was another step in their campaign Their Just Giving appeal is still open for those who want to help. <a>www.justgiving.com/fundraising/craigandoli</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday London was not the only Marathon and our travelling Marathon aficionado Sharon Daw made it to Southampton to run her 194 the marathon. This was her 58th marathon in 52 weeks and now opens another target of 100 marathons in 100 weeks with 42 races to complete in 48 weeks. Sharon finished in 4h 12m 15 secs in a hot a humid race.</p>

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ECH race report 15 April 2018



<p> </p> <p>ECH Race Report 15 April 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 15 2018 East Cornwall Harriers Pete &amp; Jen Nash who have done so much to promote running in South East Cornwall were overjoyed to see son Dan Nash come second in the Brighton Marathon – now th e second biggest Marathon in the UK. Dan who started his running on the grass track at Liskeard School and Community College 12 years ago put in an astounding performance</p> <p>For most of the race, Dan Nash was out on his own. He passed 10 miles in 53:42 and went through halfway in 70:38 with well over a minute lead and that was despite a couple of enforced toilet stops.</p> <p>He looked strong and with a 5:12 mile up to 20 miles in 1:47:41, the gap had grown to almost two minutes over defending champion Tipton Harrier Stuart Hawkes.</p> <p>Dan, who was third in the Welsh Cross Country Championships in February, looked strong but past 20 miles suddenly began to slow – clocking miles of 5:23, 5:32 , 5:42 and 5:48 – and Hawkes had him in his sights and had the knowledge as he had pounced late in 2017 too.</p> <p>As they reached the 25-mile mark, Hawkes moved up beside Dan.</p> <p>This was a shock to Dan, who immediately reacted and surged and reopened up a gap, but he couldn’t sustain it and then, well into the last mile, Hawkes attacked and broke clear and went on to win in a gun time of 2:22:33, five minutes up on his time of 2017. To beat Dan Hawkes had to put in a 4 min PB and Dan himself ran a 5 min Marathon PB. The gap was only 22 seconds- but a fine performance that further shows a fine future for the 24 year old.</p> <p><br /><br /></p> <p>Meanwhile in Devon the Tavy Half Marathon hosted by Tavistock AC took place. The race was postponed in March due to the snow.</p> <p>The race starts and finishes from Tavistock College and is a tough challenge. The first 8 miles is a climb of 1300 feet with a 5 mile descent to the finish.</p> <p>5 Harriers made the journey. First Harrier home &amp; 1st MV 40 was David Robinson in a brilliant 1.27.52. Second Harrier Joe Kearns in 1.41.13. Third Harrier and 1st lady Harrier also 3rd in her FV 40 age group , Rosie Goldsworthy in 1.42.05.. Resolute Marathon expert Sharon Daw had a weekend off from Marathon running to complete the Half Marathon in 1.50.10. Craig Jamieson completed the field for the Harriers in 2.09.54.</p> <p><br /><br /></p> <p>This Sunday is the London Marathon and 8 Harriers will line up. Sadly 3 Harriers have had to withdraw at the last minute with injuries.</p> <p>The runners and their numbers are , Mark Andrews 27342, Dave Philp 27192, darren Harvey 20265, Craig Vaughnley 44301, Oliver Jones 1471, Diane Roy 27619, Jon Qulech 12524 and Clive shute 46367 – again running for the Roy Castle foundation. The race number will enable the runners to be tracked using the Virgin App. We wish them all good luck.</p> <p> </p> <p><br /><br /></p>

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Trepolpen Sythin 10k Race - Test group!



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Harriers Race Report 8 April 2018



<p>ECH Race Report 8 April 2018.</p> <p> </p> <p>An exciting weekend of distance races for East Cornwall Harriers – except for two Club members that had a weekend off, for a much more important event, they got married. Congratulations to Marc and Lindsey now, Mr &amp; Mrs Smer don.</p> <p> </p> <p>On the 7 April 2018 two Harriers made the long trip South to Cape Cornwall to compete in the Cousin Jack Races hosted by Bys Vyken Events. The races are inspired by the story of the Cornish Tin Miners, 250000 of whom were forced to emigrate from Cornwall when the tin ran out and the prices crashed and no work was available between 1861 and 1901. Those who emigrated to many parts of the world were then referred to as Cousin Jacks. Bys Vyken the events organisor are now also setting standards for sustainability in leasure by eliminating the use of non reusable plastics such as drinks containers – thus preventing pollution.</p> <p> </p> <p>The races are run on the most remote and most rugged part of the South West Coast Path passing many iconic old Tin Mines, Wheal Owles, Botallack, Geevor and then passing Pendeen Lighthouse. This year the route was muddy , slippery and treacherous in many places and involved some very steep climbs and descents.</p> <p>Helen Morse tackled the Classic Cousin Jack a 17.4 mile route. Helen came in as 2nd lady and 18th overall in a brilliant time of 3h 52 .26 just 5 minutes behind ladies race winner Jo Robinson from Looe.</p> <p>Rachel Young tackled the first Bys Vyken Coastal Race – the Ultra Jack of 35 miles running the route of the Classic Jack in both directions. Rachel had to draw on all her reserves to complete the race in 11.59.58. a brilliant effort of guts and determination.</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 8 April 2018 Marathon &amp; Ultra Marathon specialists Diane Roy and Patrick Munn travelled to tackle the Taunton Marathon.</p> <p>Despite a 5 month lay off since November , Diane stormed around in 3h 19m 26s secs to be 2 nd lady overall and 1 st female Vet 50, a very good result indeed. Pat came home in 3h 33m 32 and 3rd MV 50. A rewarding race for both.</p> <p> </p> <p>Meanwhile in Staines, Sharon Daw continued in her goal to reach 200 marathons taking on the Magna Carta Marathon. The route follows the River Thames Path between Staines and Old Windsor. Sharon completed her 190th marathon in 4h40.58</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 8th April it was number 191 for Sharon -the Kent Spring Marathon . This was a 2 lap race of 13.1 miles each lap - on a multi terrain course part road and part trail centred around Ashford. Part of the race takes in the original Pilgrims Way. Sharon finished in 4.13.20 as 2 nd lady overall and 2nd in her FV 50 category.</p> <p> </p> <p>On Sunday 8 April Head coach Revis Crowle recovering from a calf injury she picked up in February travelled to the lovely Enys House , Penryn near Falmouth to take on the Enys 10k organised by the Penryn .Rotary club. The 6.2 mile race is centred around Enys House &amp; gardens and is run mainly on quiet country lanes with a testing hill to overcome. Revis completed the race in 45m47s as 5th lady and 1st in her FV50 age group.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>A brilliant weekend of running for all the Harriers.</p>

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Trevornick 10k - new route and map!



<p>As you're well aware this year sees the first running of the Trevornick 10K on Sunday 13th May 2018. There might still be some slight alterations but nothing major. The above map has been posted on the Trevornick page of the NRR website. First look seems to indicate it's quite a bit easier (but still not easy) </p>

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Meet Your Max

<p>Entries for Meet Your Max are now available online from Truro Running Club website. This is part of the Multi-Terrain Series and takes place Wed June 20th, 7pm.</p>

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Membership Fees now Due

<p>Annual Membership fees are NOW due - The cost this year is £17 (adult) this is a small increase on last year of £2.00 - Please see the membership price list for other prices. </p> <p>If you intend to race this year its worth considering taking out the UKA membership that this year is being c overed by the CLUB. So if are concerned about the £2 increase and then take out the UKA membership (UKA membership saves you on average £2 per race) you are saving money, Last year the UKA membership would have cost you £14.00. Sounds like a bargain !</p> <p>You can pay online see the form on the membership page, your can print off and return the form in the membership section. So its really easy. If you have any questions regarding membership you can contact me at membershipech@gmail.com.</p> <p>UKA benefits <a>www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/athlete-registration#Benefits</a></p> <p>Remember after the 2nd of June Adult prices will increase by £5.00.</p>

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(QUITE) A FEW WORDS FROM THE NEW CHAIRMAN.

<p>Some of you will have seen Jan's <em>Facebook</em> post, from which I have cribbed some (most) of the following !</p> <p> </p> <p>Thanks to all members who attended the, sometimes lively AGM on 29 March 2018 in the Sports bar at Lux Park. These are the outcomes ;</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mark Andrews</strong></p> <p>As most of you will know Mark Andrews stepped down from the post of Chairman after over 10 years. On behalf of the club I would like to once again thank Mark for the incredible amount of work and dedication he has given to ECH over the years, the scope of the club's activities have grown incredibly over that period, and this is in large part due to the leadership Mark has shown.</p> <p><strong>The Committee</strong></p> <p>Thanks to all those Committee members stepping down ;</p> <p>Ian and Louise Littlewood (Men's and Ladies' Captains)<br /> Marc Doyle (Membership secretary)<br /> Marc Smerdon (Kit officer)<br /> Karen Mahoney (Wednesday liaison)</p> <p>In recognition of the changing nature and development of the Wednesday session, and in order to emphasise the "one club" ethos, it was felt that there was no longer a need for a designated liaison member. Following due process, therefore, this is the look of the new Committee and the Officers ;</p> <p><u>Committee</u> ;</p> <p>Hilary Clatworthy (President)<br /> Rob Pick (Chairman)<br /> Meeta Nicholls (Secretary)<br /> Tess Mason (Treasurer)<br /> Chris Ullman (Men's Captain &amp; Webmaster)<br /> Lyndsey Saunders (Ladies' Captain)<br /> Craig Vaughnley (Membership secretary)<br /> Debbie Lord (Child Protection Officer)</p> <p><u>"Officers"</u></p> <p>Hayley Stacey (Kit Officer)<br /> Jan Sroczynski (Press Officer)<br /> Ray Goodright (Schools Liaison Officer)<br /> Louise Harding (Marathon Race Director)<br /> Glenn Wood (Star Awards &amp; Harrier of the Month)<br /> Lucy Smale and Sarah Collins (Social Secretaries)</p> <p> </p> <p>All the committee members and officers give their time freely for the Club, its members and the wider community. A tremendous amount of work goes on quietly and efficiently with training for both adults and the juniors, club races and social events. Particular mention must be made of the Schools Cross Country series, under the unflinching leadership of our head coach Revis Crowle. This reflects incredibly well on the club and we should all be very proud. Many other dedicated club members always turn up to help ensure the events go smoothly; not least Amanda Erith, Ray Goodright, Glenn Wood, Simon Webber, Alan Green and Louise Harding. Special mention must also be made of the "Hares" who lead the young runners around the course, especially Drew Clark and Tyler Gregory.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Membership fees</strong></p> <p>After many years with no change, there will be a small increase of &pound;2 in membership fees for next year. However, but the great news is that for next year only, the Club will pay the full England Athletics Membership fee of &pound;15 for all members. The &pound;2 for members in membership fees for existing non-members of England Athletics will be saved on the first race entered by those members by a reduced rate fee on the very first event they enter !</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Awards</strong></p> <p>The AGM is the night for presentation of the club awards. The winners were ;</p> <p>&middot; Star Award - This is calculated on times in 4 races measured against National age Group Standards; Diane Roy</p> <p>&middot; Junior Star Award; Drew Clark</p> <p>&middot; Most Improved Harrier (based on times in events) ; Darren Harvey</p> <p>&middot; Harrier of the Year ; (A free vote) ; Tess Mason, who has had a terrible year of injury but continued to do an incredible amount for the club</p> <p>&middot; Penguin Award (A free vote) for exhibiting the true spirit of running ; Lucy Oldham</p> <p>Congratulations to all the very well deserved winners.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>and finally Running !</strong></p> <p>A few issues always seem to regularly come up for discussion at the AGM, not the least of which is a perceived (by some) split between members who train on different nights of the week and may therefore not come into contact with each other that often. Although Karen Mahoney and her Wednesday night coaches and leaders are the first point of contact for new members, and their relaxed friendly approach has helped the club grow &amp; attract new members, there are of course now many runners who regularly attend on a Wednesday and are by no means "beginners". Similarly, while there may have been a (mistaken) belief that Tuesday and Thursday are for "fast" or "serious" runners, there has always been a real desire for provision to be made for all abilities to enjoy their running on those nights as well.</p> <p>All the coaches and leaders have made the effort to gain the relevant qualifications, and give their time to try and develop a monthly schedule with something for everyone. They will always try to be inclusive. To this end, from May the Thursday night sessions will revert to a single 8 mile group and a single 5 mile group, the aim being to try and ensure that inclusivity with everyone running socially together much in the way that Wednesday already successfully does. For this to work <u>everyone</u> has to buy into it and the coaches will be working hard to that end. <br /><br /></p> <p>For me personally the highlight of the year was the Mob Match, not because of any individual performances or prizes won (although there were many), it was the fantastic number of yellow vests on display and participating. I would urge everyone to try out one of the many <u>events</u> (don't think of them as <u>races</u>) that we are so lucky to have in Cornwall, both road runs and multi-terrain. The atmosphere and sense of camaraderie both with fellow club members and the wider running community is great. Everyone can get something out of it, you don't need to be challenging for prizes (as I know all too well). Come and try one soon with your EA fee paid (see above) it'll be cheap as chips to enter!</p> <p>Thanks for staying the course.</p> <p>Rob</p>

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NEW! Harrier of the Month award

<p>At the AGM last week it was decided to have a monthly award (sorry no trophy or money!) for the "Harrier Of The Month". All Harriers get a chance to nominate a fellow Harrier each month for any running or club related reason, be it their first race, first 5k or marathon or whatever. Maybe someone has overcome a long injury layoff and has made it back, any achievement however big or small you think deserves recognition. To nominate a fellow Harrier- email your nomination and reason to <a href="mailto:glennwood@me.com">Glenn Wood</a> (or texting is also fine). The final decision will be made at the coaches meeting each month.</p>

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ECH Race Report 25 March 2018



<p>ECH Race Report 25 March 2018</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><strong>Kernow Vertical Kilometre</strong></strong><strong>. On Saturday 24 th March it was the Freedom Racing Kernow Vertical Kilometre race starting and finishing from Trevaunance Cove near St. Agnes .</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>1</strong></strong>000m of total ascent over approximately 15 miles of predominantly trail running this is the Kernow twist to the Vertical ascent based races that are popular in mountainous areas like the Alps! Not finding any mountains big enough in Cornwall for a Kilometer (1000m!!!) of ascent in one hit, this race is two figure-of-eight loops that take in some of the biggest climbs in the county but unlike the usual mountain races that are uphill only, this includes 1000m of descent as well, to really test the legs! There is some fast single track running in between as well.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race comprises 2 laps of a 7.5 mile course. On a bright sunny but windy day over 100 of Cornwalls finest trail runners set off to meet the challenge. The race quickly developed into a tussle between Harrier Marc Smerdon and Mile High runner Jamie Stephens. The close battle finished with Jamie edging out Marc by just 34 seconds as Jamie established a new course record of 1.49.43 with Marc coming home in 1.50.17 just 7 seconds outside the old record. Brilliant running from two very talented athletes.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>An Resek Hellys. </strong>Sunday 25 March was round 5 of the Cornish Road Running Grand Prix &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; An Resek Hellys at Helston.</p> <p>The race is over 10 miles and starts and finishes at the Old Cattle Market Helston. The route takes runners through the lovely National Trust Penrose Estate before reaching the coast with a tough stretch of sandy beach to cross. After the beach a testing steady climb through country lanes to reach the main road by RAF Culdrose and then what seems a never ending run back to Helston to the finish. A tough but enjoyable Cornish Classic hosted by Carn Runners and Tri-Logic.</p> <p> </p> <p>Due to some Harriers carrying injuries a depleted field of 10 Harriers made the journey. First Harrier home and 4th in his MV35 age group was men's Captain Ian Littlewood with a very fine performance coming home in 1.05.52. Darren Harvey again pulled out the stops to finish in 1.06.47 as 2nd Harrier. Simon Webber kept up his very consistent form to finish in 1.12.22 and 2nd in his MV60 age group , a very fine effort. Joe Kearns 1.15.04 was 4th Harrier ahead of Ben Harding 1.18.01. Glenn Wood 1.22.37 enjoying a fine run of form just edged out 1st lady Harrier Kaye Patterson 1.22.42 by 3 seconds.</p> <p>Ray Goodright competing in the very competitive MV 70 age category finished in 1.34.23 enough for 5th in his category. The consistently improving Lucy Oldham - 1.36.29 was 2nd Lady Harrier ahead of Gerry Cullen in 1.50.53. Good performances all round.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sharon Daw </strong> our Marathon specialist again headed out of county for a double Marathon Weekend. Firstly Sharon stopped off near Worcester at Dymock to run the Poets Path Potter Marathon. 2 laps of 8 miles and 1 loop of 10 miles in very muddy off road conditions.</p> <p> </p> <p>Not content with completing that Sharon then went to Waterlooville - 8 miles north of Portsmouth in Hampshire to run in the Queen Elizabeth Spring Marathon a race hosted by Second Wind Running. The race is all on trails and quite hilly &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; although good running conditions still very wet under foot.. Sharon came home in 5.01.59 and second in her FV50 age group. The magical 200 marathon goal edges closer each week.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Grizzly, Falmouth Half-Marathon and Tavy 13

<p>For those racing at Falmouth on Sunday there will be an announcement by 11:00am on Saturday on the Cornwall Hospice Care website stating whether the race will be cancelled or not depending upon the expected low temperatures. Assuming that it is going ahead the meet up is at the lower car park at Lux Park aimin g to leave by 8:00am.</p> <p>For those racing at the Grizzly on Sunday the meet up is at the lower car park at Lux Park aiming to leave by 7:45am.</p> <p>For those racing the Tavy 13 on Sunday the meet up is at the lower car park at Lux Park aiming to leave by 08:30am.</p> <p>Good luck to all competing. Layer up and stay warm.</p>

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Race Report 11 March 2018



<p>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 11 MARCH 2018</p> <p> </p> <p>A cold Sunday March morning saw 15 Harriers make the trip to North Devon for the Bideford Half Marathon. This is a popular race prior to the London Marathon which is only slightly undulating enabling the runners to try & amp;amp; achieve personal bests.</p> <p> </p> <p>Doug Stacey was first home in a very fast 1.19.35. The ever improving Darren Harvey was 2nd Harrier in 1.25.00 . Chris Ullman 1.31.13 held off Simon Webber 1.33.13 by just 2 minutes and Simon was 3rd in his MV60 age group. David Hannah 1.30.07 finished just 59 seconds ahead of Martin Nicholls 1.39.06. Kaye Patterson 1.40.33 was first lady Harrier. Ben Harding 1.45.26 kept just ahead of the determined and fast finishing Hayley Stacey 1.45.35 by 9 seconds.</p> <p>Meeta Nicholls had another fine run to come home in 1.47.19.</p> <p> </p> <p>Rob Pick 1.49.19 with another solid performance just edged Mark Andrews 1.50.08.</p> <p> </p> <p>Glenn Wood 1.55.25 was next Harrier ahead of another improving Harrier, Lyndsey Saunders 1.59.03. Michael Palmer 2.01.54 had a another very fine run to complete the Harriers finishers.</p> <p> </p> <p>Congratulations to Sharon Daw for completing the 52 marathon challenge in 52 weeks &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; 6 weeks ahead of the target &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; in 46 weeks and for completing the 3 times 10 mile challenge races along the way.</p> <p> </p> <p>From one small Parish in East Cornwall 3 superb young runners were chosen to represent Cornwall and wear the black &amp; gold shirt at the Saucony British Athletics Inter County Cross Country Championships at Loughborough.</p> <p>Charli Dawson U13G, from St. Ive Cross, Tyler Gregory U13B and Grace Davidson U15G from Pensilva, after months of hard training were selected to represent Cornwall for the second year in succession.</p> <p>The whole Cornish Team travelled together by bus to Loughborough on 10 March.</p> <p>The weather was dry but the ground waterlogged and extremely muddy after weeks of heavy rain. The runners had to contend with steep slopes &amp; deep mud.</p> <p>There was incredible team spirit from the Cornish Runners &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; all age groups cheering on their teams showing great pride for Cornwall.</p> <p>The team returned winning titles in U13G and U17 Women. The young runners deserve great praise for their effort and achievement.a</p>

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EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS AGM - THURSDAY 29TH MARCH

<p>It's that time of year again when we hold our club AGM. The date for this year is Thursday 29th March at 8pm in the LDSA rugby room. ALL CLUB MEMBERS ARE WELCOME. This is your opportunity to have your say on the club and share your comments and views. We want as many people to attend as possible. If you have a ny items that you would like raised at the meeting then please contact me (Meeta Nicholls) so I can add to the agenda. Items for the agenda must be received no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting. The committee positions are also all up for re-election and if you are interested in taking on a role or want to find our more please speak to Mark Andrews.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you there.</p>

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<p>Dear Members,</p> <p>On Thursday 29 March 2018 it is the East Cornwall Harriers AGM.<br />Ian Littlewood has already posted an article on the club website in respect of the AGM.<br />The meeting starts at 8 pm in the Liskeard Sports &amp; Social Club function room.<br />The c lub provides a free buffet which the members enjoy prior to the meeting.</p> <p>As with most clubs the existing Committee stands down &amp; those that wish can offer themselves for election. This is the opportunity for non committee members &amp; officers to offer themselves for election to any post that they wish to be considered for. The procedure is that each member standing for election has a proposer and seconder and then a vote is taken.<br />This year your Committee has decided that the post of Chair will voted in on the night by confidential ballot slip with all other posts being selected in the usual manner by a show of hands.</p> <p>There are 11 Committee posts and 6 officer posts.</p> <p>The posts are Full Committee : President – Chair – Secretary – Treasurer – Head coach – Membership Secretary – Men's Captain – Ladies' Captain – Child Protection Officer – Wednesday Group Liaison – Web Master.</p> <p>Officer Posts : Kit Officer – Press &amp; Publicity – Cornish Marathon Race Director – Star Awards Officer – Schools Liaison Officer – Social secretary.</p> <p>So far the Committee have been given notice that the Chair and Mens &amp; Ladies Captains are standing down and nominations are needed as well, for the current vacant post of Social Secretary. The Social secretary post can be a shared post as it is appreciated that organising social events is easier when there are more than one person to set up an event. This is a very important post &amp; can help cohesion within the club &amp; promote opportunities for informal exchanges of opinion as well as enjoying each others company.</p> <p>All members are invited to place themselves forward for election for any of the posts.</p> <p>The Committee feel it is very important that there is a flow of new Committee members from all parts of the club, including our Wednesday evening runners, to the Committee to ensure that all parts of the club are fully represented and that new ideas can be put forward to ensure the club is relevant &amp; forward thinking for all members.</p> <p>Members who wish to express an interest in any position can message or speak to any Committee member to find out what is involved in carrying out the different roles.</p> <p>So far for the total of 17 posts the Committee are aware of 8 members who are prepared to stand for election including those standing for re-election. This means in effect that at least 9 more nominations are needed and the club hopes that members will seriously consider putting their names forward prior to the AGM.</p> <p>Please also be aware that if any member has a suggestion for consideration at the AGM they should send their suggestion in writing to Meeta Nicholls (Club Secretary) no later than two weeks before the AGM (i.e. 15th March) the Committee in order that it can be put on the agenda. If suggestions put forward are similar they will be considered together.</p> <p> </p> <p>So please come along to your AGM, have your say, or maybe put yourself forward for a Committee position and vote for the people you want to see managing your club for the next twelve months.</p>

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Harriers Race Report 25 February 2018



<p><strong>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 25 FEBRUARY 2016.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Our own indefatigable Harrier Sharon Daw over the last 2 weeks has been rapidly closing in on all her running targets.</p> <p>Having already completed the 10 marathons in 10 days , last week Sharon completed the Imperial 3 series 10 mile challenge the last race being the Bournemouth 10 – after finishing the Larmer 10 and Lytchett 10.</p> <p>Sharon looks well on target to complete her 52 marathons in 52 week challenge within 46 weeks.</p> <p> </p> <p>Her latest races were a series of Saxons, Normans &amp; Vikings marathons -The Unusual Suspects Marathon on 12 February – finishing 2 nd lady in 4.29.36. On 13th February The Gothic Marathon finishing 3rd lady in 4.52.25.</p> <p>Wednesday 14 February Valentines Day Marathon completing in 4.40.56.</p> <p>Thursday 15th February the Walton on Thames Breakfast Race Marathon – finishing 4.51.10 and 1 st Lady Overall. That completed one 10 mile race then 4 Marathons in 4 days.</p> <p> </p> <p>On 25th February Sharon was in Bournemouth to race the Bournemouth 10 the final race in the Imperial 10 mile series. On 26 February 2018 Sharon was back in Kent to run the Marathon day Marathon – 26 miles on 26 February – another Saxons Normans &amp; Vikings event. In terrible cold windy weather the race took place along Deal Sea Front – 5 laps of an unsheltered route. Sharon finished in 4.52.06 a brilliant effort in the conditions.</p> <p> </p> <p>The magic 200 marathon milestone gets over closer for her.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sunday 25 th February was the Looe 10 miler – hosted by Looe Pioneers running club and now in the Cornish Road Running Grand Prix – race 4 in the 15 race series. The race has over the last 7 years built a very good reputation for being well organised and a real challenge for runners. Over 10 miles of lovely Cornish Lanes, beautiful views and challenging hills that total nearly 1400 feet of gain for the athletes. Race day was dry sunny and very very cold. A biting wind made for testing condirtions for runners and for the Marshalls</p> <p> </p> <p>The race starts &amp; finishes in the Mill Pool Car Park – heading out along West Looe Quay before cutting inland for the climb over West Looe – before descending to Talland Bay then heading inland again – returning past Sclerder Abbey with a final hill past Talland Church &amp; then back into Looe.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race started at a very fast pace with Pioneer Oliver Thorogood contesting the lead with Justin Thomas from Cornwall AC. Oliver was 1st home in 1.02.41 with Justin just 1m 35s behind. Heidi Tregenza from Cornwall AC was 1st lady home in 1.08.12.</p> <p> </p> <p>Twenty eight Harriers lined up at the start. First home was David Robinson in 1.11.04 and 3rd in the MV40 category. Second Harrier was Mark Davidson in 1.11.28 and 1st in the MV 50 category. Darren Harvey 1.11.38 was hot on Marks heels to finish 3 rd Harrier and 4th in the MV 40 category.</p> <p> </p> <p>Mens captain Ian Littlewood had a storming run to finish in 1.12.39. and 4th Harrier home. David Hannah 1.18.15 just pipped Dave Philp 1.18.17 by 2 seconds. Dave ran 11 miles down to Looe before starting the race and even after the longest warm up run ever, was first in his MV55 age group a brilliant achievement. Joe Kearns 1.20.10 was 2nd in the MV 55 age category and achieved a massive PB for the race.</p> <p>Revis Crowle 1.22.16 was again first lady in her FV 55 age group. Gary Hunt was close behind Revis in 1.22.47. Kaye Patterson 1.25.11 had an excellent run to be 2nd Lady Harrier. Amy Williams 1.28.42 and Meeta Nicholls 1.28.45 ran together and were 3rd and 4th lady Harriers home.</p> <p>Simon Long 1.29.09 and Robert Pick 1.29 24 were next back both beating 90 mins Richard Turpin 1.30.55 and Stephen Woodard 1.32.29 and ever improving Craig Vaughnley 1.35.52 were the next trio to finish. Tracey Davey 1.40.11 -Jonathan Quelch 1.43.14 and dave Laen also 1.43.14 just pipped another fast improving Harrier Lyndsey Saunders 1.43.19. Lucy Oldham 1.43.23 and Michael Palmer 1.43.28 were next home. Ray Goodright 1.45.14 edged ahead of Lisa Webb 1.46.48 and Emma Dales 1.47.07. Samantha Hunkin 1.52.07 and Jeanette Turpin 1.55.58 with Gerry Cullen 2.00.07 completed the Harriers Team</p> <p> </p> <p>Many thanks to Looe Pioneers – their Marshalls – helpers and Supporters for a well organised race and for creating a lovely atmosphere and to Paul Patterson for some excellent race pictures.</p> <p>A good day for the Pioneers – a good day for the competitors and a great day for the Sport of Running in South East Cornwall.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Sportshall Bude

<p>This weekend saw the final event in our Junior Sportshall series with Tamar Trotters and Bude Rats. Well done to all the juniors who took part.</p> <p>The final series results can be found <a title="Sportshall Page" href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/pages/juniorevents.php">here.</ a></p>

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