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
THU
21 Jun
SUMMER RUN - 6.30pm Golitha Car Park for 5 & 8 Mile Run led by Revis/Mark followed by food at Inkies.
Names and menu choices to Lucy Smale 07876767855 or Sarah Collins 07503185047 by June 14th
FRI
22 Jun

SAT
23 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
SUN
24 Jun
8am Lux Park 16 Miles
MON
25 Jun
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
26 Jun
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Terry - Pyramid Session
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Amy
WED
27 Jun
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen

Social Events / Races
THU
21 Jun

FRI
22 Jun

SAT
23 Jun
Sticker 5
SUN
24 Jun
Torbay Half Marathon
MON
25 Jun

TUE
26 Jun
Boconnoc 5
WED
27 Jun

Last day for membership at 17 pounds

<p>Good morning </p> <p>today is the last day to get your membership at the normal price of 17 pounds. From tomorrow the price goes up to 22 pounds. There are no exceptions. There are numerous ways to pay. Cash. Via the website or bacs. All payment methods have been published. If you are having pr oblems via the website pay by bacs. Membership was due on the 1st April. I will deal with all membership over the weekend. Your URN will come from UKA in the next few weeks. If you need them before then I will let you know again over the weekend. </p>

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ECH and GDPR

<p>New data protection laws came into force on May 25th. When members signed up, you had to give consent that data kept about you would be held on database and whether you permitted the club to email you. This consent carries over, so you will NOT be emailed asking for further consent. You can read our privacy po licy as <a href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/pages/privacy.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>. This further clarifies what data we hold, why we hold it, how long we hold it for, how we secure it and who (if anyone) we can share it with.</p> <p>Also members can login in via the link at the top right hand corner and check the details we hold on you, and alter them if necessary. If you have never had a password, you can click on the forgotten password to set one. Any queries should come to <a href="mailto:dataprotection@eastcornwallharriers.com">dataprotection@eastcornwallharriers.com</a></p>

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Quad Kids

<p>Well done to all the juniors who took part in the quad kids event at Liskeard last Saturday. This was the second event in our series with the next one taking place at Bude on the 9th June. <a title="Quad Kids Results" href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/QuadKids%202018_SALTASH_LISKEARD.xlsx" >Results so far can be found here</a>.</p>

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Summer Series Moor Races 2018 (Okehampton)



<p>A series of four friendly, great value fell races from July to September taking in stunning North Dartmoor views.</p> <p><strong>Cosdon Hill Race - Sunday 8th July</strong></p> <p>Starts 2.30pm July from Belstone village fair - &pound;5 entry on the day. A traditional fixture event as part of the fantastic, family friendly Belstone village fair. 3.2 mile out and back fell race to the top of Cosdon Hill.</p> <p><strong>Marilyn's Meldon Madness - Saturday 4th August</strong></p> <p>Starts 2pm from Meldon reservoir - &pound;8 entry on the day 5(ish) miles loop from Meldon taking in the highest points and best views on Dartmoor - in memory of ORC great Marilyn Cooper</p> <p><strong>Oke Croak! - Saturday 25th August</strong></p> <p>Starts 11am from Pavilion in the Park, Simmons Park, Okehampton - &pound;12 entry on the day. 10(ish) stunning miles from Okehampton up to Oke and Yes Tor. This one is the Race Directors favourite!</p> <p><strong>Sourton Tors race - Weds 5th September</strong></p> <p>Start 7pm from the Bearslake Inn - just &pound;5 entry on the evening 2.6 miles, as fast and furiously as the slope allows, up to Sourton Tors as the season's finale!</p>

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Erme Valley and Tavy Relays !

<p>Summer relays are coming up</p> <p>Erme Valley 2.5 miles<strong> Friday 6th July</strong></p> <p>Tavistock 1 mile <strong>Thursday 19th July</strong></p> <p>Who wants to take part? Like the Mob match these are great social occasions for the club an d a great opportunity for those who wish to get some fast times. Let's see if we can get a new entry record.</p> <p>Deadline <strong> Friday 22nd June.</strong></p> <p>Could all run leaders and coaches announce dates at training and pass on names please. If you want to run yourself, then men's names to Chris Ullman please and ladies' names to Lyndsey Saunders. We will be coming round to ask you very shortly anyway!</p>

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MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE

<p>Just a gentle reminder that MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE. A surcharge of 5 pounds will be added to any membership after the 1st June 2018. (2 pound surcharge for Juniors) </p> <p>Remember we pay your UK Athletics subscription for you saving you 15 pounds.</p> <p>Please make paymen t ASAP. </p> <p>You can pay via the website online form, cheque or CASH.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p>Craig Vaughnley</p>

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SUMMER TURKEY TROT

<p>This popular 4 miler takes place 7.30pm Wed evening July 4th. ECH have been reserved 10 places (as it will sell out, no entries on day) so if you'd like to enter please let me have your name and entry fee (&pound;12/&pound;14) by June 18th latest! Min age 15yrs.</p> <p>Revis 07811 763607&l t;/p>

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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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