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
SAT
25 Nov
8am Minions Marks Run on the Moor 5-6 miles. Meet Hurlers Car Park, All welcome.
10am Brickfields Forum Coached Track session
SUN
26 Nov
NO RUN DUE TO MOB MATCH
MON
27 Nov
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
28 Nov
6.30pm Lux Park Adults led by Lou Woodgate Road - Juniors led by Revis & Rob Limes Lane.
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Glenn. 8pm Coaches Meeting
WED
29 Nov
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
30 Nov
6.30pm Lux Park Pace 8 miles led by Chris - Inter 8 miles led by Terry - Social 8 miles led by Amy
5 miles led by Tess

Social Events / Races
SAT
25 Nov
5K Park Series Lanhydrock/Mt Edgecumbe
Juniors Sportshall Lux Park 2 - 4pm
SUN
26 Nov
Mob Match Falmouth followed by
Cornish Grand Prix Presentation
MON
27 Nov

TUE
28 Nov

WED
29 Nov

THU
30 Nov

Race Reports 11 November 2017.



<p> </p> <p>Sunday 11th of November saw the Annual Remembrance Day run at Marazion on the beach opposite St. Michaels Mount. All runners are asked to wear Red and so the race has a very distinctive appearance &amp; atmosphere.</p> <p>The 4.2 mile race is run on deep sand which is ene rgy sapping &amp; this year made harder with stretches under water due to the high tide.</p> <p>Nine Harriers made the long journey. Darren Harvey was 1st Harrier home in a very fast 28.40 and 3rd in his MV 40 age Group. Ben Harding had a brilliant run to be 2nd Harrier in 30.23. Revis Crowle was 1st lady Harrier in 33.15 and a great 1st in her FV55 age group. Glenn Wood 34.39 4th Harrier just 84 seconds behind Revis. Meeta Nicholls 35.02 was a very fine 2nd in her FV40 category with Kaye Patterson 35.30 just 28 seconds behind. Karl Saunders had another fine run to finish in 36.29 just heading off the consistent Dave Lean 37.29. Mary Mullarkey 47.11 was very pleased to be 2nd FV 65. A good set of performances by The Harriers..</p> <p>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 11 NOVEMBER 2017.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sunday 11th of November saw the Annual Remembrance Day run at Marazion on the beach opposite St. Michaels Mount. All runners are asked to wear Red and so the race has a very distinctive appearance &amp; atmosphere.</p> <p>The 4.2 mile race is run on deep sand which is energy sapping &amp; this year made harder with stretches under water due to the high tide.</p> <p>Nine Harriers made the long journey. Darren Harvey was 1st Harrier home in a very fast 28.40 and 3rd in his MV 40 age Group. Ben Harding had a brilliant run to be 2nd Harrier in 30.23. Revis Crowle was 1st lady Harrier in 33.15 and a great 1st in her FV55 age group. Glenn Wood 34.39 4th Harrier just 84 seconds behind Revis. Meeta Nicholls 35.02 was a very fine 2nd in her FV40 category with Kaye Patterson 35.30 just 28 seconds behind. Karl Saunders had another fine run to finish in 36.29 just heading off the consistent Dave Lean 37.29. Mary Mullarkey 47.11 was very pleased to be 2nd FV 65. A good set of performances by The Harriers..</p> <p> </p> <p>The fast growing sport of Canicross – cross country running with dogs is attracting more competitors to the very well organised events. Over the past few years some East Cornwall Harriers have been involved with this sport and at the weekend 4 Harriers competed at a 2 day event at Newnham Park Plympton.</p> <p>It was a two day event with times being combined from the two days to determine category winners for the event. It was run in a time trial format with runners being sent off approximately 15 seconds apart. The course was approximately 5km and was extreme off-road with plenty of knee high mud, woodland trails, very technical twists and undulations, water, tree obstacles, steep ascents and descents and a short field section. It was a real test of a canine running partnership and required skill as well as speed. </p> <div> <p> </p> </div> <div> <p>Ian Littlewood was first in the Senior Male 1 dog category both days winning that category and setting the fastest combined time of the weekend, 41:34. Ian also ran each race twice (glutton for punishment) and won the Senior Male 2-Dog category both days winning that category and also setting the 6th fastest combined time of 47:17! Louise Littlewood finished first in the Vet Female 2-Dog category both days to win that category, 49:35 combined. Sam Lane was 2nd on day 1 and 3rd on day 2 in the Senior Female 1-Dog category coming 2nd for that category with a combined time of 55:02. Chris Ullman ran just the second day but won the Vet Male 1-dog category day classification (not event) in 26:02. This was both Sam and Chris’s first cani-cross race so both were delighted with the results.</p> </div> <div> <p> </p> </div> <div> <p> </p> </div> <p>Over at Newquay it was another round of the Charles Stanley Westward League Cross Country.</p> <p>Sharon Daw running a much shorter distance than her usual Marathons had a great run to finish 1st in her age Group. The juniors also had a a very good day.</p> <p>Tyler Gregory had a 3rd place in the Cornwall Cross Country Championships &amp; a 1st in the team race.Charli Dawson achieved 4th in the Cornwall Championship and with Tyler gain selection to run for the County. Connie Frith had a great run in the U13 girls and Will Frith in the U11 boys.<br /></p> <p>The fast growing sport of Canicross – cross country running with dogs is attracting more competitors to the very well organised events. Over the past few years some East Cornwall Harriers have been involved with this sport and at the weekend 4 Harriers competed at a 2 day event at Newnham Park Plympton.</p> <p>It was a two day event with times being combined from the two days to determine category winners for the event. It was run in a time trial format with runners being sent off approximately 15 seconds apart. The course was approximately 5km and was extreme off-road with plenty of knee high mud, woodland trails, very technical twists and undulations, water, tree obstacles, steep ascents and descents and a short field section. It was a real test of a canine running partnership and required skill as well as speed. </p> <div> <p> </p> </div> <div> <p>Ian Littlewood was first in the Senior Male 1 dog category both days winning that category and setting the fastest combined time of the weekend, 41:34. Ian also ran each race twice (glutton for punishment) and won the Senior Male 2-Dog category both days winning that category and also setting the 6th fastest combined time of 47:17! Louise Littlewood finished first in the Vet Female 2-Dog category both days to win that category, 49:35 combined. Sam Lane was 2nd on day 1 and 3rd on day 2 in the Senior Female 1-Dog category coming 2nd for that category with a combined time of 55:02. Chris Ullman ran just the second day but won the Vet Male 1-dog category day classification (not event) in 26:02. This was both Sam and Chris’s first cani-cross race so both were delighted with the results.</p> </div> <div> <p> </p> </div> <div> <p> </p> </div> <p>Over at Newquay it was another round of the Charles Stanley Westward League Cross Country.</p> <p>Sharon Daw running a much shorter distance than her usual Marathons had a great run to finish 1st in her age Group. The juniors also had a a very good day.</p> <p> </p> <p>Tyler Gregory had a 3rd place in the Cornwall Cross Country Championships &amp; a 1st in the team race.Charli Dawson achieved 4th in the Cornwall Championship and with Tyler gain selection to run for the County. Connie Frith had a great run in the U13 girls and Will Frith in the U11 boys.<br /><br /></p>

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ECH Christmas Party 2017

<p>Christmas is fast approaching so it is time to book your Christmas Party place. This year we are again holding the ECH Christmas Party at Hannafore Point Hotel in Looe. The date is Friday 15th of December and the price is &pound;25.50 per person. <a href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/ch ristmas party night menu 2017.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download the party menu here</a><a>.</a></p> <p>Please can you let Lou Harding know asap if you would like to attend with your menu choices, either by email or text (07754056906). I am not using facebook at the moment so please do not contact me on there.</p> <p>I will need your names and menu choices by the 1st December, payment by the 10th December. We have booked 70 places this year so get your name in early as it will fill up fast.</p> <p>Many thanks</p> <p>Lou Harding</p> <p> </p>

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Cakes, cakes, cakes !

<p>Once again, the annual ECH bake-off is with us. As most of you will know, at the Cornish Marathon each year we like to offer runners and their supporters the opportunity to reward themselves with a nice slice of cake or a bun purchased from our refreshments counter.</p> <p>Please therefore can ev eryone who is able to, set to and create a tasty morcel that we can sell.</p> <p>Any and all offerings very gratefully received.</p> <p>Please bring your masterpieces to the Millenium Centre in Pensilva, either on Saturday morning from about 10:00 when the setting up will be done for an hour or two, or alternatively on the morning of the race on Sunday, any time after about 8:00.</p> <p>Thanks in advance.</p> <p>Rob </p>

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Remembrance Run - Marazion

<p>For those wishing to lift / car share the meet up is in the lower car park at Lux Park, aiming to leave by 9:00am.</p>

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Remembrance Run

<p>PLEASE NOTE:</p> <p>Sunday's Remembrance Run at Marazion is FULL, therefore NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY!</p>

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Harriers Race report 5 November 2017



<p>ECH RACE REPORT 5 NOVEMBER 2017.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Sunday 5th November 2017 saw Bideford Athletic Club host the Bideford 10 miler, possibly the fastest 10 miler in Devon.</p> <p>The race starts and ends in Bideford.</p> <p>There were over 900 finishers of the race which is a combination of road &amp; trail. The race takes runners out of Bideford following the bank of the Torridge Estuary to Instow and into Yelland and then on to the Tarka Trail running through a tunnel for the return leg.</p> <p>The course is relatively flat with only 3 small hills but was made hard as runners faced a strong headwind on the outer leg.</p> <p> </p> <p>The race was won by Bidefords Shaun Antell in a very respectable 51.19.</p> <p>Five Harriers made the trip.</p> <p>First home was Darren Harvey in 1.05.22 followed by Simon Webber in 1.09.32 which was good enough to place Simon 1st in his MV60 age Group, a brilliant result.</p> <p>Kaye Patterson was third Harrier in 1.16.10. Karl Saunders 1.21.34 was 4th and the fast improving Lyndsey Saunders had a great race to finish in 1.29.49.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>For Sharon Daw another very busy week following on from last Sundays Dartmoor Vale Marathon Sharon managed to find a midweek race &amp; competed in the Halloween Marathon on 31st October at Samphire Hoe Country Park between Folkestone &amp; Dover. Sharon came home in 4.27.42. The next day 1st November Sharon was again at Samphire Hoe to compete in the World Vegan Marathon Challenge and finished the race in 4.19.43 &acirc;&euro;&ldquo; 8 mins faster than the previous day.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sharon moved on to Bristol to run her 4th Marathon of the week the Gordano Round marathon hosted by Portishead Running club in the Gordano Valley on 4th November. Sharon posted 5.14.59 and was 3rd in her age group on the tough course. An exhausting week for our distance specialist who is aiming for 10 marathons in 10 days in November including the Cornish Marathon on 19th November.</p> <p> </p>

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Sunday Morning Training Run (5th november) Revised Start Location

<p>Due to popular demand the 14 mile sunday training run will start from <strong>Lux Park</strong> at 8am and not Minions. </p>

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IMPORTANT - NEWQUAY 10K 2018

<p>Following a recent Meeting by NRR, all Cornish clubs have been allocated a certain number of places which cannot be exceeded. ECH have only been given 25 places and we need to get entries in complete with payment (unattached &pound;15 attached &pound;13), T-Shirt sizes (Ladies 8,10,12,14,16 &amp; M en S,M,L,XL,XXL), full name, DOB, Club &amp; M/F by Sunday Nov 5th as any left-over places will be allocated to unattached runners and those outside the County. </p> <p>Entries to:</p> <p>Mr R Frith, 54 Churchfields Road, Cubert, Newquay, TR8 5JN or email: recollectionsbks@btconnect.com</p> <p>Cheques payable to Newquay Road Runners or online banking Lloyds a/c Newquay Road Runners, Sort: 309603 Account:00112049</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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November Training Schedule

<p>November training schedule is now online <a href="http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/training_schedule_november_2017.pdf">here.</a></p>

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Sunday Morning Training Run (29th October) Revised Start Time

<p>The 24 mile training run from Lux Park tomorrow morning will start at 7am (British Winter Time) not 8am as shown on club training schedule.The good news is you wont loose any sleep by being there at 7am!</p>

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Race Report to 22 October 2017



<p>Photo thanks to Chris Reece<br /><br />As many of our regular runners are currently marathon training there was a reduced entry for the Tavy 7 this year. This testing 7 mile race on the edge of Dartmoor sometimes catches runners out with a not steep but draining climb at the start of the race.<b r /><br />Only 4 Harriers lined up on Sunday 22 October. Chris Ullman was 1st Harrier home in 48.13 - his second best time for the course, just 10 seconds outside his course pb. Second Harrier was Martin Nicholls, making his debut for the Harriers in a very quick 51.20 and 3rd Harrier Meeta Nicholls in 57.01. Ian Wonnacot 1.00.09 completed the team. <br /><br />On Saturday 21 October 2017 Sharon Daw set off to Salcombe to run her weekly Marathon - this time the Salcombe Coastal Marathon. <br />This race took part during the worst of storm Brian &amp; the organisers gave the choice to the runners to pull out if they had any fears over their safety or ability to run in a very testing conditions. 67 runners completed the race &amp; Sharon managed an amazing tine of 5.06.00.</p> <p> </p> <p>Most important date for your Diary 19 November 2017.<br /><br /> Cornish Marathon. Hope to see you all there - running - marshalling or supporting.</p> <p>Its our big day - help make it memorable.</p>

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Newquay 10k 2018 - Advance Entries!

<p>The 2nd GP race in the Cornish Series is Newquay 10k, 4th Feb 2018. Last year places sold out quickly due to the interest of a large Plymouth club called Storm. This year they have already registered their interest by reserving 150 of the 800 available places meaning many Cornish runners may not get a look in! ! So if you wish to run please get your entry in asap.....apparently official Entry Forms will be available by end week on Newquay club website. An extended range of clothing size is available (Revis hopes it's not another hoody!!!) and is required with entry. <strong>So be warned!</strong></p>

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Terry''s Beach Session Saturday 21st October

<p>Unfortunately due to predicted bad weather and high tides it has been decided to postpone the planned beach session. This popular beach training session will be re-arranged for another weekend.</p> <p> </p> <p>For those missing the chance to run out, there will be a run on the moors f rom Minions at 8.00 (which isn't on the schedule).</p>

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Harriers Report 15 October 2017



<p>EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 14 OCTOBER 2017</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Saturday 14th October 2017 saw 16 Harriers compete in the Marathon &amp; Half Marathon races at the Eden Project. Now a firm fixture in the running calendar, the Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon off ers hilly multi-terrain courses around the famous site, following a challenging route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes in what is known as Clay Country. The races are run on tarmac &amp; trails with a few wet and muddy sections.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the Half Marathon 840 runners made it to the start. The race was won by Peter Le Grice of Mounts Bay Harriers. Marc Smerdon was 1st Harrier home in 2nd place overall in 1.21.00 and Doug Stacey was second Harrier in 1.23.30 and 5th place overall. Two outstanding performances. David Philp 1.30.20 was third Harrier and 1 st in the Male Vet 50 age category. Stephen Woodard 1.47.58 was a very fine 6th in his MV55 age group. Emma Handley was 1st lady Harrier in 2.00.12 just failing to beat her 2hr target by only 12 seconds but a very fine run on this tough course.</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="color: #333333;">The ever improving Dave Lean finished in 2.06.45. Only a few seconds separated Jonathan Quelch whose chip time was 2.08.07 to fast improving Lucy Oldham&rsquo;s 2.08.19. Tracey Davey 2.09.47 was 3</span><span style="color: #333333;"><sup>rd</sup></span><span style="color: #333333;"> lady Harrier. Steve Beazley completed the race in a fine 2.23.46</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the Marathon 251 runners lined up for the race which was won by Adam Holland from Tavistock AC. Oliver Jones 3.13.34 was 1st harrier and 2nd overall and Chris Gilbert 3.14.07 2nd Harrier and 3rd overall. Two outstanding performances from both men. Kaye Patterson 4.05.10 was 3rd Harrier, 1st lady harrier &amp; 6th lady overall. Clive Shute also in 4.05.10 was joint 3rd Harrier. Two excellent performances. Michael Palmer 5.18.51 completed the line of Harriers and was 3rd in his MV 70 age group a great effort. Overall excellent performances from the Harriers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Meanwhile up in Manchester Harriers stalwart Glenn Wood ran in the Manchester Half Marathon and completed the race in a very creditable 1.46.59. Sharon Daw made the long trip to Ashdown Forest in Sussex to run two marathons on two consecutive days. Ashdown Forest now one of the largest free open forest areas has a long history from being a deer hunting park for the Normans to being the inspiration for AA Milne to write his childrens stories. The races are promoted by the Normans Saxons &amp; Vikings organisers who stage their events in historically interesting places. The race on 14 October was named Eeyore Expedition Challenge and Sharon completed this marathon in 4.52.33 on a very hilly muddy course. On Sunday 15th October Sharon took on the Piglet Plod another very tough marathon which Sharon completed in 4.43.10. This was Sharon's 153 Marathon another tremendous achievement in itself.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Rachel Michelova Young made the trip to run In the Birmingham Marathon and had an excellent performance to finish in 4.34.02. November 19th will see the 30th running of the Cornish Grand Prix from Pensilva. The race is already fully subscribed &amp; it should be a very competitive event with places still to be decided in the final Grand Prix tables.</p>

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London Marathon Club Places

<p>If you have been unsuccessful in the Virgin London Marathon Ballot you still have a chance! As an England Athletic affiliated club we are awarded club entries to the London Marathon based on the number of adult members who have paid the additional fee to also be England Athletics member giving you discounts on each Cornwall GP race and other benefits. 0-99 adult members entitles us to one place and 100 members entitles ECH to two places. At present we have 95 EA adult members! We only need five more members to join to be eligible for a second Virgin London entry! If you are not currently an EA member please consider joining NOW to help your club to gain the second VLM Place. Please contact Club Membership Secretary Marc Doyle on 07723614236 and he will explain what to do. It is becoming more and more difficult to gain a place to London which is one of the world's top marathons so please ACT NOW to give ECH club members a better chance!!!!!!</p>

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Strava Update

<p>Hello all.&nbsp; The ECH Strava group has changed.&nbsp; Please go to&nbsp;<a title="ECH Strava feed " href="https://www.strava.com/clubs/Official-ECH">https://www.strava.com/clubs/Official-ECH</a> to rejoin the ECH Strava Club.&nbsp; Alternatively a search on the Strava website wil l return the Clubs listing and the links are also posted on the ECH Facebook page. NB This is only available for paid ECH Members.&nbsp;</p>

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Cornish Marathon Reserve List Now Closed

<p>There has been unprecedented demand for places in this year's Cornish Marathon. &nbsp;Entries are closed and the reserve list now has over 40 names on it - so I must close that as well to avoid giving false hope !</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ECH are really sorry if you are disa ppointed, but we had to operate a scrupulous first come, first served system.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you for your support and hope to see you next year.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Rob Pick, Race Director</div>

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GP Most Improved

Congratulations to Lucy Oldham who is this years ECH nomination for the Cornish G.P. Most Improved Runner Award.&nbsp; Best of luck!

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Cornish Marathon Full!

<p>Entries for the 2017 Cornish Marathon on 19th November have reached the race limit and therefore entry is now CLOSED.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A reserve list will be in operation in case of withdrawls. &nbsp;If you wish to be put on the list please e-mail ONLY the Race Direc tor, Rob Pick at <a href="mailto:robert.pick@kier.co.uk">robert.pick@kier.co.uk</a>. &nbsp;DO NOT TELEPHONE.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thanks to all entrants for your support.</div>

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ECH Race report 8 October 2017



<p>ECH race report 8 October 2017</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sunday 8th of October saw 11 Harriers make the short trip to run in the Plymouth Ocean city 10k. The race starts and finishes in Plymouth City Centre &amp; is run over an undulating course. 3200 runners lined up for the early start in near perfect running conditions. For some of the Harriers it was their first experience of a big road race and they rose to the occasion with some excellent times and personal bests.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Glenn Wood was first Harrier home in 43.32 a 1 minute personal best for him. Stephen Woodard was 2nd Harrier is 46.24 also a new Personal Best for him. Lyndsey Saunders had a very fine run to finish as 3rd Harrier in 55.31. Sarah Steed 1.05.25 just pipped Teresa Davies 1.05.28 by 3 seconds. Alison Hattam 1.05.29 was just 1 second behind Teresa. Becky Symons 1.08.04 just edged out Lucy Smale 1.09.46. Sarah Collins 1.09.10 was just ahead of Gary Hunt 1.10.09 and Leanne Foster in 1.10.40.</p>

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