New Race Information on our Race Diary Page
26 January 2015
Race entry information now available on our race diary page including Bere Pen 10k, Trevornick 10, South Devon 10 and the Bude Life Boat Run. Plus for the cyclists amongst us the Eden Classic Ride Out info is also on there. More coming soon.
Stormforce 10 report
23 January 2015
The opening race of the Cornish Grand Prix 2015 at Camborne, the Stormforce 10 failed to live up to its name despite the organisers thoughtfully handing out umbrellas as reward for all race finishers. 555 runners took to the undulating country lanes around Camborne on a blustery but dry January morning, however only 12 Harriers were among their number.
First back for the Harriers but distinctly unhappy that he only broke his pb by 10 seconds was Simon Webber in 1.09.11 in 90th place overall. Revis Crowle overtook an ailing Chris Ullman in the final half mile to grab 9th lady and first in the vet female 50-54 category and was also pleased to improve on her time of last year with 1.09.40. Chris Ullman struggled through the last 5 miles with a hamstring problem in 1.09.48. Ian Crowle is getting back to fitness after shrugging off his calf injury problems in 1.12.11, and Clive Shute was also good value for his 1.12.13. Not too far behind was Mark Andrews, in 1.12.35, for once not able to pick anybody off on the line.
Sharon Daw continues her incredible schedule of marathons some weekends, and Grand Prix races the others, with a strong 1.14.26, Lee Crocker is getting back into distance training with 1.17.45, with one eye on the tough as nails Man vs Mountain in Snowdonia in the summer. Rob Pick told people last season's Mob Match might be his last race, but as usual Rob's bionic knees kept him going for 1.18.51. One welcome returner was Andrew Sims, who talked of running 6 10ks in 6 days abroad, and then managed a pb in 1.19.19. Glenn Wood was out for his second race in 2 weeks in 1.24.07, and his neighbour and Harrier debutant Lucy Oldham, formerly of Looe Pioneers, was next for the Harriers in 1.31.25. Jan Sroczynski rounded up the Harriers in 1.45.08.
Marazion 10k - Registration & Transfers
05 January 2015
A note from the organisers to all those taking part in the Marazion 10k on Feb 1st. Race number collection will be by surname rather than club and will be clearly marked. As usual they are requesting as many runners to as possible to park down the bottom of Marazion at Folly Fields car park. This is d ue to the limited space up by the community centre. The normal shuttle bus will be running from 8.45am. The race starts at 11am, good luck to all Harriers taking part.
Star Award/Most improved Harrier Award
03 January 2015
Yes, its time to once again enter the above competitions. Full details can be found under the "Members" heading above. The winners will receive inscribed trophies with the results announced at the Annual General Meeting held in Spring. You can either hand your entry to Simon or email it to jowebber123 @btinternet.com. Thanks.
The Scrooge 2014
24 December 2014
The racing season was rounded off in truly inspiring style, as ECH runners Oli Jones and Jenny Nash won the mens and ladies races on this super muddy and demanding course around the Lost Gardens of Helligan. Pictures of the event can be found in our gallery here. A full set of results can be found at http://mudcrew.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Scrooge-Results.pdf
Brown Willy run - details
14 December 2014
The Brown Willy Run will start, at 11.00 a.m. on New Year's Day, from outside Jamaica Inn. Probably the best hangover cure ever!! For more details please click here.
An Res Hellys entry details
14 December 2014
An Res Hellys, the 4th race of the 2015 Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix Series takes place on Sunday 29 March 2015. Entries are now open. Online entry is available at www.tempusleisure.org.uk/anreshellys. A postal Entry form can be found here. The races starts at 10.30am. It goes through the Penrose Estate then across the beach, up past Chyvarloe Farm and back to Helston, past Culdrose to finish at Penrose Amenity Area. With the last mile and a half downhill it's a fast finish for the runners.
Race for Wildlife Report
08 December 2014
Down in the depths of West Cornwall is a tough, but demanding 7 and a quarter miler, which makes up race 4 of the new multi terrain series. Starting out amongst the striking new and beautiful old buildings of Penwith college, the race for the wildlife trust features 3 miles of pretty solid climbing across muddy fields, stony tracks, over several stiles, then 3 solid miles of downhill before a very nasty little sting in the tail, where the road ramps up just before the finish line. Nine Harriers weren't quite ready yet to do their Xmas shopping on mild, but blowy December day. First back for Harriers was club captain Ian Littlewood who hadnt run for a few days and complained about a tight calf but romped away to 17th place in 49.27, and 2nd in the vet male 35-39 category and managing to bag a 5.17 mile mid race!!! Chris Ullman managed his third 23rd place in 5 races in 50.47, in another consistent performance. Revis Crowle was unusually outsprinted on the line for 3rd place, but was content to win the vet female 50-54 category in 52.30.
Sharon Daw having a rare weekend off marathons, was also strong in 56.12, and second in the vet female 45-49 category. Simon Long is a welcome veteran for ECH on the multi terrain series and made considerable improvements being 5 minutes ahead of his time from last year in 57.23. Helen Morse wasnt far behind in 57.54. Louise Littlewood had another fine race in 59.30, both beating Ian Ringer and winning the vet female 40-44 category, and together with Revis, Sharon and Helen also winning the ladies team prize. Ben Harding hadn't managed to get many miles in, but was please to get round in an hour exactly. Xavia Flashman stepped up for her longest race yet, and got 1.23.07, and was first female under 20 to complete the Harriers.