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
23 May
8am Marks social run on the moor. Meet Minions Car Park
10am Brickfields Forum Coached Track session/ 8.30am Meet Goliath Car Park for 1k Reps
SUN
24 May
9am Meet at Lanhydrock Main Car Park for 5/6 mile run with Bodmin Road runners - cafe afterwards
MON
25 May
Bank Holiday Monday - No Juniors Club
TUE
26 May
6.30pm Lux Park Oregan Circuits led by Louise
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Tess 8pm Coaches Meeting
WED
27 May
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
28 May
6.30pm Lux Park Pace 8 miles led by Simon - Intermediate 8 miles led by Chris - Social 8 miles led by Rob
5 miles led by Paul
FRI
29 May


Social Events / Races
SAT
23 May
5 K Park Series at Lanhydrock
Muskie Madness 5.5
SUN
24 May

MON
25 May

TUE
26 May
St Ives Bay 10K
WED
27 May

THU
28 May

FRI
29 May


Training Information
At East Cornwall Harriers we offer a wide variety of training sessions and group runs. Our training offers something for all abilities and all runners.

Tuesday Sessions
On Tuesday evenings we offer interval sessions which are run on Liskeard school track during the summer, and out in Liskeard during the winter. The sessions cover endurance, pace judgement and short and long interval, and are designed for all abilites. They are a great way to build speed, stamina and core strength, as well as being a fun session for all ages.

Tuesday night also offers a road run of approx 5/6 miles at a steady pace.

Wednesday Night
Wednesday night is a great night to start on when trying out our club. It is our social walk/jog/run evening and offers a road run at a steady run or walk/jog pace. As with all our sessions the Wednesday night group is fully coached and has a friendly fun atmosphere.

Thursday Night
On Thursday night we have 4 groups that run at a variety of different pace times. There are three 8 mile groups, pace, intermediate and social, as well as a 5 mile group.

  • Pace - Sub 8 Minute Miling
  • Intermediate - 8 - 9 Minute Miling
  • Social - 9 plus Minute Miling

Whether you want to run at race pace or a steady training pace there is a run for you.

Wednesday Night Run from Pensilva

18 May 2015
A quick reminder that this week's Wednesday run is going from the Millenium Centre, Pensilva.  Meet up there at the normal time of 6.30pm.  There will be groups led by Karen M, Amanda and Karen S as usual.  See you there.

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Imerys Trail Marathon

17 May 2015


The ever increasing in popularity Imerys Trail Half and Full Marathons saw record levels of entrants this year.  With more suitable conditions than last year many runners took advantage of the cooler temperatures to complete race number 6 out of the 10 in the Cornish Multi-Terrain Gr and Prix.  Set predominantly on the clay trails around the Imerys clay workings these combined races are a challenging yet rewarding chance to see areas of Cornwall not normally accessible to the general public.  In the full marathon Ironman athlete Mark Davidson finished in 22nd, 3:30:12 to win his age group.  17 ECH runners competed in the half marathon of which Rob Lockyer was 1st back for ECH debuting at this event in 27th, 1:35:28.  David Philp and Chris Ullman were only separated by a few seconds as they finished 36th, 1:37:15 and 38th, 1:37:32, a debut for David and a 1:45 course PB for Chris.  Another stellar performance by the ever faster Ian Crowle saw him home in 49th, 1:39:43 and winning second in his age group.  Jenny Nash was 1st lady back for ECH in 56th, 1:41:52 winning her age group and showing a clean pair of heels to Mark Andrews in 58th, 1:42:11.  Revis Crowle was next back in 67th, 1:43:15 and 2nd in her age group only losing out to Jenny Nash.  Ben Harding just sneaked inside the top 100 in 100th in 1:50:40 also making his first appearance at this event.  Ann Quarmby and Sharon Daw were next Harriers back in 104th, 1:51:03 and 105th, 1:51:40.  Simon Long who prefers the off road races also ran well to finish in 118th, 1:53:39 with indestructible Rob Pick not far behind in 122nd, 1:54:24.  Meeta Nicholls finished in 134th, 1:56:36 closely followed by Louise Littlewood 139th, 1:57:39 who both set course PB�s of over 10 minutes.  Glenn Wood 159th, 2:02:19, Amy Williams 162nd, 2:02:56 and Jane Lockyer 166th, 2:03:36 completed the ECH team.

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Imerys Half and Marathon

16 May 2015
For those travelling to St Austell on Sunday to compete in the Imerys event and wish to car share then please meet in the lower car park at Lux Park ready to leave by 8:30am.  There is mention of closing the car parks at St Austell college due to other events so please do not be late if wishing to me et at Lux Park.

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St Neot School XC help

13 May 2015
If any Coaches/Leaders are able to help with some xc training at St Neot School they'd love to hear from you. Alternatively contact Revis.

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ECH Age Graded Race

13 May 2015
The Committee has decided this year's Age Graded Trophy race shall be STICKER 5, so get your entries in ready for June 13th (Sat evening) - it's not first past the post to necessarily win this trophy!!

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Double Header Weekend

10 May 2015


A choice between two very different races was available this weekend for the East Cornwall Harriers.  First up on the Saturday evening was the Ivybridge 10km, a popular, fast road course good for setting a local 10k PB.  The following morning saw the Trevornick Trot, a challenging 10 mile off-road route over the beach and dunes at Holywell Bay, Newquay.  Unable to decide as to which race to enter, 3 Harriers thought that they'd enter both!

Just under 700 entrants completed the Ivybridge 10k and 1st back for the Harriers was Brandon Van Blerk in 83rd in 42:27 only just ahead of Jenny Nash, 85th, 42:36.  Revis Crowle continues to improve following long term injury to finish 93rd, 43:17.  With one eye on the challenging 10mile the next morning Diane Roy ran well to get inside the top 100 in 96th, 43:24.  Continuing to impress in senior races, ECH's youngest entrant Alex Coley put in a fantastic performance to finish 105th, 43:41.  Only one place and one second separated Ian Crowle, 110th, 43:50 and Andrew Sims 111th, 43:51.  The second Harrier running a double header was Ben Harding home in 131st, 45:02 being chased by Glenn Wood 167th, 46:15.  A welcome return by Aaron Crowle saw him finish 211th, 48:02 while the last of the three Harriers to run both races was Rob Pick 228th, 48:44.  Ray Goodright finished inside the 50 minute mark in 263rd, 49:49.  Paul Nottle 304th, 51:34 just finished ahead of Jane Lockyer, 306th 51:35 while Jane's husband Jim Lockyer was next Harrier back in 409th, 54:29.  Karen Sims finished 477th, 56:31 and Carol Pollard finished 487th, 57:09.  Craig Vaughnley crossed the line in 507th, 58:02.

There were 249 finishers at the Trevornick Trot the following morning which while there may have been fewer numbers was no less competitive.  Leading the Harriers back and setting his fastest time for two years was Chris Ullman, 38th, 1:14:18.  Diane Roy led the Harriers ladies back in 65th, 1:18:55 not far ahead of Sharon Daw, 74th, 1:20:13.  Making their debuts at this event Ben Harding, 84th, 1:21:17 and Joe Kearns 88th, 1:22:06 battled all the way around.  Ladies Captain Louise Littlewood set a three and a half minute PB in 121st, 1:28:11 and Rob Pick finished in 138th, 1:31:46.  Trevornick photos are in the gallery!

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Thursday night running - NOW FOUR GROUPS!

05 May 2015
A reminder that as from Thursday 8th May, there will be four groups. These are:

  • Short - 5-6 miles - PACE FOR EVERYONE
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  • Pace Group - 8 miles - SUB 8 MIN MILING
  • Intermediate Group - 8 miles -  8 to 9 MIN MILING
  • Social Group - 8 miles  9 PLUS MIN MILING

The coaches/leaders will control pace and ensure it is kept to the guidelines.

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London Marathon 2015

28 April 2015


The 2015 Virgin London Marathon saw 8 East Cornwall Harriers make the journey to the capital and compete in the 26.2 mile iconic event.  Aided by cool conditions and the support of the crowd, the ECH runners joined the masses in the show stopping race of the year.  A mix of first time marathoners a nd experienced hands, all the Club members ran good performances and although they couldn't match the pace of fellow Cornish athlete Emma Stepto who ran with the Elite Women, they certainly upheld the honour of representing South East Cornwall.  Completing his 12th London Marathon, local teacher Oli Jones was first Harrier back in a time of 2:49:39 which far exceeds the "good for age" classification guaranteeing Oli entry for the next two years.  Not only just London but a debut at any marathon, Rob Lockyer put some of the more experienced runners to shame as he finished in a fantastic 3:13:25.  After nearly 3 and a quarter hours of running, Dave Philp in what was also his London debut finished only 4 seconds after Rob in 3:13:29 which like Oli means Dave's time is also inside the "good for age" classification.  Completing her 90th official marathon, Dianne Roy also ran inside the "good for age" time in 3:14:38.  Not long now surely before Di will become a member of the 100 Marathon Club?  Club Chairman Mark Andrews was running the London marathon for the 14th time and also has guaranteed further entries by completing the course in 3:16:53.  Despite much searching I've yet to find a photo of him at the front mixing it at with the race favourites though.  The fourth running of this event by Clive Shute saw him gain a 3 min PB in 3:25:46.  Kaye Patterson made her London debut running in 3:49:39 and fellow debutant Sam Hunkin finished in 4:46:08.  Well done all!

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