22 April 2015
Unfortunately clashing with the 5-Tors this year, the
Plymouth Half-Marathon still managed to entice 12 Harriers across the border to run the popular course. Very pleased to be first ECH runner back, Lee
Crocker ran well to finish in 1:38:19 with Jon Hoare not far behind in 1:41:05. S
teven Oxenham finished in 1:42:27 with Jon
Tourell-Harris crossing the line in 1:46:28.
Richard Turpin was next back in 1:49:25 with Lisa Webb not long over the
2 hour mark in 2:02:11. Jamie Gerry made
2:05:47. Ian Gundy was next back in 2:10:57
only just in front of David Lean who ran 2:11:20. Similarly there was only a small gap between
the next two Harriers back with Lauren Horner getting the better of Jeanette
Turpin as they finished 2:16:10 and 2:16:45 respectively. Also completing the 13.1 mile in under the 2½
hour mark Sarah Steed crossed the line with a time of 2:26:19.
ECH Marathon meal
22 April 2015
The London marathon is almost upon us, and so is the traditional ECH post marathon meal! This year will be a curry and it will be held at The Village Inn on Friday May 1st at 7.30. The curry menu can be found here
It is £9.95 for Curry and a naan (Alternative option for non curry lovers upon request.) This is for all club members and not just marathon runners. As there isn't much time to spare, please let Clive know ASAP whether you are attending, and what your menu choice is, and also let Clive have your payment.
5-Tors PB Frenzy
20 April 2015
Beautiful sunshine, a slight breeze, the ‘going’ firm
underfoot, perfect running conditions – could this really be the day of the
5-Tors? From treacherous conditions in
recent years this weekend’s event was the perfect opportunity for the 190 runners
to grab a PB and many grabbed it. With
no time for s
ight-seeing the amazing scenery or even to have a nosy peek at the
film sets currently on the moors, Launceston’s Dan Rodgers excelled in a class
of his own to win in a time of 53:50, over 5 minutes ahead of 2nd
place Ken Walker from Newquay. Olly
Jose, also of Newquay rounded out the top three. First ECH runner back was Josh Carnell making
his 5-Tors debut in some style finishing in 7th while not far behind
Men’s Captain Ian Littlewood smashed his course PB by just under 5 minutes to
finish 16th and also win the trophy for the 1st Male PL14
runner. Jenny Nash retained her 1st
Female PL14 trophy as next ECH runner back in 1:08:08 beating her last outing
by 4 and a half minutes. Also gaining a
course PB was Chris Ullman doing enough to hold off the experienced moorland
runner of ECH Chairman Mark Andrews who sneaked into the male team and helped
the ECH men to third place in the team event.
First place in the Men’s team event was won by Newquay with Bodmin
gaining 2nd. Another 5-Tors
debutant Andrew Sims finished in 1:11:00 while another 5-Tors first timer Ben
Harding finished in 1:14:55 just ahead of Sharon Daw in 1:15:08 while Ali
Martin crossed the line in 1:15:52. Also
stepping up to his first 5-Tors race Alex Coley ran well to finish in
1:19:05. Diane Roy made up the Ladies
team in 1:20:07 securing them 1st place in the team award closely
followed by Ann Quarmby in 1:20:21. A 3
minute PB for Ladies Captain Louise Littlewood kept her ahead of Meeta Nicholls
while the indestructible Rob Pick wasn’t far behind in 1:22:00. Amy Williams clinched the fourth spot in the
2nd Ladies team making it a very successful day for the Ladies who
gained 1st and 3rd in the Team event. Emma Dales crossed the line in 1:39:24 and
Alan Smith also beat the 2 hour mark by some margin in 1:50:28. Jan Sroczynski completed the Harriers entry
Elsewhere in the Plymouth Half-Marathon Lee Crocker led the
Harriers home in 1:38:19 with Jon Hoare chasing hard in 1:41:05. Steven Oxenham wasn’t far behind in
1:42:27. Jon Tourell-Harris crossed the
line in 1:46:28. Lisa Webb was not long
over the 2 hour mark in 2:02:11 with David Lean finishing in 2:11:20.
Wednesday Nights Run from Golitha
20 April 2015
Quick reminder that this weeks Wednesday night run is from Golitha. Meet at Golitha carpark at 6.30 for a run round Siblyback. See you there.
Five Tors Results
19 April 2015
Congratulations to Dan Rodgers on winning the 5 Tors men's race by over 5 minutes, and Lucy Hodgson on winning the ladies race. The full results can now be found here ... And check the photo closely (also in gallery). On the left Jo
hnny Colacco, on the right Dan Rodgers.... and in the centre, our club chairman. Great start Mark! The latest multi terrain series tables can be found at http://www.eastcornwallharriers.com/documents/MTRSafter5Events5Tors.pdf
15 April 2015
Not content with the choice of domestic marathons available
last weekend, Glenn Wood took part in one of the world’s major marathons,
Paris. Despite having some fantastic
form recently with tumbling PB’s Glenn unfortunately was unwell mid-race but
soldiered on and completed the course in 4:20:55. Altho
ugh not beating his target time of four
hours Glenn can now boast that he is a true international athlete representing
his Club abroad.
Somewhat closer to home Diane Roy completed the Taunton
Marathon in 3:20:09 winning her age group.
Lee Crocker just missed out on the four hour mark in 4:03:57 and Ray
Goodright battled his back injury to finish in 4:21:39 to win 3rd in
his age category. In the half-marathon
Chris Ullman was fresh from his holiday but also rueing his footwear choice as
he was first back for the Harriers in 1:33:17.
Andrew Sims is flying at the moment.
Not content with setting a 3 minute 5km PB on the preceding Wednesday at
Saltram to prove how fast he has become Andrew was 2nd Harrier back
in 1:38:21. Carol Pollard and Karen Sims
crossed the line together although Carol was awarded the position by one second
in 2:07:42 and gaining 3rd in her age group. Also in the marathon mood was Cheryl Hanns who ran the
Brighton Marathon and finished with a chip time of 3:43:25. Not only a distance PB but also a good for age time for London should Cheryl wish to enter.
London Marathon Photo
15 April 2015
London Marathoners please meet at 6pm at Lux Park in club colours next Tuesday (21st April) for a photo for the Cornish Times.Please pass this message on to anyone that needs to know. Thank you
Brickfield this Saturday with Mark Brace
09 April 2015
Just a quick reminder that this Saturday (11th) Mark Brace is taking the Brickfields Saturday morning session. He is an area coach and specialises in Endurance running and core and trunk strength. Will be good for both athletes and coaches. Starts at 10.