Wednesday Night Run from Pensilva
18 May 2015
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 Grand 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.
Imerys Half and Marathon
16 May 2015
St Neot School XC help
13 May 2015
ECH Age Graded Race
13 May 2015
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!
Thursday night running - NOW FOUR GROUPS!
05 May 2015
- Short - 5-6 miles - PACE FOR EVERYONE
- Pace Group - 8 miles - SUB 8 MIN MILING
- Intermediate Group - 8 miles - 8 to 9 MIN MILING
The coaches/leaders will control pace and ensure it is kept to the guidelines.
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!