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
01 Aug
8am Marks social run on the moor. Meet Minions Car Park
10am Brickfields Forum Coached Track session
SUN
02 Aug
8am Lux Park for 8 miles
MON
03 Aug

TUE
04 Aug
6.30pm Lux Park Parluf Relay led by Revis
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Simon
WED
05 Aug
6.30pm Lux Park Beginners/Novice Social group led by Karen
THU
06 Aug
6.30pm Meet at Seaton - 8miles led by Mark. 5 miles led by Karen- Pub afterwards
FRI
07 Aug


Social Events / Races
SAT
01 Aug
5 K Park Series at Lanhydrock
SUN
02 Aug
Indian Queens Half Marathon GP Race
MON
03 Aug

TUE
04 Aug

WED
05 Aug

THU
06 Aug

FRI
07 Aug


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.

Handicap - Tuesday 11th August

01 August 2015
It's that time of year again....handicap time!! For those who are new to the handicap it is a race where every runner has a chance of winning. It is open to club members only and times are based on 20 races, full details of how the times are calculated and the qualifying races can be found on our handicap page. You only need to have run one of the 20 races to get a time, and even if you haven't run them you can still take part and "run for fun".

If you would like to take part in the handicap whether racing or just for fun please contact Louise Harding (louise_hawki@btopenworld.com or 07754056906) by Sunday 9th. The race starts at the bottom of the Caradon Hill track, with the first runners going off around 6.30ish so please arrive in plenty of time.

After the race there is a buffet at the Village Inn, Rosecraddock. The buffet is £6 for members and £9 for non-members, everyone is welcome.  If you would like to attend the buffet please let Clive Shute know asap (cliveshute@btinternet.com or 01579344997).

Finally if you are not running but are available to marshal the course please contact Revis Crowle (ian_revis@hotmail.com or 07811763607). See you there.

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Unofficial Seaton Triathlon!

28 July 2015
This is an informal meet of like-minded individuals this coming Thursday evening July 30th at Seaton 6.30pm.
The plan is to complete a 5 - 10 min sea swim (out to a buoy placed at an indeterminable distance and back), followed by 10 mile bike (Seaton to Crafthole, round the back lanes to Tredis and back to Downderr
y), followed by 3 mile run (into Seaton Valley Country-park and back).

No entry fee - no prizes (except 'bragging' rights to call yourself the LOCAL HERO 2015!!)

No Marshals (but we always try and have a few canoes in the water) - taking part is at your own risk!

You do not need triathlon gear or a carbon bike to do this!

Map of previous year is available if interested

Please contact Marc Doyle with questions/further info - email: onlyonedoyle@hotmail.com

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PB Frenzy at Tywardreath!

27 July 2015
The first of the Cornish Multi-Terrain Series for 2015/16 was the 7 mile Tywardreath Trotter on Saturday.  A record turnout saw 14 ECH's among the 319 finishers with all ECH's finishing inside of the top 200 with at least 8 PB's being set.

First Harrier home was Chris Ullman who ha s discovered a new race tactic that might be deployed in future races given its success at Tywardreath.  There is a prize for the fastest runner over the first half mile and Chris set off hard and fast and set an early lead trying to win the coveted prize of a pack of locally sourced sausages!  After a short time however Chris was overtaken and deciding that he couldn't catch the sausage winner eased back but had enough of a shock start to keep up the pace and set a near 2 minute PB in 48:50.  Jen Nash however did win plenty of sausages as Jen finished in 50:33 to win her age group and also win 3rd Female.  Ian Crowle was next ECH back in 52:02 and only knows that it was a PB because Revis says so.  Andy Sims has set more PB's this year than most of us have actually completed races as he was next back in 52:15.  Making up the male team but bucking the trend by setting a near 3 min PW Ian Littlewood was next in 54:20.  Having been the unfortunate victim in the controversial "Gate Grab" affair Ben Harding could only watch Ian move away from him as he set a course PB himself in 54:36.  Also setting a course PB was the up and coming Ollie Lord who despite complaining about the distance ran in 54:47 just 11 seconds behind Ben.  Alex Coley found the mud along the canal a little challenging but also ran a course PB in 55:37 narrowly beating ultra athlete Sharon Daw who ran 55:51.

Ladies Captain Louise Littlewood was next and set a course PB of over 2 minutes to finish in 56:59.  Rob Pick got caught behind the 'Pack' along the narrow canal paths and was left wondering what might have been as he finished in 57:37.  Regular multi-terrain runner Simon Long made a welcome return back from injury and will continue to get stronger as he finished in 59:37.  Amy Williams made up the Ladies team as she finished in 1:01:01 and also set a course PB.  Lucinda Patten just snuck inside the top 200 in 199th in a time of 1:05:44.

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Mag 7

19 July 2015
Hilly, hot and most certainly not an easy 7 mile route, the Mag 7 in Saltash is a popular event despite its difficulty and soul destroying last two miles.  Leading the 16 Harriers who took part home was Paul Arrowsmith, 47:19  with Chris Ullman not far behind and looking forward to his summer break no doubt i n 48:31.  Only a minute separated the next three ECH's with David Philp, 49:05, Terry Leech, 49:36 and Ian Crowle 50:04.  Andrew Sims was next in 51:23 just ahead of Joe Kearns, 51:39 and Mark Andrews just scraped inside the top 100 in 99th in 52:40.  Sharon Daw finished in 53:34 while Alex Coley has set himself a respectable benchmark to beat next year with 54:08.  Rob Pick beat the hour in 57:18.  Beating husband Jim with regularity Jane Lockyer just missed the hour in 1:00:05 while Jim finished in 1:03:59.  Lucy Oldham was next with 1:05:50.  Glenn Wood crossed the line in 1:10:09 and Jan Sroczynski made it round in 1:18:53. 

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Triumphant at Tavistock

19 July 2015


Retaining the trophy last won by ECH two years ago the 'Annoyingly Fast' team of Dan Nash, David Lobb, Lewis Pullen and Steve Sims (2nd run) proved worthy of their name to win in a fantastic time of 20:48.  Although pushed all the way by a very competitive City of Plymouth team, the lads finished just ahead winning by only 3 seconds although each of them looked as if should it have been required that they could have pushed a little more.

Also putting a fast time the 'Young Pretenders' of Steve sims (1st run), Alex Coley, Oli Lord and Rob Lockyer finished in 23:51.  Due to an administrative error the 'Were Young Once' team of Paul Arrowsmith, Andy Sims, Kevin Hartigan and Chris Ullman were awarded 3rd Male Vet team in 25:09.  Just unable to catch them the 'Old Pretenders' team of Mark Davidson (who really should know where a finishing line is by now), Terry Leech, Mark Andrews and Dave Philp were only 2 seconds slower.  'Clinging to Youth' Ben Harding, Lee Crocker, Brandon Van Blerk and Liam Gallantry were 31st in 26:49 and the 'Still Got It' team of Joe Kearns, Glenn Wood, Jon Hoare and Paul Arrowsmith (2nd run) weren't far behind in 27:18.

The 1st of the 3 ECH Ladies were next.  Jen Nash, Louise Littlewood, Revis Crowle and Sharon Daw finished in 27:23 and were 1st Female Vet team.  Meeta Nicholls, Jen Hicks, Jen Nash (2nd run) and Sarah Kriskovic were 2nd Female Vet team in 29:00.  The 'Plenty of Experience' team of Rob Pick, Jim Lockyer, Ray Goodright and Alan Green were 49th in 29:34.  Jane Lockyer, Xavier Flashman, Leanne Foster and Sam Hunkin made up the ECH Senior Ladies team in 32:51.

Well done to everyone who took part and helped make up the sizable and competitive contingent of black and gold.

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Tuesdays Pace Judgement Session led by Terry

19 July 2015
This Tuesdays session is a pace judgement session and to make the most of the session we would like you to please leave your watches at home. Its going to be about feeling the pace. See you Tuesday.

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Tavy Relays - Confirmation

14 July 2015
For those who have given names to Ian or Louise for the Tavistock Relays and wish to car share - lower car park Lux Park 5:45pm to leave 5:50pm on Thursday.  For those who are making their own there please arrive if possible 6:45pm, 7:00pm at the latest.

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Erme Valley Relays - Nash Beats Course Record

06 July 2015
The first of the summer relays took place at Ivybridge on Friday. Having had amended teams through injuries, Dan Nash was given lead leg of the 'ECH Immortals' and set a new course record in 11:58 some 42 seconds ahead of the next fastest runner.  Supported by Paul Arrowsmith, Alex Coley and Lewis Pullen t he team finished 9th overall out of 107 team entries.  The 'ECH Evergreens' of Alan Green, Terry Leech, Mark Andrews and Dave Philp finished in 44th and unfortunately were 4th in their age group finishing immediately after both 2nd and 3rd.  'ECH Ladies Plus One' were 52nd, Jenny Nash, Lucy Oldham, Louise Littlewood and 'Marcia' Doyle completing the 4-lap course in 70:37.  The 'ECH Ageless' team of Rob Pick, Jan Sroczynski, Glenn Wood and Dan Nash were 70th in 75:58.  Dan running for the second time that evening and just to prove how well he is running at the moment his second leg was only 7 seconds slower than his course record set on his first leg!

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