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
MON
24 Jun
4-5 Juniors Training Session Lux Park
TUE
25 Jun
6.30pm Lux Park Adults & Juniors led by Terry - Timed Pyramid
5 - 6 Mile Run led by Jon / (Coaches meeting will be via email due to Boconnoc)
WED
26 Jun
6.30pm Lux Park - Run led by Karen S - Jog led by Lucy S - Walk/Jog led by Sam
Run group under 11min miling - Jog group 11 to 13min miling - Walk/Jog 13+min miling
THU
27 Jun
6.30pm Lux Park 8 miles led by Revis/Craig
5 miles led by Amy
FRI
28 Jun

SAT
29 Jun
8.30am Beach Session led by Terry/Lou. Meet Quay Carpark, everyone welcome. Breakfast after.
10am Brickfields Track session / 5k Park Series, Lanhydrock-Mt Edgecombe-Eden-Tamar Trails
SUN
30 Jun
8am Lux Park 8 Miles

Social Events / Races
MON
24 Jun

TUE
25 Jun
Boconnoc 5
WED
26 Jun

THU
27 Jun

FRI
28 Jun

SAT
29 Jun
Umborne UG 10K
SUN
30 Jun

HARRIERS RACE REPORT 3 JUNE 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 3 JUNE 2019.

Harriers Discover Dartmoor Success.

Main event of the weekend was the longest single loop UK Ultra Marathon, the Dartmoor Discovery a 32.2 mile race over the steep undulating hills of Dartmoor – starting and finishing at the Plume of Feathers Pub at Princetown on Saturady 1st June 2019.

The race is hosted by Teignbridge Trotters who as usual put on a brilliant event with copious food and feeding stations.

For one Harrier this was indeed a very special event. Sharon Daw was running her 300th Marathon and for this event carried the 300 race number. Ten fellow Harriers also entered this very popular but tough event – made that bit harder by being a very hot day.

Four ladies and seven male Harriers started the race and what a brilliant day it turned out to be. Long distance specialist, Diane Roy 4.57.19 was 3 female overall and 1st in her age category, Ladies Captain Kaye Patterson 5.17.40 was 2nd in her age category and Sharon Daw 5.39.24 was 1st in her age category. The resolute Rachael Young 6.30.00 completed the field. Sharon, Di and Kaye won the ladies Team Shield and a special award was given to Sharon for her 300th Marathon, thus joining the World Rankings for Marathon performances. Included in her 300 races were many Ultra Marathons which means overall Sharon has completed over 8000 miles of long distance races in addition to her very many shorter distance races.

The male Harriers did really well claiming 3rd Team and 11th team.

The first three Harriers home were Ian Trice 4.43.49 and 2nd in his age category. Dave Philp 4.50.42 also 2nd in his age category and Pat Munn 4.53.45. to gain the third team trophy.

Next home was Clive Shute 5.37.22 , CraigVaughnley 6.04.01 in his first Ultra Marathon and Mark Andrews – completing his 10th Dartmoor Discovery race in 6.22.13 for 11 th team.

A very fine Harriers showing in a very competitive Ultra Marathon race with many big clubs represented. As usual Teignbridge Trotters hosting was impeccable with everyone happy after a gruelling race.

On Sunday 2nd June it was the Burrator 10k race just outside Plymouth. Five Harriers attended.

1st Harrier was Darren Harvey in an excellent 39.28 and 2nd in his age group. Lucy Oldham 52.28 was next home , 7th in her age group with a brilliant new well earned personal best time. Helen Morse 59.11 was next just ahead of Nikki Pritchard 1.00.25. Ann Kinahan had a strong race to finish in 1.05.46. and 4th in her age group.

Meanwhile over in Canada Jim and Jayne Lockyer were racing in the Whistler Half Marathon. Jayne finished in a superb 1.47.00 and 1st in her age group – winning some Canadian Silverware to bring home and Jim finished in a very fine 2.01.40. Excellent to show some Cornish Black & Gold in Canada.

Memorial Run For Gary Hunt

Don't forget this Wednesday is the memorial run for Gary Hunt - absolutely everyone welcome. Normal meet at Lux Park at 6.30pm. The planned route is just under 5 miles and we hope to keep runners and joggers as one big group. We'll be mostly in lanes or wooded areas so plenty of room for run backs 😊 Walk/joggers can branch off earlier with me so won't need to do the full 5 miles. Drink afterwards in Weatherspoons - approx. 7.45pm. If you're injured or don't feel like running, we'd still love to see you afterwards 😊 Donations will be collected for Cornwall Air Ambulance - a favourite charity of Gary and his wife ❤

Erme Valley & Tavy Town Relays

Calling all Harriers

Summer is here and so is the relay season. We have two relay races coming up and it would be brilliant to get as many Harriers involved as possible and as many teams as possible.
These events have teams categorised by age group.
Mens- Senior, Vet 40, Vet 50, Vet 60
Ladies- Senior, Vet 35, Vet 45, Vet 55
If you put your name forward I will make teams up based on age grouping. However if 4 of you want to make a team of mates then that's absolutely fine, just let me know your team and give me a team name (fun not rude please!!) and I'll enter your team.

The two relay races are:
Erme Valley Relays
Friday 5th July
Ivybridge Rugby Club
2.5 miles (less than a parkrun)

Tavy Town Relays
Thursday 18th July
Tavistock
1.1 miles

By the way, the club pays for all entries for both of these relays.
It's not all about winning, it's the taking part that matters. I'm in, who else is joining me? Let me know which relay or if both relays you'd like to be a part of.

Harrier of the Month May 2019



The Harrier of the Month for May is a shared recognition of the 3 brave runners who had to endure everyone's nightmare....trying to save someone else's life!
Emma Dales, Lucy Oldham & Jim Lockyer did everything they could to try and save Gary, so, more than deserve this recognition.

Just 2 days to go

Only 2 days left until MEMBERSHIP GOES UP from 17 pounds to 22 pounds (based on an adult) All renewals after the 31st May will cost 22 pounds - This includes a 5 pound late payment surcharge.. Get in quick !!!

Just 3 days to go

There are just 3 days to go until MEMBERSHIP WILL INCUR a FIVE pound surcharge, currently one year will cost you 17 pounds as from the 1st June (This Saturday) it will go up to 22 pounds.

You should not run with us if you are not a member, we allow 2/3 runs as a NON member to try us out, then we ask you to pay for a year. This years your 17 pounds includes UKA membership that costs 15 pounds. This gives you discount to affiliated races. Normally about 2 pounds discount per race !!

If you have any queries let me know

SW ROAD RUNNING CHAMPS

I am delighted to confirm that the South West Road Running Championship will be taking place again in 2019- with both a 10k and a Half Marathon race in the series.

The HM will take part within the Chippenham HM on Sunday 8th September, and
The 10k within the Gloucester 10k on Sunday 24th November [NOTE: this does clash with the Mob Match and GP presentations!]

Cornwall COUNTY mens’ and ladies’ teams will be selected for EACH distance. (6 runners per team) and I’m delighted to act as Team Manager again (please note I'm not a selector!)

Athletes are eligible for selection if they are either Cornish by birth, OR have had Cornish residence for at least 9 months, OR are in the armed forces. They must also be registered with England Athletics.

These will be hugely competitive races - with strong teams possible from Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Avon- but this is sure to spur our runners on to great performances, potential PB’s and the chance to claim REGIONAL medals.

If you have runners who wish to be considered for selection, please ask them to email Emma Stepto on stella_uk_1970@yahoo.co.uk, with their name, club and stating which distance (10k and/or HM) they prefer to be considered for.

Selectors, who are from a number of our running clubs will select from that list by taking into account performances at GP and DAN track races throughout the Summer. They will also keep a list of reserve runners who may be called on in case of last minute injuries/illnesses. Runners will be informed in plenty of time.

We are awaiting final rules and entry dates/fees/ requirements etc from organisers, so they will be updates to this information in the future.

I hope to secure sponsorship to help towards, or maybe cover, the entry fees, but athletes may have to contribute towards hotel costs and/or car sharing expenses. County vests can be borrowed FOC, or purchased, to keep.

Races will be run under UKA/EA rules.

This is a brilliant opportunity to represent your county- please spread the word!

Emma Stepto
CAC/DAN

Membership Email

Last night I sent a reminder to all members from last year a reminder to renew your membership. This email came directly from the Uk Athletics secretary portal. The email address will show UKA support. This email came from me.

There are still about 50 people who need to renew if they want to.

Remember we pay your UKA subscription from you saving you £15.00.

You can pay online or fill the form in and post.

After the 31st May membership will carry a £5 surcharge.

Any questions email me or give me a call.

Regards

Craig Vaughnley

Membership is due by 1st June 2019

DONT

forget after the 1st June your membership will cost you £5.00 more.

Currently 17 pounds for an adult will rise to 22 pounds after 31st May..

Either fill in the

ONLINE FORM or PRINT ONE OFF and post to me. Or contact TESS and she can send you the BACs info..

You should not really run with the club if you have not paid your membership (DUE to Insurance cover for runners)

NEW runners we are happy for you to try us out first !!

Any question drop me an email.

Regards

Craig Vaughnley - Membership Sec..

RIP: Gary Hunt



Photo: Patto's Pics

Running with friends on May 4th 2019, Gary Hunt collapsed and sadly died. To say this was a 'shock' is an understatement; our community was left flabbergasted. How can a fit 54-year-old man be taken from us so unexpectedly? Since that tragic day, our thoughts and deepest sympathies have been with his wife, family and close friends as they try to deal with their sudden loss.

For his many running companions, we each have our own special memories of Gary that are now poignantly felt when we run without him. A man who was passionate about exercise: cycling to work, running regularly and representing his club in challenging races such as the Looe 10. A kind, supportive man who always had time and patience for others. A fast, but modest runner, who never failed to run back for those behind him. A happy, friendly man who never moaned or complained (even on the wettest and windiest Saturday mornings!) and instead would appreciate the beauty of nature around him.

A man who loved running. A man who loved life.

Gary, we will continue running and keep your smiles and laughter in our hearts forever. From all your friends on Saturday social runs, the Wednesday groups and the entire East Cornwall Harriers community: goodbye, rest in peace and thank you for always running back for us.

Funeral: Wednesday 22nd May 11.30am - Glynn Valley Crematorium. No flowers or black. Donations to Cornwall Air Ambulance or the Fire Service Benevolent Fund.

ECH memorial run in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance: Wednesday 5th June.

Meet at Lux Park - 6.30pm (suggested donation of £1).

Drink afterwards at Wetherspoons, Liskeard (approx. 7.45pm – anyone welcome).

EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 13 MAY 2019



Saturday 11 May was the Ivybridge 10 k

Five Harriers made the journey for this hard but fast race. From the start after a short downhill there is a 3.5 km climb gaining 80 metres before the gradual mostly down hill 6 km to the finish.

A large field of 826 runners completed the race.

Kaye Patterson was first Harrier home in 43.06 and 5th in her age group .

Glenn Wood 48.16 was 2nd Harrier and Craig Vaughnley third only 14 seconds behind in 48.30.

Dave Lean finished in 1.01.29 and a very fine run from Kim Crowle to finish in 1.05.17.

Sunday 12 May was round 6 of the Cornwall Road Racing Grand Prix – the Trevornick 10 k. The race starts and finishes in Trevornick holiday park before heading out to the coast through Cubert Common. The sun was out for the runners to enjoy the stunning views.

Ben Harding was 1st harrier home in 41.46 followed by Marc Doyle in 43.08. Cadan Crowle 43.51 was 3rd Harrier ahead of Chris Ullman 44.29. Marcus Wills had a fine race to finish in 44.48 just ahead of Arron Crowle 45.30 Revis Crowle was next home in 45.57 and 1st lady in her V55 age category. Kaye Patterson after a great race at Ivybridge the previous evening was there to record 46.54 and a very good third in her age category.

Joe Kearns with another very solid performance recorded 47.24 just ahead of Alex Coley 49.26. Sharon Daw running a much shorter distance than usual recorded 51.43 and 3rd in her FV50 age group. Ross Temby 54.28 was next home just ahead of Lucy Oldham 56.39. Alan Green 57.24 with another good run finished next. Emma Dales 1.00.55 came in ahead of Mary Mullarkey 1.04.36 who was first in her FV70 age category.

The fast improving Sarah Steed 1.06.08 just pipped Holly Garbett 1.07.19 with Jeanette Turpin another close finisher on 1.09.38. A good days racing for the 19 Harriers with 3 podium places.

EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 6 MAY 2019



Bank Holiday weekend and only 3 Harriers out racing.

Craig Jamieson was in Spain and decided no easy weekend for him so he tackled the El Santo Trail Race.26 km of 5 peaks with 1500 metres of elevation on Malaga. Sadly the experience was not a good one for his knees.

Pat Munn another distance specialist was happy to be out taking on the hilly North Dorset Marathon a circular route passing through 10 pretty Dorset villages starting and finishing at Sturminster Newton High school. Pat recorded a very speedy 3h 22 mins.

A bit further South Sharon Daw was out taking on the very challenging Hellstone Marathon sponsored by Badger Trail Events . With only 1.8 km of road, an off road trail race with over 3800 feet of climbing. The race starts and finishes from the cricket ground at Little Bredy near Bridehead House. For Sharon, Marathon number 296 was not an easy challenge but she completed it in 5h 35m

The magical 300th Marathon is now within touching distance.

IMERYS

The Imerys Half and Marathon are both full so there will be NO entries on the day!

Membership is due by 1st June 2019

Just a polite reminder that MEMBERSHIP is due by the 1st June, after this date there will be late payment fee of £5.00 per adult membership.

Please complete the ONLINE form or print of a copy and send to me directly for processing.

Harriers Race Report 28 April 2019



EAST CORNWALL HARRIERS RACE REPORT 28 APRIL 2019.

Harriers have a World Champion Member

After months of training and thousands of miles covered in training by the lucky Harriers that had London Marathon Places the great day finally arrived and what a day it turned out to be.

Oliver Jones along with Craig Vaughnley have spent the past year organising events and running to raise funds for Autism awareness – including Oliver running the Cornish Marathon 3 times in succession last November. For the London Marathon Oliver chose to take on the Guinness World Record of running London Virgin Marathon in full Scout Uniform. Oliver is a Scout Leader in Liskeard – another voluntary post he dedicates himself to.

After official verification by the Guinness World Record adjudicators Oliver set off and had an amazing race. 1st Harrier home in a new PB for him at 2h 41m and smashing the old World Record of 2 h 58m. Congratulations to him and the bonus of raising £4000 for Autism awareness.

Second Harrier was ladies Team Captain Kaye Patterson in a new PB of 3 h 23m – just 5 months after giving birth to her son James. An amazing gritty performance.

Diane Roy was third Harrier in 3h 24 m just behind Kaye with another awesome London Marathon Performance and 12th in her age category in one of the World's premier Marathon Races.

Helen Morse had a fabulous run and new PB as well to be 4th Harrier in 3h 38m. Jane Lockyer with another outstanding performance was 5th home in 4h 1m. Just ahead of Craig Vauhgnley who recorded 4h 3m and achieved a massive Personal Best by some 25 minutes a great reward for him for his hard work in training.

Sharon Daw completed her London Marathon Training the day before, when she ran an Ultra Marathon – the Spring Ranscombe Challenge the day before – 31 miles and finished that in 6h 22m and then started in London on Sunday morning to record a brilliant 4h 11 m. That is an extraordinary performance and saw Sharon complete Marathons 294 and 295.

Club treasurer Tessa Mason was hot on Sharon's heels with an excellent 4h 12 m – just 1 minute behind- a brilliant result. Lee Crocker was next home in 4h 41m and Nikki Pritchard after training very hard achieved 5h 28m a new PB and a great run from her.

Rob Pick our Club Chairman – despite having serious knee problems decided to give the race a final attempt. After reaching half way in 1h 58 m – sadly Rob's knees finally stopped working – but what a valiant attempt after being told a few weeks ago he would not run again.

London was not the only marathon at the weekend. Chris Ullman made a solitary trip to Stratford on Avon to tackle the Shakespeare Marathon and for him it was well worth it as he had a fabulous race to finish in 3h 28m a great reward for his miles of dedicated training.

Another great week for Harriers – a World record –and a clutch of Personal bests

First Quad Kids Event CANCELLED

Unfortunately the first of our Junior Quad Kid events due to take place this Saturday at Saltash.net School has been cancelled. The first event will now be at Liskeard on May 18th. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Harrier of the Month April 2019 - Sarah Steed



Sarah has moved up through the groups on a Wednesday and overcome her race shyness to tackle some tough races such as Looe 10, Falmouth Half and An Res. Huge progress which hasn't gone unnoticed within the club and is a well deserved recipient of this months Harrier of the Month award.

ECH Race Report 21 April 2019.



ECH Race Report 21 April 2019.

Yet another tremendous week of running for the Harriers.

Special congratulations to Sharon Daw who completed her Marathon Challenge of 100 marathons in 52 weeks after completing 4 back to back Marathons on 16 April 2019. 13th April was Top Run Marathon in 4.40.27, 14 April Groovy Baby Marathon, 4.52.09, 15 April carry on Up the Towpath Marathon 5.03.01 and the Pajamathon Marathon on 16 April in 4.41.55. A truly fantastic achievement for Sharon adding to her previous runs of 10 Marathons in 10 days and 52 marathons in 52 weeks. With 293 marathons so far completed the next goal of 300 marathons is now in sight. The completion of that epic racing has not stopped Sharon turning out to marshall at Park Runs or also complete shorter race distances as well as working full time.

On 17 April 2019 3 Harriers competed in the Cardinham 5 K Summer series event. First home and 2nd overall was Sam Mills Shute, 20th Natasha Duffey and 49th Leza Wall. Fine performances from the Harriers.

21st April 2019 was the Fast Friday 10k in Exeter and Glenn Wood made the journey to carry the black and gold of the Harriers and Cornwall. Glenn finished 8th in his gae group in 48.38.

Two Harriers made the trip to compete in the Torbay Sprint Triathlon Marcus Wills and Drew Clark.

The Sprint Triathlon was a 400 m swim followed by a 15k cycle race and 5k running rcae.

Drew Clark finished in 50.56 - 6th overall and 2nd in his U20 age group – a very fine performance.

Marcus Wills finished in 56.55 - 26th overall and 8th in his age group – yet another fine race by Marcus.

Sunday 21st April 2019 was the Tunnel 10k hosted by Gig Club at Fowey. This very interesting race uses the private link from Fowey to Par opened as a railway in 1874 for the China Clay industry and the route uses the Pinnock Tunnel twice,which at 1 km is the longest tunnel in Cornwall. The shade of the tunnel was appreciated by the runners on an extremely warm day.

Eight Harriers lined up at the start and first back in 46.03 was Aimee Turpee who recorded her first overall victory as first lady as well. Glenn Wood 49.30 was first Male harrier. Natasha Duffey had a great run tio be 3rd Harrier in 51.05. Sharon Daw 52.14 was next home just ahead of Tracey davey in 54m 15 sec. Craig Jamieson 55.09 was hot on Tracey's heels and Mary Mullarkey 59.02 was next home. Charlotte Bunt 63.37 completed the Harriers team.

LONDON MARATHON.

This year 9 Harriers have places to compete in the #UK Blue Riband Marathon – the London Marathon. Oliver Jones and Craig Vaughnley are running for charity to continue their fund raising activities for National Autistic Society. Please support them if you can. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/naschallenge? .

The Current record is 2 h 58m 48 secs. This is a verified Guinness World record attempt so we will all be supporting him and wishing him and Craig all the best.

Club Chairman Rob Pick and Lee Crocker are also running. We have five lady Harriers running, Helen Morse, Tessa Mason, Jayne Lockyer Kaye Patterson and Diane Roy. Chris Ullman will on the same day be running the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford.

Post Marathon Meal 2019

Annual post marathon meal - 10th May 2019

Open to all to celebrate the clubs marathon achievements over the past year.

There are quite a few !!

To be held at The Hayloft Restaurant just off the A38 Please message Lydnsey Saunders Social Secretary to let her you know you want to attend.

Lyndsblackburn@hotmail.co.uk

Menu to follow soon ...

Membership NOW Due

Membership for 2019/2020 is now due.

We have left the price the same and also including UK Athletics free of charge, NORMAL price for UK is 15 pounds.

Membership can be completed online under the Membership tab above or download the paper based from above.

Any questions please let me know.

Regards

Craig