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Entries open for the St.Ives Bay 10k


Entries are now open for the St.Ives Bay 10k on the 11th July 2023.

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An Res Hellys (GP5)

Date: Sunday, Apr 16, 2023
Location: Helston


Trevornick 10k (GP6)

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Location: Trevornick Holiday Park


Magnificent 7 (GP7)

Date: Sunday, Jul 2, 2023
Location: Saltash


Duchy 20

Sunday 6 Mar 2022


St Ives Bay 10k

Tuesday 9 Aug 2022


Hayle Runners take on the Falmouth Half Marathon


Sunday morning saw 516 people, including 41 from Hayle Runners, take on the Falmouth Half Marathon. Spirits were high despite the overcast day, and there was some fantastic support out on the course to cheer everybody along through the mizzle.

The “undulating” 13.1 mile road route started on Cliff Road before looping around Pendennis Headland and then following the coast past Gylly and Swanpool beaches. Runners then headed out towards Maenporth and Mawnan Smith, before turning back towards home.

The Hayle ladies' team did especially well, coming in first overall. Emma Paull, Melodie Manners, Kirsty Medlock, Melissa Nicholas, Andrea Simmons, and Michelle Fitt did brilliantly on a tough course.

The Hayle men’s team - made up of Jacob Gardner, Kieran Murrant, Liam O’Neill, Scott Abraham, Ian Curnow, and Jon Eldon - came in fourth place overall, which is a fantastic effort as well.

Hayle Runners placing in the top three of their age category were:

Emma Paull - 1st, Female 35-39

Kirsty Medlock, 1st, Female 40-44

Andrea Simmons - 1st, Female 65-69

Jacob Gardner - 1st Male under 35

Liam O’Neill - 3rd, Male 35-39

Scott Abraham - 2nd, Male 50-54

Jon Eldon - 1st, Male 60-64

Chunky Penhaul - 1st, Male 75-79

Stuart Townend - 1st, Male 80+

Every Hayle Runner who took part in the race did the club proud, and we look forward to more of the same as we head into spring!

Hayle Runners Take On The Hillish and Hellish Looe 10 Miler


Looe 10 miler is renowned for being ‘hillish and hellish’ but at least there was some heavenly weather for the 33 Hayle runners who joined a field of over 500 in taking on the “undulating” (to say the least) course on Sunday morning.

The 10-mile route took runners through West Looe and out towards Talland on the coastal road. This was followed by a loop around the Killigarth, Porthallow area, before heading back down to Talland and the last stretch before the finish.

The club are proud of all of our members who took on the race today, but particular mention goes to the men’s team, made up of Jacob Gardner, Kieran Murrant, Daniel Strickland, Liam O’Neill, Ian Curnow, and Jon Eldon, who were the first team home.

The women’s team, consisting of Emma Paull, Melodie Manners, Kirsty Medlock, Lee Strickland, Lucy Paull, and Lily Lorys, also did phenomenally, coming in second.

Those Hayle runners placing in the top three in their age categories were:

Emma Paull - 1st - Female 35-39

Lee Strickland - 3rd - Female 45-49

Daniel Strickland - 3rd - Male 40-44

Mark Williams - 3rd - Male 55-59

Jon Eldon - 1st - Male 60-64

In addition to the hardy runners taking on the hills at Looe today, several of our members braved the dark for the Tehidy Twilight Run on Saturday night - well done to Sam Collier, Sam Robinson, Marlene Grobler, and Juane Grobler!

Hayle Runners do the Newquay 10k


A chilly but beautiful Sunday morning saw 57 Hayle Runners travel up the coast to participate in the Newquay 10k. The undulating course took them from the town, out towards Crantock, before turning back for one last hill before the finish at the Sports Centre. Club members from a range of different groups gave it their all and did Hayle proud.

Jordan Morant led a men’s team also consisting of Peter Barnes, Dan Strickland, Simone Knowles, Scott Abraham, and Liam O’Neill, to fourth place. Emma Paull was the first Hayle lady home. She was joined in the sixth place women’s team by Kirsty Medlock, Lia Foreman, Michelle Fitt, Naomi Astill, and Hannah Smith.

Special mention to a few of our runners who brought home age category prizes:

35-39 - Emma Paull, 1st

45-49 - Simon Knowles, 3rd

60-64 - Jon Eldon, 1st

70-74 - Martin Curtis, 2nd

75-79 - Chunky Penhaul, 1st

80-84 - Stuart Townend, 1st

Hayle Runners take on the Arc of Attrition and Arc 50


Several of our members took part in the Arc of Attrition and the Arc 50 at the end of January, both of which are huge achievements!

The Arc of Attrition covers one hundred miles of the Cornish coast path from Coverack to the Eco Park in Porthtowan. The race started on Friday 27th January at 12.30 P.M., with a cut off of 36 hours. The race takes in some of Cornwall’s most dramatic coastline, as well as involving over 4000 metres of climbing. Steve Fuller, Neil Hayhurst and Melissa Nicholas all completed the full hundred miles.

One of our own, Naomi Connon, was the sweep runner from Coverack to Porthtowan, and also crewed for another runner overnight.

The Arc 50 is also a huge challenge, covering fifty miles of the coast path from the Minack to the Eco Park. The race started on the morning of Saturday 28th, at 8.30 A.M. Runners were treated to some stunning scenery, but also over 2,000 metres of climbing and a 15.5 hour limit to complete the entire route. The Hayle runners completing the Arc 50 were Jacob Gardner, Steve Wherry, Melissa Poultney, Gabrielle Hume-Rothery, Kelly Bills, and Sophie Howard.

A huge well done to everybody who ran the race, but also to all of our members who were out there crewing and tending to those running.


Hayle Runners out in force for Stormforce

Hayle runners kicked off the 2023 Cornish Grand Prix season in style with the Stormforce 10 mile road race, organised by Carn Runners. The 70 Hayle runners were part of a total field of 499 from Cornwall and beyond. The route took them from Camborne, through Barripper, to Realwa and Leedstown, before looping back through Carnhell Green to retrace their steps and race to the finish at Camborne School. There was a fantastic atmosphere on the day with a mix of seasoned Stormforce runners and first-timers, all of whom did the club proud. It was also great to see even more of our members showing up to cheer everybody on.


Joshua Rowe came second overall with a phenomenal time of 53 minutes and 25 seconds, and also led the men's team, also consisting of Jordan Morant, Adam Gore, Jacob Gardner, Peter Barnes, and Kieran Murrant, to second place.


The Hayle ladies team were just pipped to the podium, coming in fourth, but still a fantastic effort by Melodie Manners, Lee Strickland, Kirsty Medlock, Lia Foreman, Corinne Gerrard, and Lucy Paull.


Several of our runners brought home age category prizes:
Joshua Rowe - 2nd (under 35)

Peter Barnes - 3rd (40-44)

Lee Strickland - 3rd (45-49)

David Reid - 2nd (50-54)

Jon Eldon - 1st (60-64)

Martin Curtis - 3rd (70-74)

Chunky Penhaul - 1st (75-79)

Full list of Hayle Runners times:

Joshua Rowe: 00:53:25

Jordan Morant: 00:56:40

Adam Gore: 00:57:55

Jacob Gardner: 00:58:57

Peter Barnes: 01:00:46

Kieran Murrant: 01:00:50

Liam O'Neill: 01:02:51

Daniel Strickland: 01:03:16

David Reid: 01:04:57

Scott Abraham: 01:06:52

Will Luckhurst: 01:07:18

James Manning: 01:07:28

Mark Williams: 01:07:49

Jon Eldon: 01:07:58

Simon Knowles: 01:08:02

Simon Jeffs: 01:08:19

Ian Curnow: 01:08:25

David Guffick: 01:10:19

Lee Burford: 01:10:58

Melodie Manners: 01:12:02

Paul Gough: 01:13:58

Frazer Humbles: 01:14:51

Kevin Silver: 01:14:56

Lee Strickland: 01:15:14

Kirsty Medlock: 01:15:23

Andrew James: 01:17:35

Lia Foreman: 01:17:50

Corinne Gerrard: 01:19:13

Lucy Paull: 01:21:33

Jane Barker: 01:22:03

Craig Underhill: 01:23:33

Richard Collett: 01:24:16

Chunky Penhaul: 01:24:56

Andrew Ellis: 01:25:13

Charles Simpson: 01:25:20

Alison Thomas: 01:27:02

Hannah Smith: 01:27:17

Maria De Ruvo: 01:27:58

Jennifer Buckland: 01:29:30

Stuart Smith: 01:29:30

Sarah Allen: 01:30:15

Sam Murray: 01:30:46

Michael Orchard: 01:31:15

Jennifer Forbes: 01:31:41

Fiona Gamble: 01:32:15

Trish Merrett: 01:32:31

Jamie Gore: 01:35:03

Louise Ollivier: 01:36:10

Martin Curtis: 01:36:39

Margaret Clark: 01:36:58

Mel Burgess: 01:36:59

Mike Baldwin: 01:40:52

Nick Morley: 01:41:05

Claire Stone: 01:41:40

Stewart Townend: 01:41:51

Cas Leo: 01:42:19

Helen Cattran: 01:50:26

Julie Bolitho: 01:51:06

Susan Thomas: 01:51:08

Zenna Rogers: 01:52:51

Sarah Johns: 01:53:25

Jackie Stone: 01:57:03

Amanda Gore: 01:57:56

Karen Lovegrove: 01:58:47

Robert Bolitho: 02:01:08

Nicola Masters: 02:01:30

Sarah Ellis: 02:08:44

Teresa Moore: 02:08:44

Donna Dark: 02:11:35

Samantha Dixon: 02:11:49

There is gold in those hills -

Looe 10 mile road race


Congratulations to any runner who decided to run Looe 10 mile road race!


Twenty members of Hayle Runners made their way to east Cornwall to take place in the very hilly but scenic race organised by Looe Pioneers Running Club and acquitted themselves really well.


There was a great performance by a strong men’s team who came third in the men’s team competition. Neil Hayhurst led the team home, closely followed by Steve Fuller (who was second in his 50-54 age category), Ed Bennett, Chris Barrett, David Wilding, and Tim Twiggs.


For the women, a great run by Debbie Harrison Webb saw her win her 50-54 age category and lead the Hayle women home. She was supported in the women's team by Corinne Gerrard, Margaret Clark, Susan Thomas, Jane Naylor and Clare Stone.

There were also age category prises for Jon Eldon 3rd in his 60-64 age category and Chunky Penhaul 2nd in his 70-74 age category.


Hayle Runners Women's team captain Corinne Gerrard said, "The Looe 10 is a really tough race but we had some fantastic runs from club members throughout the field. It was great to see new faces making our teams at the race. Everyone did so well."

Neil Hayhurst - 1:10:33

Stephen Fuller - 1:10:54

Edmund Bennett - 1:11:01

Chris Barrett - 1:13:56

David Wilding - 1:15:46

Tim Twiggs - 1:19:46

Jon Eldon - 1:21:22

Debbie Harrison-Webb - 1:22:16

Liam O’Neill - 1:26:20

Andrew James - 1:27:57

Frazer Humbles - 1:28:07

Corinne Gerrard - 1:32:59

Kevin Silver - 1:35:01

Anthony Burrows - 1:35:09

Chunky (Antony) Penhaul  - 1:39:40

Margaret Clark - 1:58:55

Susan Thomas - 2:07:22

Jane Naylor - 2:09:33

Claire Stone - 2:11:06

Helen Cattran-Dunlop - 2:14:47

Hayle Runners off to a flying start to the 2022 Grand Prix Season


Hayle Runners got off to a flying start to the new season at the Stormforce 10 mile road race, the first race in the 2022 Cornish Road Running Grand Prix season. The club had a large entry in the race with 75 runners out of a total field of 560 runners who made their way from Camborne through Barripper to Realwa and Leedstown before looping back through Carnell Green to retrace their steps and race to the finish at Camborne School.

The Hayle team were led home for the men by Joshua Rowe who had a great race finishing in an amazing time of 54 minutes 19 seconds and Melissa Nicholas for the women in a time of 70 minutes 53 seconds who also helped the Hayle women's team take 3rd place in the team competition where she was joined by Melody Manners, Rebecca Tossell, Debbie Mitchell, Emily Ellen and Corinne Gerrard.


The women pipped the men’s team of Josh Rowe, Neil Hayhurst, Steve Fuller, Peter Barnes, Tom Rosenfeld and Ed Bennett who just missed out on a podium place.


There were also individual prizes for Neil Hayhurst, 2nd in his 40-44 age group, Chunky Penhaul 2nd in his 70-74 age group, Stewart Townsend 3rd in his over 75 age group, Diane Warren second in her 65-69 age category and Timothea Cardell who was first in her over 75 category.


There were very many personal best throughout the Hayle Runners team and brilliant club debut performances from numerous team members.


Members of the club wore ribbons in memory of their colleague and friend Matt Curtis who passed away late last year.


Lee Burford, Chair of Hayle Runners said that, "It was great to see so many of the team giving the Stormforce race a go. Although a little chilly conditions were good and this helped toward so many great runs from the team and giving us a great start to the season. We are now looking forward to the Newquay 10k on the 6th February when the season gets into full flow."

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