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Meet Your Max
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Truro Rugby Club, TR1 1NY
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Green Army at Meet Your Max
A really good turnout from the Green Army at the Meet your Max race and so lovely to see people and feel that life is returning back to a bit more normal.
Rebecca Tossell and Neil Hayhurst led the ladies and gents home and there were plenty of age category prizes throughout the team including:
70+: Chunky Penhaul - 1st
65-69: Diane Warren - 1st
50-54: Jeremy Stephens - 1st
40-45: Simon Knowles - 1st
50-54: Corinne Gerrard - 1st and Gill Rose 2nd
40-44: Emily Claire - 3rd
More importantly everyone won a Buff and a pasty at the end too and it was great to see so many people from the club giving the race a go, a number of whom were making their club debut.
The club is now meeting regularly at various locations around Hayle on Tuesday Tuesday's and at Carn Brea track on a Thursdays in pre booked groups.
Hayle Runners on the go at the weekend
Hayle Runners were on the go at the weekend with members of the club taking part in the Classic Quarter, the coastal path run from the Lizard to lands End.
Most members of the club taking part took on the challenge in relay teams of two or four but Jeremy Stephens and Corinne Gerrard did the whole 44 mile route on their own and both won their vet category's.
Also at the weekend members of the club took part in the Boconnoc Woods race with Neil Hayhurst leading the team home and taking 3rd place overall.
John James, Phillip Johns, Hels Cattran-Dunlop, Susan Thomas, Theresa Clark and Jennie Massey also took part flying the flag for Hayle Runners.
Gary Swain also took part in the 12.5 mile Looe to Polruan coastal run.
Neil and Melissa at the Hurtwood 50k
Hayle Runners are starting to get out and about now that lockdown arrangements are easing.
An increasing number of races are being advertised for later in the year, often these are off road which can allow for a bit more social distancing.
Two Hayle Runners, Neil Hayhurst and Melissa Nicholas were amongst the first to take advantage of one of the early events, the Hurtwood 50k ultra trail run starting and finishing at Dorking and taking competitors through the Surrey Hills, and both of them acquitted themselves well showing significant improvements on their previous 50k runs.
Melissa was really pleased 'Its great to be able to get out racing again. Both Neil and I enjoyed the run and to improve our times was a real bonus. Hopefully I will be out again soon racing with more of my Hayle Runners colleagues.'
Hayle Runners Go Virtual
Hayle Runners were out and about running on Sunday in the strangest of circumstances. They were doing what they love and raising thousands of pounds for hard pressed charities.
The pandemic has changed many things and this years London Marathon was no different. The usual event in London, well known for its tens of thousands of competitors, fancy dressed fun runners and fantastic atmosphere was reduced to an elite only race around St James Park whereas thousands of runners ran the event virtually-running the whole 26.2 miles but closer to their own homes.
Hayle Runners have for more than 20 years sent strong teams of runners to the event. This year club members had to complete their marathons on their own routes closer to home.
Runners from the club ran around Copperhouse pool in Hayle,along the Bissoe cycle trail from Portreath to Devoran, backwards and forwards alongside Culdrose and along parts of the Cornish Coastal path.
As well as running for themselves they were also completing their marathons to deliver the sponsorship money they have been promised towards the charities they support which included cancer charities, disability charities as well as Hayle Runners nominated charity the Cornish Heart Unit Fund.
Hayle Runners women team captain Corinne Gerard was one of those running
"We were ready and prepared for the London marathon in April this year and it has been very strange waiting so long for the actual event. Even it it was described as virtual it was the real thing. 26.2 miles of running and the wind didn't make it any easier."
"Club members ran well, finished safely and delivered their commitment to raise funds for charities who have been hard hit by the pandemic. We are so proud of them all."
Hayle Runners who completed the Virtual London Marathon along with times where known:
Thomas Rosenfeld, 2:55 - Copperhouse Pool, Hayle
Andrew Paroissien, 2:57 - Copperhouse Pool, Hayle
Kirsty Medlock, 3:41 - Culdrose to Helston loops
Corinne Gerrard, 3:51 - Copperhouse Pool, Hayle
John James, 3:53 - Copperhouse Pool,Hayle
Sharon Lamerton, 4:02 - Bissoe Trail
Elaine Adams, 4:17 - Bissoe Trail
Steve Maclaren, 4:19 - Bissoe Trail
Frazer Humbles, 4:41 - Bissoe Trail
Melissa Nicholas and Neil Hayhurst , 5:19 - Cornish coast path
Jamie and Sam Chapple, 6 hours Bissoe Trail
Claire Stone, 7:34 - Bissoe Trail
Jo Lay, Bissoe Trail
Rebecca Tossell, Copperhouse Pool,Hayle