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Duchy 20 - Entries now open

A 20 mile run, limited to a maximum of 300 runners. This will be an undulating course consisting of town streets, cliff top roads and country lanes. The race starts and finishes at the Penventon Park Hotel Redruth TR15 1TE and is particularly good for those training for a spring marathon.

Visually impaired runners are welcomed and Guide Runners are permitted free entry to the event. Shower facilities and catering are available on the day.

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Hayle Runners Run for the Sun at the Newquay 10k

Hayle Runners were out in full force for the Newquay 10k road race, the second race in the 2020 Cornwall Road Running Groups Grand Prix series.


The club had a large entry of 65 members entering on what is one of the seasons earliest opportunity for a fast 10k race.


The Hayle team acquitted themselves well with Daniel Costello leading the team home, closely followed by Jordan Morant, to help the mens team take third place in the team competition. They were supported by Simon Knowles, who won his 45-49 age group, Steve Fuller who came third in his 50-55 age group, Neill Cookson and Steve Wherry who took first and second respectively in their 55-59 age group.


The Hayle Runners women's team did equally well coming third behind a strong Cornwall Athletic Club team. Melody Manners was first home, slightly outpacing her mum Debbie Harrison-Webb who won her 50-54 age group. They were supported by Becky Tossell, Debbie Mitchell, Lisa Friday and Corinne Gerard.

Diane Warren (65-69), and Timothea Cardell (75+) both won their age groups and the race also produced a number of personal bests for the distances as well as club debuts.

Club Chairman Lee Burford was very pleased with the results. "We had great running performances on the day and it was really good to see so many Hayle shirts throughout the field.We have had a great start to the season and I am very hopeful it will continue."


Bodmin Half Marathon (MTRS6)

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - Location: Bodmin College, PL31 1DD


Looe 10 (GP3)

Date: Sunday, February 22, 2020 - Location: Millpool West Looe, PL13 2AF


Duchy 20

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020 - Location: Penventon Park Hotel, TR15 3AD


Falmouth Half Marathon (GP4)

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Location: Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ

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Newquay 10k

Sunday 2 February 2020


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Diane does the business at the Farnborough Half Marathon

At a weekend when many of her Hayle Runner colleagues were pounding the roads of west Cornwall as part of their training Diane Warren was on the hunt for an England vest for the half marathon distance at the Farnborough half marathon in Hampshire.


Diane has already obtained England vests in shorter distance and needed to finish within the qualifying time and finish in the first 4 in her 65-69 year age category.


On the day Diane did the business comfortable by being the first 65-69 to finish in a time of 1 hour 51 minutes 10 seconds and was over the moon.


"It was a really nice half marathon, we did a lap of the airport at the start and then ran along country lanes before finishing at the airport. I was really pleased to get the time and position I wanted and now I am just waiting for the email from English Athletics to confirm I have been selected to wear the England vest at the distance."


Whilst Diane was in Hampshire much closer from home in Sundays damp conditions one group from the club ran the Godolphin run, a free run organised every month by the National Trust. The Godolphin run is a spectacular but tough course running up Godolphin Hill along trails and paths.


Not that far away other Hayle Runners did a longer route starting and finishing through the National Trusts Penrose estate encountering hills and other natural obstacles...

Hayle Runners get a flying start to the 2020 GP 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 2020 Cornish Road Running Grand Prix season. The club had a sizeable entry in the large race field of more than 500 runners who made their way from Camborne through Baripper 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 by Daniel Costello who took 2nd place in his under 35 age group, closely followed by Jordan Morant who took 3rd place in the same category. They were supported in the Hayle Runners mens team that  came third in the team competition by Andrew Paroissien, Tom Rosenfeld, Simon Knowles and Steve Wherry. Simon took second place in his 45-49 age group and Steve was first in his 55-59 age group.

The Hayle women went one better than their male colleagues by taking second place in their team competition. They were led home by Debbie Harrison Webb who took first place in her 50-54 age group, she was supported by Becky Tossell who took second place in her 35-39 age group, Kirsty Medlock who took 3rd place in the 35-39 age group, Debbie Mitchell, Corinne Gerrard and Amy Jose. They were also individual prizes for Steve Fuller 3rd in the 50-55 age group, Neill Cookson 2nd in his 55-59 age group, Stewart Townsend 1st in his 75-79 age group, Diane Warren first in her 65-69 age category and Timothea Cardell who was also first in her over 75 category.


There were very many personal best throughout the Hayle Runners team and brilliant club debut performances from Sam Nicholas, Melissa Nicholas, Karen Usher and Hels Cattran-Dunlop.

Womens team captain Corinne Gerrard said, "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 such a great start to the season. We are now looking forward to the Newquay 10k on the 2nd February when the season gets into full flow."

Busy start to the new year for Hayle Runners

Hayle Runners have had a busy start to the new year.Following the clubs traditional New Years Day outing along the muddy footpaths of Gwinear under the guidance of Howard Haynes, Hayle Runners have been out and about again.


A large contingent from the club took part in the Clowance Woods race around trails and paths in the private grounds of Clowance House, near Camborne. For some of the newer members this was their debut race whereas for others it was the opportunity to stretch their legs after the holiday period.


Just a few miles away another large group from the club took part in a organised training run hosted by Club Chairman Lee Burford from Kehelland Village Hall to kick start their new year training plans and raise some funds for the clubs nominated charity, the Cornish Heart Unit Fund (CHUF). Members took to the roads and paths and then returned to the village hall for coffee and cakes raising more than £100 for CHUF.


Chairman, Lee Burford was pleased to see so many people out on the roads and paths early in the new year, "We are looking forward to a busy year ahead with Hayle Runners out and about training and racing across Cornwall and further afield."

Hayle Runners women celebrate a great year

Hayle Runners women team are celebrating another great year. Over the past few years the number of women members of Hayle Runners has been going from strength to strength.


Women now make up two thirds of the running clubs total membership of more than 200 members and they continue to make a significant impact across the club with the majority of the clubs training groups led by women Leaders under the watchful eye of Head Coach Charlotte Bennett.


At races across Cornwall the women's team continues to make an impact, once again finishing second in the Cornish Grand Prix 2019 team competition behind Cornwall Athletics Club, with a number of individual picking up age category prizes.


Corinne Gerrard, Hayle Runners women's team captain is very proud of her members,

"I think our success is done to how welcoming and supportive we are to women who join us whether they are beginners or more experienced. We have had a great year and I am particularly proud of the ladies team strong performance this year, we have had a number of new runners coming to the forefront during 2019 and I am looking forward to seeing both the team and individuals continue to improve in 2020."

On the way

Whilst some of her colleagues were easing down for the season. Diane Warren was competing hard up country in the West Midlands taking part in the Telford 10k Road race, an England age category qualifier.

Diane was over the moon with her result in the race.

"It was a lovely 10k, quite a fast course all in Telford Park. It's one of only 3 England qualifiers for the honour to wear the England vest and compete in the Bristol 10k in 2020 for England v Celtic Nations. I was really pleased to get under 50 minutes and I achieved a PB of one minute finishing in 49.11 and I think I was 2nd in my age group. I needed to be in the top 3 women 65-69 years and under 57 min.  Hopefully I have done enough to get an England vest."

Much closer to home some of her Hayle Runners colleagues were taking part in the Fordh Sen Michel, a run from north to south of the Penwith peninsular along St Michaels Way whilst Emily Ellen took a last minute decision to take part in the Cardinham Christmas 5k near Bodmin and surprised herself by being first woman home.