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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.
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."
Cornwall Mob Match 5 miles and Grand Prix Presentation
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - Location: Falmouth Hotel TR11 4NZ
Race For Wildlife 7.5 miles MTRS 5
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 - Location: Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2SA
The Scrooge - 7 miles of muddy terrain
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - Location: Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, UK, PL26 6EN
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.
Hayle Runners go Mob handed to Falmouth
Hayle Runners made their way to Falmouth to take part in the annual Cornwall Mob match where teams from across the Duchy compete against one another in a 5 mile road race before the annual seasons trophy presentations.
At the Mob Match race itself Daniel Costello and Jordan Morant took off at a furious pace to lead the Hayle Runners team around Pendennis Head and Swanpool to finish in 6th and 7th place overall and lead the team into second place. They were supported by Steve Wherry, Simon Knowles, Steve Fuller, James Manning, Dave Wilding, George Erics, Lee Burford and Scott Abraham.
Emily Clare, Helen Knowles and Hannah Smith were the first three Hayle women home on the day.
In the presentations that followed for the Cornish Grand Prix series trophies, Hayle Runners were well represented. The club's women's team came second overall behind Cornwall Athletic Club and the men's fourth out of nearly 20 competing clubs.
The list of trophy winners from the club in the individual age categories was equally impressive
Rebecca Tossell who didn't run at Falmouth as she was representing Cornwall at the South West 10k team championship at Gloucester won her 35-39 age category and Emily Claire took third place in the same category, Debbie Mitchell was second in her 40-44 age group, Debbie Harrison-Webb was third in her 45-49 age group, Diane Warren first in her 60-64 age group and Timothea Cardell first in the 75-79 category.
For the men Simon Knowles was 3rd in his 40-44 age category, Bob Richards 2nd in his 65-69 age category and Stewart Townsend 1st in his 75-79 age category with a number of other club runners very close to podium positions in their age groups.
The club had 20 members who completed the eight races which allowed them to qualify for the Grand Prix awards, and three members from the club Andrew Ellis, Phil Johns and Zoe Lock completed all 15 races and received a special award.
Hayle Runners do their bit for Children in Need
Hayle Runners did their bit for Children in Need by having a fund raising run on Sunday from Mawla near Redruth courtesy of Helen and Simon Knowles.A large group of Hayle Runners and their friends had a very sociable run, shared food and raised over £300 in donations and raffle proceeds.
Showing the Hayle Runners shirt in Cornwall & Scotland
Ruth Phillips returned to her native Scotland at the weekend by doing the distance and showing the Hayle Runners shirt at the Glentress Winter Trail Half Marathon in the Tweed Valley, Scotland.Ruth found it to be quite a challenge but really enjoyed the race.
'It was pretty much running up a mountain for 6 miles then throwing yourself back down it. Hardly a flat patch in sight! Following Forest tracks up through pine woods, then over heather and bracken, then down an exhilarating mountain bike black route. The run involved 1883 feet ascent of climbing and I was definitely ready for my Irn Bru at the end so I felt right at home.I finished in 2 hours 45 minutes'
Closer to home Kathryn Osborn and Mike Wright were also showing the shirt at the Penrose Woods 10k, a race around the National Trust estate near Helston in what turned out to be a very muddy and wet run.They finished the run in 1 hr 32 minutes.
Mud, sea and sand
Hayle Runners were out and about this weekend tackling tough terrain across Cornwall.
A group from the club took part in the Westward League Cross Country competition in Newquay where mud was indeed the on the menu for the day. Jordan Morant led the team home and in doing so he achieved qualification for the Cornwall Cross Country team. Jordan was closely followed by Simon Knowles, Neill Cookson and Scott Abraham who made up the Hayle Runners team in the event.
Closer to home a team from the club took part in the Remembrance Run where after showing respect by two minutes silence and wearing something red, the competitors run along Marazion beach over sand and pebbles often getting their feet wet.
Mike Baldwin led the team home and Diane Warren was the first Hayle Lady home winning her 65-69 age category in the process.
The full Hayle Runners results at the Remembrance Run were:
Mike Baldwin - 39.03
Diane Warren - 40.14
Amelia Kitchen - 42.54
Deborah Pearce - 47.25
Cas Leo - 48.15
Theresa Clark - 49.38
Jennie Massey - 55.17
Mike Wright - 1.02.14