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Entries are open for the Duchy 20
Taking place on the 6th March 2022, the Duchy 20 is now open for entries.
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Stormforce 10 (GP1)
Date: Sunday, Jan 23, 2022
Location: Camborne School, TR14 7PP
Newquay 10k (GP2)
Date: Sunday, Feb 6, 2022
Location: Newquay Sports Centre, TR7 2SL
Looe 10 (GP3)
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Location: The Millpool Centre, PL13 2AF
Hayle Runners do the distance
Hayle Runners were on the road running marathons again this weekend.
A group from the club took part in the Newport Marathon in south Wales.
The Newport Marathon has gained a growing reputation with the running community as a flat fast alternative to the London Marathon.
Neil Hayhurst was quick out of the blocks and even faster than his time at London earlier this month finishing in an amazing time of 2 hours 48 minutes 12 seconds, swiftly followed by Tom Rosenfeld who finished in 2 hours 54 minutes 14 seconds.
Debbie Harrison-Webb had a fantastic run to take third place in her age category finishing in a time of 3 hours 25 minutes and 27 seconds.
Paul Wilcox finished in a time of 3 hours 37 44 seconds and Stuart Backhouse in a time of 4 hours 7 minutes 24 seconds.
Running closer to home but in the Dublin virtual Marathon, Julie Bolitho finished her third marathon in a month in a time of 6 hrs 13 minutes 22 seconds, whilst husband Rob ran his debut marathon in 6 hrs 19 minutes and 33 seconds.
Fab 4 tackle the Bournemouth Half Marathon
The Fab 4 from Hayle Runners tackled the Bournemouth Half Marathon at the weekend and came back smiling.
The Bournemouth Half Marathon is one of the biggest half marathons in the south west.
The undulating race starts at the spectacular and beautiful Hengistbury Head, which forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays.
The first 5 miles of the route makes its way along the cliff tops affording participants the very best views of the coastline before dropping down onto the seafront.
The runners finish in front of the historic Bournemouth Pier.
Emily Ellen led the Hayle team home in a new personal best of 1 hour 44 minutes 46 seconds followed by Sharon Rowat in 1 hour 50 minutes 41 seconds. Diane Warren won her age category in 1 hour 50 minutes 51 seconds and Zoe Renowden finished in 2 hours 9 minutes 39 seconds.
London calling-Hayle Runners impress in the capital and run well elsewhere
It has been a long time coming but the actual London Marathon has returned and Hayle Runners certainly made an impact in the capitals premier road race.
The club sent a strong team of more than 20 runners who acquitted themselves well through out the field.
Neil Hayhurst led the team home in an impressive time of 2 hrs 49 minutes 29 seconds with Sophie Howard the first Hayle lady in a time of 3 hrs 35 minutes 20 seconds.
Members of the club were raising money for a variety of charities including the clubs nominated charity CHUF (the Cornish Heart Unit Fund), Children's Hospice SW, KRESLU the Police Charity, Cancer research, the Army Benevolent Fund and Sense.
Corinne Gerrard Hayle Runners women team captain said
'It was great to have a real live event along Londons streets with supporters along the way. It was different to previous years but the atmosphere was fantastic and it was great we had so many runners from Hayle Runners taking part, raising money for charity and doing so well.'
The London Marathon was not the only Marathon to take place on Sunday. Steve McLaren represented the club at the Loch Ness Marathon finishing in 3 hrs 56 minutes and 4 seconds, breaking his own personal best for the course by more than 3 minutes.
Closer to home the club were also represented in force at the inaugural running of the Tywarnhayle 10k. This new race off road race starts from Mount Hawke cricket club, the race takes in some coast path around Chapel Porth and back towards Porthtowan before a loop around Tywarnhayle mine before returning.
The climbing involved and uneven surfaces almost guarantee that runners will not beat their personal bests for the distance.
Gary Swain led the Hayle team home and Louise Olivier was the first Hayle lady home.
Neil Hayhurst 2:49.29
Sophie Howard 3:35.20
John James 3:48.24
Melissa Nicholas 3:48.36
Kirsty Medlock 3:51.58
Rebecca Tossell 3:53.05
Sharon Lamerton 3:53.50
Corinne Gerrard 3:54.23
Kevin Silver 3:58.22
Oisín Curtis 4:00.48
Carolyn Daniel 4:08.41
Amy Jose 4:17.16
Elaine Adams 4:17.35
Frazer Humbles 4:17.41
Chunky Penhaul 4:18.38
Jon Savage 4:22.06
Jamie Gore 4:48.57
Julie Bolitho 6:01.02
Max Armstrong 6:02.31
Jo Lay 6:06.31
Claire Stone 6:18.57
Loch Ness Marathon
Steve McLaren 3:56:04
Speeding Snow White wins the Malcolm Date trophy
Each year (with a lockdown break in 2020) Hayle Runners holds a handicap race in memory of Malcolm Date, one of its members who had died of a heart related condition. The race starts and finishes close to the Marazion Community Centre and follows the route of the former Marazion 10 kilometre race through the back lanes of St Hilary and Rosevidney finishing near Marazion surgery. The big difference is that each competitor has to run the race in Fancy Dress and, as it is a handicap race the slower runners are given a head start based on their previous times and the clubs faster runners have to race hard to try and catch up.
Local residents may have been startled to see runners dressed in a variety of costumes running through the lanes. This year the very competitive race was won by a speedy Snow White or rather Claire Stone, followed in second place by Margaret Clark as Minnie Mouse and in third place Teresa Clark dressed as one of Santa's Elves.
Hayle Runners Chairman Lee Burford who took part in the race as a Cowboy said, "this is always a fun event which gives everyone a chance of winning. I'm delighted with a record attendance this year, the costumes were brilliant and for some of the runners they were quite difficult in run in. Claire's win showed that even our slower runners can triumph by just doing their best on the day."