Hayle Runners beach run


the largest and one of the most successful running clubs in Cornwall



Meet Your Max

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Truro Rugby Club, TR1 1NY


Tywardreath Trotter

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Tywardreath


Treggy 7

Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location: Launceston


St Ives Bay 10k

Tuesday 10 August 2021


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St Ives Bay 10k and Fun Run

Hayle Runners celebrated the the return of the St Ives Bay 10k and Fun Run on Tuesday evening for the first time since 2019.

Starting and finishing on the beach below Hayle Surf Life Saving Club the 10k takes competitors along the beach towards Gwithian up the steps and returning along the undulating footpath through the Towans before returning to the beach for the last mile.


St Ives Bay is a spectacular backdrop to a challenging race which attracts locals and visitors.

Despite the lack of local races the winning times for the race were very fast with visitors, husband and wife, Andrew and Lauren Heyes winning the mens and women race quite comprehensively.


Ben Price, a previous winner, was in second place and Ryan Hanley from Cornwall Athletics Club in third.


Rebecca Tossell from Hayle Runners had a fantastic run to be second woman home with Victoria Holden in third.

There was also a good turnout for the St Ives Bay Fun Run held earlier on the same evening with 60 youngsters taking part in the one mile run along the beach.


Hayle Runners Chair Lee Burford said, "It was a great to run the events again after their cancellation due to Covid restrictions in 2020. Both the Fun Run and the 10k were well supported and the runners all seemed to enjoy themselves. We are so grateful to Hayle Surf Life Saving Club and the many volunteers who helped with the organisation of the race making it a success."


The first three girls and boys results in the Fun Run were as follows:


Jacob Holland 6:18

Tama Griffiths 7:05

Samuel Toy 7:19


Isla Ford 7:04

Eva Fox 7:27

Aria Griffiths 7:28


The atached photos show Andrew and Lauren Heyes (along with Baby Heyes) with their St Ives Bay 10k trophies and Jacob Holland and Isla Ford receiving their Fun Run trophies from Hayle Runners club chair Lee Burford.

Download the race results in Excel format here

Hayle Runners back in the RAT race

Hayle Runners where back out on the trails again taking part in the RAT races’ series of races known as the Roseland August Trails on Saturday.


The races are all off road coastal path runs along a stretch of the stunning South Cornwall Coastal Path between St Anthony Head on the Roseland Peninsula and Porthpean in St Austell Bay.

The club had members competing across all the distance races from the 10 mile White Rat to the 100k (64 mile) Plague.


Corinne Gerrard (1st female over 50), John James and Melissa Nicholas (3rd female overall) all took part in the 64 mile race known as the Plague.


Melissa Poultney did the 32 mile Black Rat.

Julia Burns, Grege May and Roland Hardman did the 20 mile Red Rat and Steve Wherry (1st male over 50), Amy Jose, Fiona Hewett, Natalie Rogers and Rebecca Tossell did the 10 mile White Rat.


Paul Allen and Yelda Muge Parsons also gave it a go.

Hayle Runners are back training on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a longer social run every Sunday and are open to new members

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.