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Hayle runners push for places at the IQ Half



As a club, Hayle Runners are adhering to the Covid Laws for England and also the guidelines from England Athletics.

We meet three times a week, rain or shine:

Main club night is Tuesday – meet at Hayle Rugby Club (behind Marks & Spencer on the A30), ready to run at 7pm. In the summer, groups run on quiet country lanes, across the Towans, on the beach and along the coast path. In the winter runners stay in the town on well lit streets, with the occasional pre arranged head torch run.

On Thursdays - the main session offered is on the track at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre, ready to run at 7pm. There is an additional fee of £1 per member per week for this and £3 per week for non members. Please bring a friend if you’d like to.


Some runners also meet at the rugby club on a Thursday, ready to run 7pm.


Sundays – these are longer runs, usually aimed at half or full marathon training, and of varying distances and locations. They usually start at 9am but always end at a cafe for tea and cake.

A quick wave from Jo


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


Treggy 7

Sunday 1 September 2019


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Group 1.    Scott’s group

Sub 7.30 average. Everyone can do a half marathon in under 1h 30m and some under 1h 15m. Don't place limits on what you can achieve if you're in this group. Most sessions will be structured workouts which will include things like mile reps or hill reps and plenty in between. Occasionally this group might just go for a run, but that's an easy week.


Group 2.    Mel and Will’s group

Similar pace and structure to Scott's group.

Group 3.    Elaine and Stuart’s group

8.45 to 9.15 minute mile group. This is the average pace that someone would be happy to run for 10k. This should not be their race pace because you should not be running race pace for the whole session. There are times when they run faster during a session, or slower when on recovery or cool down. Summer runs will be a mix of road, tracks, trails, beach and Towans. Winter runs will be around Hayle town and will involve interval sessions and hill reps. This is a very social group and in between sessions you can give your tongue as much exercise as your legs.

Group 4.    Mark’s group

Running 8-15 to 8-45 pace for about 7-8 miles. Tends to suit people who race at 44-52 minutes for a 10k. In the summer runs will be a mix of road, tracks, trails, beach and Towans. In the winter runs will be around Hayle town and involve a mixture of hills and flat. It often feels like more of the former than the latter.

Group 5.    Michelle’s group

Michelle is currently taking a group at a 9.30-10.15

Group 6.    Trevor's group

10.30-11.00 min miles. This group is a steady paced group with stops and will always regroup for everyone. There may be the occasional fun, short speed session to mix things up a bit! Currently meeting at 6.30pm.

Group 7.    Jennie  and Hel's group

This group runs at a social pace. We tend to run between 4 and 6 miles at a variable pace between 11.30 and 12.30 minute miles. Sometimes the group splits into two, with the faster runners completing 6 miles and and rest 4-5 miles. Some like to join us who are generally faster but we ask that they either stay with the slower runners or loop back for us. We aren’t serious in our sessions but we encourage everyone to take the plunge and do their first race in a green vest. We like to chat and run, enjoy the towans, footpaths in the summer and Hayle town in the winter. We often stop to take photos and to catch our breath. We occasionally do some hill reps or a sprint session and encourage attendance at track.

Group 8.    Jackie’s group

The walk-run group is for the complete beginner who cannot run more than a few steps, or for anyone who isn’t sure what they can do.  This group does the same route each week, so there are no surprises and returning members know what they can expect.  It is a very informal group and everyone encourages each other.  Coaching is based on technique and running tips to help people get started.

Feet up on a coast path run
Hayle runners regularly train along the coastal paths


Coaches Scott and Mel oversee the training programme at the track and are supported by other Coaches and Leaders from the club. The track sessions are held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre at Pool near Redruth on Thursday at 7pm. Each term lasts 6 to 10 weeks with a week or two off in between.

Each week is different and is designed to make you faster, fitter and a more aerobically efficient runner. Almost nothing else works so quickly, and burns more calories.

Sessions last about an hour and a quarter, including a warm up, and they vary between multiple 100m sprints to longer circuits of 1,600m or 3,000m.Runners train in similarly paced group supported by a qualified coach or leader. At the end of each term runners can be speed tested to measure progress (though it’s not compulsory).

All speeds are catered for, though it does help if you can run a couple of miles already. There is a fee of £1 per week for members of Hayle Runners and £3 per week for non members.   Currently the club has funding to make it free for the under 20s. All you need do is turn up (with a friend, if it helps).  You walk through Carn Brea reception and tell them you are going to the track. When you get to the track the Hayle runners are usually in the top right hand corner near the portacabin.

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