On Saturday Hayle Runners took a trip to Tywardreath near Par to take part in the Tywardreath Trotter. An undulating multi terrain race that takes competitors nearly seven miles up and down steep tracks, along slippery riverbanks and across fields before a fast sprint to finish outside the village pub.Matt Curtis led the team home in a time of 48 minutes 18 seconds with Charlotte Bennett the clubs first female home. The strength of womens running at the club was illustrated by the make up of the Hayle team which was overwhelming female, with men accounting for less than a third of the competitors from Hayle Runners.
- Turkey trot Hayle Runners took a short trip to Redruth to compete in the shortest race in the Cornish Glass and Glazing Grand Prix series. At four miles the Turkey Trot may be the shortest but is far from an easy trot.The course takes the competitors on a fast downhill start past Tricky Dickies before tackling a steep climb to Illogan. The route then becomes a more gentle climb to meet the old A30 at Pool before turning downhill towards Redruth. The respite however does not last long as the course climbs alongside the dual carriageway before a short sharp hill leads to a final opportunity for a sprint finish. The midweek evening race attracts a strong field of club runners, runners on holiday and more occasional athletes and this year a field of 450 competed. Forty eight members of Hayle Runners took part and Jordan Morant once again led the team home in eight place overall and helping the clubs men’s team to third place in the team competition.He was supported by the rapidly improving Lewis Hill, Daniel Costello who took third place in his under 20’s category,
Rob Watts who was third in his 35-39 age group, Simon Knowles who was third in his 40-44 age category with Head Coach Scott Abraham making up the team. With the absence of Emma Schuck with injury Charlotte Bennett led the women home and took second place in her 40-44 age group.There were also individual prizes for Diane Warren second in her 60-64 age group and for both Timothea Cardell and Stewart Townend who won their 70-74 age groups.
The Hayle team also had a number of members making their debut in a road race with Sarah Kevern, Louise Whiteway, and Pam Ray all having excellent runs.
Hayle Runners had one of their longest trips of the Cornish Grand Prix series on Sunday travelling to Saltash to take part in the Magnificent Seven. The Magnificent seven is a road race that comprises of a series of tough hills stretching over seven miles at the edge of the River Tamar and the race attracts a strong field of competitors from across Cornwall and Devon.Despite the distance Hayle Runners had a team of thirty seven runners to take part and despite the strength of the field took second place in both the men’s and women’s team competition. The women’s achievement was particularly noteworthy because of the absence of a number of the teams top runners through injury and other commitments. Amy Jose who has had a great season so far for the club was first woman home supported by Julia Burns who came second in her 50-54 age group, Rachel Bowker, Helen Rule, Kelly Moore and Diane Warren who won her 60-64 year age group.
The men’s team was led home by another fantastic run from Jordan Morant who was second in his under 35 age group closely followed by Tom Humphrey who was third in the same age group. Daniel Costello consolidated his return to form from injury with a fine run and third place in the team with strong support also coming from Lewis Hill, Scott Abraham and Simon Knowles.
Men’s captain Simon Knowles said
‘It was a great result for the club to get so many members to travel to Saltash to take part and we had some tremendous runs throughout the field’
IMERYS Half MarathonThere is only one opportunity a year for the public to explore the trails of Cornwall China Clay country and that is by taking part in the Imerys Marathon and Half Marathon . The race routes includes running by the operational working sites along with land which has been regenerated from the industrial past. As a result the trails which make up the routes of the race, provide for a challenging and spectacular course. The course has only short sections of highway and instead takes runners on sand roads which leave runners thinking they have been running on the moon. This together with routes through private farm land and picturesque tracks and trails offers a race with some of the most stunning vistas of Cornwall’s countryside and coastline.Four members of Hayle Runners took up this challenge. Rob Trembath led the team home in a time of 1 hour 43 minutes 2 seconds followed by Debbie Harrison who finished in 1 hour 46 minutes and 45 seconds and won a prize in her 45-49 age group. Michelle Roskilly finished in 2 hours 13 minutes and 43 seconds and Nicki Carter in 2 hours 35 minutes 32 seconds.
- Great results at Cubert 5 with both the clubs men and women taking 3rd place in very competitive team competition. Jordan and Emma led the teams home and there were individual trophies for Simon Knowles, Stewart Townend, Emma Schuck, Charlotte Bennett, Debbie Webb, Diane Warren and Timothea Cardell along with loads of pb’s and a number of first timers making their debut races. Full results can be found here http://www.newquayroadrunners.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Cubert-5-2015.pdf
- Hayle Juniors Athletic Club meets at Hayle School on Tuesdays at 5:30 to 6-30pm during term time. We have a number of qualified coaches and assistant coaches but any club member who wants to volunteer should contact Scott at any club night. All juniors are welcome, and the first week is free.
- Membership is now due. Membership is due from 1st March and cost £35 per year including English Athletics subscription. Members can renewing by cash or cheque at the club on Tuesday to Rachel or Track on Thursdays to Andy or Bank transfer (details from Jackie). You can also pay by PayPal ( although this costs us a fee) Under 20’s pay £15. See membership pages above for forms and further details.Hayle Runners Race Entries for GP races are now being taken online. www.hayle-runners-race-entrys.
co.uk is now live and will automatically point at the next race. Any members who have difficulty can enter via Sarah Newing at the club on Tuesday evenings. Refunds can be made up to when the entry goes in (normally two weeks before) after that it becomes non refundable unless you or we can find someone to take your place.
- Why not start running? Join Hayle Runners as a beginner – more details here – January Run Cornwall.. Park Run is now on at Penrose estate Helston every Saturday at 9am. It is free to enter but you do need to download a bar code from the Park Run website if you want an official time. They also need helpers as well.You can either do this on line or speak to Diane Warren at the club.li>
- ‘Give Running a Go’. Hayle Runners are calling on young people to come and give running a go at Carn Brea Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Hayle Runners aims to attract 14-25 year olds to try out running supported by qualified Coaches and Leaders. This is the second time the club has run a series of sessions specifically aimed at young people and Scott Abraham the Project Co-ordinator feels it offers a great opportunity for those wanting to give the sport a try. For more details read this Press Release.
Down here on holiday? Visitors, fast or slow, are always welcome to run with us. Just turn up at about 6.45 at Hayle Rugby Club on a Tues (main club night) or Thurs night or Sunday morning session. Or call us first if you prefer.Entries for GP races are now being taken online – www.hayle-runners-race-entrys.