From county or elite runners to people who can’t run at all, we pride ourselves on helping everyone. Our 24 qualified coaches and leaders take groups of every ability and help them reach their maximum potential. We are often the largest team at the Cornish Grand Prix races. We attend almost every race in the county and many further afield.
Craig Tonkin, Hayle Runners team captain said‘It was a great event to celebrate St Piran’s Day raising money for a good cause and despite the ‘interesting’ weather we really enjoyed the day’
Runner Don ‘gets set’ to help Parkinson’s sufferers
Don Bristow from Hayle Runners is raising money for Parkinsons sufferers. Please donate to his cause to help support him in completing the Mob match on Sunday 22 November.
Don is a running lengend, for many years he was the oldest runner in the Cornwall Grand Prix series racing well into his 80’s and always guaranteed a loud cheer from his Hayle colleagues and members from other clubs when he crossed the line. In recent years he developed Parkinson’s disease and had to call a halt to his competitive running but he has now decided, with his doctors support to put his trainers back on and walk the route of the Falmouth ‘Mob Match’ a five mile race that takes competitors past Pendennis castle and around Swanpool in the town to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.
A group of Hayle Runners took on the challenge running for one,two or three days
Hayle runners tackled the ACC challenge of three marathons back to back. The route took on the coastal paths on the north coast from Padstow to Lands end.
Dozens of runners took part over the past weekend starting with a run from Padstow to Perranporth on Friday,continuing with a Saturday run from Perranporth to Hayle and finishing on Sunday with a run from Hayle to Lands End.
A group of Hayle Runners took on the challenge running for one,two or three days
Charlotte Bennett,Nicki Carter,Andy Jukes,Helen Rule,Ian Timms,Simon Timms,Glynnis Turner,Murray Walker and David Wright all gave it a go and achieved their incredible objective over the weekend.
Charlotte Bennett really enjoyed the experience;
‘It was an absolutely amazing, memorable 3 days!
I loved every minute of the ACC challenge. I was pleased with my own performance, with marathon number 3 completed in 6 hours 11 minutes. It was actually 28.4 miles of the hardest, technical terrain to run on.
Each day’s route was different with stunningly beautiful scenery and perfect weather…although a little windy this afternoon!
There were some amazing performances from my Hayle Runners colleagues and the others who took on the challenge
Hayle Runners were out in force for the penultimate race of this year’s Cornish Grand Prix at the Newquay 10k. Forty Two members of the club turned out for the race on the same day that a number of their colleagues were competing in the Bournemouth and Cardiff half Marathons or completing the final day of the Atlantic Coastal Challenge.
Susie was really impressed by organisation of the weekend festival
‘I highly recommend the Bournemouth Marathon Festival weekend. There was a5k and 10k on the Saturday and half and full marathon on the Sunday. It was very well organised with as stunning route and very flat, apart from 1 hill on the half and 2 that I know of on the full marathon(but not like our Cornish hills). There were views over the sea and coastline nearly all the way round. We ran the full length of Bournemouth and Boscombe piers and received a fab tee shirt and the biggest medal I’ve ever seen!’
A group of Hayle runners travelled to nottingham to take part in the Robin Hood Marathon and half marathon.
Hayle runners delivered a set of great performances. Rich Savage led the team home in the marathon in an impressive 2 hours 55 minutes taking 29th place overall in a field of 1200 runners and was second in his 45-49 age group. Matt Curtis finished in 3 hours 24 minutes and Faye Savage in 3 hours 34 minutes. Steve Cooling completed the half marathon in a season best 1 hour 34 minutes
Nick travells to Berlin
Hayle Runners Club Secretary Nick Masters took a trip to Berlin to complete the Marathon in a personal best of 3 hours 38 minutes
Hayle Runners took a large team of thirty eight runners to compete in the Indian Queens Half Marathon on Sunday and came back home with plenty of prizes and personal best performances.
Jordan Morant had another strong performance finishing in sixth place overall and third place in his under 35 age group. Jordan led the Hayle men’s team to an impressive second place in the team competition. He was supported by strong runs from Daniel Costello, Rich Savage, Lewis Hill, Scott Abraham and Loyd Purvis.Hayle’s Women won a number of individual prizes with team captain Charlotte Bennett second in her 40-44 age group and Faye Toms celebrating her debut in the same category with a third place.
Simon Knowles men’s captain was pleased with the strong personal performances
‘ It was great to see so many of our members running so well at the half marathon. The signs look good for our next race, the St Levan 10k in less than two weeks’
Hayle runners travelled a fair distance to Launceston on Sunday 6 September to run the challenging fast and undulating course of Treggy 7. Hayle runners were led home by Thomas Humphrey in a time of 39.56 achieving a placing of 3rd overall.
He was supported by Daniel Costello (41.33) and Simon Knowles of (43.25)
The ladies team were led home by Amy Jose in a time of 52.18. Amy was supported by Kelly Moore (57.43) and Jo Holland (59.28)
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.
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’Cornwall’s countryside and coastline.
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.
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