Some outstanding performances in the Bideford and Trevornick 10Ks yesterday in wonderful conditions.

Thanks to Mike Kestle for the Bideford report and let’s hope poor lee (Hall) will get over his unfortunate wrist injury soon so he can sling the sling.

Here are the reports:

report by Mike Kestle
A record 1260 had entered this race. The route follows the undulating road up to Instow and then returns along the flat Tarka trail back to Bideford.
The weather conditions were sunny, warm and a cool breeze on the way back.
Bideford runners took first in both races, Flynn Jennings 34:59 and Julie Dixon 38:32.
Six Newquay Roadrunners ran this race today

James Murray 53rd in 41:13
Mike Kestle 219th in 48:26, 3rd V65 
Ali Potter 228th in 48:29
Wayne Caff 344nd in 51:33
Tracy McKenzie 374th in 51:50
Nick Savin 405th in 52:21, would have been quicker if his shoelaces were tied up!!

Race report by Paul Wright

The inaugural running of the Trevornick 10K, replacing the previous 10-mile event, was organised by Newquay Road Runners, saw a field of 420 starters who experienced perfect running conditions, bright sunshine, clear skies, a slight cool breeze, temperatures in the mid-teens with conditions underfoot ideal in most places. This was the 5th race of the 15 race Cornwall Glass & Glazing Grand Prix.

This off-road event encompasses Cubert Common, The Kelsey’s, and the coastal footpath from Porth Joke to Holywell Bay and as a consequence offers some absolutely stunning scenery and spectacular views.

The two main sponsors of the actual race are the 5-star Trevornick Holiday Park who has supported the previous nine 10 mile races and Personal Best which prides itself on being a top running specialist outlet based in Carlyon Bay. The National Trust also fully supports the event

Over 50 people are required on the day, the help of the local community is very much appreciated, as is the support of Newquay Road Runner club members who once again pulled out all the stops to ensure the race was an outstanding success.

The support help provided by the Cornwall Scouts (Lostwithiel Group) was also outstanding and Newquay Road Runners was delighted to be in a position to give them a small donation in appreciation of their valuable assistance, without which it’s doubtful the race could go ahead.

415 managed to complete the race of which 45 were representing Newquay Road Runners, another club member, multi-terrain specialist and brilliant hill runner Sarah Hill, kindly agreed to act as the ‘last runner’, thus giving the 30 plus marshals out on the course a clear indication of when their work for the day was done.

The men’s race was won by Mile High’s Tony Brewer in 34 minutes 33 seconds, 2nd was Bodmin Road Runner Rob Orton in 35.28 and in 3rd was Cornwall ACs Colin Snook in 35.37. Leading the Newquay contingent home was Samuel Barnes whose 41.27 placed him 40th overall.

The ladies race was won by in-form Heidi Tregenza, Cornwall AC who had won 2 of the ladies county championship races (1500m and 3000m) the previous day at Carn Brea, yet still managed to perform superbly finishing in 39.28 which placed her 21st overall. Emma Paull, Hayle Runners, who has recently returned from altitude training in East Africa was the 2nd lady in 40.49 and St Austell’s Jessica Buscombe filled the final podium place with a 42.37. Leading the Newquay ladies home was super triathlete Mel King who was 81st overall with her 45.06. The Newquay ladies team of King, Megan Davis, Eleanor Dixon, Leigh Spencer, Lisa Talling and Ella Williams placed 2nd not that far behind Hayle, with Cornwall AC 3rd.

Newquay Road Runners owe a massive debt of gratitude to Steve Henry and Glyn Talling who kindly took on the responsibility of organising this year’s event and my goodness what a tremendous job they did. I understand they can’t wait for the race to come around again. Glyn loves organising races, so much so he’ll be in charge of the very popular Cubert 5 mile race on Tuesday 6th June 2018. He also took credit for organising the weather on the day.

As mentioned earlier the race was an outstanding success, comments such as the one below are typical of the feedback already received:

I loved the previous 10 miler. I really did. One of my favourite off-road races (and to be honest off-road is my thing). I was sad when I heard the 10 miler had become a 10k (fully understand the reason why and no gripe there). However, having run the race today. One word review. WOW! What a cracker of a course. Fast and furious. Some lovely uphills combined with some speedy downhills. An instant classic. A big thank you to everyone from the club involved in setting this one up. You got it right. A top top race – as always, Newquay delivered.

The overall positions, pace per mile and times of the Newquay RR were as follows:

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