BERLIN, LANHYDROCK, MAWNAN SMITH AND PORTHTOWAN

Well done to all those who competed for the club over the weekend, we had representation in the Berlin marathon, Lanhydrock 10, Mawnan Smith 10K and the Porthtowan 10.

Here’s a brief report on all 4 events, many thanks to Sian,Lucy and Sally for giving me the heads up on the events they were competing in:

RACE REPORTS by Paul Wright

BERLIN MARATHON – SIAN RUNS WITH THE ELITE

Tens of thousands started the 2017 Berlin marathon one of whom was Newquay RR Sian Shaw who was pleased with her performance finishing in 4 hours 22 minutes.

The race was won by Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge in 2 hours 3 minutes 32 seconds which is only 35 seconds off the world record of 2.02.57 set on this course in 2014. The women’s race was also won by a Kenyan, Gladys Cherono in 2.20.21.

RACE REPORT – LANHYDROCK TOUGH 1

Last Saturday evening saw the 2nd event of the 2017/18 Cornish Multi-Terrain Grand Prix over a very scenic course, but nonetheless, the runners’ experienced a tough test around the Lanhydrock Estate even though the weather was kind on the night.

The men’s race was won by St Austell’s Simon Williams in 1 hour 4 minutes and 41 seconds.

The ladies event was won by Karen Harrison, Cornwall AC in 1 hour 18 minutes 56 seconds which placed her 28th overall. Peter Allen led the Newquay contingent home in 1.24.17 and Pat Coates was the club’s first lady to finish in 1.37.33

There were 190 finishers of which 7 were representing Newquay.

There were category placings for the following Newquay RR:

Pat Coates 1st lady 55-59 and Peter Allen 2nd male 60-64

Overall positions and times of Newquay RR were as follows:

 PORTHTOWAN 10K (or perhaps even a little longer!)

DAVIS WINS

The organisers described this event as a very long 10k (and it was) Trail Running Race leaving Porthtowan on the coast path, climbing from the back of the beach at Chapel Porth to the top of St Agnes Beacon at 193m above sea level. From here the route descended off the Beacon to follow the track to St Agnes head and re-join the coast path to follow it back to Porthtowan. The route also followed other public rights of way and had minimal road sections.Most of those who completed the route estimated the run was closer to 7 miles.

This was the final event of the 5 event ‘Summer Series’, the other 4 races were held at Godrevy, Polzeath, Poldhu and Godolphin Hill. The event was very well marshaled, some were vigorously ringing cowbells as the athletes passed them.

There were 203 who managed to cross the finishing line amongst which there were 5 Newquay RR. The winner of the event was Ryan Harley in 48 minutes 13 seconds, Newquay’s Megan Davis was the first lady home in 59.16 which placed her 31st overall.

The Newquay RR times and overall positions were as follows:

Position

Name

Time

31st

Megan Davis

59.16

39th

Ian Leedham

60.36

41st

Lee Burford

61.09

72nd

Lydia Davis

66.30

189th

Sally Bowden

99.56

MAWNAN SMITH 10K

One of Cornwall’s top runners Tony Brewer, Mile High, ran superbly to win this event in 34 minutes 11 seconds. The first lady home was Tony’s club colleague Beth Popperwell who finished 7th overall in 46.21. Also performing well was Newquay RR Lucy Higgins who was 32nd in 59.43. 62 managed to complete the 10K distance.

 

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