I’ve attached a report on last Tuesday evening’s Boconnoc:
Many congratulations to the 16 penguins who competed in less than favourable conditions, from the wind and rain last year to the total opposite this year, hot, humid and hard.
BOCONNOC 5 MILER – 2018 by Paul Wright
Last Tuesday evening saw the final race of the 8 event Cornish Multi-Terrain Series, the Boconnoc event is organised by St Austell Running Club (STARC).
The route is described as an undulating 5 miler in the beautiful Boconnoc Estate, near Lostwithiel, but a number of runners were heard to say after the event that they thought it was just one big hill. The weather was wonderful for the beach but with temperatures still in the mid 20s even early in the evening it made a challenging course even tougher. Such a difference from last year’s event when the conditions were far from favourable with persistent rain and a strong wind to contend with.
There were 301 finishers of which 16 were representing Newquay Road Runners, 9 more than in 2017. The overall race was won by Bodmin RR Rob Orton in 27 minutes 29 seconds. Leading the Newquay contingent home once again was Jonny Colaco who was 4th overall in a time of 28.56. The ladies race was won by Truro RCs Wendy Chapman in 32.30 which placed her 26th overall. The first Newquay lady home was Jonny’s better half Colette Clements whose 36.43 placed her 65th overall. The Newquay ladies were 3rd team and this consisted of Clements, Eleanor Dixon, Vanessa McBain and Sarah Hill.
There were category prizes for the following Newquay RR:
Ladies: Clements 2nd 35-39, Eleanor Dixon 3rd 40-44
Men: Colaco 1st 45-49, Peter Allen 3rd 60-64
The overall positions and times of the Newquay Road Runners were as follows: