CUBERT 5, POLZEATH 10K, DAN 5000 & COMRADES ULTRA-MARATHON

Many congratulations to those who have represented the club in the Cubert 5, Polzeath 10K, DAN 5000 and to Jim in the extremely tough Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa. The following reports will be forwarded to the local press this evening:

CUBERT 5 – 2017
The 7th race in the 15 event Cornwall Glass & Glazing Grand Prix was the Cubert 5 miler held on Tuesday 6th June 2017 organised by the Newquay Road Runners and the club were delighted that Andrew Sutton, owner of ‘Tileworld’, kindly sponsored the event for the 3rd year.
They say that from little acorns oak trees grow, the same could be said of the Cubert 5. The first race was held in 1989 and organised by Peter and Jan Sargent as a fundraiser for the village’s table tennis club. The race HQ was the now defunct Tree Tops Inn who, in the early years, sponsored the event. The first race had 84 finishers with the registration and results being written down with a pencil and paper, there were just 5 marshals. This year, however, there were just under700 finishers. This year’s Newquay 10k holds the record for the most finishers in a Cornwall GP race with 769. Newquay RRs had 78 competing, which is amazing when one considers there were 50 club members helping out on the course or behind the scenes to ensure the event was a success, a real team effort. The club was delighted also to see three competing from their Introduction to Running Group which is held every Tuesday evening. For some, it was their first experience of competing in an organised race and all have advised they loved the atmosphere and the encouragement from the hundreds of spectators out on the course.

The men’s race was won by Mile High’s Tony Brewer in 26 minutes43 seconds, he finished 2nd in 26.01 last year, which clearly indicates that the very strong westerly wind was not conducive for the recording of personal bests for many in the field, 2nd home this year was Cornwall ACs Jordan Clay in 26.47 with his club colleague Colin Snook 3rd in 26.55 which was 45 seconds slower than his 3rd place last year. Leading the Newquay contingent home was Tony Wright in 7th place with a very respectable 27.33, just 22 seconds slower than in 2016.

The under-20s boys’ race was won by Hayle Runner Floyd Ratcliffe in a fantastic time of 27.42 and placed him 14th overall. Cornwall ACs Sam Goodchild was 2nd in 29.11 and in 3rd was Newquay RRs Tom Luton in 29.25. Launceston’s Ella Walters was the first lady under 20 in a very impressive 35.25, Newquay’s Sophie Talling was delighted with recording a personal best and taking 2nd place in 36.40, 17 seconds further back in 3rd was Sophie’s team colleague Leigh Spencer who was also delighted with her performance.

In the ladies senior race, the quality was equal to the men’s with Cornwall AC taking the top 3 places, Emma Stepto took the honours yet again with 29 minutes 14 seconds, which placed her 22nd overall 2nd home was Heidi Tregenza in 29.52 and Donna Raggett 3rd in 31.43. Leading the Newquay ladies home was in form Megan Davis who placed 6th lady in a time of 32.13.

The Newquay ladies team placed 2nd ladies team and was made up of Davis, Jo Herd, Lydia Davis, Sarah Myford, Nikki Davies and Sophie Talling
The men’s team finished 4th and consisted of Wright, David Bartlett, Tom Luton, Oliver Passingham, Gregg Hooper and Matt Davies.
The owners of Cubert’s highly popular fish & chip shop ‘Assalt & Battery’ put up a trophy for the first local male and female. To qualify for this award, the area in which those competing needed to reside in was Holywell Bay, Cubert, Crantock, St Newlyn East and Goonhavern. There are some very talented athletes who live in this area, as the winners’ times clearly indicate. The men’s trophy was won by Newquay RR and Holywell Bay resident Matt Davies (30.48) and the ladies winner was West Pentire’s Kelly Keogh in 38.19.
There were category prizes for the following NRRs:
Ladies: Megan Davis 3rd U35, Nikki Davies 3rd 35-39, Jo Herd 3rd 40-44, Sarah Myford 1st 50-54, Eleanor Ellison 2nd 60-64 Lynn Harvey 2nd 65-69
Men: Davis Bartlett 3rd U35 Tony Wright 1st 50-54, Peter Allen 3rd 60-64, and Peter Sargent 2nd 70-74
Congratulations to all who took part and, sincere thanks to all those who gave up so much of their valuable time to ensure that not only the 5-mile race was a success, but also the 2 children’s events that took place earlier in the day. Well done to Jenny Bowden and Lesley Richardson for all the work they put into these 2 events, this was the 13th year that Lesley’s been involved and Jenny’s second.
Newquay Road Runners has received a number of complimentary messages following the event and were thrilled to work closely with the local community to ensure the events were a success. Any surplus money made from the 2 children’s events is going to numerous community projects including the Cubert Christmas lights, Cubert Village Hall, Cubert & Holywell Bay FC. Special thanks from Newquay Road Runners to 3 pillars of the Cubert community Kath Harrison, Terri & Mike Smith.

Des Evans, Race Director and current Chairman of the host club, was delighted with how well the 5-mile race went and wished to thank the sponsor and all those who gave up their time to ensure the event was an out and out success.
CUBERT NEWQUAY RRs – 2017

Position Time Name
7 0:27:33 WRIGHT, Tony
10 0:27:51 BARTLETT, David
25 0:29:25 LUTON, Tom
43 0:30:14 PASSINGHAM, Oliver
45 0:30:33 HOOPER, Gregg
50 0:30:48 DAVIES, Matt
54 0:31:12 RENDLE, Steve
55 0:31:19 AXE, Jason
69 0:32:13 DAVIS, Megan
75 0:32:18 RONNGARD, Mattias
94 0:33:20 GRIMES, Richard
111 0:33:59 HERD, Joanna
124 0:34:41 TALLING, Glyn
129 0:34:53 ALLEN, Peter
130 0:34:54 HENRY, Steve
139 0:35:16 REED, Luke
141 0:35:16 HUMPHREYS, John-Paul
152 0:35:52 DAVIS, Lydia
170 0:36:23 MYFORD, Sarah
171 0:36:23 DALE, Steve
175 0:36:32 EDWARDS, Glynn
178 0:36:35 DAVIES, Nikki
182 0:36:40 TALLING, Sophie
187 0:36:46 ROBINS, Sara
193 0:36:57 SPENCER, Leigh
198 0:37:04 TALLING, Lisa
199 0:37:07 BROOKLAND, Alan
203 0:37:21 GORE, Louise
228 0:38:22 CODE, Jenny
230 0:38:24 FURLONGER, Neill
236 0:38:31 ELLIS, Sara
241 0:38:46 POTTER, Alison
244 0:38:51 HILL, Sarah
251 0:38:56 SARGENT, Pete
261 0:39:09 DUNCAN, Jeanette
263 0:39:11 MCKENZIE, Tracy
290 0:39:58 LOCKETT, Pat
291 0:40:00 BULLOCK, Katie
292 0:40:00 ROWE, Gareth
293 0:40:00 MAMO, Chris
301 0:40:19 WALE, Matthew
305 0:40:24 CAFF, Wayne
312 0:40:34 GROVES, Richard
316 0:40:41 GREGORY, Amy
322 0:40:47 BRANDHAM, Lois
332 0:41:21 MASTERS, Karen
333 0:41:22 NEEDHAM, Sara
334 0:41:28 MOUNTFORD, Darren
336 0:41:29 ELLISON, Eleanor
337 0:41:32 LOVEDAY, Allan
338 0:41:35 SAVIN, Nick
348 0:41:58 BROBIN, Cody
366 0:42:32 DAVIES, Sarah
368 0:42:35 STEELE (JONES), Michelle
371 0:42:42 SHAW, Sian
381 0:43:09 BROOKS, Amanda
411 0:44:34 EMMETT, Lucie
419 0:44:52 ROOSE, Alison
423 0:45:01 HEWITT, Lucy
447 0:45:50 HACKMAN, Tom
458 0:46:24 HARVEY, Lynn
483 0:47:07 FLOWER, Naomi
493 0:47:24 MENZIES, Roger
497 0:47:51 HIGGINS, Lucy
498 0:47:52 WEBB, Tabi
500 0:47:56 HALL, Becky
522 0:48:49 HARDING, Karen
527 0:48:58 WALTERS, Karen
544 0:50:03 MORGAN, Iain
552 0:50:38 BOWDEN, Sally
599 0:53:03 CAFF, Jane
606 0:53:21 GREENWOOD, Nik
614 0:53:29 KAYE, Emma
623 0:54:32 HOLLADAY, Michelle
624 0:54:36 OSBORNE, Paula
627 0:54:40 HEMSLEY, Sarah
635 0:55:55 COLLEDGE, Helina
660 0:58:14 FRANCIS, Donna

INTRO TO RUNNING GROUP
512 0:48:29 HUNTER, Vickie
560 0:51:02 ATKINSON, Laurel
623 0:54:31 COOKE-DAVIES, Louise

POLZEATH 10K- DAVIS SCRAMBLES TO VICTORY
The Polzeath 10K is undoubtedly one of the toughest races in the Summer Sessions, taking runners across a long section of beach and then onto the coast path to loop Pentire Headland, involving plenty of hills and some welcoming rocky terrain, including even a few brief sections of easy and enjoyable scrambling.
There were 184 who managed to finish this tough challenge which included 10 Newquay RRs Phil Winskill won the event by recording a very impressive 42 minutes 27 seconds, the first lady home was Newquay Road Runner Megan Davis who finished 10th overall in 48.58.
The times and overall positions of the Newquay RRs were as follows:
Position Name Time
10th Megan Davis 48.58
13th Martin Davis 50.32
35th Lydia Davis 55.19
50th Sarah Myford 59.09
53rd Sophie Talling 59.20
54th Glyn Talling 59.20
55th Lisa Talling 59.21
87th Cody Brobin 67.54
92nd Mele Kent 68.25
117th Sarah Davies 72.09

DUCHY ATHLETIC NETWORK (DAN) 5K COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Report by Paul Wright

The Cornwall County 5000m Championships were held at the Carn Brea Track on the 25th May and 41 made it to the finish of which 5 were representing Newquay Road Runners. The conditions, although dry, were not conducive or fast times as a result of a very stiff -breeze on the home straight

In the men’s race Colin Snook, Cornwall AC won the title for the 2nd year in a row finishing strongly in 16 minutes 21 seconds which was 45 seconds slower than his winning time last year. Leading the Newquay contingent home once again was in-form Tony Wright who was 7th in 17.02. The first lady home was Colin’s team colleague Emma Stepto whose 17.29 placed her in a very impressive 12th position overall.

Newquay’s Peter Sargent (70-74 category) was running his first ever 5000 metres on the track despite having raced on the roads for more years than he cares to remember and he enjoyed the experience advising that he can’t wait now for the County 10000 metres track championships later in the year.

Newquay Road Runners overall positions and times

Position Name Time
7th Tony Wright 17.02
20th Jason Axe 19.01
33rd Peter Allen 20.45
37th John Horton 23.47
39th Peter Sargent 24.12

COMRADES ULTRA-MARATHON – SOUTH AFRICA
The 2017 Comrades up-run was slightly shorter than the two most recent up-run routes. The 2013 route was 86.86km long while the 2015 route measured 87.72km.The officially measured and certified distance of the 2017 Comrades Marathon was 86.73km. With regards to the route changes, the organisers returned to the original up-run course through Pinetown without any detours and followed the traditional route from the start outside the Durban City Hall all the way to Pietermaritzburg. The Comrades Marathon took place on Sunday 4th June starting at 05:30 a.m. and the finishing cut-off at 5:30 p.m. The race is run from “gun to gun”.
Newquay Road Runner and outstanding marathoner/ultra-specialist James Murray completed his 4th Comrades and is already considering entering the 2018 down run event. James finished in an outstanding time of 7 hours 46 minutes 41 seconds in very hot conditions over one of the toughest ultras in the World. To complete one is an achievement to complete 4 is mind blowing.

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