INDIAN QUEENS 1/2 & GLOUCESTER MARATHON

Well done to all those who competed in today’s IQ 1/2 and the Gloucester Marathon.

The following reports will be forwarded to the local press and be posted on the club’s FB page:

INDIAN QUEENS ½ MARATHON – SUNDAY 6th AUGUST 2017
Report by Paul Wright

The Indian Queens ½ marathon, was the 11th race of the 2017 Cornwall Glass & Glazing Grand Prix, there were 600 entries of which 561 lined up at the start with 555 brave souls who managed to finish the race of which 36 were representing Newquay Road Runners a number of whom were running their first ½ marathon, each and every one of them did themselves and the club proud.

The event is organised by the villagers of Indian Queens and this is the 35th year the race has been run. Any surplus from the ½ marathon is used to assist local organisations such as the Indian Queens Band and the village playgroup. Kevin Burnett, the race organiser for the last 20 years, estimates that close to £40K has been distributed since the race’s inception.

Kevin wished to put on record his sincere thanks to the many villagers and Newquay Road Runners for all the support he received prior to, during and following the event. The Goss Moor trail was muddy in places and had plenty of pot holes, the runners experienced pleasant conditions from the start and were all pleased to see drink stations at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 mile markers.

The men’s race was won for the second year in a row by Mount Bay Harrier Peter Le Grice in an amazing time of 1 hour 11 minutes 55 seconds which was close to 1½
minutes faster than his winning time of 2016. Leading the Newquay RRs contingent home was in-form Jonny Colaco whose 1.19.55 placed him 11th.

The ladies race was won yet again by Cornwall ACs GB international athlete Emma Stepto in 1 hour 21 minutes 00 seconds, the first Newquay lady home was Sarah Myford in 1.44.00.

The Newquay Men’s Team of Jonny Colaco, Tony Wright, Alex Daniels, Oliver Passingham Jason Axe and Nigel Swift finished 4th. The Newquay ladies team of Sarah Myford, Anna Potter, Amy Gregory, Sophie Talling, Sarah Hill and Lois Brandham were the 5th ladies team home.

There were category prizes for the following Newquay Road Runners:

Ladies: Sarah Myford 3rd 50-54

Men: Jonny Colaco 2nd 45-49, Tony Wright 1st 50-54 Pete Sargent 2nd 70-74 and John Lillis 3rd 70-74

Another success for Newquay Road Runners was that sprint finish expert Sarah Hill was the first local runner home and her prize was richly deserved as she finished the race like Usain Bolt, or should I now say Justin Gatlin.

Indian Queens Newquay RR – 2017

Position Time Name
11 1:19:55 COLACO, Jonny
12 1:19:57 WRIGHT, Tony
13 1:20:23 DANIELS, Alex
31 1:25:08 PASSINGHAM, Oliver
49 1:28:28 AXE, Jason
59 1:29:09 SWIFT, Nigel
60 1:29:28 RENDLE, Steve
70 1:32:02 BATTY, Michael
107 1:37:35 RONNGARD, Mattias
112 1:38:06 LOWE, Toby
133 1:41:46 ALLEN, Peter
149 1:43:29 WHITAKER, Nick
159 1:44:40 MYFORD, Sarah
164 1:45:05 TALLING, Glyn
181 1:46:08 DALE, Steve
191 1:46:50 LACKEY, Michael
194 1:47:08 SARGENT, Pete
200 1:47:54 WALE, Mathew
255 1:53:09 MARTIN, Colin
256 1:53:09 PORTER, Anna
262 1:53:27 GREGORY, Amy
269 1:55:03 TALLING, Sophie
270 1:55:18 HILL, Sarah
272 1:55:30 BRANDHAM, Lois
283 1:56:18 BULLOCK, Katie
284 1:56:21 LILLIS, John
301 1:58:30 HILL, Sandi
303 1:58:51 DAVIES, Sarah
341 2:03:33 NEEDHAM, Sara
383 2:08:33 HIGGINS, Lucy
430 2:15:20 SAVIN, Nick
463 2:21:09 KING, Amanda
485 2:27:33 LACKEY, Debbie
533 2:44:07 HOLLADAY, Michelle
534 2:44:07 KAYE, Emma
539 2:47:02 FRANCIS, Donna

INDIAN QUEENS WALK RUN/NRR – 2017

544 2:52:22 COOKE-DAVIES, Louise

GLOUCESTER MARATHON – MURRAY COMPLETES MARATHON 161

The Gloucester Marathon is predominately run on flat roads. Proudly wearing his Newquay RR colours Jim Murray completed his 161st Marathon in a very credible time of 3 hours 11 minutes 07 seconds, it would have been quicker had he not struggled over the last 2 miles.

The men’s and women’s winners were competing in their first ever marathon, Ben Cockburn, Blackheath, finished in 2 hours 44 minutes and Rugby’s Emily Waugh led the ladies home. Official times were not available at the time of writing this report.

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