Many thanks to Jonny Colaco for providing me with some background info on yesterday’s Race for Wildlife event. Congratulations to the 7 penguins who participated
CORNWALL RACE FOR WILDLIFE
Over 300 runners, including 7 representing Newquay Road Runners (NRR), took to the start line for the 7th Race for Wildlife organised by Mounts Bay Harriers in aid of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The 7.5-mile route started from Penwith College and took the runners up the hill through Heamoor and Madron and then over the fields to Ding Dong. It was then flat across the moors with the final three miles down through Bone Valley and back to Heamoor and the College. The competitors mainly came from Cornwall with a few traveling from further afield.
Conditions were almost perfect for racing apart from a 1.5-mile stretch which was extremely muddy making conditions underfoot a little tricky. A time limit of 1 hour 45 was imposed on the runners with all bar one finishing well within this time. The runners said that it was a tough course but it was worth it for the views from the top.
North Derbyshire’s Martin Dawson made easy work of the course finishing in a very respectable 43 minutes 03 seconds 41.57. Just as he did last year leading the Newquay contingent home in 6th place was Jonny Colaco with an impressive time of 46.32, impressive is the word as Jonny admitted he could still feel the Cornish Marathon in his legs.
Revis Crowle running for East Cornwall Harriers was the first female in 55.13. The first Newquay lady home was, as last year, Jonny’s partner Colette Clements who finished 81st overall in 59.23
There were category wins for the following NRR:
Colaco 1st M 45-49, Pat Lockett 1st 70-74 and Clements 2nd lady 35-39
The overall positions and times of NRR were as follows: