RACE PREVIEW: Imerys Trail Marathon and Half Marathon (and Fun Run!) – Sunday 18th May

This Sunday, off-road fans will have the rare opportunity of running over the ‘moonscape’ that is the clay workings near St Austell, as St Austell Running Club (along with Cornwall College and Imerys) host the third Imerys Trail Marathon (and Half). Over winding (and steep) trails that are closed to the public for most of the year, runners will have a chance to test themselves over a route that doesn’t give home advantage to the hosting Read more…

Weekend Round-up – 10-11 May

Trevornick 10 Attention turned back to the Cornwall GP today, as just shy of 300 runners braved gale force winds and squally showers to run the tough off-road ten miler at Trevornick today. In the 6th running of the event, Mile High runner Tony Brewer improved from third place last year to win his first GP event of the year, finishing just over the hour in 1:00:31, excellent in the conditions. Just 18 seconds behind, and Read more…

Weekend Round-up – 3-5 May

Lots of racing this weekend, from half marathon to 100 mile(!) distances, and some great results for Cornish runners. The Mud Crew team are having an excellent season in seemingly all off-road events, and continued this trend with Izzy Wykes first lady at the Hartland Hartbreaker, Sarah Burns-Morwood first lady in the Thames Path 100 in 19:57, and Sharon Daw second lady in the Endurancelife Pembrokeshire CTS Marathon in 4:40:39!  Sarah Burns-Morwood (Mud Crew) with Read more…

Weekend Round-up – 26/27 April

After the ballyhoo of the London Marathon, it was back to (more or less) local events for Cornwall’s runners and triathletes. You still needed to travel out of county for a half marathon or longer, but almost 100 runners opted for the Rotary Club Enys 10k in Penryn. Mike Birchmore (Newquay RR) showed he is still in good form, edging out Emma Stepto (CAC) to take the race outright in 35:08, with Emma winning the ladies Read more…

Weekend Round-up – 5/6 April

Triathlon With many road runners mid-taper for London, attention this weekend turned to Cornwall’s first triathlon of the season. The 120 triathletes lucky enough to get a spot in the Penzance Triathlon were treated to a repeat of last year’s challenging conditions, with strong winds, mist and rain adding to the challenging ride out to St Just and back. The weather wasn’t enough to scare off novice triathletes, with 34 taking part in their first Read more…

Weekend round-up : 29/30 MAR

Justin Thomas and Emma Stepto showed their spring marathon preparations were going well with comfortable wins at An Res Hellys and the Siblyback 10K yesterday. At An Res Hellys, Justin, running for Cornwall AC, improved on his winning time last year by over a minute to finish in 57:15. He seemed to take the finish at a canter, taking the time to greet spectators as he approached the finish line. Tony Dunn (also CAC) ran Read more…

Race Preview: AN RES HELLYS (Sun. 30th March, 10.30am, Helston Boating Lake)

With no Duchy Marathon/20 this year, the fourth GP road race is the second running of An Res Hellys on its new route. With access improvements being made throughout the Penrose Estate, the race should be faster than previous years; several sections of previously rough gravelled track have now been given a smooth tarmac finish. Access improvements have created a much smoother surface in places… The ten mile race heads out on fairly level ground Read more…

Weekend round-up : 22/23 MAR

The highlight event of the Cornish weekend was the inaugural running of The Dark, a fourteen mile two lapped race around Cardinham Woods in, erm, the dark. The weather held, mercifully, for the 238 who completed the race, which boasted over 1,000ft of ascent per lap of the Bodmin Beast mountain bike trail. Participants were treated to three river crossings, one within yards of the start to weigh the feet down for a mile or Read more…