After a slightly extended break, it feels like we’ve missed loads here at Cornwall Running News, with two Grand Prix events to catch up on, along with the Roseland August Trail at the weekend!
Grand Prix Round-up
Let’s start with Indian Queens first, which was won by Colin Snook (Cornwall AC), achieving his seventh race win this year in [highlight]1:13:36[/highlight]. This was Snook’s third win in a row, having recently added the British Masters Athletics Federation 10k title to his local win at the Mag 7. First in the women’s race was club mate Amy Sole, who ran the race in [highlight]1:28:18[/highlight], a 2+ minute PB.
At the St Levan 10k, Dan Rodgers (Launceston Road Runners) continued his dominance of the shorter course with a [highlight]33:25[/highlight] win, his fifth win of the year. Eleanor Davis (Newquay Road Runners) was first in the womens race in [highlight]35:09[/highlight], a PB for her at the distance.
Roseland August Trail
The big event of last weekend was of course Mud Crew‘s Roseland August Trail (RAT), the increasingly popular trail run over four distances: 32 miles (Black RAT), 22 miles (Red), 11 miles (White) and The Plague 100K – 64 miles! These are not easy miles either, as the Roseland coastal path is very hilly, with steps aplenty! An indication of how popular this event is becoming is that 82 runners completed The Plague, up from 62 last year, many of whom will have participated in the shorter routes last year. Several visitors featured in the results this year, indicating the event is gaining a national appeal.
This year’s Plague was won by Mercia fell runner Mark Brooks, who completed the course in [highlight]12:13:30[/highlight], a slight improvement on Charlie Ramsdale and Sarah Morwood’s winning time from last year. Charlie Ramsdale (Mud Crew) was first woman again, with a [highlight]14:18:15[/highlight] finish.
In the Black RAT, Dan Lawson (Team Raidlight) and Clare Prosser (Wells City Harriers) were male and female winners, with local At Your Pace runner Ian Ferguson finishing fourth overall. In the Red RAT, Simon Longthorpe (Torbay AAC) and Amy Sole (this time representing Mud Crew) were the winners, with Olly Jose (Newquay Road Runners) and Heidi Tregenza (Cornwall AC) winning the White RAT.
Links to the full results, hosted on the SportIdent website, can be found here.
There are several events coming up in the next few weeks, including the next installment of the DAN 5k series (25th), Treggy 7 (6th Sept.) and Bude Pirate Run (13th Sept.), but the next event is the Trelissick 10k on Saturday (22nd). This is the second race in the 2015/16 Multi Terrain Race Series and takes in some lovely scenery, along with plenty of hills! Pre-entry has now closed but you can still enter on the day.
Race HQ is at National Trust Trelissick, Feock, near Truro (TR3 6QL). Follow the A39 from Falmouth or Truro; then onto the B3289 at Playing Place and follow brown sign posts or signs to the King Harry Ferry / National Trust Trelissick. Registration will be open from 5pm, with the race starting at 6.30pm. The start and finish line will be in the park in front of Trelissick House.