Mounts Bay Harriers raced across all terrains and distances this weekend with Charlotte Kent in Brighton completing the full marathon in 5.07.06 in good conditions.
Nearer to home Heidi Swaby, Nigel Sims and Mark Worledge faced the Kernow Vertical Kilometre race , 1000m of total ascent over approximately 16 miles of predominantly trail running, this is a Cornish twist to the Vertical Kilometre challenge that is popular in mountainous areas! Not finding any mountains big enough in Kernow for 1000m of ascent in one hit, this race is two figure of eight loops that take in some of the biggest climbs in the county. Nigel Sims lead the Harriers home with a time of 2.12.27 and a brilliant 12th place.
Over in Penryn 11 Harriers enjoyed the Enys 10k a Rotary Club event looping from Enys Gardens around the country lanes where an undulating course challenged our experienced racers and some of our newer runners. There were several Personal Bests and Tristan Sellors took time off his previous best with a flying second place in 35.55.
below left – Harriers at the Enys 10k & right – Nigel Sims at the KVK