The last couple of weekends have seen the Harriers taking part in various events in & beyond Cornwall.
In Bristol, Dave & Ross Atkinson-Beaumont took part in the Movember 10K at Ashton Court. This race was part of the annual Movember campaign to raise funds for men’s health. The 10k comprised two hilly laps through woods with a very steep downhill path towards the end. Ross finished in 48:49 and Dave in 49:46. Afterwards Dave commented that it was was a tough run and they got soaked but it was all for a good cause.
Further afield, Pete Miles raced The Brecon Beacons Ultra – approximately 46 miles of mixed trail, road & mountain terrain. Pete finished this in 10hours 22 minutes – he was surprised to complete this, joking that he only popped out for some milk!
Back in Cornwall Heidi Swaby & Richard Boucher tackled 92 obstacles in 15 kilometres in the Retallack Rampage. They described this as a great day out including plenty of mud.
The final race of the 2017 Cornish Grand Prix took place on Sunday 19th November. Eight Harriers made the journey to Pensilva near Liskeard for this full marathon, described as one of the toughest in the UK. Weather conditions were near perfect with no wind & mild temperatures for this time of year. Three Harriers, Tom Berryman, George Andrews & daughter Greta Andrews chose this race as their first marathon. Greta was heard to say after that it was a good experience but never again.
First Harrier back in 15th place overall was Gary Richards in 3.17.32 followed by Stuart Thomson in 3.26.37 giving him 37th place.
Cornish marathon results
Gary Richards- 3.17.32
Stuart Thomson- 3.26.37
Ian Tucker – 3.40.47
Tom Berryman- 3.52.23
Dan Preston- 4.29.19
George Andrews – 6.20.04
Greta Andrews – 6.21.46
Lize Easterbrook- 6.21.46