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Four juniors and 30 adult Harriers made their way to Indian Queens alongside 605 other runners! 22 MBH seniors manged to better their half marathon PBs, notable climbs were Phil Sanger who now finds himself in 3rd place on the clubs PB HM fastest times and Richard Savage comes in as a new entry in 10th. We were down on numbers due to injuries of a few of our faster runners and this meant that the ladies team finished fourth and the mens fifth (even though all the six in the MBH men’s team finished in under 1:28!)
Representing the children were Charlotte and Megan Richards, Bethany Tresidder and Katie Walker. They all ran exceptionally well but I can’t find a copy of the results at the moment although I know that Charlotte completed the course in 6:40 and Megan in 7:02 – a new PB for her. Well done to you all
There were a few half-marathon first timers here today – husband and wife Jackie and Steve Davies, Natalie Walker and Eve Lay. Natalie put so much effort in (especially with Yvonne shouting at her from behind to go faster and to catch Richard Boucher up) that she collapsed as soon as she crossed the finish line and was attended to, eventually, by a policeman and two St John’s ambulance men. Eve Lay was so pleased to have completed her first half that she screamed as she crossed the line – anyone would have thought that she’d won!
Phil Sanger had a storming run finishing in 1:22:30, being the first Harrier home and finishing 30th overall. Mhairi Saville was our first lady home in 1:30:29 gaining her a 3rd place in the female under 35 category.
Other Prize winners of the day was Clive Hibbert 2nd and Dave Austin 3rd, both in the 65 plus category.
Zoe Mason had a frothing bum due to her jelly babies getting wet in her rear pocket – not a pretty sight. Nor was the sight of Ian before the race getting changed (see Facebook for evidence) or Jeremy afterwards putting on some dry clothes and mooning to the rest of the hall. Why do men have to flash their bits?
Zoe also had her own ‘changing tent’ with both Andrew and Sam holding up big bath towels in front of her – no peeping lads!
Sam Perkin knocked 63 minutes off his last Indian Queens time but still managed to talk through every 13 miles, poor Steve and Tammy Rosewell finished 9 minutes quicker than last year! There’s no stopping Tammy improving these days!
The course itself is about the flatest you can find in Cornwall. It’s a mixture of both road and trails through Goss Moors Country Park. There were even a couple of crocodiles, a leopard and a bear thrown in for good measure – although the cows seemed to leave everyone alone apart from Tammy who had to do a bit of weaving to get through!
We were treated to a silver band part way round, even though Ian thought as he approached that they were playing vuvuzalas! he’s going deaf as well as blind!
Everyone who finished was presented with a bright green t-shirt which showed the route on it. Don Hutchison decided to be different and put it on back-to-front and didn’t realise until he was told when he rectified matters.
All-in-all it was a good day out, a well organised race with lots of marshals. The organisers even disqualified 2 people – named and shamed for wearing ipods, which is a good thing and their own fault as these are not allowed at GP races and everyone was warned at the start – they obviously didn’t hear! had their headphones in, ha ha.
The support crews of the Tresidder and Saville families were out in force and their voices could be heard for miles!
30 1:22:30 SANGER, Phil -PB
38 1:24:38 WALKER, Jason – PB
50 1:25:27 SAVAGE, Rich – PB
52 1:25:32 HICKSON, Andrew- PB
60 1:27:07 SIMS, Nigel
67 1:28:05 MARSTON, Jeremy – PB
72 1:28:22 HUTCHISON, Don
89 1:30:29 SAVILLE, Mhairi – PB(by 18 minutes)
99 1:31:30 TRESIDDER, Rachel – PB
124 1:33:49 HOLDEN, Charlie – PB
157 1:37:12 MATTHEWS, Ian
160 1:37:35 PERKIN, Sam – PB
161 1:37:35 RICHARDS, Steven – PB
241 1:43:58 MCNEVIN, Philip – PB
259 1:45:35 HIBBERT, Clive – PB
265 1:46:14 MCCLAY, Karen – PB
271 1:46:39 ANGOVE, Paul – PB
284 1:47:29 AUSTIN, David
294 1:48:00 BOUCHER, Richard – PB
300 1:48:30 WALKER, Natalie – PB
303 1:48:37 TURNER, Yvonne
333 1:50:42 ROSEWALL, Tammy – PB
373 1:53:59 MASON, Zoe – PB
395 1:55:41 BURROWS, Robert
404 1:56:19 MARSTON, David
425 1:59:19 MCKIE, Kirstin – PB
440 2:00:43 DAVIES, Steve – PB
487 2:04:59 WATKINS, Yvonne
491 2:05:52 STONE, Jackie – PB
527 2:12:36 LAY, Evelyn – PB
Full results HERE
Just in case this has whetted your appetite for another 13 miler next Sunday, don’t forget?Truro Running club would like to invite you to join them in trialling the new Truro Half Route on Sunday 8th August at 10am.? Meet on the Piazza, Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, where route maps will be provided.
Join them afterwards for a beer/Orange Squash(?!) and or lunch, when you can let them know what you think of the new route. Alternatively contact Race Director Trish Prady firstname.lastname@example.org ? with your feedback