An early start for us this week as a trip to Saltash for the 11th running of the vey hilly Mag 7 – 7 miles of ‘undulating’ (you’re ‘aving a laugh!) through and around the country road of Saltash. It was pretty warm and humid as 17 Harriers met at Saltash Rugby club and prepared for the off.
We were missing Zoe, who we think went to a kick boxing thing? and Helen K who had transport problems? but to the rescue came Richard B who managed to blag an entry on Friday!
A group photo was at first gate crashed by an over enthusiastic St Austell chappy! funny moment was he was trying to stand at the back unnoticed when one of our clan spotted him – a swift double back creeping up behind him saw his running shorts suddenly end up around his ankles! He’ll be looking behind him next time he tries that one!
At the end of the day a Big Well Done to all Harriers who competed today in what were very warm and humid conditions, not to mention those bloody hills!!
402 runners in total – fantastic runs from everyone (apart from me and Sam! 2 cripples together!)
Age group placings for Mike Robinson 3rd male under 40 (5th overall) and a fantastic return to form for Rachel Tresidder, 2nd in the under 35 females, Mhairi in 4th, Andrew just missed out with a 4th in the 45-49 as did Clive, also a 4th in the 65-69. Tammy smashed her PB by over 5 minutes for this course, Richard Savage is running like a hero at the moment and I’m wandering what Jason would have done if he didn’t get in till 3am after drinking those pink cocktails only hours before the start – I think everyone managed some sort of sprint finish! so the training is paying off Viv!
Brilliant Day out – nice technical T and Unique medal, chocolate and drink, all for a tenner – can’t be bad
Big Thanks to Dean, Rachels hubby, for taking the photos) you can see them on the MBH Facebook pages
and Mhairi makes the best raspberry cake – Clive?says so (he did have 5 pieces just make sure!)
Didn’t you just feel for that bloke who ran it in full gorilla suit including full mask / head!! looney
PLACE TIME NAME
5 00:42:30 ROBINSON, Michael
28 00:46:11 WALKER, Jason
30 00:46:17 HICKSON, Andrew
33 00:46:28 SAVAGE, Rich
60 00:49:24 TRESIDDER, Rachel
71 00:50:22 SAVILLE, Mhairi
87 00:51:30 MATTHEWS, Ian
98 00:51:59 PERKIN, Sam
186 00:57:47 ANGOVE, Paul
202 00:58:56 BOUCHER, Richard
207 00:59:10 MCCLAY, Karen
227 01:00:23 HIBBERT, Clive
238 01:01:21 MCNEVIN, Philip
250 01:02:01 ROSEWALL, Tammy
254 01:02:16 MARSTON, David
335 01:10:55 MATTHEWS, Susan
343 01:11:43 WATKINS, Yvonne
As for team placings we didn’t finish in the top 3 on the day, as there were a couple of Devon teams which won’t feature in the Cornish GP placings – but one thing I know for sure is both mens and ladies teams were in front of our local nearest rivals Hayle :-)
Full results here