PBs Galore at Newquay 10K

newquay-10k2010135 Harriers travelled to Newquay for the penultimate race of this years Cornwall Glass & Glazing Cornish Grand Prix series, only the tough Cornish marathon remains, and so for many this would have been their last race this year.
After an horrendous nights weather the rain and wind eased considerably and conditions were almost perfect for the 11 o?clock start of the main race.
First off was the Juniors one mile fun run event which saw only one Junior Harrier make the start line (there was a swimming gala also taking place) Katie Walker, who, at the tender age of 10 finished in 4th place overall, 3rd girl home in a time of 6 minutes 49 seconds, Well Done Katie.
518 runners lined up on the start line at Newquay Sports Centre and soon, in a little over 32 minutes the winner, Afan Humphries from Swansea, crossed the finish line, closely followed by Ollie Gibson from host Club Newquay and in third place super vet Tony Dunn from Cornwall AC.
First in for the Harriers was the immensely improved Richard Savage in 22nd position in a time of 37.48, closely followed by Jason Walker, Phil Sanger and Andrew Hickson. Next in was Jeremy Marston, who, after 3 years of attempts finally broke the 40 minute barrier. Another Harrier also to break the 40 minute mark for the first time and the very first female Harrier since the clubs formation in 2005, Mhairi Saville, she finished in a very respectable 39.57, a massive 7 minute improvement since February 2010, this time also rewarded her with 3rd female under 35 on the day.
Next in for The Bay, club chairman Ian Matthews, who still can?t seem to crack that 40 minutes, with a time of 40.38, having a great battle with Charlie Holden all the way around and Ian just managed to just out sprint him at the end. With Ians 62nd position, 6th man back, this secured 5th mens team on the day. Mark Omori unfortunately is still suffering with a severe chest infection, and although he ran today was extremely disappointed ? give it time Mark, you?ll be back.
It has to be noted that the MBH mens team consisted of all but one runners who were over 40!
The ladies team faired a lot better, Mhairi led the girls home followed by Rachel Tresidder, Nancy Hill, who also placed 3rd in her age group, and with the addition of Karen McClay secured 2nd Ladies team, with Cornwall AC only 3 points above them. This 2nd place puts the MBH ladies well into contention for a top three placing at the conclusion of the Grand Prix series, and they will have everything to run for at the Cornish Marathon on 21 November.
Special mention to Lollie Brewer and Eileen Milsom who ran their very first race, Eileen at the young age of 64 only took up road running last year!
All finishers received a unique specially cast medal, thanks to the marshals and Newquay RR who made the event so successful.

With the many PBs things are looking good for Tammy, Phil, Sam, Jeremy, Andrew and Ian as they are now only 3 weeks away from travelling to Dublin for this years marathon. Eden Half next weekend first guys!
MBH Results.
SAVAGE, Rich 0:37:48 – PB
WALKER, Jason 0:38:05 – PB
SANGER, Phil 0:38:46 – PB
HICKSON, Andrew 0:38:57 – PB
MARSTON, Jeremy 0:39:23 – PB
SAVILLE, Mhairi 0:39:57 – PB
MATTHEWS, Ian 0:40:38
HOLDEN, Charlie 0:40:49 – PB
TRESIDDER, Rachel 0:41:35 – PB
PERKIN, Sam 0:42:20 – PB
HILL, Nancy 0:42:25
OMORI, Mark 0:45:08
ANGOVE, Paul 0:46:04 – PB
MCCLAY, Karen 0:47:40
MCNEVIN, Philip 0:48:15 – PB
HIBBERT, Clive 0:48:19
AUSTIN, David 0:48:22 – PB
BOUCHER, Richard 0:48:46
KANE, Duncan 0:49:07
ROSEWALL, Tammy 0:50:39 – PB
BURROWS, Robert 0:51:27
CLARKE, Joanne 0:51:35 – PB
MARSTON, David 0:52:02
SQUIRE, Mark 0:52:09 – PB
TREWHELLA, Chris 0:53:20
MATTHEWS, Susan 0:54:13 – PB
RICHARDS, Grace 0:55:02 – PB
MASON, Zoe 0:55:02
GABBOTT, Wendy 0:55:09
WATKINS, Yvonne 0:55:29 – PB
SQUIRE, Helen 0:56:42 – PB
STONE, Jackie 0:58:44
MILSOM, Eileen 1:03:44 – PB
BREWER, Lollie 1:05:38 – PB

Ian is updating PBs as we speak – ready for the MBH 10K Handicap race possibly on Sunday 5 December (details to follow shortly)

full results HERE

Wadebridge Triathlon.
A little further along the coast 3 Mounts Bay Harriers kept up the triathlon arm of the club and took part at this years Wadebridge event. The annual event which consists of a 400 metre pool swim (16 lengths) 17 mile cycle and a 5 mile run. 97 triathletes raced and all three Harriers had a great day, Mark Worledge finished in 13th place overall, Jonno Gibbins 18th, picking up his first ever triathlon trophy with 3rd in MV40. Jonno was lucky not to have wiped out on the cycle as he broke a spoke travelling at near 40 mph buckling his rear wheel and Liz Prady placed 2nd in her FV50 category.

Even further afield, Yvonne Turner finally arrived at Inverness after cycling the 750 miles from Lands End ready to run the Loch Ness Marathon, also on October 3rd, she must have had very tired legs as she posted a time of 4 hours 51minutes, Graham, her other half also ran in Mounts Bay colours and finished in 3 hours 43 minutes and 58 seconds – WELL DONE BOTH!

Yvonne assures us that tomorrow she will be carrying on her epic cycle, completing her end to end journey at John O Groats ? Well Done Yvonne
Mounts Bay Harriers own race will be taking place this year on Sunday 15 November ? The Remembrance Run. Entries forms are available from the clubs website under MBH Events tab.

The Virgin London Marathon Ballot results are out and although Mounts bay Harriers had a number of unsuccessful athletes we still have a contingent travelling to the capital on April 15 2011. Any MBH member with a rejection slip can enter the club place draw (conditions apply) ask at the club.

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