Eight Harriers travelled down to the stunning location of Poldhu Cove on Thursday 20th July , to take place in the Freedom Racing 10k race , which is part of their summer session series of coastpath races.
There are 5 of these races in total ; 2 of which have already been held at Godrevy and Polzeath , with the remaining events at Godolphin and Porthtowan.
The challenging course , takes the runners along the coastpath for two and a half miles towards Loe Bar , before turning back towards Gunwalloe and Halzephron , before returning along the same stretch of path to Poldhu Cove. There was also tough weather conditions to further challenge the runners with very strong offshore winds and heavy rain showers , and though the race is advertised as a 10k , the actual course distance was just under 6 and a half miles.
These Freedom Racing events are gaining in popularity , and there was a record number of 254 runners on the start line. All of the harriers ran well , with several recording personal best times for the course , and all said that they enjoyed the challenge with the exception of Rachel Glover , who muttered the well known running phrase of ” NEVER AGAIN !!” as she crossed the finish line.
MBH times and finishing positions :
19th Stuart Thomson 46:37
20th Leo Gwynn 46:42
45th Paul Angove 52:20
54th Caleb Munday 53:35
74th Ruth Glover 56:10
77th Michael Rooney 56:43
192nd Penny Harper 1:13:46
248th Rachel Glover 1:37:02