Ten Harriers made the trip to Probus, not our usual number but the event had over 180 entries, a record number this year with numbers swelled by St Austell RC and Newquay RR.
Pete Le Grice missed first place by three seconds to Afan Humphries from Swansea! It was a really close finish. Third placed, Adrian Ball of CAC, was nearly four minutes behind Pete.
Mhairi Saville put in another wonderful performance coming 20th overall and first female across the line. She had a battle with Jenny Almey of Cornwall AC all the way round and only lost her in the last mile or so. Once Mhairi had finished she thought she was second as the name Jenny Scott was being bandied around as beating her, but there had been some mistake as the person turned out to be a man!!
Helen Moran had her first race for MBH today and completed it in under an hour. A very respectable time for this course. She was meant to be running with her training buddy, Carol, but Carol was knocked off her bike on Tuesday on the St Ives to Penzance Road when a car driver didn’t see her because the sun was low and in his eyes. Fortunately Carol is only badly bruised but the bike is in the repair shop at the moment. Jackie Stone replaced Carol as her running partner, and Jackie and Helen crossed the line together with identical times.
Dave Austin picked up second in his age group 65-69 and Yvonne Turner picked up first in hers 45-49. Dave stayed behind Yvonne for most of the course until the final mile when he powered up a hill overtaking her. Yvonne ran all the way with Rachael Thomas of Truro RC, talking all the way round, until the six mile marker when Rachael took off into the distance.
Mark Omori turned up late as usual with ten minutes to spare. He went off to find his race number, which Sue Matthews had, and only met up with her when the countdown to the race start was occuring. He was pinning on his number as he ran down the road!
2 0:33:23 LE GRICE, Peter (2nd overall and 2nd male u40)
16 0:41:22 OMORI, Mark
20 0:42:00 SAVILLE, Mhairi (1st female and 1st female u35)
22 0:42:13 HOLDEN, Charlie
69 0:50:50 AUSTIN, David (2nd male 65-69)
73 0:51:27 TURNER, Yvonne (1st female 45-49)
125 0:58:20 MATTHEWS, Susan
134 0:59:56 MORAN, Helen (1st race for MBH!!)
135 0:59:56 STONE, Jackie
149 1:03:19 PRADY, Liz
Full results in Excel format HERE
Photos on Facebook HERE