A great weekend for the club, firstly with the Junior section having a brilliant time at the Trannack School Cross Country Races at Helston, some very notable performances, thanks to Kev Carley for collating the paperwork and geeing up the parents.
Junior member Tom Wood has been selected to run in the Cornwall Schools XC Champs in Manchester at the end of March
Bideford Half Marathon
Woo hoo! Good day at Bideford although it was really cold (-2 when we arrived) perfect running conditions for this relatively flat and fast half – there were PBs all round and with over a 1000 runners Mark Omori had a blinder and was the first Harrier home in 1.24.11! a massive 7 minutes of his previous best time for a half, he also finished in 38th position, John Doyle 1.24.45 in 42nd and second in his age group, Don Hutchison 1.26.39 62nd, Me 1.26.55 63rd, and Paul Hooper 1.39.19 217th (at last after 3 years of trying I’ve made it under 1.30 now only the 10K 40 minutes and a 3.15 marathon to crack)
Although they only awarded prizes for 1st place (and of course Bideford AC won!) we worked out that we also had in fact come 2nd in the team category!
A well organised race and a great one to get a PB, timing chip which was good, as your time was texted to you and sitting on your phone as soon as you finished and nice technical T shirt for finishing – we must take a few more up next year.
Kyle Kearey also ran his first half marathon at Bath in a time of 1.23.01
The weather was kinder than usual but that didn’t mean this was an easy race, temperatures again were very low and an icy, strong in places, wind battered the runners on the North Coast. Sam as usual found his way to the front of the start line (read his race report above) but did a dieing fly act at the finish He really must learn to pace himself. Tammy, who had taken training for this marathon so seriously had even given up alcohol in the run up, was rewarded with a new PB by over 13 minutes. Mother and daughter team Sue and Nicky Taylor decided to run together for support as both of them only last weekend had completed the 28 mile off road stage 4 of the Endurance Life marathon series up in Devon! Both ladies showing their strength by winning their age groups and along with the ever improving Rachel Tresidder, who picked up a 3rd in her age group, won the Ladies FIRST team – Well Done Girls.
A special mention to Phil McNevin who took on the challenge of his first ever marathon on very little training. This method is not recommended, but his longest run ever to date was a 14 miler the weekend before! Was he mad?!? When asked why he hadn’t done any longer runs, he replied ‘I meant to, but I didn’t get round to it!’ lesson learnt there I think and more preparation for when we take him over to Dublin at the end of October.
Sue Taylor 3:44:07 1st in AG
Nicky Taylor 3:44:07 1st in AG
Rachel Tresidder 3:44:29 3rd in AG
Sam Perkin 4:01:43
Tammy Rosewall 4:05:14 new PB
Phil McNevin 4:41:19 first marathon,
1st Women’s team
In preparation for The Virgin London Marathon Andrew, Jer and Sue ran the 20. Clive who retires in a few weeks time just wanted to run it! I think Clive will be popping his marathon cherry when he becomes a professional full time athlete in the very near future! Sue struggled really bad with shoe / foot problems (I told her not to buy those from TK MAX)
Andrew Hickson 2:25:08 on target for 3.15 GFA at London
Jeremy Marston 2:33:28 on target for 3.15 GFA at London
Clive Hibbert 2:56:22 who retires in a month or so!
Sue Matthews 3:35:18 – you’ll be Ok by the day!
In true MBH style we celebrated with a Chinese!
Onto next weekend (13 & 14 March)
With less than 7 weeks to go before London Saturday morning sees marathon training continue with an 18 -22 miler leaving the school at 9am, there will be opt out points for those not wanting to ‘go the distance’ and who maybe already tapering for Paris.
Sunday morning, due to the cancellation of the Triathlon Training Day we are going to do a recce of the Penzance Triathlon Bike route, leaving the Leisure centre at 9.30 sharp – we will not be going at any great pace but will follow the route exactly. Those who may want to also run the route after the cycle please bring a cycle lock to secure your bicycle following the ride
Sunday 21 March – Sport Relief
We are still a few marshals short – if you can help out on the morning please see or e mail Sue
Sunday 28 March – An Resek
We have a good number of Harriers entered, the club entry has gone off to Ceri, race organiser, if you wish to enter and didn’t put your name on the list you will now have to do so ‘under your own steam’For those on the club entry please forward your race entry fees to Sue please
Those marathon training, the plan is to do 2 laps!! Now that is going to be hard!! Anyone joining me?
Easter Sunday April 4th – MBH Penzance Triathlon
The event has been full for a while now and we are sending back entry forms on a daily basis – we could still do with about 10 more marshals to help on the day (Yvonne will make it worth your while!) Don’t forget we have also booked an Indian at Little India at 6pm if you fancy coming along! List at club to get your name down
Sunday April 18 – swim tri technique and pointer training afternoon
A swim training day has been booked in with Lee Standury, Cornwall Swimming and Tri coach at St Ives pool – places are very limited, please get your name down on the list at the club – the cost of the 2 hour session will be about £7
Sunday April 25 – VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON!!
For those going with us – train leaves Penzance on Friday morning at 8.44 – don’t be late Mark! When we arrive the plan is to check into the hotel in Covent Garden and shoot off to the expo to register – remember you will need photo ID to collect your number and chip. This means we have the whole day free on Saturday to chill and relax – Some may want to see a show Fri / Sat?
My gosh it’s busy!
TESCOs vouchers for schools promotion has started again for this year and in addition to the shopping / fuel vouchers we have the opportunity to also collect old ink cartridges. Please help by donating any vouchers or old ink cartridges to the club to help us swap for new equipment.
Very soon we will be reverting back to our summer run routes and leaving the astro park for the grass track – keep your ears and eyes open for details!
Your new 2010 / 11 membership cards will be falling through your letter boxes very soon along with a brief news letter (probably most of the above!)