Weekly round up – December 4 2016

St Austell Running Club had a great turnout at the Race for Wildlife.
It was a great race with near perfect conditions except for the wind which took your breath away in the second half of the race.
The runners started at Penwith College, then we came out onto the road for a 1.5 mile climb up the road, that then led to another climb this time 1.5 miles long through fields and over Cornish stiles.
The runners then levelled out over off road terrain before the three-mile descent mainly on the road.
There was then a nasty dog leg turn just before the finish.
Runners though finished in one piece with some great times and age category prizes, to be awarded with a piece of bling, satsumas and a mince pie.
There were first prizes in age categories for Andy Young (55-59) and Iain Walker (60-64) while John Wisner (45-49) and Dawn Spiteri (35-39) were both third in their respective categories.
Claire Todd ran a 52-second course PB and also in action were Brian Abbott, Dino De Zorzi, Dawn Hadfield, Kathryn Wisner, Lorna Hogg, Mandy Smith, Angie Pagano.

BRAVING THE COLD: Runners taking part in the cross country at Exeter

BRAVING THE COLD: Runners taking part in the cross country at Exeter

Also this weekend several of the club’s runners took part in the latest run of the Westward League in Exeter.
A tough course was met by the club’s runners and Iain Walker kept up his impressive form winning his age category, leaving him first in the series after the first three races.
Simon Williams also sits fourth in his age category while Darren Squire and Andy Trudgian also took part.
Amongst the ladies that braved the freezing conditions were Debbie Starkey, Georgina Symons, Lesley Maclaren, Gemma Pateman, Becky James, Jodie-May Gauld, Sarah Bazeley and Angela Yates.

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Not to be forgotten it was the Santa Fun Run at the Eden Project on Sunday morning and runners put on their Santa outfits to join in the fun, question is, can you tell who?

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