The sixth race of this year’s Cornwall Glass & Glazing Grand Prix was held in Cubert last Tuesday evening, and the five-mile race with 771 runners taking part.
With cloud cover and a very light breeze, conditions were near perfect for Tuesday evening’s race, which began at 7.30pm. The course, with few hilly climbs, is also one of the fastest on the Cornwall GP calendar.
The race was won by Cornwall AC’s Jordan Clay in a time of 25 minutes, five seconds. Peter Le Grice, of Mounts Bay Harriers, finished second in 25:23, with last year’s winner, Tony Brewer, of Mile High (Penryn), finishing third in 26:08.
The ladies’ race was won by Newquay Road Runners’ Elsey Davis in a time of 27:27 to break the ladies’ course record by six seconds.
Second lady across the finishing line was Cornwall AC’s Heidi Tregenza in 28:45 and third lady was 2017 ladies’ champion Emma Stepto in 28:49.
It was a great race for St Austell Running Club, who with 85 entrants, had the most by a Cornish club.
The Ladies team had a good return to form finishing third with Alex Russell-Small, Jessica Buscombe, Nicola Shipley, Carly Kendall, Lisa Gower and Taryn Montgomery-Smith.
The Men’s team finished in fourth place with Dan Alsop, who finished fifth overall, backed up by James Cutlan, Andy Trudgian, David Tregonning, debutant Neil Slateford and Tim Adams.
The racing didn’t finish there and this weekend saw several of the club’s members take part in the Classic Quarter, a 44-mile(ish) race on the Cornish coastline.
Among those who ran were Paul Stevens, Dave Speake, Simon Manuel, Gemma Pateman, Claire Todd, Jodie May-Gauld, Simon Manuel and Jeremy Hill.
Stuart Richards also did the Keswick 25K and Alan Wherry, Jess Buscombe and Jamie Masters also competed in the Yeovil Half Marathon, Jess finishing third lady and second in her age category.