Race Report – Duchy 20 2019

Long and awaited return of the Duchy 20

St Austell Running Club had excellent results at the returning Duchy 20 in atrocious conditions in Redruth on Sunday morning.

Heavy rain and gale-force winds met runners who tackled the 20-mile route which will serve as perfect preparation for spring Marathons.

One of the runners who is doing London is James Cutlan and his training kept up good pace as he finished second place overall coming in just ahead of clubmate Dan Alsop in third.

The duo led the men’s team to another success with the ‘A’ team coming in first with Cutlan and Alsop joined by Tim Adams and Jacob Howard-Endean, making the team for the second week in a row.

There were also age category prizes for Cutlan (second) and Alsop (first).

Down the road at Redruth School several of the club’s runners represented other clubs in the last Westward League cross country meet of the season.

While 24 hours before the horrific conditions in Redruth, runners took part in the Cousin Jack race.

It was another outstanding achievement for Paul Maskell, who, when placed first in the 34-mile Ultra Jack event, broke the course record by an hour, to reign supreme.

In the 17-mile Classic Jack event, Paul Stevens continued his fine ultra form to come second overall, with Paul Johnson and Steve Gardiner also completing the ultra.

A fine weekend of racing for St Austell Running Club.

 

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