From the coastline to the road
What a fantastic weekend for St Austell Running Club with a host of runners tackling the south west coast path at this years Mudcrew event, the Arc of Attrition and keeping to the roads of Newquay 10k
Two races, one at 100 miles and one at 50. Starting at 12:00pm from Coverack for the 100 miles, all the way to Porthtowan to the finish taking on what the coastline threw at them. The toughest sections coming up at Pendeen and Zennor to the delights of seeing St Ives, the final check point.
Paul Stevens (below) with a cracking debut effort at Sub28 in a time of 27:31:47. Running all of the distance with Mudcrew runner Sy Powell and having a helping hand from Alan Giles and Amy Bawden as their crew.
Back for his second time, Alan Wherry (below) bringing home the buckle in a superb time of 33:50:16. Dave Speake unfortunately not making the start. It was amazing to see the support out on route for everyone and of course for each checkpoints to have an array of volunteers to lend a helping hand.
In the other event, 50 miles starting at the famous Minack Theatre and again finishing at Porthtowan running over the already trodden ground of the 100 mile runners. A great set of numbers from the purple and gold with Jez Mancer coming in at 12:42:41 closely following by Leanne Smith in 12:49:14. Steve Gardiner (14:42:17), Karl Walker (14:43:02)
Nigel Marshall (below)(14:43:03) all dipping under 15 hours, with some making their debut at this distance. Could the 100 mile event be tempting for them next year?
Sadly Karina Bowers pulled out at Hayle in 10:24:28 alongside Jane Appleton at St Ives in 9:07:44, but still a remarkable effort in those conditions under foot.
On to the road now in the latest Cornish Grand Prix Series, Newquay 10k where James Cutlan (above) finishing 6th overall, lead the men’s team to a 6th place finish alongside David Tregonning, Jamie Daniel, Tim Adams, Paul Johnson and Mathew Henderson. Malcolm Roberts (below) once again picking up the rewards with a first in his age category to continue his fine start to the season. A great day out for many with some notable personal bests and club debuts in the purple and gold.
Next up for many in the series will be Looe 10 with the Bodmin Half Marathon coming up in the Multi Terrain Series too.