London Marathon 2018 preview

London’s calling… 

Members of St Austell Running Club will be hitting the streets of London next Sunday, to take part in the 37th London Marathon.

Her majesty the Queen will be the official starter as more than 15 members of the club to tackle the 26.2-mile course.

They are running for a variety of different charities, reasons and their fellow club members are sure to be tracking them on Sunday morning.

The all important numbers to be tracking are as follows:

The all important numbers to be tracking are as follows: Martin Trethewey (38650), Kay Prescott (6171), Mandy Blight (38124), Kate Smith (44149), Taryn Montgomery-Smith (8047), Mark Sweeney (25110), Nadia Jay (20968), Tim Adams (31972), Carly Kendall (24513), Sarah Bazeley (38653), David Harley (38655), Jamie Masters (25834), Claire Todd (28847), Andrew Jay (38642), Shawn Ferris (17843), Ross Lawry (34664), Paul Stevens (2915), Dan Nicholls (39538), Jess Buscombe (562).

Good luck everyone!

Sarah Bazeley

 

Claire Todd

David Harley

If you are taking part on Saturday, please email me your race number and I will get it added to the list – garethrowett@gmail.com and please email me your times and pictures from the day and I will add the to the website as and when.


Mandy Blight also has a new club mascot knitted by Sam Ewart, donated for her fundraising for Children with Cancer.

Mandy is taking donations of £1 to go to the charity with the mascot being donated to the club at a later day. Good luck Mandy!

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Race report – An Res Hellys 2018

Well done to all that took part in the latest round of the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Grand Prix – the An Res Hellys 2018.

Runners were greeted by sunshine and warmer weathers, a stark contrast to the previous week that saw the Falmouth Half Marathon having to be cancelled.

It was the returning Dan Alsop (59.57) who starred for St Austell, finishing in fifth-place as he battles to regain his form.

He finished just three minutes ahead of James Cutlan, who came in 17th in 1.02.46.

There were also age category prizes for Dan Alsop (first), Malcolm Roberts (third), Doug Aslop (second) and Jane Moore (third place).

Full results from St Austell Running Club are as follows: Dan Alsop (59.37), James Cutlan (1.02.46), Tim Adams (1.07.44), Malcolm Roberts (1.12.32), Paul Johnson (1.13.57), Rob Wallbank (1.15.55), Mark Knight (1.16.36), Jeremy Hill (1.18.13), Andy Chase (1.18.35), Tony Morris (1.19.23), Doug Alsop (1.22.59), Mark Owen (1.24.19), Karl Walker (1.24.20), Barry Russell (1.26.00), Matt Phillips (1.27.41), Patrick Haynes (1.27.46), Jane Moore (1.27.59), Gareth Rowett (1.29.13), Daniella Walker (1.29.56), Clive Gibbs (1.30.26), Sue Floyd-Norris (1.30.27), Holly Payne (1.31.40), Jo Collins (1.32.38), Nicola Bertho (1.33.28), Karina Bowers (1.34.28), Debbie Marshall (1.34.58), Georgina Speake (1.36.00), Kath Wisner (1.36.52), Rachel Waters (1.38.42), Amy Floyd-Norris (1.39.21), Jordan Wyatt (1.41.46), Hannah Watts (1.41.46), Jacqui Martin (1.45.20), Paula Virira (1.46.14), Jean Cutlan (1.46.48), Dave Hampton (1.46.49), Tim Cutlan (1.48.09), Alison Loosley (1.48.29), Debbie Gibbs (1.50.00), Sam Ewart (1.53.11), Michelle Dudley (1.56.15), Christine Todd (1.456.59), Liz Wyatt (2.11.20).

 

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GP tables update 2018 – after three races

I’ve attached a file with the latest GP standings and am delighted to say that the men’s team have made a great start to the season and currently sit on top of the pile. Great work chaps.

Tim Adams is also second in the standings, with Paul Johnson, Rob Wallbank and Iain Walker all in the top 20 so far.

Paul and Andy Chase are both placed in the top 10 of the male under-35 category, Rob top of the male over 35 category, Tim Adams top of the male over-45s category.

Karl Walker is fourth in his category, Iain Walker is top of his, Doug is placed in the top 10 of his.

In the ladies section we currently sit in sixth, two points behind Truro with Cornwall AC leading the way.

Taryn Montgomery-Smith has made a good start as is in the top 20 and is placed fourth in her age category.

Also in the top 10 of their categories are Debbie Marshall (seventh), Sue Floyd-Norris (third), Helen Stuthridge (eighth), Danny Walker (10th), Rachel Waters (sixth), Jean Cutlan (eighth), Michelle Dudley (ninth), Mandy Blight (fourth).

We are also top of the club teams table and also have the most entries per race too!!

Well done everyone and let’s keep that going! Next race in the series Falmouth Half Marathon.

GP tables 2018 after Race 3 Looe 10 Miler Final to Send

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Newsletter – March 2018

St Austell RC newsletter – March 2018

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Race report – Looe 10 miler

Well done to everyone who took part in the Looe 10. It was hellish and hilly for members of St Austell Running Club in the latest round of the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Grand Prix. The testing Looe 10 was … Continue reading

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Race report – Bodmin Half Marathon

Well done to everyone who took part in the Bodmin Half Marathon.

Full results here.

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Race report – Castle Combe Chilly 10k

So, I’m in work and given the opportunity to go on a course to help benefit my current role. What’s the first thing on my mind?! I wonder if there’s a race near by and there was. Took full advantage and booked myself in (after asking the boss aka Hannah).

A flattish but fast race having looked at previous results, this was at Castle Combe race circuit in Chippenham. A perfect opportunity to get a desired PB of sub36.

As the weeks flew by, Sunday, February 18 came.

Race kit packed along with work stuff too. Alarm set for 5:45am, I made my way to the Chippenham area where the race was being held. Eating my porridge on the way (not spilling any) and slurping on my coffee, I always had my energy drink and gel to take at a specific time to the race starting.

Arriving safe and sound I parked up. It was a busy one. With over 600 runners taking part making their way to HQ, the loud announcer getting everyone rallied up with words of encouragement! I got my race number and put myself into a little corner to get changed. Unfortunately not the purple and gold this time but a opportunity to wear Team PB colours of Personal Best Running. So thankful for the sponsorship/help from Barry and Paula.

Time to get my race head on. The clouds started to come over and the race nicknamed Chilly 10k was living up to it. Gloves were on! The race briefing for 9:45am, all runners made their way to the start. I dodged in and between to get a good starting position and soon, off the gun went. 3x laps of the race circuit with a 0.4 of a mile section to start you off.

The first mile clicked off quick. Too quick 5:12, my first thought, “you twat, pace yourself, remember what Mr Maskell said” but of course the excitement of that first mile is always something I do suffer with now and again (need to work on). As the first lap went by and with the encouragement of the crowd I felt more comfortable, although dropping from fourth to seventh. The next two laps were a mental battle. I’m not a big fan of loops, which is why I wanted to do this race. To test myself. That test was working, slipping to ninth place I held my own and the realisation of a Sub36 I intended to get was in my reach as I came into the last lap.

As the miles clocked up all under a sub-six pace, I felt good in the last mile gave myself a kick to really give it my all. As the watch was getting to that 6.2 mark, my target was becoming even more reachable! My sub36 was gonna happen!!

Coming off the circuit into a slip lane. I sped up and gave it all I had left. Crossing the line with a PB I was not expecting. 35:40! A target way above. I was thinking more of 35:50/59 but I was in shock, no tears thank god!

Completely over the moon and with the medal around my neck. The first person I called was of course my lovely wife Hannah who sent her congratulations! Having done this now, I’ve got a new target to try and break and I can’t wait for challenge!

Completely over the moon and with the medal around my neck. The first person I called was of course my lovely wife Hannah who sent her congratulations! Having done this now, I’ve got a new target to try and break and I can’t wait for challenge!

Next up FOOD. A massive roast dinner followed by a dessert, glass of wine to wash it down and a gentle drive to my hotel to finish off the duration of my week.

A massive thank you to all the support and encouraging messages along the way. Really does mean a lot.

The training YOU put in really does pay off after all, so happy! If you want a nice 10k route or even a 10k PB with a nice area to visit, I highly suggest this race. Worked perfect for me and I hope it will work perfect for anyone else who intends to give it a go!

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Race report – The Arc of Attrition

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Live tracking http://live.opentracking.co.uk/arcattrition18/ Well done to everyone who has taken part, a tremendous achievement. Gallery being updated live – report to follow in next few days.     

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St Austell Running Club donation to Little Harbour

Members of St Austell Running Club were on hand to present a cheque for more than £100 to Children’s Hospice South West, raised at tinsel runs at the end of the last year.

The runners took to the streets of St Austell in fancy dress and raised £105 for the charity over the space of two nights, the club’s run/walk club who meet on a Monday and the main club group on meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The club’s men’s captain Nigel Marshall and his vice Gareth Rowett presented the cheque to Alice Merrett, a community fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West.

She said: “On behalf of all the children and families that we support at Little Harbour I would like to thank St Austell Running Club for their generous donation of £105.

“We are currently supporting over 100 children with life limiting illnesses along with their families so donations like this really will make a difference to the care we can offer local families.”

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Race report – Newquay 10K 2018

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St Austell Running Club’s men’s team had a third-place finish in the second round of the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Grand Prix. More than 80 runners from the club headed to a bitterly cold Newquay Sports Centre early on Sunday … Continue reading

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