Bodmin Way 20.10.19

Fab route today: two thirds of the BODMIN Way. Great running, great people.

“Great mornings run folks, thanks for the route Ian & Rebecca & company, loved the sunshine & mist, views!”
“Cracking run and route”
“Definitely felt looked after by our leader”

Eden Marathon and Half Marathon 2019

Wow what a great day out at Eden’s Half Marathon on Sunday.
Lashing rain as we queued waiting for the gunshot and we’re off. 13 miles of wet lanes, very muddy footpaths, squelching sodden feet attached to aching legs and tormented bodies. Runners with big smiles, runners with no expressions, runners in pain, but runners doing what they do. Support was amazing and popping up in the most unexpected places and always a pleasure to see. Friendly marshals and water stations. Mountain rescue and a halfway hug x.
For those who follow our exploits it’s 8 .2 in the bragging rights with Nic well to the fore. PB’s for us both and touch wood I am finishing races in good condition.
Thank you for reading and huge thanks to all involved in competing, marshalling, supporting, and finally the organisers. Thank you

Race Report by Fran Vosper. Photos courtesy of Patto’s Pics, Craig Welch, Kerrie Parker and Sophie Clinton.


Well done to Gail, Kerri, Rebecca and Claire 1st women’s team

Gail 3:56:20 (2nd in age category)

Kerri 4:41:48

Rebecca 4:50:33

Claire 5:03:59

Jane 4:52:59 (100 Marathon Club)

By all accounts the mud was epic:  Jane had to be pulled out of the bog and Becky was still finding mud after 2 showers.

Half Marathon

Damian 1:40:06

Katie 1:48:16 (4th in age category)

Anthony 1:51:37

Marty 1:57:02

Stephen 1:57:48

Gemma 2:01:23

Helen 2:03:52

Fran 2:07:04

Jake 2:09:54

Julie 2:11:33

Nic 2:12:51 (4th in age category)

Zoe 2:17:56

Kerrie 2:18:27

Katrina 2:19:49

John 2:23:06

Dee 2:26:58

Craig 2:38:32

Lesley 2:39:50

Plymouth 10k, Chester Marathon and Cardiff Half

Race Report by Ian Ringer 6.10.19

It was another busy race weekend: The Chester Marathon; Plymouth 10K and the Cardiff Half Marathon. Results:Plymouth 10K:Stephen Woodard: 49.13Julie Oxenham: 54.33Katrina Verran: 1.00.10Nichola Sinclair: 1.02.49Chester Marathon:Emma Stephens: 3.59.41Mike Michael Ellis: 3.52.52Cardiff Half Marathon:Clare Mckee: 1.57.41Andrew Ross: 1.57.43And Jane Stedman ran the Atlantic Coast Challenge, a three day, 76 mile race from Padstow to Land’s End. This was Jane”s 270th marathon. to say well done is grossly insufficient.
Great running all. You did the club proud.(I’m going for a lie down now!) 🤸‍♂️

Cubert 5

Well, there was a sea of red in Cubert yesterday. No, not the Labour Party conference, but the excellent hoodies given at the end of the race. They will do nicely for winter. Thanks NRR.

The rain of the night before, thankfully, had mostly cleared, leaving just a bit of drizzle, which mad the running site pleasant. There was a bit of wind when turning left off the main road, but, in the main, it was OK.

As always, it was a popular race with 648 finishers. It’s a race which favours the fast and the lead runners were in in 26 minutes with Emma Stepto finishing in 29 minutes.

Bodmin Road Runners had the best turn-out of the year at a GP race, 20 in all. Great stuff.

Damian Philp was favoured as first in for the club, but no, surprise, surprise, Ian Temple came home ahead of him! Ian’s time was 33.18 and Damian’s 41 seconds later at 33.59. Great running from both of you. Well done.

A big well done too to Alison Temple, who came in at 37.05 and was first in her age group. Congratulations Alison.

Gail Hartill was just ahead of Alison, coming in at 36.56. Well done both.

The other congratulations goes to Nic Vosper who was 3rd in her age group, coming in in 44.28. Great running Nic.

Here are the rest of the BRR results:

Antony Boardman: 38.38

Andy Vosper: 40.58

Helen Stephenson: 41.15 (PB)

Francis Vosper: 41.46

Claire Barlow: 42.09 (PB)

Zoe MiRoro Z Buse: 44.01

Ian Ringer: 45.21

Kerrie Parker: 45.23

Sophy Sophie Clinton: 48.13

Nichola Sinclair: 48.13

Lesley Taphouse: 50.22 (PB)

Sabrina Hicks: 50.59

Craig Welch: 52.15 (PB)

Jules Atherton: 53.59

Karen Sully: 54.04

A great list of runs; heroes all.

September has been a mad month of racing – every weekend if you were inclined. October is quieter, so time to build up the milage for the Cornish Marathon.

Well done🤩 all. Here is a link to the results :

Race Report by Ian Ringer

Purple Gecko 23.9.19

It was the inaugural Purple Geko event too yesterday. This is the route from Padstow to Fowey, followed by Christian monks and saints. Its 28ish miles and takes in the sights of St. Breock Downs, Helman Tor and the depths of Golant. As with all ultras, its not for the faint hearted.

There were 153 finishers with Ollie Jones from ECH and Vicki Burden finishing first in 4.10.

For BRR:

Martin Pipet: 5.51

Jane Stedman, Kerri Rowe and

Helen Stevenson in her first ultra all finished in 6.30.

Zoe MiRoro Z Bude finished and refreshed immediately with a pint of Ratler in 6.32

And finally; Daron Walker, who also has never run that distance came in in 7.08.

Well done all.

PS. It was exhausting watching!

Race Report by Ian Ringer

Lanhydrock 10

Race Report by Ian Ringer 23.9.19

Sorry about the delay peeps – busy day yesterday at the Saint’s Way Race (supporting, not running!)

The LANHYDROCK 10 lived up to it’s reputation for toughness – mucho gradients, sweat, puffing and a few tears (mine). But fortunately, no blood.

Although it was warm, the drizzle helped and, after a bit of worry about heavy rain, it turned out nice again.

With the stars of the Saint’s Way running the next day, and marathons coming up thee was a diminished turn-out. Even so we had 13 runners, including Lesley Taphouse and John Stedman who were the tail runners. They looked after the final competitors of the 196 who took part and came in at 2.27.

Dashing Damian Philp was first home for BRR in the great time of 1.19.37 in 33rd position. Well done Damian.

First lady home for us was Gail Hartill. Gail was third in her age group and came in in 1.24.51.

Not far behind Gail was Antony Boardman, now firmly established in the BRR male team. Antony finished in 1.27.51

Michael Reed had a good run and, it is said, had the puff to blow kisses to Rachael Wilsher who was marshalling. Mike finished in 1.38.27

Jane Stedman, as a little warm-up for the Saint’s Way on Sunday: 1.39.31

Calvin Mudd, not dog assisted, came home in a very respectable 1.41.19

A rising star for BRR is Julie Oxenham. Julie is going from strength to strength. She finished in 1.41.56. Well done Julie

No PB for Claire Barlow this time, but a good time anyway: 1.43.01

Next in was Colin O’Donnell. He finished in 1.45.20 and not far behind was John Tilley finishing in 1.48.20.

Another person whose times will improve in the coming months is Katrina Verran. Her time was 1.50.08.

Ian Ringer shuffled home in 1.53.08.

So, a very successful day, followed by the MTRS presentations, and home to beer and bed.

Here are the full results: