Organised by Purple Gecko Events. The Polruan Shuffle is Stage 1 of the Saints and Smugglers Challenge
Stage 1 Looe to Polruan – 12.1 miles of scenic coastal path along the south coast of Cornwall, 1 checkpoint part way, no cut off time.
2:25:06 Andrew Ross (23rd place)
2:30:35 Antony Boardman (31st place)
2:46:32 Marty Barnfield (45th place)
4:23:09 Rebecca Bateman (86th place)
4:23:16 Jane Stedman (87th place) 100 Marathon Club
4:23:16 Sarah Cox (88th Place)
4:27:16 Kerri Rowe (92nd place)
4:27:13 Nicky Brenton (91st Place)
4:27:19 Julie Oxenham (93rd place)
4:27:20 Helen Stevenson (94th Place)
Full Results: https://resultsbase.net/event/5614/results?fbclid=IwAR3E4K6ABbASK6Ivia0ZCXZ0F3hTqPB7lXbkiwAh3qoZQoUOLMQt1716bLA&round=14032&ordering=chiptime&orderby=asc
The Saints & Smugglers Challenge, four unique self-navigation stages on four different dates culminating in the legendary 100mile Saints & Smugglers Challenge!
Sign up for one if it takes your fancy, or take the plunge and commit to all four in order to complete the challenge! https://resultsbase.net/event/5614
Stage 1 – 22nd May 2021, Looe to Polruan – 12.1 miles of scenic coastal path along the south coast of Cornwall, 1 checkpoint part way, no cut off time.
Stage 2 – 12th June 2021, Rock to Boscastle – 25.5 miles of rugged North Cornwall coast path, 2 checkpoints along the way, 9 hour cut off.
Stage 3 – 24th April 2021, Boscastle to Looe,The Smugglers Way – 36.6 miles straight across the Cornwall via Bodmin Moor, 3 checkpoints along the way, compass and map reading skills required for this one, 14.5 hour cut off.
Stage 4 – 5th September 2021, The Saints Way Challenge, 28.5 miles, Padstow to Fowey, straight across the County following the ancient Saints Way Trail. 10.5 hour cut off.
Super exciting news for the kiddies that Bodmin Junior Parkrun has been given the go ahead to restart on Sunday 30th May! 8:50am at Scarletts Well for the warm up then the run will start at 9am! As always they would be very welcome for any volunteers to help out on the day so let them know if you can help
” A 12 mile trail run from Portreath on the North Coast of Cornwall all the way across to Devoran Quay on the South Coast! … This way marked trail follows two historic transport routes across Cornwall first opened in 1812, helping the mines transport copper to the ports of Portreath and Devoran”. Purple Gecko Events)
Another weekend of racing for Jane Stephens who completed the East Devon Round. Well done Jane for completing the 50k event
You can hear more from Jane who was featured in Wild Runnings podcast interview this week. The interview featured Jane in her role as Mudcrew’s Race Director and the challenges of event organising during a pandemic.
Thank you to Bys Vyken Events and the amazing support crew for an awesome St Eval Marathon today! 50 laps of the circuit in 4.23 with my wonderful partner in crime Rebecca Bateman! (Race Report by Sarah Cox)
Well done both for a fantastic team effort “that was as tough mentally as it was physically”.
Big shout out to Antony Boardman for completing the Smugglers Way, a 37 mile self navigation race from Boscastle to Looe – organised by Purple Gecko events. Antony finished in 15th place with a time of 8:23:17
This is the first in Purple Gecko’s Saints and Smugglers 100 mile challenge.
The remaining 3 stages are : – Polruan Shuffle 22nd May (12.5 Miles Looe to Polruan), Boscastle Scramble 12th June (26 Miles Rock to Boscastle) and the Saints Way 5th September (28 Miles Padstow to Fowey)