Lockdown Locomotion

Lockdown locomotion involved running the combined length of all of Cornwall’s active railway lines and the ‘Trevithick Trail’ in Merthyr Tydfil, 148 miles in total. Organised by Bys Vyken this event took place between 6 Nov to 18 Dec 2020

Great running from Lesley Taphouse, Sharon Hambley Julie Oxenham, Rebecca Bateman, Steve Allsop and Claire Barlow

South West Coast Path

Craig, Dave, Julie, Kerri and Fran have already set off. Who knows they might get to complete part of their virtual route on the actual coast path. Good luck all BRRs

Fordh Sen Mighal 12 Dec 2020

11 miles trail running along the coast and the inland of the West Cornwall Peninsula, taking in the breathtaking views of St Michaels Mount to Trencrom, Ninnes Bridge, Knill’s Monument, St Uny church and St Ives Bay, Mount’s Bay and my personal favourites, ‘The Pointless Hill’ & a near mile of shingle beach to finish on!
There are wonderfully undulating sections such as Trencrom which stands at almost 560ft, and farmland that creeps toward the 600 mark. With over 1,500ft of elevation, expect most of it in the first half alone! It doesn’t end there though as not only will Trencrom hopefully be back in 2021 (NT licensing during covid dependant), there will also be that mighty shitey hill in Ludgvan to run down and then back up! Bys Vyken Events

Well done to

Chris Madeley in 01:42:34 (11th overall)

Claire Barlow 02:46:51 (78th overall, 24th female)

Nichola Sinclair 02:53:59 (83rd overall, 27th female)

Full Results:

Link to Bys Vyken’s website if you want to enter next year https://bysvykenevents.vpweb.co.uk/fordh-sen-mighal

LEJOG 3 and Wales Cost Path organised by End to End Running


13th July 2020 – 17 intrepid Bodmin Road Runners set off to run from Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG 3). Ian Ringer ran the Wales Coast Path (870 miles) and finished in 105th place.

The early mist cleared and as the sun began to break through somebody shouted go but the website crashed. And nobody knew where anybody was. Fran threw his toys out of the pram and got his knickers in such a twist as runners posted their progress on the map. The organisers asked for calm and time to mend their app as people kept on running, past Sennen and the first & last pub. Onto Penzance and past St Michael’s Mount running through the drive in because the restaurant at McDonalds is closed. Up the A30 and off to Camborne & Redruth mindful as not to stop in case someone nicked yer trainers. Some stopped over at Healey’s Cider Farm whilst others took photos of little red symbols on make believe maps, chuffed to find a speech bubble with their name, position, miles, and location. This virtual challenge pays no heed to the rain, the sun and the heat as we head towards John O Groats on two little feet.

Good luck everybody – Fran

Results: overall position out of 3620 runners

Nicky Vosper 108

Jane Stedman 123

Fran Vosper 261

Gemma Vare 382

Nicky Brenton 422

Kerri Rowe 450

Julie Oxenham 459

Andy Vosper 734

Claire Barlow 771

Lesley Taphouse 829

Marty Barnfield 844

Katrina Verran 1123

Rebecca Bateman 1146

Karen Sully enroute

Stefan Palmer – enroute

Kerrie Parker – enroute

Dee Smith – enroute

Newquay Virtual 10k

Due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions Newquay Roadrunners made the decision hold their 10k event as a virtual run. Runners completed a local route of their choice over the weekend of 5th to 7th February 2021

Well done to all Bodmin Road Runners who took part, suspect several runners sneaked in some bonus miles and hills

Results (in no particular order)

John Tilly (on the Camel Trail) 62:10

Sharon Hambley went for elevation rather than time and was joined by an owl for her spooky run at Lanhydrock

Daniel Cox 48:03

Claire Barlow 1:02:22

Ian Ringer 1:01:29

Lesley Taphouse 1:04:31 Lesley had a busy weekend of running and also completed Lamps on Lockdown and LEJOG 3

Sabrina Hicks 1:04:31

Katrina Verran 58:51

Craig Welch 1:00:33 (5k and 10k PB)

Nicola Sinclair 1:03:11

Jules Atherton 1:09:00

Dave Bigway 1:22:28

Sarah Cox 1:42:59

Rebecca Bateman 1:45:21

Full results list

Indian Queens Half Marathon – Dec 2020

Well done to everyone who ran yesterday, especially Julie Oxenham, Claire Barlow and Ian Ringer

Race Report by Lesley Taphouse

Category Place Time Name Team

All Ladies

1 1:25:53 STEPTO, Emma Cornwall AC

2 1:26:39 ORCHARD, Ruby PB Running Club

3 1:31:02 BOWN, Hannah Exmouth Harriers

Female under 35

1 1:34:53 SMITH, Hannah Tavistock Run Project

2 1:38:00 WILLIAMS, Lucy Truro Running Club

3 1:39:17 BAKER, Emma Tavistock Run Project

Female 35-39

1 1:26:39 ORCHARD, Ruby PB Running Club

2 1:31:45 HARROLD, Anna Truro Running Club

3 1:47:26 PEYTON-JONES, Ami Tavistock Run Project

Female Vet 40-44

1 1:31:02 BOWN, Hannah Exmouth Harriers

2 1:34:56 LAKE, Samantha Tavistock AC

3 1:47:14 JENKINS, Katy Truro Running Club

Female Vet 45-49

1 2:10:40 OXENHAM, Julie Bodmin Road Runners

2 2:14:15 BARLOW, Claire Bodmin Road Runners

3 2:14:51 STEED, Sarah East Cornwall Harriers

Female Vet 50-54

1 1:25:53 STEPTO, Emma Cornwall AC

2 1:55:23 WEBB, Jane

3 2:07:11 ROSKILLY, Michelle Hayle Runners

Female Vet 55-59

1 1:50:36 TREBILCOCK, Liz Truro Running Club

2 1:53:38 DAW, Sharon East Cornwall Harriers

3 2:04:09 WILSON, Kate Okehampton RC

Female Vet 60-64

1 1:53:19 LOCKYER, Jane East Cornwall Harriers

2 2:14:01 KENNEDY, Hilary Brixham Harriers

3 2:44:55 LAKE, Christina

Female Vet 65-69

1 2:11:11 WATSON, Janet Carn Runners

All Men

1 1:12:08 GOODCHILD, Sam Cornwall AC

2 1:13:43 COLE, Jim Tavistock Run Project

3 1:14:13 COSTELLO, Daniel Hayle Runners

Male under 35

1 1:12:08 GOODCHILD, Sam Cornwall AC

2 1:14:13 COSTELLO, Daniel Hayle Runners

3 1:15:33 CUTLAN, James Cornwall AC

Male Vet 35-39

1 1:13:43 COLE, Jim Tavistock Run Project

2 1:17:51 CARTHEY, Tom Falmouth Road Runners

3 1:21:31 BUCKLEY, Mike Tavistock Run Project

Male Vet 40-44

1 1:21:06 PEYTON-JONES, Alex Tavistock Run Project

2 1:24:56 SOLE, Paul Cornwall AC

3 1:27:45 HAYHURST, Neil Hayle Runners

Male Vet 45-49

1 1:28:11 TEW, Raymond Plymouth Harriers

2 1:28:26 ROBINSON, David East Cornwall Harriers

3 1:28:43 HOWES, Dan PB Running Club

Male Vet 50-54

1 1:35:35 QUINN, Sean

2 1:45:58 ULLMAN, Chris East Cornwall Harriers

3 1:54:06 VIGERS, Wavell

Male Vet 55-59

1 1:25:18 NORRIS, Peter Newquay Road Runners

2 1:34:47 SWEENEY, Mark St Austell Running Club

3 1:40:44 WATTS, Graham

Male Vet 60-64

1 1:38:57 ELDON, Jon Carn Runners

2 1:50:04 MAIDWELL-SMITH, Mark Truro Running Club

3 1:53:11 BLAKE, Richard

Male Vet 65-69

1 1:59:11 KESTLE, Mike Newquay Road Runners

2 2:09:52 CROCK, Andy Dawlish Coasters

3 2:36:02 KING, Bryan Plymouth Musketeers

Male Vet 70-74

1 2:20:28 RINGER, Ian Bodmin Road Runners

Male Vet 75-79

1 2:26:33 SARGENT, Pete South West Vets AC

Run Falmouth 2021 will be moving to a virtual platform.

Dear Runner

So, we find ourselves in yet another lockdown! Following careful consideration and in light of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions Run Falmouth 2021 will be moving to a virtual platform.We are challenging you to do your trainers between 14th and 31st March 2021 and complete a 13.1 mile route of your choice. Of course, hills are not compulsory but this is Run Falmouth (virtual) so the hillier the better! All we ask is that you complete the run in one go and send us proof you have completed it please – you can join our Strava club here or send a screen shot of your recorded run to events@cornwallhospice.co.uk medals will be sent out after the close of the event.You can register here, entry fees are £10 per adult and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Running Vest, or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice.Sponsorship isn’t compulsory but please do consider setting up a JustGiving page, Run Falmouth is such an important fundraiser for us and this year is no different. Run Falmouth is supporting Terry’s Bed Appeal and you will help keep our beds open and support those families who need our care by raising a bit of sponsorship, no matter how small – just £20 will fund an hour of our specialist nursing care.Registration will be live on Monday 18th January.Best wishes01726 66868 (opt 3)

jappleton@cornwallhospice.co.ukCornwall Hospice Care
Daniels Lane
St Austell
PL25 3HS
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Jane Appleton
Events Fundraiser

Please note my normal hours of work are: Mon/Wed 8.30-3.00 Tue/Thu 8.30-4.30Direct Number: 01726 839558

RE: Trevornick 10K, from Glyn, NRR

We are hugely disappointed to inform you that, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 Trevornick 10k will NOT be held in May this year. We will however, be keeping the race ‘under review’ and may consider putting it on in the Autumn – so please ‘watch this space’. Failing that, it will once again be rolled-over to next year, probably May 2022.
If you had already registered for the 2020 race (and haven’t received a refund), your entry will be automatically carried forward. However, if you want to cancel your registration, please request a full refund before 31st May 2021 by sending an email to: entries@newquayroadrunners.co.uk, using “REFUND” as the subject. Please include the following information:
. full name
. club name
. race number (where possible)
. bank account number
. bank sort code
. name on account
It is obviously with a heavy heart that we have arrived at this decision, but we find ourselves in unprecedented times and feel very strongly that the club has to act responsibly. Let’s hope we see an improving situation over the next few months. As Arnie would say, “we will be back!”

Regards,Glyn.Newquay Road Runners chair@newquayroadrunners.co.uk