There was fine running at the Fordh Sen Mighal on Saturday. this goes from Lalant overland to Marazion. It’s organised by Bus Viken Events and, as always Dave and his team did us proud.
The weather was perfect and, for a change, it wasn’t too muddy. There is a lovely atmosphere at this event and this is the fourth staging. The highlight was seeing both coasts from Trencrom Hill, with Sir Keith Hill in his Crusader gear!
To reach the finish in under two hours is a great achievement. This is exactly what Anthony Boardman did. He finished in 1.56.25. Well done Antony.
Next in was Jane Stephens in 2.08.03.
Richie Richardson and Louise Richardson came in in 2.24.44 and 2.34.00. (Personally, I would have let my wife win, but there you are!!)
Claire Barlow, Rebecca Bateman, Rachel Wilsher, Michael Reed and Ian Ringer all ran together and, after much messing about all came in around 2.45.
It was a fabulous day out on this very special course. Hopefully it will continue.
Race Report by Ian Ringer and photos by Claire Barlow
The annual Race for Wildlife took place on Sunday. It is organised by Mounts Bay Harriers with the aim of raising funds for Cornwall Wildlife Trust. It is number 5 in the Multi-terrain Race Series.
To use a cliche, it’s a race of two halves: on road up through Madron then footpaths and fields (very muddy) up to Madron Moor. Here the stoney track takes some concentration but, if you are so inclined, the view out to St Michael’s Mount is breathtaking.
At about 4 miles you hit the tarmac again and from then on you gradually loose height making for some quick and sustained running – a delightful canter to the finish, 7.5 miles in all.
Nine BRRs were out with Damian and Antony coming in under the hour. Here are the times:
Damian Philp: 56.12 (45th)
Antony Boardman: 59.39
Andrew Vosper: 1.01.37 (3rd in Age Group)
Jane Stephens: 1.06.40
Julie Oxenham: 1.07.52
Claire Barlow: 1.11.30
Ian Ringer: 1.12.51 (3rd in Age Group)
Katrina Verran: 1.15.11 (with a nasty cold)
Nichola Sinclair: 1.16.04
Dee Smith: 1.23.17
Although it was chilly at the start, it was a bright sunny morning making the running conditions ideal. The muddiness is to be expected and the pools on the high ground made for some pretty dancing. All in all, a delightful race. A fitting end to the MTRS year.
Here are the final Grand Prix Tables for the year. Listed are those top guns who have done at least 8 races:
Rachael Wilsher: 3840 Open points and 2nd in her Age Group with 1593 points. 9 races
Claire Barlow: 3609 Open points 10th in her Age Group with 1515 points. 11 races
Lesley Taphouse: 3141 Open points and 7th in her Age Group. 12 races.
Ian Ringer: 3017 Open points and 3rd in his Age Group.12 races.
So Rachael wins it with the highest score. Well done Rachael. A few stats: BRR’s average race entry is 11/race. The biggest was Cubert and Trevornick with 20. The female team finished 15th of 17, The male team: 12th of 18.
Results: the 2019 Remembrance Run:As always, it was a very atmospheric event with all the red and the two minutes silence – lest we forget.The conditions were as benign as they could be; sunshine and low tide making the under-foot going easy. It could be years before a repeat of this!There was a lower turn-out this year, 344 runners (and 10 dogs). For BRR, 15 made the journey west. Top dogs for us were: Gail Hartill 2nd in A/G and 60th in 34.52: Damian Philp: first home in 39th in 33.13; and Andy Vosper**, 2nd** in A/G, 84th in 36.37. Big shout out to the ladies for getting 3rd Team.
Antony Boardman: 73rd in 36.12
Rachael Wilsher:122 in 38.49
Michael Reed: 124 in 40.01
Julie Oxenham: 143 in 41.37
Jane Stedman: 148 in 42.14
Jane Stephens: 152 42.32
John Tilley: 158 in 42.48
Clare Barlow: 161 in 43.08
Katrina Verran: 178 in 44.50
Kerry Parker: 182 in 45.14
Dee Smith: 204 in 47.03
Nicola Sinclair: 225 in 49.17
John Stedman 285 in 57.52
Lord of the Rings: 218 in 47.54
Very well done to everybody. Mob Match next then Race for Wildlife.
Race Report by Ian Ringer, photos by Ian Ringer and Julie Oxenham
Well that’s 11 from 12 for Nic Vosper, Knaresborough Half Marathon – Mother Shiptons Shuffle. A crisp morning next to a chilly looking river Nidd. Four different races, ultra, marathon, half marathon and a 10k. I opted for the 10k as my ribs still hurt. An out and back two loops along an old rail track, woodland trails and minor roads. Well organised and friendly including lush cakes, chocolate and beer for all runners.