Bodmin Half Marathon aka ‘the real Beast of Bodmin’ Sunday 16 Feb 2020

£17 affiliated £19 unaffiliated,

all finishers will get a medal and a tee shirt/vest

Thank you to all our runners and volunteers last year. Entries are open for 16 Feb 2020

water station A team
keeping runners hydrated with a smile
marshals to cheer you on your way or give a motivational kick up the ass
Jane and Emma Stephens, Race Director and secretary, “it all looked very serious, but I think we were discussing who was going for the coffees”
Robert Beard lead bike
Sharon and Pam, tailrunners
Lesley, tailrunner
Banana Girls
Thanks most of all to all the runners, hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful route through the Lanhydrock Estate

Tinsel Run

We were joined by Bodmin Women’s Running Club on Thursday for a very sociable Tinsel Run, taking in all the best Christmas lights Bodmin has to offer! Plus the added bonus of two mulled wine/mince pie stops along the way.

Congratulations to Lisa, whose name was drawn to run the Virgin London Marathon 2020.

Photo by Ian Ringer

Race to the Light 2019 and Half Marathon Recce

More running adventures had by our members this weekend!

Anthony Boardman and Nicola Sinclair (photo by Anthony’s wife)

Antony and Nichola made the trip across the border to Mothecombe in Devon for Race the Light! Mud, hills and river crossings stood in their way and they managed to finish with a smile!

Anthony and Nicola are in there somewhere (photo by Pure Trail Running)
Nicola loving the conditions (photo by Pure Trail Running)
Muddy hell, at least it wasn’t raining! (photo by Pure Trail Running)

Then this morning a bunch went out on a Sunday social for a recce of the Bodmin Half Marathon route! If you’ve signed up, don’t worry the hills are still there! If you haven’t signed up yet, then you can here…

The Recce Crew
Fran, Ian, Lesley and Jules

Cardinham Christmas Canter

Super Speedy Emma

10K Event

Big shout out to Emma for finishing first female at the Cardinham 10k (10th overall) and lapping the winner of the 5k loop enroute to boot!

Emma Stephens 47:11 (1st female)

Helen Stevenson 54:51

Julie Oxenham 55:22

Jane Stephens 55:57 (3rd in Age Category) Mudcrew Running

Katrina Verran 59:32

Jules Atherton 1:11:07

5k Event

Jacky, Nicola, Claire and our favourite three legged friend

Claire Barlow 28:38 (3rd in Age Category)

Nicola Sinclair 29:41 (1st in Age Category)

Kerri Rowe 37:47

5K Canicross

Jacky Tyler 27:50 (1st in Age Category)

photos by Purple Gecko Events and Claire Barlow

Full results:




Fordh Sen Mighal

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 and photos by Ian Ringer

two cheesey grins

Busy Weekend

Busy weekend without a single thought given to Christmas shopping by our runners!

A hardy bunch lapped up and basked in the Cornish mud/rain/wind/hills at the Fordh Sen Mighal on Saturday and the Christmas Canter at Cardinham today!

Meanwhile… Fran and Nic had to cope in the Canary Island sunshine while tackling the Lanzarote Half Marathon to complete their 12 halfs in 12 months challenge!

Well done Jane Stedman for joining her friend Steve Jackson in his 400th Marathon at the Plym Trail Xmas Marathon

Great running everyone! 💙

Race for Wildlife

‘If you look closely you can see we are all freaking freezing’

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.

Well done everyone.