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.