The Goat

The Goat  2″ – Cornwall & Devon

January 1st – May 1st 2021

Good luck to Sharon Hambley, Lesley Taphouse and Claire Barlow who are taking on this challenge

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

Ian, 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

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

Kerrie Parker 1831

Karen Sully 1850

Stefan Palmer 2087

Dee Smith – 2250

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