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Hayle Runners June roundup

With lots of lovely (or, at the very least, dry) weather, June was a brilliant month for many of our runners who, in addition to local GP and MTRS races, travelled far and wide both in the UK and further afield to take part in myriad events from international Ironman races to paint-splattered fun runs. So without further ado, lets dive in to what they’ve been up to…

On the 1st, Jerry Cartlidge, Jon Eldon, Jacob Gardner, Craig Underhill, and Simon Mayho took part in the Freedom Racing Polzeath 10k.

01:05:01 Jerry Cartlidge
00:52:05 Jon Eldon
00:42:22 Jacob Gardner
01:13:59 Simon Mayho
00:54:16 Craig Underhill

On the same day, Neil Hayhurst and Shaun Roberts completed the Burrator 10k. Shaun completed the race in 48:12, while Neil completed the race in 35:00, coming in 5th place overall and winning the Men’s 40-44 age category.

The following weekend saw Naomi Connon and Marlene Grobler take part in the Boscastle Scramble. As the word ‘scramble’ in the name might suggest, this is a gruelling trail race. Taking place on the coast path, the course is 26 miles from the Camel Estuary to Boscastle. The pair crossed the finish line together in 7 hrs 48 minutes.

On June 9th, Liam O’Neill and Fiona Gall were in Oxfordshire taking on the Wallingford Thames 10k. Liam completed the race in 38:25 – coming in fifth place overall – and Fiona wasn’t far behind, completing the course in 48:19.

On June 15th, Ladies Captain, Hels Cattran-Dunlop was up at RAF St Mawgan where she completed the Rainbow Run to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. The 5km fun run involved getting covered in paint before being treated to a finish line fairy cake. It simply doesn’t get better.

Nick Peters took on the Siblython on the 22nd. At this event, runners have six hours to complete as many laps of Siblyback Lake as they can. Nick completed 11 laps in the time, which equates to around 32 miles.

On the same weekend, a Hayle contingent took part in the Smuggler’s Scuttler, which is a 13-mile out and back race from Land’s End to Cape Cornwall. At the halfway point, runners had to collect their ‘booty’, which consisted of a bottle of rum, coins from around the world, a shell, a rare gemstone, and some teabags. This had to be brought safely back to Land’s End with them. If they drank the rum en route, they would be disqualified. Those to be commended for their willpower are:

Jenny Buckland 03:35:25
Hels Cattran 03:47:43
Debbie Gossington 03:35:25
Santino Mangion 02:43:59
Simon Mayho 03:24:09
Charles Simpson 02:29:07
Stuart Smith 02:43:56
Susan Thomas 03:35:25

Michelle Fitt also completed the route as tail runner.

The following weekend saw Steve Fuller, Michelle Fitt, and Kelly Bills taking part in the Mad Hatter Hourglass Challenge. This is a ‘last person standing’ event where runners have to complete a 2-mile lap. For their first lap they have 30 minutes, followed by 29 for the second, and then 28, and so on and so forth. When entrants don’t complete a lap in the allocated time they are eliminated. Michelle completed 6 laps (12 miles), Kelly completed 10 laps (20 miles), and Steve completed 15 laps (30 miles) and took 7th place overall.

On June 30th, Nick Peters and Melissa Nicholas completed the Exe Estuary 50k. The route started at Budleigh Salterton and involved a 5 mile loop around the River Otter before hitting the Coast Path towards Exmouth. Runners then followed the Exe Estuary before heading for the finish back at Budleigh Salterton. Melissa completed the race in 06:52:23, and Nick did it in 06:31:54.

On the same day, Tom Rosenfeld was in Luxembourg completing the Ironman 70.3. Because of its position, this unique triathlon gives competitors the opportunity to swim in Germany, cycle in France, and run in Luxembourg. Tom completed the event in 4:34:14.

Completing the June 30th trifecta, Alexander Ralph was also in action, this time in Berkshire, where he participated in the Gibbet Challenge. This is a 10K race in beautiful countryside, which is almost 50/50 on-road and off. There’s also the small matter of around 900ft of elevation during the 10K route! Alexander completed the challenge in 00:45:22.

A huge well done to all of the runners who were out and about representing the club last month, we can’t wait to see what you all get up to in July.