Round 1 of the 2017 Cornish Multi-terrain Race Series, the Tywardreath Trotter, will be one that sticks in many competitors minds for several years. Traditionally graced by glorious summer weather, the weather yesterday evening couldn't have been more different. A day of persistent rain ensured that any runner not wearing a trail shoe of some kind had a very realistic chance of ending up face down in the mud at some point. The race got off to a bad start, as runners shelterin
Round 3 in Freedom Racing's Summer Sessions, distinctly autumnal weather battered the Cornish coastline for the Poldhu 10K last night. Starting and finishing at the picturesque Poldhu Cove near Mullion on the western side of the Lizard Peninsula, this race takes runners along a stunning section of coast path to a little past Gunwalloe and back. With its July slot, this race is typically the most popular race in the Summer Sessions, a series of summer trail races run once a mo
Round 10 in the Cornish Grand Prix Series and well over halfway through now, Magnificent 7 represents a tough and challenging race through the picturesque country lanes around Saltash in the eastern extremity of Cornwall. Famed for containing 7 hills, though I was personally so tired I didn't count, many runners could be forgiven for not thinking the race was particularly magnificent by the finish line!
As is typical for this July race, the weather was warm and muggy on the
Hot sunshine greeted runners for the annual Summer Turkey Trot last night, Round 9 and the shortest race in the Cornish Grand Prix Series. Starting from Tricky's on the outskirts of Redruth, the race doesn't win many bonus points for scenery or intrigue, but being entirely road based and only 4 miles in length (1 mile more than the popular park runs), it's ideal for those who like short fast stuff and potentially hell for those that don't. The race starts off fast, a long thr